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Psion

Psion
Company namePsion
Company typePublic (Lse - PON)
IndustryComputers
Founded1980
HeadquartersLondon, England, UK
Key peopleJohn Hawkins, (Chairman)
John Conoley (CEO)
ProductsWorkabout Pro 3, NEO, Ikôn, Omnii XT10, EP10, 8500 Series vehicle mount devices
Revenue£170 million (2009)
Employees900 (2010)

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Psion is a designer and manufacturer of rugged mobile handheld computers for commercial and industrial applications. The company is headquartered in London, England with major operations in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada and additional company offices in Europe, the United States, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. It is a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange (Lse - PON) and was once a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.

Psion's current operational business was formed in September 2000 from a merger of Psion and Canadian-based Teklogix Inc. and is a global provider of solutions for mobile computing and wireless data collection. The Group's products and services include rugged mobile hardware, secure wireless networks, robust software, professional services and exceptional support programs. Psion works with its clients in the area of new and emerging technologies, including image capture, voice recognition and RFID. Psion has customers in more than 80 countries around the world, as well as operations in 14 countries.

Formed in 1980, Psion achieved its first successes as a consumer hardware company that developed the revolutionary Psion Organiser as well as a whole range of more advanced, clamshell-design Personal Digital Assistants. Psion closed, or disposed of, all its previous operations and is now focused on rugged mobile computing solutions. It withdrew from the consumer devices marketplace in 2001.


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