EMS Technologies, Inc.
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EMS Technologies, Inc.

May 26, 2005 09:00 ET

Wackenhut Guatemala Selects EMS SATCOM's Packet Data Terminal ...

Wackenhut Guatemala Selects EMS SATCOM's Packet Data Terminal in Strategy to Reduce Costs and Prevent Cargo Theft; Attention: Business/Financial Editor MONTERREY, MEXICO AND OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 26, 2005) - MONTERREY, Mexico and OTTAWA, Ontario, May 26, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- EMS SATCOM, a division of EMS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:ELMG), announced today that Wackenhut Guatemala has selected the company's Packet Data Terminal (PDT) and SEPROMEX's monitoring equipment as part of its new strategy to reduce its customers' operating costs and prevent cargo theft in Latin America.

With staggering increases in truck and trailer-based cargo transport and, as a result, cargo theft, the need for secure cargo transport has never been greater. SEPROMEX and EMS SATCOM have put together a technology bundle that makes monitoring and securing cargo much easier, and more cost-effective. The PDT is an antenna and terminal that provides a communication link between the truck and container and the head office, using an MSV (Mobile Satellite Ventures) satellite. It provides real-time monitoring, giving Wackenhut Guatemala's customers immediate access to trailer location and cargo status. The combination of SEPROMEX's monitoring equipment - the Espaceguard TML and the PDT can help keep valuable cargo secure. Espaceguard TML is mounted inside the trailer to monitor the opening of doors and trailer disconnections and associates these activities with the trailer identification number. That information can then be communicated to the home office through the EMS SATCOM PDT.

"We have recognized a growing need to better ensure the safety of our customers' cargo," commented Luis Orellana, president of Wackenhut Guatemala. "Wackenhut has been looking for ways to help our customers in this pursuit and at the same time to reduce operational costs. The bundled EMS SATCOM and SEPROMEX solution is the best fit for achieving both."

"There are many advantages with this system, not the least of which is enhanced cargo integrity," said Stephane Momy, sales manager at EMS SATCOM. "Wackenhut and SEPROMEX recognize the value of the PDT's real-time information delivery. On containers in transport or in storage, it produces significant cost savings, since fewer armed security guards are required to accompany shipments, and owners have up-to-the-minute location data for quick reaction to incidents involving their containers and cargo."

"We are proud that Wackenhut has selected our technology," said Jose Andres, president of SEPROMEX. "The solution provides peace-of-mind for cargo shippers, and we believe this will provide significant value to our customers."

About Wackenhut Corporation

Wackenhut Guatemala, also known under the name Securicor, is a leading provider of security services. To learn more, visit the company's website at www.group4securicorlatam.com/index2.php, or contact:


 Luis A. Orellana
 Commercial Manager
 Wackenhut De Guatemala, S.A.
 (502) 2421-8000

About SEPROMEX

Servicios Especiales de Proteccion en Mexico (SEPROMEX) has more than 15 years of experience, and is the Mexican leader in security services providing private armed security guards and patrols, equipped with GPS systems with finger print recognition, video systems, and communications equipment for voice and data across Mexico. The company provides alarm verification and escort services for vehicles in high-risk areas. SEPROMEX is the only Mexican security company federally authorized for the transfer and safekeeping of goods or values, transfer and protection of people, and protecting and safeguarding buildings.

SEPROMEX's own line of tracking systems includes AVL EspaceGuard, a device that combines revolutionary tracking software with Satellite, radial and cellular automatic vehicle location (AVL) systems and 24 by 7 customer service, 365 days a year. The company's companion products include SatLock, which allows control of the opening of trailer doors from head office; Truck ID, a trailer identification control system; and XPCounter, passenger counter for buses.

Headquartered in Guadalajara, SEPROMEX has branch facilities strategically located for full Mexico coverage: Mexico City, Monterrey, Tijuana, Merida and Puerto Vallarta. For more information please visit www.sepromex.com.mx or contact:


 Enriqueta Andres
 SEPROMEX
 52-3338252094, ext 111
 enriqueta@sepromex.com.mx

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 more information, visit the Company's website at www.emssatcom.com /For further information:


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

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