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Bothell, Washington – March 2017 – HarborTech Mobility, Inc (HTMI) – the Pacific Northwest leading provider of WLAN, Security and Managed Services solutions, announced today that it has been named 2016 West Coast Partner of the Year by Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprises Company. HTMI was recognized during an awards ceremony held at Aruba Networks’ 2017 Americas Partner Summit in Nashville, TN.
HTMI was honored by Aruba for its achievements in engineering, sales, delivery and customer service. HTMI has invested heavily in Aruba Networks, striving to become their pre-imminent leader in providing best-in-breed WLAN solutions in the Pacific Northwest and beyond, with many established Aruba based customers internationally. “This award is very important to HarborTech, as we have worked very hard to be viewed by Aruba Networks as a go-to partner for them across their portfolio of solutions, by investing heavily with the best in business engineering and sales teams we could find” stated Brian Ray, company VP of Professional Services.
HarborTech is a Pacific Northwest-based leader in enterprise mobility solutions. Utilizing best in breed industry resources and knowledge, we specialize in corporate WLAN designs and deployments, ruggedized mobile devices for Auto-ID and data-capture, and managed IT services including mobile device management (MDM), Network Access Control (NAC), and Wireless as a Service (WaaS). Our team is dedicated to improving productivity and operational efficiency for our customers, helping to extend the mobile enterprise.
Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, is redefining the intelligent edge with mobility and IOT solutions for organizations of all sizes. With infrastructure services offered as software from the public or private cloud, Aruba enables secure connectivity for mobile and IoT — under one roof. Aruba allows IT professionals to build networks that keep up with these changes by migrating away from expensive-to-operate and proprietary infrastructures, which were originally designed for fixed network connections within the physical connections of the corporate headquarters.
To contact HTMI for what they can do for you, please visit our website to request more information.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 5:00 am PDT
SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN) today announced that Slocum Dickson Medical Group, P.L.L.C., a leading provider of patient-centered, physician-directed, quality care based in upstate New York, has replaced its Cisco wired and wireless network with an Aruba Mobility-Defined Network. The new Aruba infrastructure will allow Slocum Dickson to connect the increasing influx of Wi-Fi-enabled medical devices to their network, enable doctors and staff to provision and use personal devices, and provide secure guest access for the 2,500 patients the provider sees daily.
Slocum Dickson Medical Group employs approximately 70 physicians and 500 staff including medical assistants, many of whom work in both the provider’s main facility as well as its two satellite locations. The organization’s IT group had previously deployed a Cisco wired and wireless network across its three locations, but it was challenged with meeting bandwidth demands due to the increasing number of new Wi-Fi-enabled devices coming onto the network. In addition, consistent with Aruba’s recent #GenMobile findings, Slocum Dickson’s physicians and staff, as well as patients and guests, expect to use their personal mobile devices anytime and anywhere. The existing Cisco network was unable to deliver the kind of secure, easy-to-manage Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) connectivity that Slocum Dickson required.
“We have a lot of physicians using iPads and we found that the process for getting them connected was cumbersome with our Cisco solution,” said Charles Spinelli, Director of IT for Slocum Dickson Medical Group. “Our employees had to bring their devices into IT to have them configured, taking up valuable time for our doctors and staff, as well as the IT department.”
To address its growing needs, Slocum Dickson determined that a network and security upgrade was in order. After a thorough evaluation of solutions from Cisco, Extreme Networks and HP, and with help from channel partner, CDW, the organization selected Aruba Networks to provide a Mobility-Defined Network. The new network incorporates Aruba AP-225 802.11ac access points and mobility controllers, Aruba Instant controller-less access points, Aruba mobility switches, the AirWave Network Management System and ClearPass Network Access System.
