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QSI Offers Mobile Data Terminals with Support for ORBCOMM Serial Interface

Salt Lake City, UT and Dulles, VA (PRWEB) September 20, 2005 -- QSI Corporation, manufacturer of rugged operator interface and mobile data terminals, and ORBCOMM, provider of global two-way messaging, data communications, and geo-positioning services, announce support for the ORBCOMM serial interface on QSI's popular line of mobile data terminals running Qlarity™ object-based software.

QSI Corporation's Qlarity line of intelligent mobile data terminals are designed for today's rugged vehicle environments. QSI's vehicle terminals feature Ethernet-enabled color touch screen terminals, rugged handheld graphic terminals and small economical graphic terminals. These mobile data terminals use an object-based programming environment named Qlarity™ (pronounced Clarity). Designing a simple control panel interface or a complete stand-alone application has never been easier. The ability to use pre-defined objects, edit existing objects or author your own objects provides flexibility to the novice and expert alike. Qlarity Foundry™, a PC-based design tool, provides a Windows® environment for screen creation, application simulation, debugging and downloading to the Qlarity-based terminal.

ORBCOMM users can now create their own custom communication applications quickly and easily using the custom ORBCOMM library of objects included in Qlarity 2.4. These custom applications can then be run on any of QSI's Qlarity-based mobile data terminals, including the VTERM-G55, VTERM-G70, VTERM-G75 and QTERM–Z60 by connecting them directly to an ORBCOMM-supported modem.

"QSI brings real value to ORBCOMM users," says Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM's Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "By including support for ORBCOMM protocols, QSI offers our customers a variety of user interface options they have not had in the past."

"Including support for ORBCOMM with our Qlarity-based terminals helps us promote our vision of being the supplier of choice for operator interface and mobile data terminals," adds Jim Elwell, QSI's President. "We have been manufacturing high-quality, rugged mobile data terminals for many years, and now we've made it very easy for ORBCOMM's customers to include them as part of their systems."

Support for the ORBCOMM serial interface will be officially released as part of Qlarity 2.4, but a pre-release version is already available to engineers, system integrators, ORBCOMM VARS and customers to begin creating custom ORBCOMM-enabled applications immediately.

About QSI Corporation
Established in 1983, QSI Corporation is a manufacturer of rugged handheld, panel-mount and pedestal-mount terminals for industrial OEMs and commercial vehicle systems integrators. QSI's human machine interface (HMI) and mobile data terminal (MDT) products include character and graphic terminals that are programmable, customizable, CE certified and NEMA 4/12/13 rated. Numerous interfaces are available, including EIA-232, EIA-422, EIA-485, J1708, Ethernet and Power-over-Ethernet. QSI excels at designing and building custom and semi-custom terminals able to withstand high levels of shock, vibration, humidity and other environmental parameters. All QSI Corporation products are manufactured in the USA at the company's headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.

ORBCOMM is a wireless telecommunications company that provides reliable, cost effective data communications services to customers around the world through its unique low-earth orbit (LEO) satellite network and global ground infrastructure. A diverse customer base, including industry leaders General Electric, Caterpillar Inc., Volvo Group, XATA, and AirIQ, uses ORBCOMM services to track, monitor and control mobile and fixed assets including trucks, containers, marine vessels, locomotives, heavy machinery, pipelines, oil wells, utility meters and storage tanks anywhere in the world.

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