Ryzex announces contest to find oldest working barcode device

Ryzex, a leading mobile technology services company, has launched a contest to identify the worlds oldest working barcode data collection device.

The Big Upgrade competition provides a chance to turn old, outdated data capture equipment into new technology, with the winner receiving a new handheld computer from Psion Teklogix to replace their old legacy device. In order to be considered for the contest, participants need to provide contact and device information, including a photo of their legacy equipment in action (additional details are available at www.bigupgrade.com.

With the constant evolution of technology, what was new a year ago may be old today, said Adrian Lawson, Business Development Director for Ryzex Europe. Yet we know companies that have kept their data collection devices in service for more than a decade and in fact weve helped them do it. Although a data management device may appear ancient, with ongoing support many have been able to keep their equipment on life support way past their warranty and were excited to uncover these with the big upgrade contest.

By using a lifecycle management approach like Ryzexs, companies conserve devices to provide a maximum lifetime return on investment, lowest total cost of ownership and lower environmental footprint for mission critical mobile technologies. For 20 years, Ryzex has been adding life to data collection systems with repair services, parts replacement, integration services, new and refurbished devices, and more. By keeping devices in use and out of landfills and through responsible recycling, Ryzex also lowers the environmental impact of equipment.

While conservation is important, lifecycle management also dictates that obsolete equipment be identified and replaced when it becomes appropriate to take advantage of the latest industry advances. To that end, the contest winner will receive their choice of a brand new Psion Teklogix Ikn, NEO or WORKABOUT PRO handheld mobile computer, which delivers performance and durability in a pocketsize package. The Psion Teklogix devices meet the demands of light industrial, retail, or supply chain logistics operations and are valued at up to 1600.00.

While its important to maintain a product, its even more important to make sure equipment continues to deliver value, said Mike Jachimiec, Vice President of Channel Sales at Psion Teklogix. Since Psion Teklogix handheld mobile computers combine unique expansion options with industry-leading durability, they provide maximum investment protection, allowing users to meet current and evolving application needs. If the contest is held again in 20 years, the recipient of the Psion Teklogix device may just be the winner.

The contest deadline for submission is September 22, 2009. About Psion Teklogix Psion Teklogix helps mobile workers get more done, add more value, and delight more customers. Our rugged mobile computers are designed, built and supported to maximise Return on Mobility. We do this by driving down the total cost of mobility, improving task efficiencies and extending the life of every device. Psion Teklogix Return on Mobility helps the most progressive field service, logistics, supply chain and transportation companies stay ahead.

Psion Teklogix is the main operating company of Psion Group, a public company on the London Stock Exchange. It is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada with corporate offices located in Europe, the United States, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.psionteklogix.co.uk


About Ryzex
Ryzex is a full-service mobile technology company, focusing on automated data collection (ADC) solutions. With 20 years in business, more than 6,000 customers worldwide rely on Ryzex products and services, getting maximum lifetime return on their barcode, radio frequency identification (RFID) and ADC systems. Products include new and refurbished devices, repair, buyback and rental programs, and installation and integration services. Ryzex sells equipment from all major data collection manufacturers and has 350 employees across North America and Europe.

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