Psion Teklogix Inc.

Psion Teklogix Inc.
Dreisbach Enterprises

May 24, 2006 08:01 ET

Dreisbach Survives the Cold with Psion Teklogix' Rugged Mobile Computing Solution

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 24, 2006) -

Durable 7530 hand-held computer stands up to the extreme temperatures of Dreisbach's cold storage facility.

Psion Teklogix (LSE:PON), a global provider of solutions for mobile computing, wireless data collection, imaging and RFID, today announced that Dreisbach Enterprises is replacing its paper-based warehouse management system with a Psion Teklogix mobile computing solution for its cold storage facility in Watsonville, CA. Dreisbach processes, stores and ships fruits, vegetables and fish that are processed in the agriculturally rich Pajaro Valley.

The new mobile computing system will use Psion Teklogix' rugged 7530 hand-held computers along with Zethcon's Synapse, a Warehouse Management System. The mobile system replaces Dreisbach's paper-based system, which was inefficient and error-prone. Dreisbach expects the new mobile computing system will help to increase inventory accuracies.

"With our paper-based system, we struggled with the slowness and inaccuracy of manual entry," said John Swinnerton, director of logistics, Dreisbach. "The new system is designed to operate in our tough warehouse environment and will provide a real benefit to us by giving us real-time visibility into the facility with 100 per cent accuracy. More importantly, it will give our customers the ability to check the exact status of any receipt at any time."

The 7530 is a Windows CE .NET based hand-held computer designed to deliver flexibility, integration, ruggedness, and ergonomics in intense and cold environments day-in and day-out. The 7530 can operate in -22 degrees F (-30 degrees C) and withstand multiple 6.5' (2m) drops on to concrete. Moreover, the 7530 relays data with sub-second response and offers unique features and accessories to bolster performance and productivity in the cold chain environment.

"Psion Teklogix has been helping customers leverage mobile computing technology in cold and condensing environments for over 30 years," said Rob Douglas, Americas president, Psion Teklogix Corp. "We have designed our rugged hand-held devices to work and last in the most frigid environments - and for our customers this means a decrease in device repair costs and lost worker productivity due to broken mobile devices."

The deployment of this solution is currently in progress, and Dreisbach has plans to implement the system across its additional facilities over the next two years.

About Dreisbach Enterprises

Dreisbach Enterprises is the Premier Logistics Provider for the Frozen Food Industry in Northern California. Dreisbach's six Facilities and two Transportation Divisions are strategically located to take advantage of business opportunities in Northern California, whether it be agribusiness from the San Joaquin Valley, international cargo through Oakland the nation's fourth largest port, or retail distribution in the nation's fourth largest urban center. Services include Conventional Public Cold Storage, Order Pick Distribution, on-site Rail spurs, and Intermodal Services. Dreisbach's two freight divisions offer container drayage, local shuttles, interstate pool consolidation, and national direct delivery. With this variety of services available, Dreisbach offers their customers a Turnkey Solution to their Supply Chain Management needs. For more information, visit

About Psion Teklogix Inc.

Psion Teklogix is a global provider of solutions for mobile computing and wireless data collection. The company's fully integrated mobile computing solutions include rugged hardware; secure wireless networks, robust software, professional services, and exceptional support programs. Psion Teklogix is committed to helping its customers reap the benefits of new and emerging technologies, including image capture and RFID. With over three decades of industry experience, Psion Teklogix has customers in more than 80 countries around the world, and over 36 sales and support offices in 17 countries. Psion Teklogix is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, with additional corporate offices in America, Europe, and Asia. Psion Teklogix is the operating business of Psion PLC, which is publicly listed in the London Stock Exchange (PON.L). For more information, visit

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