World's Largest Terminal Operator Selects LXE as Preferred Supplier to Provide Certified Solution for Managing Container Movements
HONG KONG and ATLANTA - May 22, 2008 - LXE Inc., the wireless logistics computing business of EMS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELMG), is pleased to announce that it has entered into a global agreement with Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH), the world's leading port investor, developer and operator, to provide a full line of rugged wireless computing solutions for HPH's terminal operations.
The LXE equipment will be fully integrated with HPH's Terminal Operations Systems (TOS) software, nGen and other third-party TOS, e.g. Navis(TM). These systems process and control vessel planning, vessel operations, container movements and storage of containers in the yard. LXE's handheld and vehicle-mount computers are certified working solutions with HPH's nGen applications and are Navis-Ready. LXE hardware is currently deployed in eight HPH ports located in China, Europe, the Middle East, Mexico and Southeast Asia.
"LXE is delighted to serve as HPH's strategic partner to deploy our award-winning rugged mobile computing solutions across their global terminal operations. Today's agreement solidifies LXE's leadership in the intermodal market, where half of the world's ports rely on our ruggedized computers for wireless container tracking," says Bill Roeder, acting general manager, LXE.
LXE wireless and mobile computing solutions are installed in more the 300 ports worldwide. The LXE solutions combine LXE mobile computers with a Cisco wireless infrastructure enhanced with LXE antennas, including the innovative SPIRE(TM) antenna, and environmental enclosure products. In addition to providing a platform for managing the
execution of container movements, the solutions build out port communications infrastructures by enabling the convergence of data, voice and video.
About EMS Technologies, Inc.
EMS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELMG) is a wireless and satellite solutions leader serving the aeronautical, defense, maritime, commercial space and supply chain markets. Through its LXE, EMS SATCOM, and Defense & Space Systems divisions, EMS keeps people and their data connected, wherever they are -- on the ground, in the warehouse, in the sky or in space. The Company is headquartered in Atlanta, employs approximately 1,000 people worldwide and operates major manufacturing facilities in Atlanta and Ottawa, Canada. For more information, visit the Company's website at www.ems-t.com.
About LXE Inc.
LXE Inc., a subsidiary of EMS Technologies, Inc., improves supply chain performance by applying almost 38 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, Georgia, LXE also offers a full range of turnkey services, including radio integration, project and installation management, network design, technical support, and repair services.
Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH), a subsidiary of the multinational conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL), is the world's leading port investor, developer and operator with interests in a total of 292 berths in 47 ports, spanning 24 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia. HPH also owns a number of transportation-related service companies. In 2007, the HPH Group handled a combined throughput of 66.3 million TEU worldwide.
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