Psion Teklogix Unveils NEO - the Newest Channel-Centric Pocket-Sized Handheld Computer Positions Psion Teklogix for the Light Industrial and Retail Mobile Computing Markets

    Innovative ergonomics, class-leading industrial design and feature-rich
    packaging combine in an entry-level handheld device to deliver maximum
    mobile productivity

    MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Sept. 22 /CNW/ -- Expanding its rugged wireless
computing solutions to a host of new light industrial mobile applications,
Psion Teklogix, Inc. (LSE: PON) today unveiled NEO(TM), its next-generation
lightweight, pocket-sized handheld computer.   Available for order now, NEO
combines rugged durability with outstanding ergonomics that include a unique
angled display for optimal viewing during data capture with a brilliant colour
touch screen with maximum brightness and clarity for easier readability both
indoors and outdoors.  Combined with its compact size and an 8-hour battery,
NEO is designed for today's mobile workforce.
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    NEO provides a new device option for existing customers while
simultaneously opening new market opportunities for both Psion Teklogix and
its channel partners.  Further, after a very successful 13-year production run
of its Workabout MX, Psion Teklogix is able to provide this customer base with
an excellent replacement product and a complementary addition to Psion
Teklogix' portfolio of class-leading devices.
    NEO takes full advantage of Microsoft Windows(R) CE.NET 5.0 to integrate
a number of advanced data capture and communications functions that increase
worker productivity and connect users with their critical applications whether
in the store, warehouse or remote job site.  These functions include an
integrated imager or laser scanner, and Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) and
Bluetooth(R) wireless capabilities.  In addition, NEO leverages Psion
Teklogix' PTX Connect(TM) application to deliver Voice over IP (VoIP) with
discrete Push-to-Talk for real-time voice communications as well as Instant
and Text Messaging functions.  NEO can be easily expanded to incorporate new
technologies, such as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), based on a user's
future application requirements.  NEO's rugged engineering and compact,
stylish design make it ideally suited for a number of applications including:

    -- Retail Front of the Store: mobile stock checking, price checking,
    -- Light Duty Warehousing: inventory tracking, stocking, back-dock
       shipping and receiving
    -- Utilities: meter reading, surveying, parking enforcement, asset
    -- Courier and Parcel Delivery: receipt acknowledgement
    -- Ticket Verification: theater and sporting events
    "NEO's bright, high-resolution colour display is ergonomically angled
towards the user to make it easier and more comfortable to use, avoiding the
'scan, tilt and squint' viewing of other devices.  With a host of rugged
performance and ergonomic features, NEO complements our broad line of rugged
handheld computers," said Barry Boyd, Senior Product Manager, Psion Teklogix,
    Small and compact, NEO weighs just 275 grams (9.7 ounces) and measures
16.5 cm (6.5 inches) long by 6.4 cm (2.5 inches) wide by 3.8 cm (1.5 inches)
high.  Despite its small size and stylish design, NEO maintains Psion
Teklogix' hallmark ruggedness and is designed to withstand demanding customer
usage environments with an IP54 rating for water and dust resistance as well
as an ability to withstand 26 drops from 1.2 meters (4 feet) to concrete.  It
also has an easily removable pistol grip that simply clips on and off for
quick transition between different data acquisition activities.  In order to
support different application requirements, NEO is available with 48-key
alphanumeric or 26-key numeric keyboards.
    "NEO provides Psion Teklogix and our channels the opportunity to reach
into a host of worldwide markets from retail and light-duty warehousing to
courier and event ticket verification.  We developed it with the assistance of
our channel partners, distributors and customers to make NEO the most
competitive product in the market with the right attributes that make our
customers' mobile workers more productive," said Rob Vandervecht, Vice
President Marketing, Psion Teklogix, Inc.
    For more information on NEO, please view
    About Psion Teklogix, Inc.
    Psion Teklogix is a global provider of mobile computing solutions
designed 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 is a leader in rugged hardware, integration,
service and support and in new and emerging technologies including image
capture, RFID and biometrics. With over three decades of industry experience,
Psion Teklogix has customers in more than 80 countries, and 39 sales and
support offices in 23 countries. Psion Teklogix is headquartered in
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada with additional corporate offices located in the
United States, Europe and Asia. Psion Teklogix parent company, Psion PLC, is
listed on the London Stock Exchange (PON.L). For more information, visit
    Psion Teklogix, PTX Connect and NEO are trademarks of Psion Teklogix,
Inc. Other product names mentioned in this document may be trademarks of Psion
Teklogix, Inc. or trademarks or registered trademarks of other hardware,
software or service providers and are used herein for identification purposes
    Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

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For further information: Maria Bo of Psion Teklogix, Inc.,
+1-905-812-6368, Web Site:       

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