Honeywell has purchased EMS Technologies, a provider of connectivity solutions for mobile networking, rugged mobile computers, and satellite communications, for $491 million.

EMS’s Global Resource Management (GRM) division offers mobile computing products and services for transportation, logistics, and workforce management settings, as well as satellite-based asset tracking and messaging.

“Acquiring EMS Technologies demonstrates our commitment to build on our leadership position in the global scanning and mobility industry,” said Darius Adamczyk, president of Honeywell Scanning & Mobility. “By adding EMS Technologies to our business, we will acquire complementary rugged hand-held and vehicle-based products and expand our presence in warehousing, manufacturing and port segments. These new products and segments will be growth drivers for our business.”