Vocollect and Schmidt Sign Partnership Agreement to Provide Voice-Enabled Solutions to China and Hon

China, Hong Kong (24th February, 2010) – Vocollect, Inc., the world’s leading provider of voice solutions for mobile workers, today signed a partnership agreement with Schmidt & Co., (Hong Kong) Limited, Asia’s leading systems integrator of solutions for data capture and information management, to offer Vocollect Voice, Vocollect’s full end-to-end voice technology solution, to businesses across Hong Kong and China.

Schmidt currently operates in eight countries and employs more than 200 associates across Asia. As a result of the agreement, Schmidt will work closely with Vocollect to offer Vocollect’s industry-leading applications to improve productivity, accuracy, safety and profitability in the distribution centre/warehouse to Hong Kong and Chinese companies. 

For businesses with supply chains that have a workforce performing mobile tasks requiring immediate access to information in order to do their jobs, voice provides a safe and productive way to do the work.  Through a headset and a voice-enabled, body-worn computer, workers can talk with central information systems, freeing up their hands and eyes to focus on their jobs.  Today Vocollect enables over 250,000 workers worldwide to distribute more than $2 billion dollars’ worth of goods from distribution centers and warehouses to customer locations.

“We’re delighted to obtain the status of Total Solution Provider, the highest level of participation in the global Vocollect partner program. This level of partnership will enable us to offer a full range of services, from consulting to technical support for our customers’ voice deployments”, said Klaus Festl, Managing Director of Schmidt & Co., (Hong Kong) Limited. “Many of our customers operate their facilities in extreme conditions, from freezing cold to steamy heat. Some of the features in Vocollect’s solutions are unique from other data capture methods. Therefore, Vocollect definitely extends value to our current technology portfolio, particularly for the logistics and supply chain segments.”

“We’re very pleased to work with such a highly regarded and technically proficient company like Schmidt. This partnership is a perfect marriage for both companies, as we can extend our reach by tapping into Schmidt’s extensive service network and expertise in the regions where the voice solutions are simply something that cannot be missed in their product portfolio”, said Vance Lau, Managing Director and Vice President, Vocollect Asia Pacific, Inc. “Schmidt’s solid experience in systems integration and automatic identification should make this new collaboration a tremendous success”.

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About Schmidt & Co., (Hong Kong)
Schmidt & Co., (Hong Kong) Limited is one of Asia’s leading providers of proprietary products, integrated solutions and customized services in data capture and information management based on bar-coding, RFID, wireless, voice recognition and biometrics technologies. Schmidt facilitates the creation of real-time data infrastructure and leverages technologies in new ways to drive growth, reduce costs, and improve work and life efficiencies for customers.  Headquartered in Hong Kong, today the company operates in 19 regional offices across Asia Pacific, including key cities in China, India, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. For more information, visit www.schmidthk.com.

About Vocollect
Vocollect, Inc. is the number one provider of voice solutions for mobile workers worldwide, helping customers achieve a higher level of business performance through voice. Every day Vocollect enables over 250,000 workers worldwide to distribute more than $2 billion dollars’ worth of goods from distribution centers and warehouses to customer locations. A global team of over 2,000 supply chain reseller and channel partner experts support Vocollect Voice offerings in 55 countries and in 26 languages.  Vocollect VoiceWorld Suite integrates with all major WMS and ERP systems, including SAP, and supports the industry’s leading mobile computing devices. For more information, visit www.vocollect.com.

Vocollect®, Vocollect Voice®, and Vocollect VoiceWorld Suite™ are trademarks of Vocollect, Inc. All rights reserved.

For media enquiries, please contact:
Schmidt & Co., (Hong Kong) Limited
Ms. Flora Chan
Marketing Communication Division
E-mail: florachan@schmidtelectronics.com
Tel: +852 2507 0204
Fax: +852 2507 0215

Vocollect Asia Pacific, Inc.
Ms. Sharon Pai
Business Support Executive
E-mail: spai@vocollect.com
Tel:  +852 2893 3321        
Mobile (HK):  +852 9762 6474
Mobile (TWN): +886 916171005
Fax: +852 3051 8209