March 27, 2007 -- JLT Mobile Computers, a Tempe, Ariz.-based firm that designs computers for warehouses, construction sites, and other remote locations, is merging with DAP Technologies, a Canadian company that manufactures computers for rugged environments, the companies announced Tuesday.

The resulting company, which will be renamed Roper Mobile Technology, will use the combined resources of both businesses to increase its presence in the international market, according to Todd Einck, the founder and CEO of JLT Mobile Computers.

"This merger will help the growth of our core technology -- rugged, vehicle computers," Einck said in a statement. "In addition, our customers can choose from a broader line of products and can expect and even higher level of responsive world-class service and support."

JLT Mobile Computers ranked No. 343 on the 2006 Inc. 500 list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. It was the third consecutive year the company appeared on the list.

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