Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Press Release from TObii and Assitive Technology, Inc. - About Their Merger

The following is the full text of
the Tobii and Assistive Technology, Inc (makers of the Mercury and Mini-Merc AAC Devices) press release:

Stockholm, Sweden, and Boston,


January 8, 2008

Eye tracking world leader Tobii Technology and Assistive Technology Inc. (ATI) are today announcing that they are joining forces to become a leading vendor of high-tech communication solutions for the disability market, so called augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) solutions.

Tobii and ATI have agreed on joining forces to strengthen their position in the American market. The name of the new company is Tobii Assistive Technology, Inc. (Tobii ATI) and it is a US based, fully owned subsidiary of Tobii Technology AB, with its corporate office in Boston, MA.

Tobii ATI will offer a complete range of AAC devices and communication solutions for users with disabilities, including MyTobii - the market leading eye controlled device from Tobii, Mercury, MiniMerc, L*E*O, LinkCLASSIC and LinkPLUS from ATI and the communication software VS Communicator from Viking Software. Tobii ATI will offer customer service and support on the entire product range.

"ATI has an unparalleled experience in the US assistive technology market, a highly experienced sales staff and the very best customer support organization. Combined with Tobii's strong R&D and innovative solutions we can continue to grow and to offer the best solutions to end users, therapists and care givers." says Henrik Eskilsson, CEO at Tobii Technology.

"Tobii offers the best in the class of R&D with the financial resources to reach the top. This, combined with their commitment to increase the benefit of the user will solidify an exceptional product offering in the future." says Tara Rudnicki, ATI's President and COO.

The market for communication solutions for people with disabilities is growing rapidly. Computerized communicating devices allow people with limited communication abilities to talk, chat, browse the Internet, and much more.

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