LXE Launches Handheld Computer for Port and Intermodal Applications

Bremen, Germany-based LXE Inc., a division of EMS Technologies, unveiled the MX9 rugged handheld computer for use in a variety of port and intermodal applications. It features an outdoor display, 62-key and 38-key back-light keypad options, built-in GPS positional location, 802.11b/g and Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR communications and rugged packaging. The MX9 computer also comes standard with LXE’s Toughtalk technology, supporting voice-recognition applications.

“Port operators need fast, reliable and rugged intermodal logistics solutions that can withstand the continually changing conditions of the outdoor environment,” says Stephen Newell, general manager. “LXE’s newest handheld computer was built with the port customers’ needs in mind. LXE has spent a great deal of time working with its port operator customers to ensure that its products meet the customer’s needs.”

Currently, LXE serves more than 200 ports worldwide with a full range of vehicle-mount and handheld computers. The MX9 handheld computer’s design for multiple drops to concrete of two meters and water and dust rating of IP 67 make it ideal for port and intermodal logistics. The MX9 handheld computer comes with a variety of configuration options. General availability for the MX9 is scheduled for Aug. 15, 2009.