Brother Mobile Solutions (BMS) has announced it has formed a strategic alliance with Getac. The collaboration will enable the companies to bring to market a variety of fully integrated bundled solutions pairing Getac’s rugged tablets and laptops, including new 5G-supported devices, with a variety of Brother mobile printers.

As part of the alliance, Brother will provide field-ready printer and accessory bundles that include the popular Brother PocketJet full-page mobile printer, the ruggedized RuggedJet 4" thermal receipt and label printer, and Brother’s newly introduced high-speed industrial barcode label printers. These enterprise-grade bundles will be paired with Getac’s devices including laptops and tablets.

The new bundled solution kits represent highly integrated technologies that seamlessly integrate with smart device technologies such as Android™ or Windows and can help enterprises further leverage emerging 5G infrastructure.

For law enforcement, the bundled solution is designed for in-vehicle hand-mounted, with USB or BT connections. Also, hybrid solutions for in/out of vehicle with hand-carried or hand-mounted applications with USB or BT connections. Uses include accident reports, Amber Alerts, citations, summons and warrants.

Ravi Panjwani, vice president at Brother Mobile Solutions, says, “Auto ID and barcode labeling continue to provide clear benefits to enterprise organizations in the retail, supply chain and manufacturing industries, as well as all types of field organizations such as public safety and government. BMS’ alliance with Getac allows our companies to jointly deliver auto-ID and labeling solutions positioned to deliver efficiency and production benefits via connected smart devices and advanced printing and labeling.”

Panjwani continues, “There will even be kits that leverage 5G technologies – a winning technology combination, which will enable faster, more reliable communication and data transfer to help businesses streamline processes, enhance safety and improve customer service.”

Joe Martin, director of the Product Solutions Division at Getac, says, “The proliferation of connected technologies has dramatically increased the challenge for decision-makers across many enterprises and industries who are tasked with continually identifying and deploying the best combination of devices to meet their field, warehouse or industrial workforce’s need.

“Today, Getac offers a comprehensive customizable solution program called Getac Select. Inspired and driven by our customer’s challenges, Getac creates innovative solutions employing a combination of rugged computing devices, software, accessories and professional services delivering specifically tailored solutions. Our collaboration with Brother Mobile Solutions will simplify the decision-making process for our customers, and more importantly, add a level of assurance that the computer and print solution will function reliably in the most demanding environments,” further notes Martin.

Getac will sell uniquely configured Brother Mobile Solutions printer bundles within its existing line of distribution channels in North America. The solutions come complete with an upgraded 3-year limited warranty covering the full kit, with full support provided by Getac’s Solutions Group and Brother Mobile Solutions.