grandPad® and Acer Announce Strategic Partnership

Today grandPad®, a provider of technology solutions specifically designed for senior citizens, and Acer, one of the world’s top 5 PC companies, announced a strategic partnership, where Acer makes an equity investment in grandPad.

The partnership aligns the two companies with similar missions: providing safe and simple technology that empowers all users. grandPad, with its strengths in software and services, will be able to tap into Acer’s extensive experience and resources in computing and communication, including its hardware design capabilities.

“We are very excited to partner with Acer and accelerate our mission to bring our simple, safe solution to seniors around the world,” notes Scott Lien, CEO of grandPad. “Together with Acer, we have the potential to help millions of seniors by reconnecting them with their family, friends and caregivers by using technology designed just for them.”

“In the era of the Internet of Beings (IoB), a human-centric network based on a collective of intelligence is necessary to make the vast variety of ‘Things’ out there more meaningful,” said Maverick Shih, President of BYOC Business Group, Acer Inc. “With Acer’s extensive experience in integrating hardware, software, and services, in addition to our time-to-market capability and global footprint, we will help enhance the grandPad experience for seniors who rely on this technology for their daily needs.”

Live Grand® with the grandPad
Empowering seniors to connect easily and effortlessly, the grandPad tablet connects with a smartphone app or desktop web portal that every family member can connect to. With grandPad, seniors can video chat with the family, check e-mail messages in real-time, share photos, play games, make phone calls, and much more. There are no confusing buttons, no passwords, or pop-up ads. The intuitive, easy-to-use design turns technology into a gateway instead of a barrier.

  With an ongoing dedication to the senior citizen community, grandPad works to continually provide users with access to a technology solution that can simplify and enhance life. This dedication fully aligns with Acer’s long-standing mission: breaking the barriers between people and technology.
About Acer

Founded in 1976, today Acer is one of the world’s top ICT companies and has a presence in over 160 countries. As Acer looks into the future, it is focused on enabling a world where hardware, software and services will fuse with one another to open up new possibilities for consumers and businesses alike. From service-oriented technologies to the Internet of Things to gaming and virtual reality, Acer’s 7,000+ employees are dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of products and solutions that break barriers between people and technology. Please visit www.acer.com for more information.