@hand Announces Version 6 of its Field Mobility System

Company announces major upgrade to its enterprise mobility software, featuring support for new mobile device platforms and a new solution architecture.

AUSTIN, Texas – February 1, 2012 - @hand, the leading provider of field mobility software solutions, announced today the release of its Field Mobility System (FMS), Version 6.0.

The new version of @hand’s software provides support for an expanded collection of mobile platforms, including Windows®, iPhone®, iPad®, AndroidTM, and BlackBerry® devices. FMS 6 also introduces a new managed solution framework which provides unprecedented levels of modularity and supportability for both customer and partner-developed solutions. 

“FMS 6 launches a new era for our product,” according to John Cannington, CEO of @hand. “@hand’s mission has always been to empower mobile workers to perform high-value enterprise transactions on the mobile device of their choice. Version 6.0 expands our collection of supported device types, and it introduces an exciting opportunity to incorporate new user groups into the @hand ecosystem.” 

With FMS 6, @hand has expanded its mobility architecture to include a new cross-platform application framework based primarily on HTML5. This architecture enables @hand solution teams, customers, and partners to deliver solutions that combine cross-platform and device-specific capabilities. 

In addition to cross-platform features, FMS 6 introduces new architectural advancements to optimize solution flexibility and long-term evolution. A new modular application framework provides an improved ability to re-use application components and to deliver streamlined solutions based on customer-specific features.

“FMS 6 provides a uniquely agile mobility framework for @hand customers and partners,” said Mike Loos, @hand’s Chief Technology Officer. “Implementation teams can focus on a specific mobile application or quickly scale to accommodate a broad enterprise deployment. In all cases, the new product version ensures that @hand solutions benefit from an inclusive, powerful, and scalable foundation.” 

About @hand 
@hand provides enterprise customers with field mobility software for mission-critical work processes, including Enterprise Asset Management, Field Service Management and Supply Chain Management. Connecting mobile workers with core business systems, the @hand Field Mobility System (FMS) provides intuitive mobile applications that deliver powerful data collection and work processing functions, both online and offline. With support for a wide variety of industry-standard mobile devices, @hand specializes in delivering mobile solutions with the highest levels of reliability, flexibility, and user experience. To learn more, visit www.hand.com. 

Android is a trademark of Google Inc. iPhone and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc. BlackBerry is a registered trademark of Research in Motion Limited. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

Press & Media Contact:

Christine Lee 
@hand Corporation 
(512) 439-2344