Eurotech Launches the Zypad WL1500 Wearable Computers

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Amaro (Italy), March 21, 2011 – Eurotech, a leading supplier of embedded technologies, products, and systems, announces today the launch of the Zypad WL1500 series of wearable computers. Following in the footsteps of the popular Zypad WL1000 and Zypad WL1100 products, the new Zypad WL1500 delivers long battery life, even faster performances, cellular communication functionalities and wearing comfort while providing a high IP 54 protection rate.
The Zypad WL1500 is a perfect fit for users who need instant access to information while still maintaining mobility, such as in emergency search and rescue, medical, homeland security, law enforcement, logistics, maintenance and transportation.

The Zypad WL1500 series has extended communication capability: the user can maintain connectivity through a full range of communication standards such as cellular including 3G, CDMA and GPRS, WiFi and Bluetooth. The device features built-in GPS that allows location-based referencing for the acquired data.

To support the mobile user, the Zypad WL1500 series features power conservation techniques and increased battery capacity allowing the device to run for more than an eight hour shift. Also, the unique hot swap functionality allows the user to change the battery on the fly, without losing any data.

The Zypad comes with a 3.5” TFT touchscreen display at QVGA resolution with backlight control. Also included are an integrated microphone, mono-audio speaker and the ability to connect an external microphone. The Zypad WL1500 supports an integrated barcode scanner as an option as well as the external ring-scanner that is available on previous models. Additional features include a Micro SD slot, 128 MB of SDRAM Flash memory and a twelve-key keyboard with built-in backlight for easy viewing.

“Eurotech’s newest Zypad wearable computer is an exciting product that delivers wearability, the great look and feel of the Zypad family with extensive communications and I/O capabilities” says Pete Dombrowski, Director of Engineering at Eurotech Inc. “Zypad WL1500 is supported into Eurotech Everyware Device Cloud (EDC) and so it can be deployed very effectively in M2M applications where hands-free operations, reliable communications and high computing performance are required. With Eurotech’s Zypad WL1500 wearable computer, individual users have instant access to data and corporations can simultaneously access that vital information through the cloud in real-time.”

The Zypad WL1500 series will be generally available in Q2 of 2011. It initially comes with Windows CE 6.0 support.

Eurotech Developer earns Microsoft MVP Award

Amaro (UD), January 19, 2009 – Eurotech, a leading provider of application-ready embedded computer systems, today announces that Luca Calligaris, a software engineer based in Amaro, Italy, has earned Microsoft’s prestigious Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award for 2009.

Luca, a MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technologies Specialist) leads software development for Eurotech’s wearable computer Zypad product. Luca earned the MVP Award in part due to his extensive contributions to Windows CE newsgroups and support of the Windows Embedded developer community.

Luca joins other certified Windows Embedded developers at Eurotech including Bruce Eitman, Gary An, Todd Krochta and Luca Della Ricca. Luca’s mastery of Embedded Windows technology will keep Eurotech customers in line with leading edge Microsoft products. Bruce Eitman, Director of Windows CE Technical Group for Eurotech, has also received the Microsoft MVP for 2009, and has been a Microsoft MVP for the past seven years.

Eurotech Inc., a US-based subsidiary of the Eurotech Group, is a six-time winner of the Independent Hardware Vendor Excellence Award from Microsoft. Eurotech provides application-ready Windows CE and Windows Embedded Standard platforms for literally hundreds of OEMs in many industries.

Eurotech Developers Earn Microsoft Windows CE 6.0 Certification

Amaro May 29, 2008 – The Eurotech Group announces today that five engineers are now certified as Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Developer, based on passing the Microsoft exam. These developers join the team of hundreds of Eurotech engineers working on innovations in pervasive and embedded computing based on Microsoft Embedded Windows technologies.

The Microsoft Certified Technologies Specialist (MCTS) certification is one way that Eurotech’s clients can tell they are getting first class engineering support for designs, whether they are custom or standard products. This recognition is best viewed in combination with the work done across several subsidiaries of the Eurotech Group to win multiple Microsoft Windows Embedded partner awards over the past five years.