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May 04, 2015 5:03 AM ET

Technology Hardware, Storage and Peripherals

Company Overview of Motion Computing, Inc.

Company Overview

Motion Computing, Inc. manufactures tablet personal computers and supporting mobility solutions for healthcare, construction, field service, and retail markets. It offers tablet PCs; accessories, such as docking solutions, storage products, power products, and input devices; SNAPWORKS by Motion, a touch-based camera application that enables mobile workers to capture, annotate, and share images; RFID long range readers; multi-bay battery chargers; and other software products. The company’s tablets are designed to optimize the performance of mobile workers across various industries, such as utility, insurance, public safety, retail, and healthcare. It also provides product, consulting, and tra...

8601 Ranch Road 2222

Building II

Austin, TX 78730

United States

Founded in 2001





Key Executives for Motion Computing, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Founder and Chairman
Chief Operating Officer
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and General Manager of EMEA
Vice President of Value-add Peripherals and Software Group
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Motion Computing, Inc. Key Developments

Xplore Technologies Corp., Motion Computing, Inc. - M&A Call

To discuss acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Motion Computing, Inc. and its subsidiaries by Xplore Technologies Corp.

Motion Computing Upgrades Popular F5 and C5 Tablet Series with 4G XLTE and Intel’s® Latest Core™-Series Processors

Motion Computing unveiled two powerful new tablet PCs –purpose-built for the needs of utility, oil and gas, mining, manufacturing, public safety, and healthcare workforces. Within its iconic chassis design, Motion has packed in critical upgrades to connectivity, processing power, security, and image capture technology. The new F5m and C5m rugged Windows®-based tablets make field workers more productive by increasing efficiency, helping to reduce data capture errors and improving real-time communication capability resulting in better decision making and labor cost savings. Designed to deliver connectivity when it matters most, the F5m and C5m Tablets include new ultra-high speed 4G XLTE broadband radios that equip mobile workers with twice the bandwidth to boost productivity capabilities in the field. In combination with the tablets’ integrated 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology for local access network connectivity, the devices’ mobile broadband solution ensures reliable voice and data support in both high-traffic urban locales and remote job sites. However, in today’s data-driven environment, it is critical that security not be compromised as data speeds – and consumption – increase. Long focused on protecting customers’ most sensitive data from malicious attack, Motion enables multi-factor authentication capabilities through a combination of password, fingerprint scanner and optional smart card reader for enterprise environments such as healthcare, public safety and manufacturing. The F5m and C5m now feature an optional self-encrypting drive, and the security profile is further enhanced with the inclusion of WinMagic's SecureDocTM full disk encryption software and the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) as standard features. Additional theft recovery protection and remote manageability options are also available with the optional Absolute® Computrace® add-on. Motion has also given the F5m and C5m series a significant upgrade that delivers high-end, lasting processing power. The addition of 5th Gen Intel® Core™ processors (Broadwell-U 2+3), including the high performing i7 vPro™ chipset, provides the power to quickly move through computation-intensive applications, while increasing overall power efficiency. By also providing backward compatibility with existing peripherals, Motion customers can refresh aging F5 or C5 platforms and continue to use the workflow-enabling peripherals they purchased with earlier generations of the tablet. Overall, Motion’s tablets are built to survive challenging work environments and cater to mobile workers that are in and out of vehicles frequently, operating on worksites exposed to demanding conditions – including direct sunlight, rain and dusty environments. The tablets’ 10.4” high resolution Corning® Gorilla® Glass display incorporates Motion’s View Anywhere® technology to provide optimal visibility in direct sunlight and support superior data capture in the field. The new 8 MP rear camera – combined with the SnapWorks™ by Motion camera application – makes it easy to capture, annotate and share the higher resolution images required for inspection and documentation workflows. Additionally, Motion’s EasyConnect RFID Long Range Reader is perfect for logistics and inventory management. Proof of the F5m Tablet’s durability is also backed by its MIL-STD-810G certification for ruggedness, IP54 certification against dust and water ingress, and CID2 certification for use in hazardous environments where explosive gasses may be present.

Motion Computing Appoints Peter M. Poulin as Chief Executive Officer

Motion Computing has appointed Peter M. Poulin as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). With more than 25 years of sales, marketing and general management experience in the public and private sectors, Poulin will capitalize on the company’s deep mobility expertise to expand Motion’s reach within target vertical markets. Specifically, he will define and drive execution of product and go-to-market strategies that increase the value of Motion to its customers and shareholders. Poulin has served as Motion’s vice president of marketing since July 2012 and was responsible for driving the company’s multi-faced product strategy and global marketing programs.

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