Psion Teklogix Inc.

Psion Teklogix Inc.

January 10, 2005 09:02 ET

Psion Teklogix Launches WORKABOUT PRO S


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JANUARY 10, 2005 - 09:02 ET

Psion Teklogix Launches WORKABOUT PRO S

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 10, 2005) -

New rugged mobile computing device delivers the functionality and
customization of the WORKABOUT PRO M and C in a compact form factor

Psion Teklogix, (LSE:PON), a global provider of solutions for mobile
computing, wireless data collection and RFID, today unveiled the
WORKABOUT PRO S, a Microsoft Windows CE .NET based hand-held computer
that delivers the flexibility and performance of the recently launched
WORKABOUT PRO, in a smaller, lightweight form factor. Adding the
WORKABOUT PRO S to the Psion Teklogix Windows CE .NET product family
ensures the ability to meet exact data collection needs of customers
across a broad range of markets.

An evolution of the WORKABOUT PRO, the WORKABOUT PRO S delivers the same
customization capabilities, expansion, task-specific ergonomics, and
radio and data input options in a more compact form factor. With its
colour touch-screen and scanner options, the WORKABOUT PRO S is ideally
suited for signature-capture and barcode scanning in direct-to-store
delivery, transportation and logistics, retail, field service and other
mobile applications.

"Psion Teklogix is committed to offering our customers a range of mobile
computing options from lightweight hand-held devices to industrial
strength computers," said Thierry Beclin, director of product management
and marketing, Psion Teklogix. "By expanding our product portfolio with
the WORKABOUT PRO S we are continuing to solve our customers data
collection challenges and are better positioned to meet the needs of the
overall rugged hand-held market which is expected to grow to over $2.86
billion by 2008(a)."

An ergonomic and compact, yet rugged hand-held computer, the WORKABOUT
PRO S is built on Psion Teklogix' Windows CE .NET and the Intel XScale
processor platform. It will offer a range of simultaneously supported
radio options including WWAN (GSM/GPRS, CDMA), WPAN (Bluetooth) and WLAN
(802.11b). With an IP54 rating and ability to withstand multiple drops
from four feet to concrete, the rugged design of the WORKABOUT PRO S
delivers reliable performance in harsh environments.

The WORKABOUT PRO S is the next evolution of Psion Teklogix Windows CE
.NET-based family of hand-held computers. When teamed with the 7535 and
WORKABOUT PRO M and C, customers have the power to choose the hand-held
device that best fits their needs. Further, the extended CE .NET device
family that includes the 8525 vehicle mount computer and NETBOOK PRO
gives customers the capability to deploy their applications across
multiple form factors with minimal development effort. The WORKABOUT PRO
S, like all Psion Teklogix CE .NET devices, provides customers with
Intel XScale processors, 802.11 technologies, WAN capabilities
Bluetooth, RFID and SNMP. The WORKABOUT PRO S can be used in batch, WLAN
or WWAN implementations.

The WORKABOUT PRO S will be available February 2005 in North America,
Europe and Asia.

(a)(VDC, Enterprise Mobility Solutions, 2004)

About Psion Teklogix Inc.

Psion Teklogix is a global provider of solutions for mobile computing,
wireless data collection and RFID. 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, such as RFID. The company continues to
introduce new RFID technologies that show tremendous potential across a
wide range of markets. With over three decades of industry experience,
Psion Teklogix has customers in more than 70 countries around the world,
and over 35 sales and support offices in 16 countries. Psion Teklogix is
headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada with additional corporate
offices located in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
Psion Teklogix is the operating business of Psion PLC, which is publicly
listed on the London Stock Exchange (PON.L). For more information, visit
www.psionteklogix.com.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Psion Teklogix Inc.
    Charmaine D'Silva
    905 812-6382 or 416 875-8052
    charmaine.dsilva@teklogix.com
    or
    High Road Communications for Psion Teklogix Inc.
    Cameron Kenalty
    416 368-8348 ext. 233
    ckenalty@highroad.com