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LXE, the rugged mobile computer business extends line of vehicle mount computers

New VX8 Kärv and VX9 Förj Now Available with Intel Atom or Core 2 Duo
Processors, High-bright, Energy-efficient LED Displays and WWAN capabilities

LXE, the rugged mobile computer business of EMS Technologies, Inc., released two updates to its Trux line of rugged Vehicle Mount computers. The VX8 Kärv and VX9 Förj incorporate sharper LED backlit displays, Intel® Atom and Core 2 Duo processing speeds and mobile radio connectivity into rugged and versatile Vehicle Mount computers.

The Kärv is named after a small, maneuverable Viking ship used for battle and merchant missions.

The Förj computer’s name alludes to the strong, precise materials that emerge from a blacksmith’s forge. The units are designed for enterprises that need full Microsoft® Windows® computing power in a mobile environment.

The VX8 Kärv and VX9 Förj computers are suited for a wide range of Wi-Fi applications; in ports (mounted on cranes and RTGs), warehouses (mounted on forklift trucks and picking trolleys), airports and cold stores. They also handle WWAN applications; for public transport and safety (onboard ambulances and busses), outdoor logistics (in forestry and agriculture) and specialised vehicles (such as bulldozers and piste bashers).

According to Bill Roeder, LXE vice president of Business Development and Marketing, "Our computers have always withstood the toughest environments with their rugged design. The VX8 Kärv and VX9 Förj computers provide the internal computing power and connectivity that allow our customers to truly leverage that ruggedness to its fullest, by running high-performance applications virtually anywhere their business takes them."

The VX8 Kärv Vehicle Mount computer comes with Atom 1.6 GHz or Core 2 Duo 1.5 GHz processors and up to 2GB of RAM, a 10.4" touch screen LED display, 802.11 a/b/g + Bluetooth radio and WWAN connectivity. The unit’s compact magnesium enclosure is engineered to handle extreme temperatures, shock, vibration, dust and moisture.

The VX9 Förj computer, is the VX8 Kärv’s larger counterpart that comes with a 12.1" touch screen and has an outdoor screen option.

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