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Symbol takes delivery of Arabic development platform

Information Appliances International (IAI) has made its Arabic Palm development platform, APOS, available to Symbol Technologies and its resellers throughout the Middle East.

Information Appliances International (IAI) has made its Arabic Palm development platform, APOS, available to Symbol Technologies and its resellers throughout the Middle East. The APOS will enable the delivery of Arabic computing solutions to Symbol’s handheld devices.

"Symbol is the global leader in wireless data transaction systems, bar code data capture and vertical handheld computing solutions. It is the ideal partner for IAI in extending the APOS platform into the many vertical markets that rely on these capabilities," says Ayad Sleiman, IAI president and CEO.

"For IAI, this represents another major step forward in our strategy of forging best-of-breed relationships with key industry leaders to address the largest handheld solutions opportunities. We're delighted to be working with Symbol," he adds.

The APOS platform is an open software architecture for Arabic handheld computing that provides third-party developers with a base to create and deliver Arabic mobile computing solutions.

"Demand for highly portable handheld products is growing rapidly in all of our key markets in the Middle East and North Africa, and Symbol recognizes the potential of the APOS platform for delivering the kinds of products needed to address this demand. We have witnessed first hand the reliability of APOS and can envision a number of ways to leverage its portability, speed, ease-of-use and powerful development environment to create Symbol solutions specific to the needs of our Middle Eastern customers," comments Mike Allen, senior channel director (EMEA) Symbol Technologies.

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