With the new Aruba network in place, Spinelli says his IT department has immediately benefited from easier, centralized management, while the business has been rewarded with a faster, more secure and reliable network; the latter, he noted, has a direct impact on enabling physicians to provide better patient care and services. ClearPass, in particular, now allows physicians to simply bring their device into any of the three Slocum Dickson facilities where it is quickly authenticated so they can have immediate access to all of the information and resources they need – including patient data – just as if they were connecting with a corporate-issued device.
“The process is so much easier now,” said Spinelli. “We don’t need a dedicated Cisco engineer to define policies on our network. Our employees can very quickly and easily on-board their own devices.”
While simplicity and ease were key, Spinelli noted that security is the provider’s “number one priority”, so ClearPass’ ability to connect the myriad of personal devices securely was crucial to Slocum Dickson’s decision to choose Aruba. The centralized management afforded by Aruba AirWave, as well as the availability of Aruba’s 802.11ac solution were also important factors in their decision.
“Because we are only able to upgrade our network every five to seven years, future proofing is crucial,” Spinelli added. “With the Aruba 802.11ac infrastructure, we feel we’ve accomplished that.”
“Slocum Dickson is really a textbook example of what is happening in so many organizations, across a wide variety of industries, today,” said Jeff Dolce, Area Vice President, Aruba Networks. “These organizations are finding ways to answer the needs of both their #GenMobile employees and customers who want secure and easy connectivity for the mobile device of their choice, while meeting the objectives of the organization which, in this case, include ironclad security, ease of management and of course, the bottom line – improved patient care and services. Slocum Dickson demonstrates why more healthcare providers and organizations of all types are turning to Aruba Mobility-Defined Networks.”
About Aruba Networks, Inc.
Aruba Networks is a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise. The company designs and delivers Mobility-Defined Networks that empower IT departments and #GenMobile, a new generation of tech-savvy users who rely on their mobile devices for every aspect of work and personal communication. To create a mobility experience that #GenMobile and IT can rely upon, Aruba Mobility-Defined Networks™ automate infrastructure-wide performance optimization and trigger security actions that used to require manual IT intervention. The results are dramatically improved productivity and lower operational costs.
Listed on the NASDAQ and Russell 2000® Index, Aruba is based in Sunnyvale, California, and has operations throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific regions. To learn more, visit Aruba at http://www.arubanetworks.com. For real-time news updates follow Aruba on Twitter and Facebook, and for the latest technical discussions on mobility and Aruba products visit Airheads Social at http://community.arubanetworks.com.
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Transaction strengthens Zebra’s asset tracking portfolio to create a global leader in Enterprise Asset Intelligence for the Connected Age
Motorola to become singularly focused on driving continued leadership in mission-critical communications for Government and Public Safety customers
Lincolnshire, Ill. and Schaumburg, Ill., April 15, 2014─Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) and Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement in which Zebra will acquire Motorola’s Enterprise business for $3.45 billion in an all-cash transaction. The acquisition will be funded through a combination of cash on hand and new debt. The transaction, which was approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies, is subject to customary closing conditions including regulatory approvals. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of 2014.
“This acquisition will transform Zebra into a leading provider of solutions that deliver greater intelligence and insights into our customers’ enterprises and extended value chains,” stated Anders Gustafsson, Zebra’s chief executive officer. “The Enterprise business will generate significant value for our shareholders by driving further product innovation and deeper engagement with our customers and partners. It positions Zebra as a leading technology innovator, with the accelerating convergence of mobility, data analytics and cloud computing.”
“Our Enterprise business is an ideal fit for Zebra,” stated Greg Brown, Motorola Solutions chairman and CEO. “This transaction will enable us to further sharpen our strategic focus on providing mission-critical solutions for our government and public safety customers. Upon closing of the transaction, we intend to return the proceeds to our shareholders in a timely fashion.”
With 2013 pro-forma sales of approximately $2.5 billion (excluding sales of its iDEN products), Motorola’s Enterprise business is an industry leader in mobile computing and advanced data capture communications technologies and services. Through this transaction, Zebra will enter the segment where Motorola’s Enterprise business competes and strengthen its position in key industries including Retail, Transportation & Logistics, and Manufacturing and serve approximately 95 percent of the Fortune 500.
