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Rydex Wins Contracts

From Trio Of

U.S. Shipowners

Rydex Industries signed con- tracts to provide state-of-the-art ship/ shore communications networks for a trio of U.S. shipping companies, two of which opted for the new Rydex

PSSN, a company-private network which is fully managed by Rydex. "Sea-Land Service and Keystone

Shipping have selected a Rydex-man- aged private network, endorsing our decision to introduce this innovative and unique service option for the maritime industry, said Dan

Steneker, president, Rydex. Rydex

PSSN was launched following con- sultation with major marine compa- nies and has reportedly attracted interest from the U.S. and Far East.

Sea-Land, which operates from three U.S. offices, opted for the

Rydex PSSN reportedly to give the company additional freedom to con- centrate on shipping activities.

Lasco Shipping, based in Port- land, Ore., has grown steadily in recent years and has plans to grow more, expanding on its current 22- vessel fleet of bulk carriers. The company exports about one million tons of scrap metal a year, making it one of the major shipping organi- zations on the U.S. West Coast. In addition to the Rydex ship/shore network for the vessels, the Lasco headquarters in Portland will have a private communications center incorporating industry standard

MHS e-mail and fax/image gate- ways.

Rydex Enhances Fax Services

Rydex Industries Corp. has added two powerful new fax and image handling options to its successful packaging of marine communica- tions solutions. These options use

Rydex's satellite optimized ex- change protocol — REP2 — to elimi- nate poor image quality, perfor- mance problems, and reportedly, to help reduce costs. Both options are designed to integrate fully with Rydex

Marine Solutions and add value to existing systems so that clients can build a long-term, strategic and fully integrated communications infra- structure.

The Rydex Image Capture Facil- ity (ICF) module allows the simple and high performance scanning, viewing and transmission of both standard and nonstandard-size docu- ments. Images are treated as at- tachments to messages and inte- grated with the electronic mail en- vironment for transmission and delivery.

The fax images are compressed and transferred to the shore for delivery as conventional faxes, or directly to another user's worksta- tion for printing or viewing as a file.

The Rydex Fax Gateway is an optional component of the Rydex

Mail Manager that facilitates the distribution of images and mes- sages to any fax destination world- wide.

For more information from Rydex

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