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Motion Computing wins Microsoft award

Motion Computing has taken out the US 2012 Partner of the Year award from Microsoft. Motion has had what it calls a collaborative and innovative partnership with Microsoft for more than 10 years. Both companies have seen the relationship strengthen with the explosion in the popularity in the tablet sector.

The Microsoft Partner Awards are a global program to recognise partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year. The program operates in most key markets including New Zealand. They come together in a Worldwide Partner Conference each year. Motion was honoured with the award among a field of over 3,000 Microsoft partners and will put it in the running for the worldwide awards.

“Motion is proud to be recognised as Microsoft’s Country Partner of the Year in the United States,” said Cathy Thompson, chief executive officer, Motion Computing.  “For more than 10 years we have enjoyed a strong, innovative and collaborative relationship with Microsoft which has driven the development of industry-leading tablet PC solutions that solve real world business challenges.”

“We are pleased to recognise Motion of the United States as the Microsoft Country Partner of the Year,” said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. “Motion has set the standard for delivering innovative Microsoft solutions that meet the needs of customers. It is this commitment to excellence that will ensure our mutual success into the future.”

Motion is best known for its Windows based tablet and ruggedised laptop offerings. The companies first tablet was launched in 2002 and most sales are made into vertical market’s like healthcare, construction or logistics. To service these verticals Motion has developed unique accessories like vehicle docks, special carrying cases, straps, battery chargers and storage and security solutions.

Motion’s pitch:

By offering the industry’s broadest line of Windows-based tablet PCs available, and when coupled with an array of tailored accessories and services, Motion provides mobile professionals with industry-leading levels of power, security, portability and manageability. Customers report improved efficiency, accuracy and overall performance while saving time and reducing costs. Integrated features, peripherals, software, wireless and services come together to provide a complete mobile computing solution for vertical business environments


The Motion Computing range of tablets and notebooks are distributed in New Zealand by Simms International, which is rebranding to Express Online shortly.

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