Congatec AG
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Communiqués de presse

21. July 2006

Cooperation of congatec and PLG

PLG AG is a new Solution Partner for congatec AG

Deggendorf, Augsburg, July 21, 2006 – As a result of the newly founded development cooperation with the congatec AG, PLG AG will offer customer specific solutions based on congatec Embedded Computer Modules effective immediately. This provides the customer with the ideal combination of the PLG's life cycle management and congatec's flexible XTX module concept.

 

With PLG AG, congatec has found a partner with extensive experience as OEM manufacturer. PLG provides development, production, logistics and after-sales support in the IT sector. For the last 10 years leading manufacturers and distributors have put their faith in the competence and reliability of PLG and its employees.


PLG takes care of its customers throughout the whole product life cycle. This care starts with the idea and implementation to series-production readiness and continues during production, installation and honoring warranties. Spare parts availability and proper product disposal at the end of the product life cycle is also ensured.


PLG focuses on top quality kiosk, security, and medical systems of the highest quality standards, as well as individual industry solutions.
Customers can enjoy the benefits of specialized solution know‑how in the areas of touch displays, safety devices, card systems, printing output, coin and paper money handling, and RFID technology.


PLG has already delivered more than 55,000 POS/POI terminals and currently provides life cycle support for these units. During the last 10 years, PLG has grown in to a company with a turnover of 40 Mio. Euro and 160 employees to date. PLG's future is secured by offering top quality, high flexibility and the strength to quickly understand and implement their customer's requirements.
To minimize development time and costs, PLG relies on congatec's innovative technologies. The use of XTX modules guarantees exchangeability and scalability of the solutions. Long-term availability and upgrading possibilities for existing developments are also ensured. XTX based solutions include state-of-the-art interfaces such as PCI Express, Serial ATA and High Definition Audio. In combination with the Intel Core Duo processors, high performance and low power consuming solutions can be developed. Using the integrated battery management possibilities of congatec Embedded CPU Modules, mobile and battery operated applications can be implemented quickly and at a low cost. Utilizing the Embedded Panel Interface (EPI), all flat panel displays can be adapted with less development effort. Even when CPU modules or displays are exchanged, EPI ensures that no adjustments have to be made.


This close collaboration between PLG and congatec will result in an extensive exchange of know-how between the two companies and will not only provide full service but also a clear edge in the market and thus direct business success for their customers.


The customer comes up with the idea and PLG develops the complete solution. Life cycle management already starts with the first consultation and is continued throughout the whole development process (including system integration, certification, component sourcing and product release). At PLG, life cycle management also includes production, logistics and after-sales service. A strong indication of customer satisfaction is the repeat business from PLG's existing clients.


This cooperation between congatec AG and PLG AG will enhance their ability to be reliable customer partners in the fields of technology, development and production. “Customer satisfaction is our first priority. After all, our customer's success is the key to our own success”, points out Dieter Meissle, CEO of PLG AG.