AUSTIN, TX – July 25, 2005 – Xplore Technologies® Corp. (TSE:XPL), a leading international rugged Tablet PC provider, today announced that the company has signed ESRI of Redlands, California, as a worldwide Platinum Systems Integrator for Xplore.
As a result of this arrangement, ESRI has introduced special market bundles of its industry leading mobile GIS application solutions with Xplore’s rugged iX104C2™ family of Tablet PC systems. http://www.esri.com/partners/hardware/xplore/offers.html.
Xplore will feature these integrated rugged mobile GIS solutions at ESRI’s 25th Annual International User Conference which takes place July 25-29, 2005 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.
Combining ESRI’s GIS Solutions with Xplore’s rugged Tablet PCs and Global Positioning Systems (GPS), field personnel are equipped with powerful mobile information tools that provide access to highly accurate, real time data collection and analysis. Mobile GIS and GPS systems reduce reliance on traditional paper based forms and systems by providing highly functional and reliable Tablet PC based computing solutions.
"This powerful solution from ESRI and Xplore is designed to ensure that thebenefits of a mobile GIS work flow are a reality throughout an entire organization," said Neil Tomlinson, Hardware Marketing Coordinator at ESRI. The durability of Xplore’s systems and the view ability of their unique AllVue™ LCD technology ensure our customers in Public Safety, Utility, Field Service and Military have an integrated mobile GIS system they can count on."
"By using ESRI’s ArcPad®, ArcView®or ArcEditor™ on an Xplore Rugged Tablet PC you can have a mobile GIS solution that provides access to enterprise data at any time and in virtually all working conditions," said Richard A. Perley, Senior Vice President of Xplore Technologies.
Founded in 1969, ESRI’s GIS solutions have established themselves as an integral component in nearly every type of business and government service. Headquartered in Redlands, California, ESRI has offices throughout the United States; a business partner program with more than 2,000 developers, consultants, resellers, and data providers; and a network of more than 75 international distributors with users in more than 200 countries. Each year ESRI invests nearly 20 percent of its revenues in research and development and continues to set the industry standards by developing software solutions using the latest programming and Internet technologies.
About Xplore Technologies®
Xplore Technologies Corp, founded in 1996, is an innovative leader in the rugged Tablet PC industry. Xplore, which is traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TSX: XPL, has offices in Austin,Texas and Helsinki Finland. Its rugged iX104™ family of hardware solutions incorporate leading-edge technology, and are designed based on years of customer design input. Xplore’s diverse customer base comes from the public safety, retail and wholesale warehousing, utility, military, field service and transportation industries. Xplore hardware solutions are available from Xplore or one of its authorized channel partners, for more information, visit www.xploretech.com.