Symbol Announces New Mobile Computer, Customer

Symbol Technologies, a global leader in enterprise mobility solutions, introduced a rugged, full-functioned handheld computer that integrates advanced imaging capabilities with voice over Wi-Fi communications and wireless local area networking. The Symbol PDT 8146 Imaging Computer is an ideal data capture, data management and communications device for the steadily growing enterprise mobility workforce, particularly in transportation and logistics, parcel and post, public safety, field sales and service and in-store retail.

Symbol (http://www.symbol.com) also announced that the PDT 8146 Imaging Computer is now being shipped to Schenker, a Germany-based integrated logistics provider offering land transport, air and sea freight as well as comprehensive logistics solutions, for tracking and managing delivery logistics.

This Wi-Fi Pocket PC based, mobile computer is the first, true enterprise device to merge Wi-Fi voice-over IP, imaging, and data capture. Integrated Voice-over-Wi-Fi allows the mobile worker to instantly speak with other workers over Symbol and other Wi-Fi wireless data networks, and Symbol's miniature imaging engine enables the user to take high-resolution digital photos and scan several different classes of bar-code labels.

If you would like further information on this new product or any of it's mobility applications, please let me know and I'd be happy to put you in touch with someone at Symbol. Full text of today's press release is below. Best, Matt -------------------------------------- Matthew Biscuiti Senior Account Executive Golin/Harris International The Chrysler Building 405 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10017 -------------------------------------- Ph: 212-309-1422 Fx: 212-697-3720 [email protected] -------------------------------------- BUILDING TRUST WORLDWIDE _________________________ For Immediate Release

HOLTSVILLE, N.Y., - Symbol Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:SBL), a global leader in enterprise mobility solutions, today introduced a rugged, full-functioned handheld computer that integrates advanced imaging capabilities with voice over Wi-Fi communications and proven Spectrum24 wireless local area networking. The Symbol PDT 8146 Imaging Computer is a data capture, data management and communications device for the steadily growing enterprise mobility workforce, particularly in transportation and logistics, parcel and post, public safety, field sales and service and in-store retail.

Symbol also announced that the Symbol PDT 8146 Imaging Computer is now being shipped to Schenker, a Germany-based integrated logistics provider offering land transport, air and sea freight as well as comprehensive logistics solutions, for tracking and managing delivery logistics. Schenker is one of the leading integrated logistics services companies with 1,100 locations throughout the world.

The versatile Symbol PDT 8146 Imaging Computer meets the mobile management needs for the world's largest companies. It's durable and reliable; it withstands repeated drops to concrete as well as the harsh conditions of real-world industrial applications such as rough handling, extreme temperatures and weather conditions. It has features that benefit vertical market application customers including a bright, high-resolution color screen for easy reading indoors and outdoors; the Microsoft Pocket PC Premium Edition operating system for robust application development; the powerful 32-bit XScale(tm) processor from Intel; a backlit, interchangeable keyboard; and rechargeable, extended-use lithium-ion batteries.

"Symbol provides a complete family of rugged mobile wireless computing devices and we team closely with our customers to provide the best solution for their mobile workforce," said Ron Goldman, senior vice president and general manager, Symbol Technologies. "Our solutions truly empower a mobile worker with information at the point of activity, no matter where that is, and enhance productivity and efficiency where it counts. Symbol is taking a leadership position in converged voice and data in mobile computing as well as integrated imaging for both bar code data capture and image capture."

"The multifunctional capabilities of the Symbol PDT 8146 address many of the current and emerging form factor, input and communications requirements expressed by end users," said David Krebs, AIDC Group Manager, Venture Development Corp. "We believe rugged devices that embed and integrate useful technologies such as data collection, wireless LAN and voice, data, image and video capture, are ideal solutions for mobility applications and the mobile worker.

The Symbol PDT 8146 Imaging Computer incorporates the new Symbol imaging engine, which at one-fifth of a cubic inch is the smallest miniature bar code imaging system to combine CCD sensor technology with "Smart Focus" technology plus proven intuitive laser aiming guidance and self-illumination. The resulting benefits are outstanding performance reading one and two-dimensional bar code symbols omni-directionally as well as exceptional image capture quality.

The Symbol PDT 8146 Imaging Computer features voice over Wi-Fi, allowing direct voice communications between mobile workers and managers. It's driven by a digital signal processing (DSP) co-processor which maintains voice performance even while data intensive applications are simultaneously executed by the XScale processor; voice applications run in the background while other applications are running. Another Symbol voice over Wi-Fi differentiator is hardware-based G.729A audio compression and decompression which maximizes wireless LAN bandwidth efficiency by supporting multiple, simultaneous calls per Access Point while minimizing network traffic. The initial Symbol voice application features "walkie-talkie" and pager functionality combined with private peer-to-peer phone calling.

Symbol Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:SBL) is a leader in secure mobile information systems that integrate application-specific hand-held computers with wireless networks for data and voice and bar code data capture. More information is available at www.symbol.com and 1-800-722-6234 or 631-738-2400.

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