Hoeft & Wessel and Summit Form Strategic Alliance

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Skeye mobile terminals equipped with high performance wireless LAN modules

Hoeft & Wessel, a leading manufacturer of mobile terminals in Europe, has formed a strategic alliance with Summit Data Communications, a provider of wireless LAN radio modules and cards for business-critical mobile devices. Skeye, Hoeft & Wessel's mobile terminal division, will equip its devices with the latest Summit Wi-Fi® modules to ensure secure and reliable wireless network connections in the most challenging operating environments.

A key differentiator for Summit solutions is support for Cisco Compatible Extensions, or CCX. All Summit embedded Wi-Fi solutions are certified for Version 4 of CCX, the highest level of Cisco compatibility for business-critical mobile devices. Thanks to its use of a Summit solution, the Skeye mobile terminal named skeye.allegro is certified for CCX V4.

In addition Summit Wi-Fi solutions support all key industry standards, including the top industry standard for Wi-Fi security, known as the Enterprise version of Wi-Fi Protected Access 2®, or WPA2®-Enterprise. It is easy to configure Hoeft & Wessel devices for even the most secure networks, including those that are compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

With the new Summit wireless LAN technology, Skeye will be able to meet the increasing number of customer requirements for its rugged and ergonomic mobile terminals and tablet computers.

About Summit
Summit Data Communications, Inc. is the mobile in today's mobile computers and other business-critical mobile devices. Summit's embedded Wi-Fi solutions provide secure, reliable connections in the challenging environments in which business-critical mobile devices operate, including factories, warehouses, ports, hospitals, and retail stores. For more information, visit http://www.summitdatacom.com.

About Hoeft & Wessel
The Hoeft & Wessel - Group is the leading German IT and engineering group for mobile data solutions, ticketing and parking. Established in 1978 by the entrepreneurs of the same name, the company today is a group with sales revenues of around EUR 100 million and a workforce of 500 employees. It has been listed on the stock market since 1998. In addition to its headquarters in Hanover / Germany another large location is in Swindon west of London. As one of Europe's largest manufacturers of mobile terminals, the Skeye division offers system solutions for retail and logistics as well as POS point-of-sale solutions, and it is the market leader in Germany's retail sector. http://www.skeye.com

Wi-Fi®, Wi-Fi Protected Access 2®, and WPA2® are registered trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance. Cisco® and Cisco Systems® are registered trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc.

Media Contact: Hannah Wheaton
+1 330.434.7929 Ext. 102


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