The two companies, leaders in their respective markets, will collaborate together to create a personal and environmental safety solution based on barcode and RFID technology.
The Datalogic Group, leader in the bar code, mobile computer, RFID and vision markets, has signed a collaboration agreement with Zucchetti spa, leader in the Software & Services sector for access control in Italy, through its controlled company, Datalogic Mobile, for developing solutions based on barcode and RFID technology. The goal of the partnership is to propose solutions to the market offering high added value and advanced technology for access control, environmental and personal safety for process automation and facility management. One of the most significant access control applications is for soccer stadiums, where the new Italian safety laws require strict control of tens of thousands of people in just a few hours. Datalogic Mobile's portable PDA devices, together with existing fixed solutions, offer great flexibility for managing peak attendance times. In addition, Datalogic Mobile's solutions offer new services to the spectator. These benefits have proven successful in various installations of the Italian Lega Pro league. Datalogic Mobile's PDAs and Zucchetti's software system also make show and concert process management more efficient than ever by guaranteeing better safety for spectators, such as in the case of the Pallas Theater in Athens, Greece. The 1500 seat theater opted for a solution with much attention to detail in terms of technology, elegance and design capable of managing both regular tickets and season tickets with bar code or RFID technology. Thanks to this agreement, Datalogic Mobile's devices for bar code reading, and in particular, the compact and powerful Memor and professional PDA Elf will be distributed by Zucchetti's 800 plus partners present all over Italy, in addition to its 100 partners operating in 50 countries outside Italy. Datalogic Groups's CEO, Mauro Sacchetto, commented, "this strategic partnership consolidates Datalogic's position of leadership in the Automatic Data Capture market even further, especially in a sector that is growing as fast as this one dealing with environmental and personal safety. This is yet another example of the validity of our company's strategic choices and the quality and effectiveness of our technological solutions. Finally, I would like to emphasize that Zucchetti is a very valuable partner for us, with extensive experience and high reliability. We are sure to obtain excellent results together that will be recognized and highly appreciated by the market ." Zucchetti's Vice-President, Domenico Uggeri, also made a comment about the agreement "we have made a significant investment in the security and automation markets in the past few years. Now Zucchetti is a market leader for safety in sporting facilities, with over 80 stadiums all over the world using our access control solutions, and for the quantity of terminals it sells all over Italy with numbers exceeding 18,500 each year. This agreement with Datalogic is strategic for us because it allows us to integrate Zucchetti solutions with Datalogic's automatic identification devices, thus offering complete and technologically advanced systems that cover any security and automation need." Datalogic Group is a world-class producer of bar code readers, data collection mobile computers, RFID and vision systems, offering innovative solutions for a comprehensive range of applications in the manufacturing, transportation & logistics and retail industries. Datalogic S.p.A. is quoted on the STAR segment of the Italian Stock Exchange since 2001 as DAL.MI, and is headquartered in Lippo di Calderara di Reno (Bologna). It employs 2,000 staff members worldwide, distributed in 30 countries across Europe, Americas, Asia, and Oceania. The Group invests over 26 million Euro each year in Research and Development and has a large and growing portfolio of 898 patents across the world. The Datalogic Group achieved revenues in 2010 up 26% to 392.7 million Euro vs. the same period of the previous year with a net profit of 18 million Euro. For more news and information on Datalogic, please visit www.datalogic.com. Datalogic Mobile, part of the Datalogic Group, is a world leader in the Mobile Computing Solution market, offering a full range of rugged mobile computers dedicated to the main target application fields in field force automation, warehousing and retail. With our strong presence in EMEA, Americas and Asia/Pacific and the powerful network of partners all over the world, Datalogic Mobile has been able to show an impressive track record of growth, permitting it to be one of the fastest growing companies in the industry and to be positioned among the worldwide market leaders.