JoinPad’s Augmented Reality at Nab Show in Las Vegas with Eurotech’s Wearable Computer

Amaro (Italy) and Milan – April 11th, 2011 – JoinPad and Eurotech have announced today that at the NAB Show in Las Vegas they will be presenting JoinPad’s innovative Augmented Reality solution for professional operators, Augmented XP, using Eurotech’s new BR20XX wearable computer as the processing and control unit. The NAB Show is one of the most important events worldwide for the digital media industry, where it is possible to find state-of-the-art solutions for creation, distribution and presentation of media content.

Augmented eXPerience is a product conceived and developed by JoinPad to assist technicians involved in the broadcast/teletransmission industry during ordinary and extraordinary maintenance, from installation of transmission system, antennas, microwave links, broadcasting equipment (amplifiers, exciters, etc.) to generic repair activities. Through special HMD glasses equipped with a webcam, technicians will be able to recognize devices and to get related instructions about specific operations to perform, for example the position and relevant instructions about the best way to replace a hardware component or to set up the system.

“Augmented Reality is a way to sense the surrounding environment. It is a mix of technologies that allow users to interact with the world like never before. A common goal and purpose with the high performing and non-invasive technology provided by Eurotech. With JoinPad, we are laying the foundation of a new market to be explored, with various applications from advertising to home automation. Services that are able to change our way of learning and of perceiving reality” said Mauro Rubin, CEO and Community Manager of JoinPad.

“Augmented Reality is an emerging technology with interesting applications in several fields, that needs powerful and non-invasive computing & control platforms” said Robert Andres, Head of Corporate Marketing at Eurotech. “The work done with JoinPad shows how our wearable computers own the necessary features to enable Augmented Reality for professional applications”.

JOINPAD
JoinPad is the first Italian augmented reality farm. It was founded in October 2009 with the ambition of creating a new model of communication through the use of augmented reality. JoinPad devolps new user experiences with the most innovative technologies launching future sector trends. JoinPad develops concepts and innovative applications tailored to the communications and marketing needs of new markets. Services are aimed at not only companies but generic users to whom an exclusive experience is guaranteed. For more information visit JoinPad’s website: www.joinpad.net.

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Eurotech is a leading international group active in the research, development and marketing of miniaturised computers (NanoPCs) and in high performance computers (HPC). The Group implements cutting-edge technologies to develop products to improve daily life, making it simpler, safer and more comfortable.
The company’s headquarters are located in Amaro (Italy), with offices in Kansas City (Kansas, USA), Columbia (Maryland, USA), Salt Lake City (Utah, USA), Cambridge (UK), Paris (France), Lyon (France), Helsinki (Finland), Varese (Italy), Trento (Italy), Bratislava (Slovakia), Singapore, Bangalore (India), Tokyo and Okayama (Japan).


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Eurotech is a leading international group active in the reasearch, development and marketing of miniaturised computers (NanoPCs) and in high performance computers (HPC). The Group implements cutting-edge technologies to develops products to improve daily life, making it simpler, safer and more comfortable.

WR11xx – Rugged Wearable Computer

Amaro Nov 17, 2008 – Eurotech announces the new ZYPAD RUGGED WR11xx Wearable Personal Computer, a powerful computing device designed to withstand the most severe environmental conditions (IP 67 rating) while being worn comfortably on the user’s wrist for hands-free operation. The WR11xx has a special case made of fiber glass reinforced nylon and magnesium alloy, which maximizes the strength and minimizes weight. Also the large high-resolution touch screen display is protected by a special film; this is to avoid damage and is made to withstand water, dust, and other potentially damaging material. The WR11xx is compliant with MIL standard regulations. Another key advantage of the WR11xx is the modularity-the ability to change the functions for the device by merely replacing a module. If for example, the user wishes to switch from GPS receiver to a GPRS module, this can be done through a simple plug and play, hot swap operation. Being modular, the battery is also easy to remove and replace while in the field. This, combined with the hot swapping functionality, gives further flexibility and benefit to the users The hands-free operation of the WR11xx overcomes the physical limitations associated with normal hand-held computers, this allows users complete freedom to continue everyday activities using both hands while having full computer access at all times. The hands-free versatility of the WR11xx makes it of special interest to First Responders, Emergency Services, Security, Defense, Forest Services and any area where hands-free access to large amounts of information is necessary. The ZYPAD WR11xx solidifies the concept of ubiquitous computing by integrating all the power and capabilities expected from a laptop PC within an extremely versatile wearable device. The Rigid Wrist Support allows ergonomic positioning and easy fastening to the arm, even over the users work clothes, thus ensuring ideal weight distribution and maximum comfort, while the removable core system allows users to easily insert/remove it from main the Rigid Wrist support at any time. The ZYPAD WR11xx can be quickly configured to access any remote host system through its integrated wired or wireless interfaces using the Linux operating system. Information can be shared and services accessed regardless of location. The system integrates the latest and most innovative features, such as a tilt and dead reckoning system that detects the position of the user’s arm and sets the system to standby mode when the arm is hanging down beside the body. It also has an electronic compass. For more information on Eurotech wearable computers and accessories, please visit our website: http://www.zypad.com/ //www.zypad.com/

Eurotech: Zypad Selected To Automate Distribution And Stocking Centers

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Amaro, 7th February 2008 – Arcom announces that it has entered into an agreement with ProCat Management Services for 500 Zypads to assist in their warehouse management solutions. The Zypad is an application ready wearable computer.

ProCat has chosen to use the Zypad as the foundation for PickRight, its latest technology application, because of its diverse assortment of features and functionality. PickRight has been developed to improve the order picking process in distribution centers. Most distribution centers still use paper picking tickets to pick customer orders. This process is slow and prone to costly picking errors. The ProCat solution uses Zypad technology to replace the current paper pick tickets and allow picking to become a hands free process. Order picking instructions are wirelessly transmitted to the Zypad units. Picking accuracy is insured with the Zypad accessory ring scanner that allows the picker to easily scan product bar codes at the time of each pick. Training time is greatly reduced with the easy to use displays that appear on the Zypad touch screen. The ProCat solution significantly improves the product picking process by reducing labor costs and delivering perfect accuracy.

“We are very pleased with the functionality that we are getting from the Zypad. We have developed an outstanding solution that we believe will be implemented in 100’s of distribution centers across North America in the next few years. The Zypad is an excellent device for us.” Said Dave Copestick, President of ProCat.

ProCat Management Services develops specialty software applications for convenience store chains and wholesale distributors. ProCat looked at competitors in the industry but found that the Zypad had an open platform which allowed them to design their own application and utilize the ring scanner accessory to build the right solution for its clients.

“This order shows the value for our clients in Arcom cross selling products from the Eurotech Group. Arcom is now able to offer its client’s and future client’s finished products that are open, application ready platforms.” Said Arlen Nipper, President of Arcom.

THE EUROTECH GROUP

Eurotech (ETH.MI) is a company active in the research, development, production and marketing of miniaturised computers (NanoPCs) and computers featuring high-performance computing capability (HPCs).

EUROTECH SpA

http:///www.eurotech.com

Contacts:

Investor relations

Massimo Mauri

Tel. 0433-485435

E-mail: m.mauri@eurotech.com

Corporate Communication

Cristiana Della Zonca

Tel. 0433-485435

E-mail: c.dellazonca@eurotech.com

Press Office:

Community

Marco Rubino

Tel. 02-89404231

E-mail: marco.rubino@communitygroup.it