Southampton-based data-entry specialist Kendata Peripherals Ltd has been appointed by US firm Chatsworth Data Corporation as exclusive UK distributor for the company's range of optical mark readers (OMRs) for all markets outside of the school sector.
Located in Chatsworth, California, the OMR manufacturer was formed in 1971 and has since supplied over 100,000 readers throughout the world for a wide variety of data-entry applications.
Commenting on the deal, Kendata's product marketing manager, Ken Fletcher, said: We needed a reliable, low-cost range of card readers to complete our product portfolio, and we are delighted that we can now offer Chatsworth's well-proven technology to our customer base.
Kendata will be primarily targeting applications in further and higher education, healthcare, catering, utilities, the MoD and local authorities.
Chatsworth's vice president Frank Lefkowitz said: "We have been dealing directly with the UK market for some time but this is not without its difficulties, so we are pleased to have signed up Kendata Peripherals, which is well established as a distributor of OMRs in the UK."