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[February 26, 2013]

Handheld's ruggedized computers and smartphones rely on u-blox GPS

(Tensid Regulatory Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Press Release Handheld's ruggedized computers and smartphones rely on u-blox GPS Designed for the extreme: Handheld's Algiz XRW mobile computer was chosen by Scientists on France's North Pole 2012 Expedition Thalwil, Switzerland and Lidköping, Sweden February 26, 2013 - Swedish-based Handheld, the world's fastest growing maker of mobile computers designed for extreme environments, has integrated u-blox' GPS modules in four of their most popular products: the Algiz 7 and Algiz 10X tablets, Algiz XRW notebook, and Nautiz X1 smartphone. These tough computers are designed for and used in demanding environments such as polar expeditions, marine exploration, rescue operations, as well as outdoor industrial applications such as utility maintenance and logistics. The devices depend on u-blox' LEA, NEO, and AMY families of compact, high-performance GPS modules to provide reliable navigation and positioning in even the most challenging conditions.



"Handheld is proud to have achieved an industry-leading position for dependable, ruggedized mobile computers that can be trusted to work in the most hostile environments" said Jerker Hellström, CEO Handheld Group, "To achieve this extremely high-level of performance, we only select components with the highest reliability on the market. GPS positioning is one of the most important functionalities of our products. For this mission-critical feature, we chose u-blox." Handheld's lineup of rugged PDAs and mobile computers is specifically developed for use in tough environments in industries such as geomatics, logistics, forestry, public transportation, construction, mining, field service, utilities, maintenance, public safety, military and security. "u-blox has become the 'gold-standard' when it comes to GPS module quality. We have worked hard to achieve this position through years of meeting the difficult demands of the industrial and automotive markets," said Pasi Alajoki, Area Sales Manager, u-blox, "This experience has resulted in our modules being a perfect fit for the stringent requirements of Handheld's ruggedized products." Handheld has won several prestigious national and international awards for its technology and growth, including the Red Herring Global 100 award, which honors the most innovative technology companies in the world.

For more information about Handheld, visit www.handheldgroup.com For more information about u-blox' positioning and wireless components, visit www.u-blox.com PDF version About u-blox Swiss-based u-blox (SIX:UBXN) is the global leader in positioning and wireless semiconductors for the consumer, industrial and automotive markets. Our solutions enable people, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and wirelessly communicate via voice, text or video. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules and software solutions, u-blox is uniquely positioned to enable OEMs to develop innovative personal, professional and M2M solutions quickly and cost-effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, u-blox is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia and the USA. (www.u-blox.com) About Handheld Swedish-based Handheld is a manufacturer and a leading supplier of rugged mobile computers and the fastest growing company in our sector. Our products are used in a wide spectrum of field applications, most often in the most demanding of environments. With more than 25 years of experience in the rugged industry, we have with great success implemented solutions for almost all types of businesses. Handheld has local presence in 9 countries, and is represented by more than 600 authorized partners covering all territories. www.handheldgroup.com u-blox contact Armin Böshenz, VP Sales EMEA Phone: +41 44 722 7431 E-mail: armin.boeshenz@u-blox.com Handheld contact Sofia Löfblad, Marketing Director, Handheld Group AB Phone: +46 510 54 71 70 E-mail: s.lofblad@handheldgroup.com ProviderChannelContactTensid Ltd., Switzerland www.tensid.chnewsbox.ch www.newsbox.chProvider/Channel related enquiries marco@tensid.ch +41 41 763 00 50 (c) 2013 Tensid Ltd., Switzerland.

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