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Dell OEM Solutions Partners with Prentke Romich Company to Bring Innovative Assistive Technology to Individuals with Speech

  Dell OEM Solutions Partners with Prentke Romich Company to Bring Innovative
  Assistive Technology to Individuals with Speech Disorders

  *Dell OEM Solutions configures and delivers Prentke Romich Company’s
    Accent™ 1000 solution running on customized Latitude 10 tablets to provide
    quality language and assistive technology products to people with
    disabilities
  *This agreement is latest milestone in Dell’s momentum in providing
    mobility solutions that benefit patients and professionals in the
    healthcare and education industries and deliver personalized learning
    solutions to individuals with special needs

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ROUND ROCK, Texas -- July 1, 2013

Today Dell OEM Solutions announced it has entered into a strategic partnership
to provide its OEM technology, development and deployment expertise to Prentke
Romich Company (PRC), a pioneer in assistive technology and augmentative
communication (AAC) solutions for individuals with speech disabilities. PRC
turned to Dell to help bring its latest tablet-based, assistive technology to
market while managing costs. Under the terms of the partnership, Dell OEM is
using Latitude 10 tablets to power PRC’s Accent™ 1000 solution, and the two
companies have plans for future projects together leveraging more Dell
solutions and services to help improve outcomes and develop personalized
solutions for those with special needs.

Dylan Mast, who has autism, uses adaptive technologies like the Accent 1000 to
communicate more free ...

Dylan Mast, who has autism, uses adaptive technologies like the Accent 1000 to
communicate more freely. (Photo: Business Wire)

For more than 45 years, PRC has enabled children and adults worldwide with
speech disorders to achieve spontaneous, independent, and interactive
communication regardless of their disability, literacy level, or motor skills.
The Accent 1000 features Unity®, a proprietary language system that gives
individuals the ability to go beyond simple commands and pre-programmed
phrases, enabling them to express unique thoughts and ideas. Recently, PRC
sought a partner to help deliver its powerful language system using the most
innovative technology available in the market and selected Dell after a
comprehensive search of tier one OEM vendors.

PRC was impressed with the Dell Latitude 10 as the platform for the product
because the commercial tablet had a clearly-defined roadmap with great
flexibility for customization. Dell OEM’s global reach and end-to-end
capabilities helped PRC seamlessly migrate its offering from consumer tablets
to enterprise-grade technologies. The Dell team’s knowledge of PRC’s business
facilitated a consultative approach that led to faster collaboration, and
ultimately decreased the lead time in getting the Accent 1000 to users.

“We chose the Dell Latitude 10 tablet as the platform for the Accent 1000
product for a variety of reasons,” explains Dave Moffatt, President and Chief
Executive Officer, Prentke Romich Company. “This Windows 8 tablet is sleek and
durable, with great battery life, fast start-up, and daylight visibility. It
also provides the flexibility to add content, and allows for remote updates
which are a key benefit to serving our customers.”

“We are proud to be working with Prentke Romich Company in support of their
mission to help people with disabilities achieve their potential in
educational, vocational, and personal pursuits,” said Joyce Mullen, vice
president and general manager OEM Solutions at Dell. “Our work with Prentke
Romich is the latest milestone in the significant traction we are seeing with
our mobility solutions for the benefit of patients and professionals in the
healthcare and education industries. Dell OEM Solution’s market insight,
flexibility and speed in delivering customizable solutions separate us from
other manufacturers and integrators.”

For more than 15 years, Dell OEM Solutions has helped more than 2,000 global
customers in 40 vertical markets accelerate their time to market with
customizable tier one OEM technologies. Demand for Dell OEM solutions,
particularly mobile technologies, has surged in industries such as healthcare
due to growing needs for solutions that meet standardization, compliance,
management and security requirements.

Additional Information

Dell Latitude 10 Tablet

Dell OEM Solutions

About Dell

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative
technology and services that give them the power to do more. For more
information, visit www.dell.com. Dell OEM Solutions helps its customers find
more balance between execution and innovation with dedicated OEM resources,
industry-standard hardware and global services and support capabilities. Dell
helps its OEM customers improve their time to revenue and run their operations
more efficiently for increased competitive edge. Learn more at
www.dell.com/oem.

Dell and Latitude are trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary
interest in the marks and names of others.

Accent is a trademark of the Prentke Romich Company

Unity is a registered trademark of Semantic Compaction Systems, Inc.

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Contact:

Dell OEM
Laura Thomas, 512-723-1716
Laura_P_Thomas@Dell.com
or
WPP Team Dell
Katie Neuman, 415-268-1607
Katie.Neuman@wppteamdell.com
or
Prentke Romich Company
Jo Donofrio, 330-262-1984
jmd@prentrom.com
 
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