New partnership will see Getac rugged devices replace legacy IT equipment, creating a powerful new solution suited to the rigours of motorsportTelford, 25th March 2019 – Getac has today announced a new strategic partnership with the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) for its 2019 season, which gets underway on 6th April at Brands Hatch. The deal will see all of BTCC’s legacy IT infrastructure replaced with Getac rugged mobile devices, offering seamless efficiency and reliability throughout race control, paddock and pit lane during race weekends and beyond.Since its inception in 1958, the championship has attracted and captivated millions of fans around the world, with only Formula 1 and America’s NASCAR stock car series having longer histories. The 2019 BTCC calendar will see a total of 30 races take place across the UK at iconic circuits including Silverstone, Brands Hatch, Donington Park and Thruxton.Getac’s S410 rugged notebook PCs and A140 rugged tablet PCs will be used to create a new, fully-integrated IT solution running on Microsoft Windows 10, which will power every aspect of the BTCC’s behind-the-scenes operations. The devices will be split between race control and track-side, where they will be used for a wide range of operational activities. These include everything from lap timing and regulation compliance to on-board video review, post-race car inspections and accident data management (as part of a joint project with the FIA). BTCC partners, Cosworth and Dunlop, will also use the devices in the monitoring of engine and tyre performance respectively throughout each race weekend.“Motor racing circuits are harsh environments for IT equipment,” said Alan Gow, BTCC Chief Executive. “With Getac’s S410 and A140 we have powerful, rugged devices that can not only take a beating, but offer the very latest in technology and mobility, allowing us to run every race weekend seamlessly, both from race control and at track-side.”“Through this new partnership, the BTCC will be able to create a brand new, fully comprehensive racing management, monitoring and control system, powered by Getac and the latest Microsoft Windows 10 technology,” says Chris Bye, President of Getac UK. “As a result, BTCC fans everywhere will be able to enjoy the highest quality racing and coverage from one of the most exciting motorsport championships in the world.”To learn more about Getac’s portfolio of rugged solutions, please speak to your local representative or visit www.getac.com.For more information on British Touring Car Championships and the 2019 calendar of races, please visit www.btcc.net.
ProGlove’s full range of smart glove scanners, access points and consumables now available directly from Getac throughout the EMEA regionTelford, UK, 12 Feburary 2019: Getac today announced a new strategic partnership with ProGlove, a pioneering German technology company specialising in the design and manufacture of smart, wearable industrial technology. The new partnership means all of ProGlove’s products, including its flagship smart gloves with integrated wireless barcode scanner, are now available directly from Getac throughout EMEA.Based in Munich, ProGlove develops smart solutions that enable employees in sectors featuring high volumes of scanning, such as manufacturing, logistics and warehousing, to work faster, smarter and more efficiently. By using these smart gloves instead of a traditional handheld barcode scanner, personnel can work and scan at the same time, saving precious seconds on every scan. This leads to significant increases in productivity over the course of a full shift.ProGlove’s products integrate seamlessly with Getac’s range of powerful rugged tablets and notebooks, offering unrivalled business performance when used together as part of a comprehensive mobile productivity solution. Through this partnership, Getac customers will now have access to the full range of ProGlove and Getac solutions from a single source, saving time and money on procurement.“ProGlove’s smart, wearable technology perfectly complements our own range of rugged mobile solutions, making this new partnership a natural fit,” says Amanda Ward, director of EMEA products and solutions, Getac. “As the internet of things continues to drive digital transformation across a wide range of industries, partnerships like this are a win-win for both our technology partners and customers.”“In today‘s businesses, every second counts when it comes to delivering the highest levels of service,” says Derk Steemers, marketing manager EU, ProGlove. “This partnership with Getac will allow us to put our innovative smart products and solutions into the hands of many more customers, helping them optimise productivity and drive operational efficiency in the digital age.”ProGlove products and solutions are available now from Getac. For more information, please speak to your local Getac representative.About GetacGetac Technology Corporation, a key subsidiary of MiTAC-Synnex Business Group (2017 annual revenue $34.07 billion USD), was established in 1989 as a joint venture with GE Aerospace to supply defense electronic products. Getac’s business coverage includes; rugged notebooks, rugged tablet PCs and mobile video solution for military, public safety, utility, manufacturing, transportation and logistics customers. Getac’s strong R&D capabilities allow it to provide a high level of bespoke engineering and all-aspect hardware-software integration solutions. For more information visit: https://www.getac.comFor more information, contact:Chris GibbsChris.firstname.lastname@example.org