LXE announces software development tools now available from MCL Technologies

Further strengthening its channel market focus, LXE Inc., the wireless logistics computing business of EMS Technologies, Inc. has entered into a new agreement with MCL Technologies that gives partners greater access to MCL software tools on LXE equipment. Specifically, the companies have unveiled the release of MCL-Collection and MCL-Voice for LXEs handheld and wearable rugged mobile computers.

Todays agreement with MCL supports LXEs expansion in the channel, strengthening the options available to LXE partners to develop and deploy new applications using LXE equipment, said Bill Roeder, LXE vice president and general manager. In particular, MCL software tools give our partners a powerful and effective way to develop robust applications for use in a variety of environments.  MCL-Voice enables current MCL developers to quickly add voice capabilities to their applications. 

Jean-Francois Jacques, managing director, MCL Technologies, adds, MCL Technologies is pleased to partner with LXE to make MCL-Collection and MCL-Voice easily accessible to LXEs growing partner base.  This is a strategic partnership for us given the breadth and quality of LXEs voice product capabilities -- LXEs voice-ready ToughTalk technology is a high-quality hardware platform for delivering voice-enabled applications in noisy environments such as warehouses.  

Waterloo, Belgium-based MCL is a recognized leader in delivering enterprise-ready, high-productivity software development tools for multimodal, mobile workforce application development. The companys MCL-Voice products allow users to talk and listen to their mobile computing applications using language-based speech recognition technology and text-to-speech synthesis.  Using MCL-Voice, customers can create voice-dedicated applications or combine voice with other data capture technologies, such as bar code scanning. They can also run voice and non-voice applications on the same device, and even share a pool of devices amongst users.  MCL-Voice also offers management and analysis tools to objectively evaluate voice performance.  

MCL-Voice certification supports LXEs commitment to being a leader in providing equipment for voice-based applications by providing robust, quality voice  recognition for mobile workers in harsh, noisy environments. MCL software now works with LXEs HX2, HX3, MX7 and MX8 products. Downloads of the MCL software suite are available through www.MCL-Collection.com


About MCL Technologies

MCL Technologies is a recognized leader in delivering high-productivity software development tools for mobile workforce and barcode printing application development, deployment and management. Its enterprise-ready, standards-based software suite, MCL-Collection, seamlessly integrates the latest technologies with mobile computer, multi-manufacturer, cross-platform compatibility. Through the integration of mobile computing wireless infrastructures, barcode printing, and  data capture technologies like barcode scanners, radio frequency identification and voice recognition, MCL-Collection helps organizations deploy mission critical and on-demand multimodal applications to improve workforce productivity, reduce costs and achieve competitive advantage. Organizations also benefit from MCL-Collections forward migration paths to minimize total cost of application ownership.

MCL Technologies is a competence center of Zetes Industries (Euronext Brussels: ZTS).

About LXE Inc.

LXE Inc. develops and manufactures rugged computers with integrated wireless and automatic-identification technology for mobile workers in tough environments.  The Companys easy-to-use and reliable products are used by organizations to drive down costs and improve customer satisfaction.

LXEs vehicle-mounted, hand-held and wearable computer products are delivered through a worldwide network of offices, distributors, value-added resellers and system integrators.  LXE is a division of EMS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELMG), a leading supplier of wireless connectivity solutions.

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