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ARBOR Technology Selects MAXATEC as UK Partner for Rugged Tablet Computers

January 17, 2012

LONDON, January 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Maxa Technologies, (Maxatec), specialist distributor of IT hardware, software and
services to the Mobile, AIDC and EPOS [http://www.maxatec-europe.com ] market sectors has
been appointed as a Distributor for Arbor Technology, a leading designer and manufacturer
of rugged tablet computers.

Arbor Technology, an ISO-9001 certified company, has evolved in recent years as one of
the major players in rugged tablet PCs
[http://www.maxatec-europe.com/products/mobile-devices/rugged-tablet-pcs ]. Established in
1993, and with a firm foothold in the embedded and network computing sector, Arbor has
used its wide-ranging expertise to deliver board-level to system integrated solutions to a
wide range of industries. The release of the rugged tablet computers in 2010 marked a
significant step in Arbor’s strategic plans to expand board-level expertise to complete
system integrated solutions.

Steve Berry, Director at Maxa Technologies, said: “The product offering from Arbor is
a great fit with our expanding mobile computing
[http://www.maxatec-europe.com/products/mobile-devices ] product set. The quality and
performance of the Gladius range is superb, and we have been delighted with the all-round
support offered to us from Arbor UK and Taiwan as we have been moving forward to release
the products to our channel. It is essential for us to select supportive partners with
high quality products, and Arbor fits this position exceptionally well. We have already
seen significant interest from some of our key market areas and this is a really
encouraging start to our partnership.”

The Gladius range of rugged tablet PCs from Arbor consist of 7″, 8″ and 10″ options.
The Intel Atom processors used in all the products means that the Gladius range delivers
significant processing capabilities with very low power consumption. The Gladius is a
fanless design and the dual Li-ion battery packs provide about 8 hours of running time.
The G0720 and G0820 both have sunlight readable touchscreens, and a range of industry
specifications including IP54 and MIL-STD-810F, making the products suitable for outdoor

Phil Bull, UK Manager for Arbor Technology UK Limited, commented:- “Partnering with
Maxatec now enables us to aggressively drive forward with our product set into the UK
market. We want to leverage our strengths and core competencies so that we can create new
and incremental revenue streams, and a strong working relationship.”

Bull continued: “We all know how dynamic the mobile computing market has become in
recent years, and it is so important for our chosen partners to have real focus on both
products and markets. Maxatec has a clearly defined strategy and vision with emphasis on
partnering with companies for the long-term, and this is one of the key reasons we
selected Maxatec as our partner in the UK.”

In addition to the Gladius range, Arbor also offer a range of tablets for the medical
and healthcare markets. Key design elements have been taken into account for these
products including anti-vibration and shock specifications, biometric fingerprint
validation, safety requirements for medical electrical systems, radio disturbance and
immunity characteristics and much more.

About Maxatec

Maxatec is an ISO 9001:2008 certified Value Added Supplier of Specialist IT Hardware,
Software and Services to the Mobile, AIDC and EPOS market sectors. Maxatec supplies
CognitiveTPG receipt and barcode printers, TSC barcode printers, Bluebird Pidion mobile
computing devices, Smart Terminals mobile computing devices, Skeye mobile computing
devices, NCR POS terminals, Longshine POS terminals, Datamax-O’Neil mobile receipt and
label printers, as well as a range of barcode scanners, touchscreen monitors, other
peripheral devices, and own-branded products. Maxatec also offers software, professional
services, and a wide range of media, spare parts and in-house and on-site service
capabilities. The Maxatec brand is synonymous with high standards of service as well as
high performance, high quality products. (http://www.maxatec-europe.com)

About Arbor Technology

Founded in 1993, ARBOR Technology is an ISO-9001 certified designer and manufacturer
of rugged tablet PCs, specialising in mobile and rugged computing in the fields of
transportation and mobile communications. Arbor Technology has over 10 years of embedding
and networking expertise with time-tested ability of providing board-level to system
integrated solutions to a wide range of industries. With a sound base in embedded
computing products, Arbor has developed a global reputation for delivering solutions to a
vast range of customers and has more recently evolved as a leading provider of rugged
tablet PCs specialising in the military, industrial and healthcare market sectors.

        For more information, contact:

        Andrea Percival
        Maxa Technologies Limited

SOURCE Maxa Technologies www.maxatec-europe.com

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