Since August 2017, Zebra Technologies Germany has listed dff solutions, the software integrator of the PDS Group, as a Premier Independent Software Vendor (ISV)

The status 'Premier ISV' is only awarded to companies which develop applications that run on or with Zebra Technologies products. As a Premier ISV, dff solutions has reached the highest tier within Zebra's partner programme, thus acquiring access to current and future Zebra Technologies and devices. This collaboration means that it is now even easier to advance application development. As a Premier ISV, the PDS Group benefits from a collaborative partnership with Zebra, based on joint marketing activities with access to sales and marketing materials in addition to technical support, enabling it to develop, integrate and offer solutions more efficiently.

Zebra PartnerConnect is a new partner programme from Zebra aimed at promoting innovative software from ISVs for Zebra products and offering customers end-to-end enterprise solutions via Zebra's reseller community. Companies enter the partner programme as a Registered Independent Software Provider (Registered ISV). The middle tier is made up of ISV Partners. The status Premier ISV Partner and as such the highest tier is only awarded to companies that excel through their progressive commitment and exceptionally close engagement. Partners in the Zebra PartnerConnect programme gain technical insights that enable them to streamline application development processes.

Above all, Zebra appreciates the innovative software solutions from dff solutions. These play an important role in getting the Android operating system established on Zebra handhelds. By way of example, Zebra's TC70/TC75 series have been built from the ground up for the enterprise. Users have now not only the choice between Android and Windows 10 IoT Mobile Enterprise - they also benefit from a layer of features that transform Android from a consumer operating system into a true enterprise-class operating system. The device series incorporates the most advanced scan engine with an even greater data capture capability range and, thanks to its rugged design, is ready for enterprise use inside and outside the four walls. Key accounts who have already successfully made the switch to Android are Edeka Nordbayern and Hermes ES. 

Marcel Kars, Vice President Sales D-A-CH at Zebra Technologies, comments on the significance of the partner status: We are delighted to have dff solutions on board as a further Premier ISV. Thanks to its innovative software solutions, dff solutions has been awarded the highest tier partners can attain in our Zebra PartnerConnect programme. We are convinced that the advantages this collaboration leverages for us with regard to our customers will lead to even greater success for everyone involved."

The PDS Group supports its customers along the entire process chain for mobile data capturing – from the initial evaluation and procurement of the corresponding hardware to compatible Wi-Fi infrastructure through to customised software. This sees dff solutions developing modular software components for mobile data capturing by drawing on its many years of experience. Applications are developed on the basis of customised system solutions for customers from retail, field service, transport logistics, cold chain monitoring and transport of dangerous goods, which are already used by companies such as Rewe, Edeka, Penny and Metro Systems. This allows customers of the PDS Group to benefit from the complete range of solutions for "Circlon Mobile Life Cycle Management", the comprehensive device management concept covering all the services before and during the entire life cycle of mobile data capturing devices and their peripherals.