Psion Teklogix Inc.

Psion Teklogix Inc.

March 14, 2005 08:30 ET

Psion Teklogix and Varec Partner to Arm Department Of Defense With A Rugged Mobile Computing Fuel Management Solution




MARCH 14, 2005 - 08:30 ET

Psion Teklogix and Varec Partner to Arm Department Of
Defense With A Rugged Mobile Computing Fuel Management

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 14, 2005) -

Varec becomes the newest member of the Psion Teklogix Ascent Partner
Program and adds Psion Teklogix' 7535 hand-held computers to its DoD GSA

Psion Teklogix, (LSE:PON) a global provider of solutions for mobile
computing, wireless data collection and RFID, and Varec Inc., a
worldwide leader in automated fuels management systems, today announced
they are working together to provide total mobile fuels management
solutions to oil and gas, defense and aviation markets.

This partnership will expand Psion Teklogix' reach in the government
market, as Varec holds the U.S. Department of Defense's global Fuels
Automated System (FAS) contract for Base-level applications. By adding
the Psion Teklogix 7535 mobile computing device to Varec's Global GSA
schedule, Psion Teklogix becomes the sole rugged hand-held provider for
all Varec-equipped DoD global facilities that require mobile fuels
management systems worldwide.

Varec's approximately 600 military bases, numerous commercial airlines
and U.S. airport customers will now be able to employ Psion Teklogix'
rugged 7535 hand-held devices with Varec's FuelsManager suite in one
efficient solution. Many of Varec's commercial aviation customers had
been using an error-prone, time-consuming paper-based system to record
and manage their fuels management processes. In addition, certain
locations were using hand-held devices for mobile computing, but wanted
a more rugged device with the added capabilities and superior
certifications required to operate in potentially explosive environments.

"Psion Teklogix' line of rugged mobile computing products had the
industrial and military certifications we needed for our global aviation
and defense customers," said Kevin Wilson, Senior Account Executive,
Varec Inc. "Their global reach, strong industry reputation and superior
expertise in the rugged mobile computing market made them a perfect fit
to help us provide complete solutions to our customers."

With the new mobile fuels management solution, airport service companies
are able to improve efficiency and accuracy in the fuel management
process. All work instructions are recorded and transferred to the Psion
Teklogix 7535 hand-held device, giving service personnel the ability to
track fuel times and quantities, update the status of equipment, and
place service orders if necessary. The new solution makes it easier for
ground workers to do their jobs more efficiently, and provides superior
levels of service to customers.

"Varec's 75-year industry experience and strong customer base make them
an ideal partner to join forces with," said Susan King, Vice President,
Government Solutions Group, Psion Teklogix. "This strategic partnership
reinforces Psion Teklogix' commitment to the aviation, defense and
government verticals and will be instrumental in raising awareness of
our rugged mobile computing devices in these markets."

As a member of the Psion Teklogix Ascent Partner Program, Varec is
entitled to a wide range of benefits, including marketing support,
dedicated sales support, customized training, priority service and
technical support, as well as full access to the Teknet extranet. Teknet
is a secure, customized extranet site that provides valuable online
information to customers, such as order status, product and service
announcements, product specification sheets, case studies and developer
resources. Teknet also offers online information tools and powerful,
time-saving service and support features.

The Ascent Partner Program

The Psion Teklogix Ascent Partner program offers organizations support
in developing innovative, application-specific solutions to customers'
unique mobile computing requirements in targeted vertical markets.

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 36 sales and support offices in 17 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

About Varec Inc.

Varec is a worldwide leader in automated fuels management and tank
gauging systems, supplying integrated hardware and software solutions to
oil and gas, defense and aviation markets for over 75 years. The Varec
FuelsManager® suite of product solutions has been a longtime standard
of major oil companies and the U.S. Department of Defense, as well as an
emerging system of choice for the aviation industry and other defense
organizations. For more information on Varec's products, contact Varec


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