Data I/O Names VAST Technologies as new Representative Firm for Great Lakes Area

7/24/2002 - Data I/O® Corporation, a worldwide leader in device programming and handling solutions, announced today that it has signed a representative agreement with VAST Technologies®, a leading supplier of test and measurement equipment in the Great Lakes region of the USA. VAST Technologies is the exclusive representative of Data I/O’s wide range of desktop programming solutions and ProMaster™ handlers in Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

"I am very pleased that VAST Technologies is now a member of Data I/O’s network of worldwide distributors and representatives" said Vincent Parrillo, Business Manager for Data I/O Online sales group. "We strongly believe that VAST Technologies is the right partner for Data I/O to serve our key customers in the Great Lakes region."

According to Steve Johnson, President of VAST Technologies, "Data I/O will significantly enhance the VAST product offering. VAST Technologies, Inc. represents some of the finest electronic test, measurement and development equipment available. Data I/O is in the forefront being widely known as the market leader in device programmers. Our goal is to increase the presence of Data I/O in the Great Lakes Region. Many exciting new opportunities exist in this region with Automotive Telematics, Military, Aerospace Electronics and Medical Devices. We are confident in the quality of the Data I/O products, the company and the people."

About VAST Technologies:
VAST Technologies, Inc. is a progressive, service-oriented manufacturers' representative and distributor with uncommon strength in the marketing of technical products, systems and services. VAST Technologies, Inc. has multiple sales offices within the Great Lakes region. Steven L. Johnson founded VAST in 1997 to provide a marketing and distribution channel for these specialized products. In 1975, he became involved in electronics. In 1983, he began specializing in electronic test and measurement equipment. Today, Mr. Johnson’s experience and success in the industry offers the insight and focus to assist in the tactical implementation of these programming solutions.

VAST Technologies is experienced in dealing with a broad spectrum of products and services including:

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About Data I/O:
Celebrating 30 years of innovative leadership in the device programming industry, Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ:DAIO) provides manual and automated device programming systems that specifically address the requirements of engineering and manufacturing customers. By combining leading edge technology and a deep understanding of our customers’ business processes, Data I/O is creating systems that dramatically improve Return on Investment. New systems include the world’s fastest and most cost-effective inline and manual Flash programming solutions, ProLINE-RoadRunner™ and FlashPAK™ Networked Programming System. The company’s Connected Programming Strategy optimizes programming from design through manufacturing by creating a networked solution that connects engineering to manufacturing, business processes to business systems, and the firmware supply chain to its users. Data I/O Corporation is headquartered in Redmond, Washington, and has sales and service offices worldwide. For more information, visit us at our website:

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