Embedded Single Board Computers Lead to Platinum Award for GE Fanuc

6/18/2003 - GE Fanuc Automation Americas, Inc., an affiliate of GE Industrial Systems, has won the "Platinum" vendor rating award for its high performance embedded single board computers (SBCs) from the technology market research and consulting firm, Venture Development Corporation. This is the second year in a row that GE Fanuc has received this prestigious award.

"GE Fanuc is honored to receive the 'Platinum' vendor rating from VDC and be recognized as a world-class supplier of embedded computing products," said Douglas Albert, vice president, embedded systems, GE Fanuc Automation. "Receiving this top-level rating is particularly rewarding given that customer satisfaction played such a large part in VDC's rating criteria."

According to VDC, ratings were obtained through the use of an impartial model that included factors such as breadth of product line, on-line resources, trade association membership, ISO certification, and user perceptions. An on-line survey asked users to identify those non-product criteria that they considered most important in evaluating a vendor. These criteria included elements such as availability and delivery, price, and a variety of service and support factors. They were then asked to name up to five vendors from whom they had purchased SBCs and to rate each of these vendors on the same non-product criteria on a scale of one to four. This data was then aggregated and appropriately weighted to reflect the relative importance of the various criteria, and combined with other data indicated above. "Platinum" status was awarded to the five percent of VDC-identified vendors achieving the highest numerical value resulting from the execution of the model.

GE Fanuc offers a wide range of standard and customized CompactPCI and VMEbus SBCs offering the reliability, flexibility, ease-of-use and leading edge technology required for various embedded applications. GE Fanuc SBCs feature a variety of processor technologies including Intel Pentium, Motorola PowerPC, and NSC Geode, providing the power, longevity, and development support critical to system designers.

About GE Fanuc Automation
GE Fanuc Automation Americas, Inc., is a leading global supplier of automation solutions and is a joint venture between GE and FANUC LTD of Japan. GE Fanuc products and services include collaborative production management, HMI/SCADA and plant intelligence software; nano to high-end controllers; embedded systems; a wide range of CNCs; motion control; operator interfaces; industrial computers; lasers; and a wide range of integration and customer support services. Headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., GE Fanuc is part of GE Industrial Systems. For more information, visit www.gefanuc.com.

About GE Industrial Systems
Since the founding of the General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) by Thomas Edison in 1882, GE Industrial Systems has been known for technical innovation. GE Industrial Systems has over 7,600 U.S. and foreign patents on products that help provide peace of mind for people, the properties they own and their workplaces. In 2001 alone, GE Industrial Systems filed more than 200 US and 340 foreign patent applications.

GE Industrial Systems spans the globe as an industry leader in integrated industrial, electrical and security equipment, systems and services. The business brings to customers the latest technologies that are used to distribute, protect and control energy and equipment, and to provide premise management. GE provides innovative product and service solutions for commercial, industrial, residential and utility customers. For more information visit the website at: www.geindustrial.com.

For more information, visit www.gefanuc.com/embedded or contact: GE Fanuc Automation, Embedded Systems, 12090 S. Memorial Pkwy, Huntsville, AL 35803, Phone: (800) 322-3616, Fax: (256) 882-0859, e-mail: info@vmic.com

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