Bittium and Getac partnered to improve productivity, security and user experience for field workers

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Free for publication on May 24, 2016 at 12.00 pm. (CEST +1)

Bittium and Getac partnered to improve productivity, security and user experience for field workers

Bittium SafeMove Mobile VPN and Analytics software will be available as an option on all Getac rugged computers

Oulu, 24.5.2016 - Bittium and Getac have established a partnership to improve productivity, security and user experience for field workers in the most demanding environments by offering Bittium SafeMove Mobile VPN and Analytics software to all Getac’s rugged tablets and notebooks as an option across Europe from May 2016 onwards.

Getac, the global designer and manufacturer of rugged mobile devices, offers the most extensive rugged computing product lines including notebook, tablets and handheld computers. Its products are found across the globe in a wide range of sectors from military and defence, law enforcement and public safety, utilities, field service, oil and gas, telecommunications, healthcare, transportation to manufacturing.

Bittium SafeMove Mobile VPN is an advanced remote access solution that provides mobile workforce always-on, secure and seamless connectivity to the corporate network regardless of time and place. Bittium SafeMove automatically establishes the connection to the best available network with no user involvement. SafeMove also enables application-specific control of the data traffic in different networks, for example according to network speed. This ensures that business critical data is always a priority, and also defines which applications and services are allowed to use paid networks. Ease-of-use, solid security and extensible data collection and analysis tool for measuring and monitoring connectivity performance improves productivity and ensure the best possible user experience.

“Getac’s rugged devices are an excellent choice for professional working in demanding environments, in which also the significance of secure and reliable connectivity are crucial. Bittium meets this challenge by bringing SafeMove Mobile VPN solution available for Getac’s customers. It is also very important to understand how the software and devices behave on the field, to be able to optimize business processes. SafeMove Analytics is the perfect tool for that. Getac’s and Bittium’s products thus complement each other and we truly believe that our cooperation brings significant added value to customers”, says Jari Sankala, Senior Vice President, Sales at Bittium.

Chris Bye, President at Getac UK comments; “for almost 30 years we’ve been focused on providing durable, and reliable, mobile computers that withstand the harshest of environments. The partnership with Bittium further enhances Getac’s value to customers by adding the key critical area of security. We are proud to offer powerful solutions that significantly enhance the way our customers operate in the field.”  

Further information:

Jari Sankala
Senior Vice President, Sales
Tel. +358 40 344 3507
Email: safemove.sales(a)bittium.com

Sian Aherne, T/F/D
Tel. +44 7891 679 752 
Email: sian(a)wearetfd.com

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Bittium

Bittium specializes in the development of reliable, secure communications and connectivity solutions, leveraging its 30 year legacy of expertise in advanced radio communication technologies. Bittium provides innovative products and customized solutions based on its product platforms and R&D services. Complementing its communications and connectivity solutions, Bittium offers proven information security solutions for mobile devices and portable computers. In 2014, Bittium’s net sales of continuing operations, was EUR 52.7 million and its operating profit was EUR 0.8 million. Bittium is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Exchange. www.bittium.com.

About Getac

Getac Technology Corporation, a key subsidiary of MiTAC-Synnex Business Group (2015 consolidated revenue $28 billion USD), was established in 1989 as a joint venture with GE Aerospace to supply defence electronic products. Getac’s business coverage includes; rugged notebooks, rugged tablet PCs and rugged handheld devices for military, police, government, communications, manufacturing and transportation applications ranging from fully rugged to commercial-grade rugged. Getac’s strong R&D capabilities allow it to provide a high level of customisation and all-aspect hardware-software integration solutions. For more information visit: http://www.getac.co.uk

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