Handheld signs agreement with Saab

Sweden-based Handheld Group´s Nordic subsidiary Handheld Scandinavia has signed a strategic agreement with Saab, the company said.

The two-year agreement includes ultra-rugged tablets for Saab´s world-leading military, aerospace and emergency services solutions.

The agreement includes possible extensions and covers Handheld´s existing range of tablets as well as future products. Saab has integrated Handheld´s Algiz 10X rugged tablet with Paratus, Saab´s modular information system for emergency care. The system has been deployed in ambulances throughout Sweden.

Most recently, Saab deployed Algiz 10X rugged tablets equipped with SITHS smart card readers. SITHS (Secure IT for health care) is based on a two-factor electronic authentication protocol and is the current standard for all National Quality Registries in Sweden.

The Handheld Group is a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, PDAs and tablets. Handheld and its partners worldwide deliver complete mobility solutions to businesses in industries such as geomatics, logistics, forestry, public transportation, utilities, construction, maintenance, mining, military and security. The Handheld Group of Sweden has local offices in Finland, the U.K., the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Australia and the USA.