Psion Teklogix Inc.

Psion Teklogix Inc.

January 29, 2007 07:01 ET

Psion Teklogix Expands Rugged Vehicle-Mount Family With Two New Products

Windows XP-Based 8580 and 8590 offer full PC functionality in harshest environments

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 29, 2007) - Psion Teklogix (LSE:PON), a global provider of solutions for mobile computing, wireless data collection, imaging and RFID, today launched the 8580 and 8590 Vehicle-Mount computers - two rugged wireless Vehicle-Mount computers ideally suited to customers who demand optimum performance in harsh environments.

Based on the industrial XTX processor board standard, the 8580 and 8590 Vehicle-Mount computers easily integrate with Psion Teklogix' wireless backbone and rugged mobile devices, as well as other wireless LAN solutions, to provide workers with real-time access to warehouse management tools and ensure rapid data capture.

Built for use in rugged environments such as warehouses, ports, manufacturing operations and yards, the 8580 and 8590 are perfect for managing forklift truck operations. With the 8580 and 8590 mobile workers can accurately receive, put-away, replenish, pick, ship and track inventory in their cold storage facilities and harsh outdoor environments.

Two serial RS232, Ethernet and two USB host ports allow easy connection to a large range of peripherals such as bar code, RFID scanners or printers by using cost efficient standard connectors.

Both the 8580 and 8590 Vehicle-Mount computers run on Windows XP Professional or XP Embedded offering full PC functionality and dependable operation. They both can be operated via the touch screen, keyboard, or mouse.

Windows XP Embedded allows a system setup without a spinning drive, increasing the resistance against the violent shock and vibration transferred from vehicles working in rugged indoor and outdoor applications. Further customization to address harsh industrial needs include automatic shutdown, and integrated heating for the very low temperature range.

"The 8580 and 8590 Vehicle-Mount computers set a new standard for vehicle-mounted solutions offering our customers multiple options and complete versatility," said Rob Vandervecht, vice-president marketing at Psion Teklogix. "By providing rugged solutions such as the 8580 and the 8590, Psion Teklogix is showing its commitment to invest in products that address the ever-changing need of our customers in the supply chain and logistics industries."

A key feature of the 8590 is its high resolution 12.1-inch XGA (1024 by 768) screen that lets leading warehouse management applications run without the need of adapting the user interface. The 8580 offers a large 10.4 inch SVGA display that is readable in all lighting conditions, including direct sunlight.

The 8580 and 8590 Vehicle-Mount computers are available to customers through Psion Teklogix' global sales offices and value-added resellers.

About Psion Teklogix, Inc.

Psion Teklogix is a global provider of mobile computing solutions which deliver real-time access to enterprise data at the point of activity to improve business efficiency and productivity for leading enterprises throughout the world. Solutions are built around a range of high-quality, innovative mobile computers designed for tough and demanding environments. Psion Teklogix has leading expertise in rugged hardware, integration, service and support and in 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, and over 36 sales and support offices in 17 countries. The Psion Teklogix parent company, Psion PLC, is listed on the London Stock Exchange (PON.L). For more information, visit

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