Maxatec releases Hoeft & Wessel skeye.dart with Android OS

February 15th, 2012
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Maxatec releases Hoeft & Wessel skeye.dart with Android OS

Altrincham, UK : 15 February 2011 : Maxa Technologies (Maxatec) is one of the first distributors to bring a mobile computing device with an Android operating system to market. The skeye.dart from Hoeft & Wessel is available with Android version 2.3.6 (commonly known as Gingerbread).

The arrival of a mobile computing device with an Android operating system in the enterprise market opens up a multitude of opportunities to businesses as the system is an open-source platform giving developers and OEMs flexibility for bespoke work and customisation. The GUI front end looks very user friendly and the apps are located easily.

The skeye.dart is also now available in an enhanced version with roughly one third improved computing power, RAM twice as high, and faster UMTS/HSPA mobile telephony connection. Optionally equipped with a numeric keypad or just a few input keys, the mobile computing device provides a future-proof platform for the most demanding applications

Mike Ashcroft, Director of Technical Services at Maxatec, said: “Android has developed into a leading Smartphone operating system, and as such there is an extremely high level of acceptance with not only consumers, but also enterprise. The open-source system reduces the dependency on some of the key market players, allows software developers various programming options and the operating system provides a high degree of security which is paramount in the growing mobile market sector.”

Ashcroft added: “Hoeft & Wessel is a great company to work alongside. They are constantly looking at the future and demonstrate excellent leadership in the field of mobile computing technology.”

The skeye.dart is already in use working on an Android operating system – the Dutch navy deploys the skeye.dart as a part of its wireless communications system using both voice and data transmission via a single handheld device.

About Maxatec:
Maxatec is an ISO 9001:2008 certified Value Added Supplier of Specialist IT Hardware, Software and Services to the Mobile, AIDC and EPOS market sectors. Maxatec supplies CognitiveTPG receipt and barcode printers, TSC barcode printers, Bluebird Pidion mobile computing devices, Smart Terminals mobile computing devices, Hoeft & Wessel Skeye brand of mobile computing devices, Arbor rugged tablet PC’s, NCR POS terminals, Longshine POS terminals, Datamax-O’Neil mobile receipt and label printers, as well as a range of barcode scanners, touchscreen monitors, other peripheral devices, and own-branded products. Maxatec also offers software, professional services, and a wide range of media, spare parts and in-house and on-site service capabilities. The Maxatec brand is synonymous with high standards of service as well as high performance, high quality products. (

About Hoeft & Wessel
Hoeft & Wessel is the leading IT and engineering technology Group for ticketing, parking and mobile solutions in Germany and Great Britain. Established in 1978 by the two entrepreneurs who gave the company its name, the enterprise has developed into a group of companies with sales revenues of nearly EUR 100 million and a workforce of 500 employees. Its main locations are Hannover, Germany, and Swindon, UK, to the west of London. According to the EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard, Hoeft & Wessel ranks amongst the top companies in Europe. As one of Europe’s largest manufacturers, Hoeft & Wessel provides with its Skeye brand a wide range of mobile terminals, e.g. for retail, logistics, field services, hospitality, as well as point of sale solutions. Hoeft & Wessel is the market leader in Germany’s retail sector. (

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