Dallas-based Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc. announced a partnership with WAV Inc. Wireless Outfitters, a West Chicago, Ill.-based value-added distributor of wireless local area networks and mobile computing products. WAV will distribute Fujitsu’s mobile solutions, including its family of TeamPad handhelds and the new Fujitsu iPAD mobile device for retailers, to retail value-added resellers nationwide.
Fujitsu announced the agreement today at the Food Marketing Institute’s (FMI) Marketechnics 2002 trade show, Feb. 3-5, 2002, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, at booth no. 1705. The distribution agreement is effective immediately.
“Fujitsu has great exposure, brand identity and a proven track record in the retail marketplace for route-accounting management and direct store-delivery (DSD) technology,” said Norm Dumbroff, president of WAV. “We are excited to offer Fujitsu’s new iPAD because it provides multiple applications in a single device, including an integrated smart- and magnetic-card reader, scanner, voice over IP (VoIP) and 802.11b wireless LAN capabilities.”
“WAV’s industry reputation as a single-source value-added distributor of wireless and mobile computing products matches perfectly with Fujitsu’s commitment to providing lifecycle solutions that lower a company’s total cost of ownership,” said Ron Omohundro, executive vice president and general manager, North America sales and marketing at Fujitsu. “Unlike traditional distributors, WAV provides added value in technical support, installation and training for its customers, making this a great opportunity to expand the distribution of our mobile solutions, including the new iPAD, to retail resellers across the nation.”
The iPAD, a powerful, compact, Microsoft Windows CE .NET-based mobile device funnels multiple technologies into a single solution, placing power in the hands of retailers everywhere. At 10 ounces, the featherweight iPAD combines devices used throughout the store – scanner, magnetic- and smart-card readers, keypad with encryption capabilities, even phone capability – to give the retailer a complete, wireless retail appliance.
The Fujitsu TeamPad 500 is a Microsoft Windows(R) CE-based handheld device designed for wireless networking in a host of markets. Retailers can use TeamPad 500 as a compact wireless point-of-sale unit with its integrated printer, magnetic card reader and touch-screen display. It is equally adaptable to use for inventory and back-office applications.
About WAV Inc. Wireless Outfitters
WAV(TM) Inc. Wireless Outfitters, located in West Chicago, Ill., has been in business since 1990 and is a full-service value-added distributor (VAD) of wireless LAN and data capturing hardware. WAV’s business model revolves around the fact that the customer always comes first and the upholding of this business model is the main reason why WAV has been named number 57 out of 500 on the Inc 500 fastest growing business list. WAV is the industry’s only single-stop resource providing the depth of knowledge and expert services required to fully address the manufacturers’ objectives quickly and cost effectively. The company performs professional services for its Solution Provider community including site surveys, software and hardware development and integration, custom-rollout kits, installation and technical support. For more information call (800) 678-2419.
Web site: [http://www.wavonline.com]
About Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc.
Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc., headquartered in Dallas, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702). The company is a total lifecycle solutions supplier for North American retailers and financial services providers. Fujitsu optimizes the customer’s technology lifecycle and reduces total cost of ownership with point-of-sale (POS) hardware and software, handheld devices and applications, Web-enabled automated-teller machines (ATMs) and infrastructure services, including asset management. Fujitsu offers world-class customer-service support, call centers, product staging/integration and rapid-response rollouts. It serves customers such as Allfirst Financial, Albertson’s, Nordstrom, Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), Safeway, Staples and U.S. Bank, among others.