SOURCE: BlueStar

March 25, 2008 11:01 ET

BlueStar Distributes the LXE MX7CS Hand-Held Computer

The MX7CS Is a Rugged Line of Mobile Computers for Cold Storage Logistics

FLORENCE, KY--(Marketwire - March 25, 2008) - BlueStar, the leading innovator in solutions-based distribution for Auto ID, Point-of-Sale, Mobility and RFID products, is announcing its distribution of the LXE MX7CS hand-held computer for cold storage.

The MX7CS adds to LXE's line of mobile computers for cold storage logistics supporting real-time data communications, bar code scanning, and voice/speech recognition. It addresses the problems that make it impossible to use standard hand-held computers in cold storage environments. Built-in heaters eliminate both fogging and frosting, a specialized battery promotes free-flowing power, and a highly-effective conformal coating technique protects the unit against the effects of condensation.

"The MX7CS fills a critical need in the cold storage market for a rugged hand-held data-collection device that's small and lightweight," says Doug Brown, LXE's Director of Product Management. "LXE has a deep understanding of the cold storage business, based on extensive experience in delivering application-specific solutions. The MX7CS is the culmination of all the customer feedback and lessons we've learned during that experience."

This new product is the lightest, most ergonomic hand-held computer for cold storage applications. The LXE MX7CS is designed for full-shift, scan-intensive use and weighs less than 21 oz including handle and battery. The product scans 1D and 2D bar codes in Standard Range and Lorax All-Range.

"As the need for enhanced cold storage solutions increases, the addition of the MX7CS to our mobile computing offerings lets BlueStar present the widest line-up of solutions to our AIDC customers," says Greg Seelbach, BlueStar Director of Market Development.

About LXE

LXE Inc. improves supply chain performance by applying over 36 years' experience developing wireless products and solutions. From rugged mobile computers, advanced auto-ID technologies, and secure wireless network infrastructure, to award-winning customer support -- LXE's easy-to-use products are as reliable as the people who install and support them.

Based in Norcross, Georgia, LXE also offers a full range of turnkey services, including radio integration, project and installation management, network design, technical support, and repair services. LXE is a wholly-owned subsidiary of EMS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELMG), and has offices worldwide. For more information, visit our website at www.lxe.com.

About BlueStar

BlueStar is a leading solutions-based distributor of point-of-sale, bar coding, data collection, radio frequency identification (RFID), and wireless mobility products. BlueStar works exclusively with VAR Partners, providing them with complete solutions at competitive prices. The company brings unequaled expertise to the market, offers award-winning technical support and is an authorized service center for a growing number of manufacturers. For more information about BlueStar, please contact a BlueStar Account Manager or log on to www.bluestarinc.com.

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