BlueStar Distributes the LXE HX2 Rugged Wearable Computer

November 09, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Florence, KY—November 9, 2007—BlueStar, the leading innovator in solutions-based distribution for Auto ID, Point-of-Sale, Mobility and RFID products, is announcing it is distributing the LXE HX2 Rugged Wearable Computer for warehouse applications.

“Thanks to the HX2 wearable computer, HX1 dedicated voice computer, and MX7 multimodal scanning/voice handheld computer, LXE will have one of the industry’s most complete suite of data collection solutions for picking,” says Jim Childress, LXE’s president and general manager. “With LXE, customers can now choose the perfect picking technology for their specific applications.”

LXE’s HX2 is designed to be worn on the arm or waist, keeping both hands free for picking and other warehouse duties. It features an impact-resistant screen made from the same materials found in fighter-jet cockpit windows as well as a magnesium alloy front to ensure survival in rugged environments. The ring scanners are also built as tough as the main computer.

Other HX2 features include: a crisp sunlight-readable display that allows easy viewing in any lighting condition; large, backlit keys that are fully mappable and customizable for specific applications; an Eyes-Free Keyboard with variably-sized keys for no-look navigation; multiple data-capture options with laser ring scanner or 2D imager ring; and an innovative arm band that avoids slippage by comfortably securing the HX2 where you want it. The product comes loaded with the latest Windows® CE 5.0 Professional OS, and an 802.11 b/g radio with Bluetooth option.

“As warehouses are trending toward increasing efficiencies and order accuracy, BlueStar will be able to offer AIDC resellers a solution that will effectively meet these needs with the addition of the HX2 to the LXE line card here at BlueStar,” says Greg Seelbach, BlueStar’s Director of Market Development.

About LXE
LXE Inc. improves supply chain performance by applying over 36 years' experience developing wireless products and solutions. From rugged mobile computers, advanced auto-ID technologies, and secure wireless network infrastructure, to award-winning customer support—LXE’s easy-to-use products are as reliable as the people who install and support them.

Based in Norcross, Georgia, LXE also offers a full range of turnkey services, including radio integration, project and installation management, network design, technical support, and repair services. LXE is a wholly-owned subsidiary of EMS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELMG), and has offices worldwide. For more information, visit our website at

About BlueStar
BlueStar is a leading solutions-based distributor of point-of-sale, bar coding, data collection, radio frequency identification (RFID), and wireless mobility products. BlueStar works exclusively with VAR Partners, providing them with complete solutions at competitive prices. The company brings unequaled expertise to the market, offers award-winning technical support and is an authorized service center for a growing number of manufacturers. For more information about BlueStar, please contact a BlueStar Account Manager or log on to