Zebra Technologies, with 2013 sales of $1.0 billion, is an industry leader in barcode and enterprise printing, asset tracking, Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, and motion and location sensing. The combination of these technology offerings and asset tracking solutions, together with Motorola’s Enterprise business, will create an industry leader in enterprise asset intelligence for the Connected Age.
The combined Zebra Technologies with Motorola’s Enterprise business would have had pro-forma sales in 2013 of approximately $3.5 billion. Approximately 4,500 employees are expected to join Zebra upon completing this transaction. Motorola Solutions will retain its iDEN product portfolio that was part of its Enterprise business and will continue its Government business, including its professional commercial radio product portfolio.
Motorola Solutions will continue to manufacture, design, integrate and deliver industry-leading voice and data communication solutions for government and public safety customers worldwide. Motorola Solutions sells these secure, mission-critical and innovative products, services and solutions with unique software designs that are the cutting edge in public safety technology. It also holds a unique portfolio of intellectual property.
Strategic Fit for Zebra
The transaction will significantly expand Zebra’s geographic reach; the combined company will have about 20,000 channel partners in more than 100 countries, and will hold a robust portfolio of intellectual property, with approximately 4,500 U.S. and international patents issued and pending. Key benefits to Zebra and its shareholders include:
Strategic Rationale for Motorola Solutions
“Last year, we undertook a thorough review of our strategy and concluded that the synergies between our Government and Enterprise businesses were not as great as the value we could create by being singularly focused on our core Government & Public Safety business,” Motorola’s Brown said. “Going forward, we will have absolute clarity of purpose and mission as we serve customers globally with our suite of mission-critical communications solutions. This business is truly distinctive in its industry leadership, strong pipeline position, long-term track record of consistent profitability and cash flow, and an array of growth opportunities.”
Under the agreement, Zebra will acquire the Enterprise business from Motorola Solutions in an all-cash transaction valued at $3.45 billion, which Zebra management expects to be immediately accretive on a cash earnings basis. Zebra expects to fund the transaction with approximately $200 million of available cash on hand and $3.25 billion that is fully committed to be raised through a new credit facility and the issuance of debt securities. The transaction is not subject to a financing condition and is expected to be completed by the end of 2014.
Morgan Stanley is serving as financial adviser to Zebra and is providing a fully underwritten financing commitment for the debt component of the transaction. Kirkland & Ellis LLP is serving as legal advisor to Zebra.
Goldman, Sachs & Co., and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC are serving as financial advisers to Motorola in connection with this transaction. Winston & Strawn LLP is serving as legal adviser to Motorola. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is serving as legal adviser to the Motorola Board of Directors.
Conference Call Notifications
Investors are invited to listen to a live webcast of Zebra’s conference call discussing of the pending acquisition announced today. The conference call will be held at 8:00 a.m. EDT today. To listen to the call, visit the company’s website athttp://www.zebra.com.
