OtterBox and Mobelisk Announce Strategic Relationship in the Joint Pursuit of the Enterprise Mobility Market
Going Far Beyond Simple Device Protection into the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – A New Generation of IoT-enabled Accessories in conjunction with the OtterBox uniVERSE Case System provide Mobile Enterprises additional Durability, Modular Extensibility, and Real-Time Operational Insight.
FORT COLLINS and PHOENIX – April 24,2018 – OtterBox, No. 1 most-trusted brand in cell phone case protection,and Mobelisk, a pioneer in modular and IoT-enabled Smartcases, today announced the formation of a strategic relationship to bring sophisticated mobile enterprise workflow solutions to the Enterprise Mobility Market – all within the elegance and simplicity of the OtterBox uniVERSE Case System.1The two companies are launching and jointly re-selling Mobelisk’s MaxWorkFlowTMmodules – innovative accessories that transform a range of iOS and Android devices into sophisticated, enterprise workflow solutions. MaxWorkFlowTMmodules work are Built for the OtterBox uniVERSE Case System to provide complete workflow transformation solutions that span across a range of mobile form factors – from smartphones to tablets. The unique modules create a comprehensive range of solutions that include durable hardware, data-capture peripherals, IoT sensors, application-specific mobile applications, remote device management, and real-time operational analytics.2
Mobelisk is the first in its industry to feature an integrated array of cloud-connected IoT sensors in the MaxWorkFlowTMmodules that provide enhanced positioning, shock, vibration, temperature, humidity and barometric pressure measurement independently from the host smartphone or tablet. This allows both proactive service and support of the devices in the field, as well as the ability to capture valuable real-time operational data. Together, the companiesoffer the trust and unsurpassed protection of the OtterBox brand combined with a truly innovative set of technologies from Mobelisk that will benefit organizations ranging from small-to-medium enterprises (SME’s) to the largest of corporations. Two specific variants of the MaxWorkFlowTMmodules will be launching via various channels throughout the next 90 days. MaxWorkFlowTM– Field Serviceoffers Mobelisk’s patented VersaChargeTMfunctionality with enhanced, intelligent battery capacity coupled with an adaptable charge/discharge cycle for sustained overall system performance. This solution is chargeable via wire or a Qi inductive charging pad and additionally offers LED-based enterprise appliance buttons, an optional barcode scanner module, and a range of sensors to meet the needs of fleet/field service deployments. MaxWorkFlowTM– MPOSadditionally includes a 3-in-1 mobile payment solution with an EMV smartcard reader, magnetic stripe reader, and contactless payment processing capability.
“OtterBox was the obvious, well-trusted brand for Mobelisk as a partner who could elegantly offer this technology to the masses in a simple yet compelling solution.” said Dennis Hamann, Founder and CEO of Mobelisk. “We now will begin to see powerful consumer mobile devices withenhanced capabilities via a range of modular hardware and IoT sensors that are optimized for specific use cases in environments such as,field services, hospitality, retail, healthcare, and many other business fields.”
“Mobelisk helps to extend trusted OtterBox protection with complementary, innovative solutions that are ideal to meet the needs of our Enterprise customers.” said Tyler Smith, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of OtterBox. “This relationship allows OtterBox to facilitate adoption of the industry trend towards commercial, off-the-shelf, mobility solutions that are both flexible and affordable.”
The two companies will be announcing additional promotional plans and conducting launch events throughout the second calendar quarter of 2018.
Mobelisk creates durable and flexible mobile workforce solutions that can be custom tailored with its unique modular platform to support a wide range of enterprise needs. Mobelisk brings mobility to the enterprise with its cloud-connected and IoT-enabled hardware and software platforms that leverage the size, affordability, and accessibility of consumer tablet and smartphone offerings, along with a software platform and SDK that facilitates easy integration of unique functionality into highly functional, durable vertical industry applications. To learn more please visit https://mobelisktech.com.
OtterBox innovates bold products that deliver confidence and trust in any pursuit. From its humble beginnings with a drybox in a Fort Collins, Colo., garage, OtterBox has honed and leveraged its expertise in manufacturing and design to become the No. 1-selling smartphone case brand in the U.S. and a leader in rugged outdoor lifestyle products.4
At the center of every OtterBox innovation is a deeper goal to effect positive, lasting change. In partnership with the OtterCares Foundation, OtterBox grows to give back by inspiring kids to change the world through entrepreneurship and philanthropy. To learn more about this mission, visit otterbox.com/givingback.
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1Source: The NPD Group/Consumer Tracking Service, US, Jan. 2014- Dec. 2017
2uniVERSE Case System and Strada Series are NOT protective against water. Will provide added protection against drops and shock.