Solution Provides Reliable Secure Extended Wireless Networking for Yard
CINCINNATI, June 10 /CNW/ -- Psion Teklogix, Inc. (LSE: PON.L), a global
provider of wireless computing solutions, today announced an agreement with
Fidelity Comtech, in which it will resell Fidelity Comtech's Phocus Array(TM)
System, an outdoor extended reach 802.11b/g phased array wireless access
point, as part of Psion Teklogix' industrial solution suite. Outdoor
environments, particularly over large areas, can be challenging for wireless
coverage due to long distances and multipath interference from reflective
metal surfaces and other large obstructions. As a result of this distribution
agreement, Psion Teklogix will offer its customers reliable, secure wireless
access for a range of large area outdoor yard management applications such as
ports, railroads and automotive manufacturing. FAPS, Inc. of Newark, NJ, one
the largest automotive port processing companies in the U.S., is one of the
first installations of the companies' joint wireless solution, which was
deployed by Millennium Technologies, a Psion Teklogix partner.
"Partnering with Fidelity Comtech allows us to further serve our strong
mobile customer base in ports, railroads, airports and automotive yard
management with a rugged and reliable wireless access solution for outdoor
environments," said Ron Caines, president, Americas at Psion Teklogix.
Fidelity Comtech's Phocus Array System incorporates the company's
patented dynamic beam steering technology which allows the shape and size of
the antenna to be varied on a packet-by-packet basis. This flexibility allows
the beam to be pointed instantly for increased signal range and improved
network reliability, and directed to reach a specific geographic area. The
Phocus Array System can support links of up to nearly 15 miles with a
significant reduction in infrastructure for large area wireless coverage. In
an extended outdoor network, The Phocus Array System extends the wireless
reach of typical Wi-Fi devices by four times and can replace as many as
thirteen commercial wireless access points, significantly reducing the number
of supporting poles and network infrastructure requirements. Fidelity
Comtech's system also incorporates WPA and WPA2 wireless security with 3DES
and AES encryption respectively, and features a new faster core computing
platform based on Intel's XScale processor.
"Our companies are known for high-performance and reliable mobile
wireless solutions in environmentally-challenging applications, and we look
forward to working with Psion Teklogix to bring our solutions to a number of
new yard management customers," said Joe Carey, president and CEO of Fidelity
"The Phocus Array System provides extended wireless coverage at the Port
of Newark at a fraction of the cost of competing systems due to a reduction in
the number of access points as well as ease of installation and maintenance,"
said Chris Heizmann, head of FAPS' information technology department.
"Millennium Technologies deployed Psion Teklogix's 7535 wireless handheld
computers in conjunction with the Phocus Array System to create a truly mobile
real-time inventory management system for our entire site. We have since
implemented the solution at multiple sites."
For more information on mobile computing solutions from Psion Teklogix,
visit http://www.psionteklogix.com. More information about Fidelity Comtech
can be found at http://www.fidelity-comtech.com. To learn more about
Millennium Technologies, visit http://www.millennium-tech.com.
About Psion Teklogix, Inc.
Psion Teklogix is a global provider of mobile computing solutions which
deliver real-time access to enterprise data at the point of activity to
improve business efficiency and productivity for leading enterprises
throughout the world. Solutions are built around a range of high-quality,
innovative mobile computers designed for tough and demanding environments.
Psion Teklogix has leading expertise in rugged hardware, integration, service
and support and in new and emerging technologies including image capture and
RFID. With over three decades of industry experience, Psion Teklogix has
customers in more than 80 countries, and over 39 sales and support offices in
23 countries. The Psion Teklogix parent company, Psion PLC, is listed on the
London Stock Exchange (PON.L). For more information, visit
About Fidelity Comtech, Inc.
Fidelity Comtech, Inc. is headquartered in Longmont, Colorado. Since
2001, Fidelity Comtech has provided premier RF components, antennas and
interfaces to commercial and government customers. Its Phocus Array products,
utilizing Vector Modulated Technology(TM), FlexVMT(TM), are changing and
improving the way the world uses wireless communications. Fidelity Comtech is
the leader in outdoor extended wireless and Geo-Location products. Its
products deliver the flexibility of traditional Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 wireless
products with the capability on a packet-by-packet basis to dynamically "beam
steer, shape, and size" extended signals for miles while deriving directional
and distance information about the client. Phocus Array, FlexVMT, G.R.I.P.S.,
Geo-I, and Vector Modulated Technology are trademarks of Fidelity Comtech,
Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. VMT is
an acronym for the technology covered by U.S. patent #6,894,657. For more
information, visit http://www.fidelity-comtech.com or call 1-303-678-8876.
About Millennium Technologies
Millennium Technologies is a full service reseller specializing in RF
infrastructures, scanning, impact printers, thermal printers, power protection
systems, thin clients and RFID systems. Representing "best of breed"
manufacturers, Millennium Technologies develops long and mutually beneficial
relationships with vendors to ensure customers will always receive the best
products and services available in the marketplace. Visit
http://www.millennium-tech.com for more information.
For further information:
For further information: Bree Rosen of Psion Teklogix Inc.,
+1-859-372-4105, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Kim Novino of Bridgeman
Communications, +1-617-742-7270, email@example.com, for Psion Teklogix, Inc.;
or Richard Krebs of Fidelity Comtech, Inc., +1-303-678-8876,
firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: http://www.psionteklogix.com