VX8 and VX9

New VX8 and VX9 Windows XP-based Computers Provide Customers with Added Choice, Flexibility for Cost Optimization

ATLANTA – LXE Inc., announced it has extended its industry-leading line of vehicle-mounted computing solutions with the new VX8 and VX9 rugged mobile computers.

The VX8 and VX9 computers are rugged, wirelessly enabled Windows XP-based mobile PC’s with 10.4” and 12.1” touch-screen displays that are designed for vehicle-mounted use in tough environments.

“In this difficult economic climate, our customers require more options that allow for cost-sharing across their organizations,” said Richard Adams, LXE’s vice president of marketing. “With these new Windows XP vehicle-mounted computers, LXE offers a broad product line to meet customers’ specific rugged computing requirements. The VX8 and VX9 enable organizations to run more advanced applications, but still leverage existing computer support resources. That, combined with LXE’s industry-leading customer service and support network, can equate to greater cost savings, flexibility and reliability.”

Recent LXE customer research has revealed that a greater number of customers now have a preference for Windows XP over Windows CE as the operating system platform for vehicle mounted computers. The growing interest in Windows XP among LXE’s current customer base was attributed to several factors, including the ability of the operating system to handle a wider range of mobile applications and to simplify network administration.

“As warehouses and port facilities become more operationally complex, so too is the information required by employees at the point of interaction or activity,” said David Krebs, mobile & wireless director, VDC Research. “To support more advanced data collection and communication applications, VDC is seeing increased demand for vehicle mounted computers supported by a full OS – such as XP – in these environments. Moreover, additional benefits in the form of cost savings are expected as organizations adopt a single OS platform strategy.

The compact VX8 computer is ideal for applications where users need high-performance computing in a small package. The slim-line VX9 computer, which is available with an XGA display option, is targeted at users that need a larger screen area. Available with WWAN, WLAN and Bluetooth® radios, both the VX8 and VX9 computers are suitable for a range of vehicle-mounted applications in challenging deployment environments, including those on fork-lift trucks, container handling machinery, forestry and construction equipment, and emergency service vehicles. In common with other devices in the LXE VX-product line, both devices are engineered to withstand the ingress of dust and moisture, shock, vibration and extreme temperatures that are found in demanding environments.

For more information, visit www.lxe.com.

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