EMS Global Tracking to Provide Force Tracking Solution for European Afghanistan Mission System

Wed Sep 9, 2009 9:00am EDT

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Offers GPS and Emergency Reporting, and Over-the-Air Updates
LONDON & TEWKESBURY, England--(Business Wire)--
EMS Global Tracking, a division of EMS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ELMG),
announced at the Defense Systems & Equipment International exhibition today in
London that it will provide a Blue Force Tracking system to the European Union
(EU) mission for use in Afghanistan. The solution provides force tracking
capabilities including tracks for situational awareness and command and control
(C2), emergency alerting, and integration into other strategic Force Tracking
systems. This further enhances the company`s position in that sector, where more
than 5,000 units have been deployed. 

"This is the ideal application of our Force Tracking system," says Dino
Koutrouki, EMS Global Tracking general manager. "We have leveraged previous
force tracking experience to further develop our multi-protocol gateway. This
technology is a significant enabler for secure situational awareness and command
and control, providing the mission with interoperability, flexibility and very
low latency." 

The turnkey solution, which will provide GPS position reports and emergency
location information, will assist in the EU's mission to rebuild the country's
infrastructure. The solution is composed of Packet Data Terminals, a
multi-protocol gateway and other ruggedized components, a Web-based mapping
application and an operations facility for monitoring and managing high-value
assets, both personnel and vehicles. The solution will equip specially selected
vehicles and provide 24x7 in-country support personnel. 

EMS Global Tracking's Force Tracking solution offers a number of important
benefits directly off-the-shelf. One such key feature is the ability to
configure and update devices over the air, including updates to firmware if
required. This will help the European mission be more efficient and flexible in
providing high-value services to enhance the safety of EU personnel. 

About EMS Global Tracking

EMS Global Tracking, a division of EMS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ELMG), is a
leader in global telematics and force-tracking solutions, and a pioneer in
search-and-rescue technology. Its solutions are used around the world to locate,
track and communicate with cargo, personnel and fleet assets. The company's
global tracking and messaging systems give military and civil organizations the
ability to locate and enhance the security of their assets even in the world's
most remote and hostile places. For further information, visit
www.emsglobaltraking.com or www.ems-t.com. 

NOTE to EDITORS: EMS Global Tracking is Exhibiting at DSEi, Stand 916 





EMS Global Tracking
Kate Murchison, +1-613-591-6040 x1415 or +1-613-286-5235
Sr. Manager, Communications
murchison.k@emssatcom.com

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