EMS Technologies, Inc.
NASDAQ : ELMG

EMS Technologies, Inc.

May 31, 2005 09:29 ET

EMS SATCOM Welcomes Tech Electronic Services as an Authorized ...

EMS SATCOM Welcomes Tech Electronic Services as an Authorized Distributor; Attention: Business/Financial Editor OTTAWA--(CCNMatthews - May 31, 2005) - OTTAWA, May 31, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- EMS SATCOM, a division of EMS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:ELMG), is happy to welcome Lindsay, Ontario-based Tech Electronic Services as an authorized distributor of the company's eNcompass line of satellite communication products.

Tech Electronic Services will distribute EMS SATCOM's eNcompass PDT (packet data terminal) to its 5,000 satellite dealers in North America. The eNcompass PDT is a small, light-weight, all-in-one, low-maintenance, satellite communications device with built-in GPS that gives users the ability to access two-way, real-time messaging and vehicle location services. When combined with Tech Electronic Services' e-mail solution, it offers optional vehicle location data from any Internet browser, providing peace of mind for travelers exploring remote regions, aw well as for their friends, colleagues and family at home. Unlike alternative Satcom communication systems for which the vehicle must be stationary to allow the antenna first to deploy and then transmit, the PDT allows users to communicate while the vehicle is in motion. As a lower cost solution, the PDT is well-suited to recreational vehicles, pleasure boats and cottages. It is portable so it can be installed on virtually any type of vehicle, ranging from motor homes and trailers, to boats and busses.

"We are excited about distributing the eNcompass PDT," said Dawn Branton, president of Tech Electronic Services. "When we bundle it with our Tech Email Web-based software, and a computer, our leisure customers get plug-and-play mobile computing access--even where there is no ground-based cellular coverage--to virtually anywhere in North America, Mexico and beyond. For our corporate customers who require fleet management, mobile workforce management, and remote monitoring, the eNcompass PDT is a "one-product-fits-all" solution that is long overdue. EMS SATCOM has created a product that fits the wide-ranging needs of our dealers, and we are proud to be able to offer it to them."

"Tech Electronic Services has a broad dealer network and we are pleased to have them as authorized distributors for our PDT," said Stephane Momy, sales manager, Tracking & Management Solutions, EMS SATCOM. "Ms. Branton has developed an excellent dealer base, serving both recreational and corporate customers who can benefit greatly from the solution."

More about the eNcompass PDT

The PDT operates on the Mobile Satellite Ventures satellite network providing real-time, satellite-based communication throughout North America, Central America and up to 250 miles offshore. The PDT is an excellent fit for providing communications between cargo, a broad variety of vehicles and stationary installations, and head office. It provides two-way messaging and tracking, and is well-suited for use on transport trucks and service vehicles, and also for monitoring high-value capital installations such as compressors.

About Tech Electronic Services

Tech Electronic Services is headquartered in Lindsay, Ontario with a western regional office in Edmonton. They are a Canadian national distributor for satellite accessories and installation products; mobile electronics, and consumer electronics products in addition to the line of satellite communications products from EMS SATCOM.

About EMS Technologies Inc.

EMS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:ELMG) is a leading innovator in the design and manufacture of wireless, satellite and defense solutions, and focuses its unique range of advanced technologies on the needs of broadband and mobile information users. The Company is headquartered in Atlanta, has approximately 1,800 workers worldwide, and operates manufacturing facilities in Atlanta, Ottawa, Montreal and Brazil.

The SATCOM Division of EMS Technologies, based in Ottawa, Canada, specializes in the design and development of satellite-based terminals and antennas for the aeronautical, land mobile, maritime and emergency management markets. The Division is a leader in developing and supplying high-speed data communications equipment for delivering e-mail and Internet capabilities to aircraft cabins. /For further information:


CONTACT: 
    Kate Murchison, Marketing Manager
    EMS SATCOM
    613-727-6277, ext. 1415
    murchison.k@emssatcom.com

    Anne Sargent
    Public Relations
    EMS Technologies
    770-263-9200, ext. 4326
    pr@ems-t.com
/ IN: TELECOMM