BlueStar to Distribute the New LXE MX8 Handheld Computer

November 23, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Florence, KY, the leading innovator in solutions-based distribution for Auto ID, Point-of-Sale, Mobility and RFID products, is announcing its distribution of the new LXE MX8 rugged wireless handheld computer for scan-intensive supply-chain applications.

The MX8 is LXE’s smallest handheld offering. It measures 7.6 in. long and weighs less than 13 ounces, with battery and several options. The bright touchscreen and backlit keys improve visibility in less-than-optimum lighting conditions. Scanning options include standard-range laser scanners and 1D and 2D imagers. The MX8 mobile computer comes standard with an IEEE 802.11b/g radio and Bluetooth technology, and runs on Windows® CE 5.0 Professional. It also features exceptional battery performance, testing at 10+ hours of intensive operation on a single charge.

In addition, the MX8 is a multimodal device that comes “voice-ready” out of the box, complete with LXE’s ToughTalk™ voice recognition technology—the specialized combination of LXE’s trademark ruggedized system design, advanced audio circuitry, and noise-canceling techniques.

“Adding the MX8 handheld computer to our product line allows us to offer an effective data-collection device for almost any conceivable distribution task,” says Paul Mounkes, LXE’s Marketing Manager. “It’s a particularly good fit for scan-intensive activities, and the 2D-imager option works well in manufacturing environments. The MX8 also gives LXE a strong entry into the retail storefront. The reality is that the MX8 device truly excels in a wide range of supply chain and retail operations because it’s small and lightweight, yet rugged enough to take a beating.”

“We are excited to add the MX8 to the LXE line card here at BlueStar,” says Mark Fraker, BlueStar’s VP of Marketing. “The MX8 is a unique, budget-friendly solution our customers can sell into rugged warehouses as well as the retail store front.”

About LXE Inc.
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 LXE’s 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 Executive or log on to