LXE Solidifies Leadership Position In The Cold-Storage Wireless Data Collection Market

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New freezer terminals round out the industryÂ?s most complete line of cold chain wireless data collection products.

– With LXE’s recent introduction of the cold-loving VX6 and VX7 rugged vehicle-mount computers, LXE now has a wireless computer for any freezer or cold storage application. LXE’s VX1 and VX2 have been the standard for DOS-based vehicle-mounted freezer terminals since 2001. The VX4 and VX5 vehicle-mounted low temperature terminals provide users the benefits of the robust and familiar Windows 2000 and XP operating systems. The Windows® CE .NET based VX6 (half screen) and VX7 (full screen) vehicle-mount computers enable customers to run the same CE .NET applications on both their handheld and vehicle-mount computers, greatly reducing user training and support costs. In addition, LXE’s ultra-rugged, heated MX5 handheld computer, with its magnesium housing, has been designed to handle harsh environments beyond just cold temperatures.

“It takes a very specific expertise to design and build wireless terminals for the freezer market,“ says Doug Brown, LXE senior product manager, “and the tough part isn’t the extreme cold, but moving in and out of the cold, which causes condensation to become an issue.” Extreme fluctuations in temperature create condensation, and condensation causes screens to fog up, keyboards to seize up and internal parts to corrode, reducing operator productivity levels and increasing operator frustrations and equipment repair costs. LXE Engineering understands these issues and designs heated products to withstand these extremes while operating reliably in the customer’s cold storage environment.

“There are also network issues that one has to overcome in a freezer that aren’t as prevalent in the typical warehouse,” says Hank Stephens, LXE product manager. “Freezer walls are heavily insulated and lined with stainless steel, which creates an RF environment conducive to multi-pathing.” RF multi-pathing is the phenomenon that occurs when radio signals bounce off obstacles and arrive at the receiver at slightly different times, causing the receiver to fail to pick up either signal. LXE’s Spire® Antenna, based on technology originally developed for space applications, reduces the problems associated with RF multi-pathing.

All of LXE’s rugged mobile freezer and low-temperature computers support LXE’s RFTerm® multi-session terminal emulator, so customers can easily and cost-effectively run legacy terminal emulation applications (ANSI VT220, TN3270 and TN5250). When the time is right to migrate your application to a Windows GUI or browser-based design, there is no new hardware to buy.

LXE’s heated NEMA 4 enclosure allows operation of your wireless access points or wireless bridge in temperatures as low as -22° F (-30° C). It also protects them from ice, snow and hose spray. As always, LXE’s freezer products are supported by LXE’s award-winning Customer Support team, winners of the Mobile Star Award™ for best customer satisfaction in mobile hardware for the second consecutive year.

About LXE Inc.

LXE Inc. improves supply chain performance by applying over 30 years experience developing wireless products and solutions. From rugged mobile computers, advanced auto-ID technologies and secure wireless network infrastructure, to our award-winning customer support, LXE’s easy-to-use products are as reliable as the people who install and support them.

Based in Norcross, GA, 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 http://www.lxe.com

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LXE Inc.



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