SOURCE: Aruba Networks, Inc.

April 22, 2008 08:00 ET

Aruba Networks and Psion Teklogix Partner to Tackle Industrial Applications With Ruggedized Product Solution

Industrial Access Points and Hardened Portable Computing Devices Provide Secure Mobility in Harsh Environments

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - April 22, 2008) - Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN), a global leader in wireless LANs and secure unified mobility solutions, and Psion Teklogix (LSE: PON), a leading provider of rugged mobile computing solutions to a range of industries around the world, today announced a distribution agreement under which Psion Teklogix will resell Aruba secure mobility solutions as part of its industrial solution suite. Additionally, Aruba has issued Compatible Partner interoperability ratings to Psion Teklogix Wi-Fi enabled products, an assurance to integrators and end users that the products have been tested to work well together.

"Psion Teklogix manufactures a wide range of wireless and mobile computing solutions for the enterprise, including handheld and vehicle mounted devices, and we wanted to offer our customers another reliable, secure wireless infrastructure option that would make the most of our products," said Ron Caines, Psion Teklogix' President of the Americas. "Aruba's AP-85 industrial access point family allows our products to operate at exceptional range, in the harshest environments. Running Psion Teklogix devices on an Aruba wireless LAN is an excellent way to highlight the many advanced features we build into our products."

Aruba's new AP-85 Dual-Radio Outdoor Access Point family incorporates unique radio, packaging, and operational capabilities optimized for industrial environments. Featuring dual, high-power radios, a robust weather- and airborne contaminate-proof enclosure, explosive environment ATEX Zone 2 safety rated design, and a mesh mode for wire-free operation, the AP-85 is ideal for addressing difficult installation scenarios in both indoor and outdoor locations. These features facilitate fast deployment without the services of highly skilled technicians.

Aruba launched its interoperability testing program in mid-2007 to enhance the out-of-box deployment experience of integrators and end users. Pre-testing helps avoid situations in which incompatibilities, bugs, or software instability results in erratic device or network behavior. Aruba completed interoperability testing of Psion Teklogix's mobile devices with its wireless LANs and has issued the devices a Compatible Partner rating.

"Psion Teklogix' devices are known for their outstanding performance and reliability, and it is our mission to ensure that these devices stay connected at all times," said Peter Cellarius, Aruba's head of global channel operations. "To accomplish this our networks automatically and continuously optimize themselves for the environment in which they're operating, taking the guesswork out of network set-up and operation. The result is a secure and dependable conduit for information on which Psion Teklogix and its resellers can depend day in and day out."

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About Aruba Networks

People move. Networks must follow. Aruba securely delivers networks to users, wherever they work or roam. Our unified mobility solutions include Wi-Fi networks, identity-based security, remote access and cellular services, and centralized multi-vendor network management to enable the Follow-Me Enterprise that moves in lock-step with users:

--  Follow-Me Connectivity: Adaptive 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi networks optimize
    themselves to ensure that users are always within reach of mission-critical
--  Follow-Me Security: Identity-based security assigns access policies to
    users, enforcing those policies whenever and wherever a network is
--  Follow-Me Applications: Remote access solutions and cellular network
    integration ensure uninterrupted access to applications as users move;
--  Follow-Me Management: Multi-vendor network management provides a
    single point of control while managing both legacy and new wireless
    networks from both Aruba and its competitors.

The cost, convenience, and security benefits of our unified mobility solutions are fundamentally changing how and where we work. Listed on the NASDAQ and Russell 2000® Index, Aruba is based in Sunnyvale, California, and has operations throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific regions. To learn more, visit Aruba at

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 39 sales and support offices in 23 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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