COLUMBIA, Md., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Eurotech, a leading supplier of embedded technologies, products, and systems, announces today they have entered a Solution Technology Integrator (STI) agreement with Cisco Systems. The STI agreement enables Eurotech to incorporate Cisco products into Eurotech next-generation solutions such as the DuraMAR® Mobile Access Router. Under the agreement, Eurotech will create competitive solutions for the transportation market.
"Eurotech incorporates key Cisco technology into their rugged mobile access router products," said Tony Jeffs, marketing director for the Cisco Government Systems and Solutions Group, "As a Solution Technology Integrator, Eurotech has access to Cisco engineering and sales resources to ensure a smooth development and validation process to bring Eurotech product to transportation agencies, municipalities, and solutions integrators quickly."
"As a member of the Cisco Solution Technology Integrator program, we can offer Eurotech customers a superior product that takes full advantage of Cisco's industry standard 3200 series mobile access routing technology," said Arlen Nipper, CTO of Eurotech North America. "For Eurotech customers, building the DuraMAR product upon Cisco technology has long been an important selling point, and this agreement builds upon our long-standing relationship with Cisco and further enhances the value and quality we deliver to customers seeking next generation solutions."
Eurotech offers four standard DuraMAR configurations based on the Cisco 3200, to meet customer needs for ruggedization and seamless wireless roaming in the transportation market. The standard DuraMAR offering includes an option for an integrated Gigabit Ethernet switch for additional ports. The switch interfaces with the serial port of the Cisco router, allowing ease of remote configuration and monitoring.
Cisco's best-in-class routing technology has already been implemented in the DuraMAR 1000 and the DuraMAR 2150, both rugged Mobile IP routers developed for use in harsh mobile environments. Eurotech and Cisco recently collaborated on a $7.5M contract for King County Metro Transit to deliver the DuraMAR to more than 1000 buses in the greater-Seattle area.
Eurotech is a listed global company (ETH.MI) that integrates hardware, software, services and expertise to deliver embedded computing platforms and sub-systems to leading OEMs, system integrators and enterprise customers for successful and efficient deployment of their products and services. Drawing on concepts of minimalist computing, Eurotech lowers power draw, minimizes physical size and reduces coding complexity to bring sensors, embedded platforms, sub-systems, ready-to-use devices and high performance computers to market, specializing in healthcare, defense, transportation, industrial and energy segments. By combining domain expertise in wireless connectivity as well as communications protocols, Eurotech architects integrated solutions that simplify data capture, processing and transfer over unified communications networks. Our customers rely on us to simplify their access to state-of-art embedded technologies so they can focus on their core competencies. Learn more about Eurotech at www.eurotech.com.