EMS Technologies

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EMS Technologies, Inc.
Industry Communications Technologies
Founded Norcross, Georgia (1968)
Headquarters Norcross, Georgia, Ottawa, Ontario
Key people
Dr. Neil A. Mackay - President and CEO

Microwave Communication Devices, Mobile Broadband, Mobile computing

Satellite Internet access and Military communications
Revenue Green Arrow Up.svg$287.88 million US
Green Arrow Up.svg$19.3 million US
Red Arrow Down.svg$18.7 million US
Number of employees
1,900 (2007)
Parent Honeywell
Website www.ems-t.com

EMS Technologies, a subsidiary of Honeywell International[1] (since August 22, 2011), was formerly an independent Atlanta-based company with approximately $290 million in annual sales revenue. EMS-T specializes in wireless, defense, and space communications systems. Founded in 1968 by Dr. John E. Pippin (1928–2007) as Electromagnetic Sciences Inc., the company is located in the Gwinnett Technology Park and employs about 1,100 there and 1,900 internationally.[2] In 2007, EMS had its best financial results of its 40-year history, acquiring two companies- DSpace of Australia, and Akerstroms of Sweden, and earning a listing on Forbes magazine's list of the 200 best small companies. Among its products, it offers electronic counter-countermeasures for communications satellites,[3] and airborne communications, for which it holds a 90% stake in military applications, such as Air Force One.[4]


The company has four major divisions: EMS Defense & Space, LXE, EMS Aviation and EMS Global Tracking.

EMS Defense & Space[edit]

EMS Defense & Space manufactures Kband antenna systems and custom beam management systems for military and commercial applications, including mobile network-centric operations, radar for battlefield visibility and commercial aero connectivity.

EMS Global Tracking[edit]

EMS Global Tracking manufactures vehicle and personal tracking systems for transportation, security, maritime and the oil and gas industries. This division helps companies locate, track and communicate with mobile assets, safeguard their fleets, cargo.

EMS Aviation[edit]

EMS Aviation manufactures satellite-based communication systems that enable worldwide high-speed Internet, voice and video capabilities in-flight. This division's systems are used for in-flight communications and entertainment, rugged data storage, airborne connectivity, and data recording and replay hardware and software for the aerospace, defense and transportation industries.


LXE manufactures rugged vehicle-mounted, handheld and wearable mobile computers. This division's warehouse products help companies extend corporate networks to mobile workers with hand held scanners and computers.


  1. ^ "HONEYWELL COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF EMS TECHNOLOGIES" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on November 30, 2011. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  2. ^ Official site
  3. ^ Information Week
  4. ^ Fly the Connected Skies