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New MX9 Computer Delivers Added Functionality for Data Collection Applications

LXE Inc., the rugged mobilecomputer business of EMS Technologies, Inc., announced today the immediate availability of the MX9 and MX9CS, Ultra-Rugged Handheld computers, designed for use in a wide array of heavy industrial and outdoor data collection environments.

"The MX9 family of handheld computers further extends LXE’s reach into new markets and outdoor data collection applications." states Ian Davies, Country Manager LXE U.K.

Replacing the popular MX5 series of Handhelds, LXE has incorporated improvements
and additional functionalities requested by its existing customer and partner base. "We have seen a growing demand for ultra rugged computing products. The MX9 computer offers best-in-class performance along with special features such as GPS receivers for positional location applications. Interest in the product for agriculture, forestry and public safety markets, among others, demonstrates the need for high reliability Handheld computing solutions. Adding the MX9 family of computers to our portfolio of products will greatly extend the breadth of LXE products made available to our growing network of partners, for use in their solutions offerings." Davies added.

The MX9 computer is in a class by itself, offering a host of features, including an outdoor display, multiple scanning and imaging options, back-lit keypads, built-in GPS positional location option, and 802.11 a/b/g, WWAN and Bluetooth communications options.

The MX9 computer includes an IP67 rating and rugged packaging designed specifically for harsh outdoor environments. With lowtemp batteries and built-in heater control capabilities, the MX9CS version of the handheld computer is ready for a variety of cold storage applications. Both MX9 computers ship with a PXA320 processor and industryleading Windows.

CE 5.0 operating system offering an open platform for application
development. All versions also include LXE’s ToughtalkTM-technology, supporting voice recognition applications. For more information on the MX9 and MX9CS handheld computers.

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