Investors are invited to listen to a live webcast of the Motorola Solutions conference call discussing the announced pending transaction. The conference call will be held at 8:30 a.m. EDT today. To listen to the call, visit the company’s website athttp://www.motorolasolutions.com/investor.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ from those expressed or implied in the company’s forward-looking statements. When used in this release and documents referenced herein, the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “intend,” and “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements, but are not the exclusive means of identifying these statements. Similarly, statements herein that describe the proposed transaction between Zebra and Motorola Solutions, including its financial impact, and other statements of managements’ beliefs, intentions or goals also are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions and are subject to the risks and uncertainties inherent in both Zebra’s and Motorola’s respective industries, including the Enterprise business, market conditions, general domestic and international economic conditions, and other factors. These factors also include the satisfaction of the conditions to closing of the transaction (including receipt of regulatory approvals), the completion of the acquisition of the Enterprise business from Motorola Solutions, the successful financing of the transaction, the expected timeline for completing the transaction, the successful integration of the operations by Zebra, and Zebra’s ability to implement plans, forecasts and other expectations with respect to the Enterprise business after the acquisition is completed and the ability of Motorola Solutions to return proceeds of the transaction to its shareholders and the timing thereof. Customer acceptance of Zebra’s products and solutions and competitors’ product offerings, and the potential effects of technological changes are inherent risks associated with the ongoing combined business. The continued uncertainty over future global economic conditions, the availability of credit, capital markets volatility, may have adverse effects on Zebra, its suppliers and its customers. In addition, a disruption in Zebra’s ability to obtain products from vendors as a result of supply chain constraints, natural disasters or other circumstances could restrict sales and negatively affect customer relationships. Profits and profitability will be affected by Zebra’s ability to control manufacturing and operating costs. Because of a large investment portfolio, interest rates and financial market conditions will also have an impact on results. Foreign exchange rates will have an effect on financial results because of the large percentage of Zebra’s international sales. These and other factors could have an adverse effect on Zebra’s sales, gross profit margins and results of operations and increase the volatility of Zebra’s financial results. Descriptions of the risks, uncertainties and other factors that could affect Zebra’s future operations and results can be found in Zebra’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. A detailed description of other risks and uncertainties affecting Zebra is contained in Item 1A of Zebra’s 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K and in its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. . . A detailed description of other risks and uncertainties affecting Motorola Solutions, is contained in Item 1A of Motorola Solution’s 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K and in its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings are available for free on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov, on Zebra’s website at www.zebra.com and on Motorola Solutions’ website at www.motorolasolutions.com. The forward-looking statements made herein speak only as of the date hereof and none of Zebra, Motorola Solutions or any of their respective affiliates assumes any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, developments or otherwise, except as required by law.
A global leader respected for innovation and reliability, Zebra Technologies (NASDAQ: ZBRA) offers technologies that give a virtual voice to an organization’s assets, people and transactions, enabling organizations to unlock greater business value. The company’s extensive portfolio of marking and printing technologies, including RFID and real-time location solutions, illuminates mission-critical information to help customers take smarter business actions. For more information about Zebra’s solutions, visit http://www.zebra.com.
About Motorola Solutions
Motorola Solutions is a leading provider of mission-critical communication solutions and services for enterprise and government customers. Through leading-edge innovation and communications technology, it is a global leader that enables its customers to be their best in the moments that matter. Motorola Solutions trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “MSI.” To learn more, visit www.motorolasolutions.com. For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom or subscribe to our news feed.
Information related to today’s transaction, including executive pictures and biographies, can be found athttp://www.zebra.com/acquires-motorola-enterprise
SCHAUMBURG, IL [April 10, 2014] — HarborTech Mobility, a leader in enterprise mobility and wireless solutions, announced it has been selected as a Motorola Solutions’ Empower Circle winner. This prestigious honor recognizes select Motorola channel partners and distributors for their outstanding performance in 2013.
• A Motorola Solutions’ Platinum Partner, HarborTech Mobility was one of only 100 companies around the globe selected for Empower Circle recognition.
• Empower Circle honorees successfully achieved a key performance benchmark in 2013, such as the highest percentage revenue growth over plan, the greatest year-over-year revenue growth or the highest percentage growth within a peer group.
• Winners also were recognized for their customer excellence performance and focus on expansion products and/or vertical markets.
Mark Kroh, Vice President of North America Enterprise Sales, Motorola Solutions
“Motorola Solutions’ Empower Circle awards recognize our best channel partners in 2013 for their dedication and performance. Their ability to focus on selling solutions, penetrate emerging verticals and drive our expansion portfolio has contributed to their success in being a trusted advisor with our mutual customers.”
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