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Anders Announces Strategic Joint Venture with CompuLab in Europe

21st March 2011
ES Admin
Anders Electronics plc has announced a strategic joint venture with CompuLab, the Israeli manufacturer of computer-on-module (CoM) boards and miniature PC systems.
The joint venture leverages each company’s core competencies - CompuLab’s in the areas of core modules and ultra-miniature PCs and Anders’ in developing user interface solutions - to expand the product range and value proposition that the two companies can provide European customers. As part of the joint venture Anders will also be providing more resource for sales, support and marketing channels.

Anders has supplied European OEMs with Compulab’s comprehensive range of CoM and embedded motherboard technologies for a number of years. More recently the company - which has exclusive rights in the UK for the CompuLab product range - established a channel to support significant growth of the Compulab fit-PC family of ultra-miniature, ultra-low-power, enclosed industrial PCs. Many CompuLab technologies are also at the heart of Anders’ own series of UMR intelligent display UI (user interface) platforms.

A key focus for the new venture will be enhancing the fit-PC value proposition through the development of solutions for kiosks and other specific applications; integration with multi-touch monitors; and the availability of software application bundles and additional hardware peripherals.

Anders Electronics CEO Rob Anders comments: “Relationships are at the core of everything Anders does and it is exciting to be able to take the successful CompuLab relationship to the next level. CompuLab continues to launch innovative embedded products such as the fit-PC range of tiny, green industrial computers. Combining these technologies with our own UI offerings sets the stage for some exciting and highly differentiated hardware and software offerings in the coming months.”

Irad Stavi, CompuLab’s Director of Business Development, adds: “Anders has been a key CompuLab partner in Europe and our exclusive representative in the UK for a number of years. We look forward to building on the success of this relationship with a joint venture that will add value to our respective offerings while strengthening the sales and support channel across the region.”

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