Yorba Linda, CA and Research Triangle Park, NC. March 17, 2005. Today Mi-Co, the mobile data capture software company, announced the signing of an alliance with Portable Computer Systems (PCS). PCS provides leading edge rugged hardware and wireless mobile hardware solutions for harsh outdoor applications.
"This is an alliance of two organizations that can bring complete mobile data capture hardware and software solutions to individuals collecting data in extreme environmental conditions," said Jim Clary, CEO of Mi-Co, "and both companies have extensive experience in meeting the needs of the U.S military as well as other federal agencies."
PCS focuses on selling and implementing leading rugged/wireless products including the Ruggedized Itronix GoBook Notebooks and Tablet PCs. These GoBooks are designed to withstand rain, snow, dust, blowing sand, extreme heat, freezing rain, multiple drops, vibration and most importantly, operate when customers need them the most.
The Mi-Forms Software System is an ideal match for PCS due to the flexibility of the Mi-Co technology. Mi-Forms is currently implemented in a number of federal agencies including the U.S Department of Agriculture and the U.S Air Force.
PCS' experience with the federal government includes providing Itronix GoBook Notebooks and supporting the 3rd Infantry Division, 4th Infantry Division, 3rd Brigade, the Army Chief of Staff and the U.S Navy through several multi-million dollar contracts.
"PCS products are used by over half a million mobile workers that include U.S. Military, state and local law enforcement personnel, utility workers and field service technicians which are used in critical outdoor applications," said Larry Aguilar, PCS President, "and the Mi-Co software brings the world of digital writing, handwriting recognition and conversion directly to these mobile workers."
With constant budget cuts, the government is always looking for ways to improve efficiency while still maintaining quality. This is especially true when it comes to capturing written information on government forms and transferring the information into a computer. The Mi-Forms System, which works equally well on Tablet PCs or with Digital Pen e-forms, eliminates the need for typing and reduces errors.
"The Mi-Co Mi-Forms Data Collection System is an ideal solution for many of the same government and military clients that currently procure mobile computing products. PCS and Mi-Co look forward to a long and mutually rewarding relationship," said Mr. Aguilar, PCS President.
Portable Computer Systems (PCS) is a minority, woman owned, small business based out of Yorba Linda California that provides leading edge rugged and wireless mobile computing solutions for harsh outdoor applications. PCS leading rugged/wireless products include Notebooks, Handheld Computers, Tablet PC, Deployable Servers and Computer Peripherals. PCS is a reseller and direct representative of Itronix Corporation authorized to submit quotes via Itronix' GSA Schedule GS-35-F-0616L. Itronix is a U.S.A Company that designs and manufacturers the world's most rugged wireless computer products. Visit www.PCSfalcon.com.
Mi-Co, the mobile data capture company, provides handwritten forms automation software that enables an efficient and effective process for capturing, recognizing and communicating handwritten information. Mi-Co's enterprise Mi-Forms Software System provides flexible electronic forms design for data capture using digital ink. In addition, Mi-Forms Software has proven capabilities for handwriting interpretation and verification, data validation and the communication of forms-based data for enterprise and government users. Mi-Forms supports Tablet PCs, Digital Pens, Pocket PCs and signature capture devices. The company is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and has a Seattle, WA customer service center.