Psion wins European AutoID Award for the most innovative company

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London, UK and Willich/Berlin, Germany, April 11, 2011 – Psion has won this year’s European AutoID Award in the category of ‘Most Innovative Company’.

The award was conferred in recognition of the company’s Open Source Mobility (OSM) development and innovation strategy. The award ceremony took place on the opening day of the EURO ID international trade fair that took place on April 5-7 in Berlin.

“We’re exceptionally proud to have been chosen as the most innovative company,” said Jürgen Heim, Managing Director of Psion GmbH. “This award is a powerful affirmation of our decision to set up an open development platform with our external service providers, partner businesses and customers. We embarked on an unconventional and innovative path with Open Source Mobility, but it continues to prove rewarding every single day.”

“Through its innovative thinking, long-term product strategy and collaborative partner programme, the winner of this year’s award has established itself as one of the world’s foremost companies in the auto ID industry,” said Dominik Rotzinger, Managing Director of Warok GmbH, in the award citation. “The company is a model of management driven by a long-term vision and has a workforce that lives and breathes auto ID. It has done much to shape mobile computing and mobility and will continue to do so.”

Open Source Mobility

Through OSM, Psion shares tools and components with external service providers, partner businesses and customers to integrate existing ideas and approaches. This strategy drives the creation of tailored modules based on Psion’s product platforms that can be refined and advanced by developers with relatively little effort. In the process, Psion shares its intellectual property with similarly focused companies. Its aims are to build on existing modules to create entirely new products and to adapt existing solutions that integrate seamlessly with its own product portfolio. The knowledge sharing and information exchange is managed through the web-driven platform

The first product to emerge from this open, collaborative approach was the Omnii XT10 mobile handheld computer. This is an exceptionally rugged and highly modular mobile device, designed primarily for use in supply chain and logistics operations at seaports and airports. Last year, Psion also unveiled the EP10, a PDA device likewise developed on the basis of OSM. With its compact form factor, the EP10 is ideal for users like parcel service drivers, service engineers and forwarders who need access to data while on the move.

About Psion

Psion is the pioneer of quality mobile handheld computers and their application in industrial markets around the world. We have been innovators in mobile computing since 1980, starting with the invention of the PDA, through to helping our global customers solve their business problems today. Our clients include Volkswagen, SNCF, RWE nPower, E.ON, BMW, Goodyear, Copenhagen Airports, BNSF and many others.

Through our open innovation business model, we have the ability to work directly with our customers and partners to co-create new variants of our mobile hardware, software and service that meet the specific needs of the marketplace. This collaboration is made possible by our open innovation community site,

Psion plc is a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange. It is headquartered in London with corporate offices located in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Africa. For more information, visit