Handheld Computer is rated Intrinsically Safe.

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Model MX1-IS can be used in extreme explosive environments. It is offered with short, long, or advanced long-range integrated scanner and 60-key alphanumeric keypad. Unit includes 486 processor and ROM-DOS operating system, and supports 900 MHz or 2.4 GHz radio options and numerous terminal emulation standards for integration with Warehouse Management System applications. System supports full 8-hr shift.



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LXE Introduces the Intrinsically Safe MX1-IS Rugged Mobile Handheld Computer



The LXE MX1-IS computer is manufactured for use in the most extreme explosive environments where Intrinsically Safe equipment approval ratings are required

ATLANTA - November 25, 2002 - LXE Inc., a leading manufacturer of rugged wireless products and solutions that improve the performance of supply-chain execution applications, today announced the introduction of the MX1-IS, LXE's ultra-rugged Intrinsically Safe mobile handheld computer. Due to its broad Intrinsically Safe (I-Safe) approval rating, the MX1-IS can be used in almost any I-Safe environment, including environments where explosive material is always present (Division I Rating).

"Having an approval rating that covers such a broad range of hazardous environments makes the purchasing decision simple for a manager," says Tim Crews, LXE Product Manager. "Add to this the MX1-IS's ultra-rugged design, IP rating, and numerous available options, and you have the best match for any extreme hazardous environment that requires an I-Safe solution," adds Mr. Crews.

The MX1-IS has the same form factor and many of the same features as LXE's popular MX1 handheld. To simplify the data entry process, the unit can be ordered with either a short, long, or advanced long-range integrated scanner, and will be available with multiple keypad options including a 60-key alphanumeric keypad. The MX1-IS's productivity-improving power management system supports a full eight-hour shift.

The MX1-IS features an industry standard, highly reliable, 486 processor and a ROM-DOS operating system. The unit supports 900MHz or 2.4GHz (802.11b) radio options and numerous terminal emulation standards for easy integration with most Warehouse Management System applications.

MX1-IS Intrinsically Safe Approval Ratings:
FM Approved (US)
NEMKO Approved (EU) / Test Safe (AU) Class I, II, III
Class 1, Zone 0 Division 1 & 2
EEx ia IIB T4 Groups C, D, E, F, G
T4 Temperature Rating Class I, Zone 0 AEx ia IIB T4

About LXE Inc.

LXE Inc. improves supply chain performance by applying over 30 years' experience developing wireless products and solutions. From wireless computers, barcode scanners, and 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, 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 < lxe.com>.

For more information, please contact:
Mark Dessommes
Public Relations
LXE Inc.
1-770-729-6643
pr@lxe.com

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