Kontron's ReVolution Rugged Tablet Selected Product of the Year

4/17/2003 - The ReVolution -- the first rugged, mobile convertible notebook/tablet PC -- has received the Silver Award at the recent NASA Tech Briefs Readers’ Choice Product of the Year Awards, officials of Kontron Mobile Computing, Inc. (OTC BB: KMBC) announced.

The ReVolution, which began shipping earlier this year, was one of the top products honored by the more than 195,000 design engineering readers of NASA Tech Briefs. The ReVolution received the Silver Award after receiving the second-highest number of votes in a field of 12 nominees named by the magazine’s editors as Products of the Month during 2002. The magazine selects Products of the Month based on exceptional technical merit and practical value.

An official NASA publication, NASA Tech Briefs is the largest U.S.-circulation engineering magazine, with content spanning a wide array of fields, including electronics, physical sciences, materials, computer software, mechanics, machinery/automation, manufacturing/fabrication, mathematics/information sciences, and life sciences.

“It's rewarding to be recognized by the readers of NASA Tech Briefs because they typify the customers we went into business more than a decade ago to serve, “said Steve Hanges, director of marketing, who accepted the award. “NASA Tech Briefs readers and editors appreciate what it means to need a well-designed, rugged product. To meet the high standards of this elite, discerning audience is especially gratifying.”

The newest addition to Kontron’s full line of mobile computers, the convertible ReVolution truly is a first in rugged computing. With SwitchIt™, Kontron’s custom, rugged, 180-degree display hinge, the ReVolution converts from a notebook to touch-screen tablet and back again in seconds.

The upgradeable ReVolution also features impressive wireless communications capabilities and rugged construction designed to support the applications and challenging working conditions now common in field computing across many industries.

The ReVolution is available from Kontron Mobile Computing and authorized resellers. It carries an estimated list price of $5,095 (actual pricing varies based on specific product configuration and quantity).

A leading supplier of rugged, mobile computing equipment, Kontron Mobile Computing also offers portable desktop computers and modular, in-vehicle data servers. For more information, visit Kontron Mobile Computing online at www.kontronmobile.com, or phone the company toll-free at 1-888-343-5396.

About Kontron Mobile Computing, Inc.
A Minnesota corporation, Kontron Mobile Computing, Inc., has designed, manufactured and marketed rugged computers for a variety of industries and applications worldwide since 1992. It also provides product customization, integration deployment and support services. The company is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minn., with sales, service and manufacturing locations worldwide. It is traded on the U.S. Over the Counter Bulletin Board under the ticker symbol KMBC.

Kontron Mobile Computing is the mobile computing affiliate of Kontron AG, Munich, Germany.

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