EMJ Offers Kontron's Revolutionary Rugged Laptop / Tablet PC

8/4/2003 - EMJ is now distributing the ReVolution, a rugged mobile convertible computer, which can be used as either a notebook or tablet PC. Manufactured by Kontron Mobile Computing, the ReVolution has a lightweight magnesium chassis and enhanced temperature specifications, and is ideal for conditions too extreme for standard notebooks.

The ReVolution is tested to U.S Military and NEMA standards for resistance to shock, vibration, water, temperature and dust. It features wireless data communications, such as embedded 802.11b and Bluetooth technology for WAN connectivity.

The ReVolution has an extended temperature range of -15 C degrees to +50 degrees C. It is optimal for data acquisition in rugged environments or field service and maintenance.

The ReVolution, with a 1.20GHz Pentium III processor, is a fully Windows-capable computer that converts in seconds from a notebook to tablet with a quick flip of the rugged, 180-degree display hinge. The ReVolution comes standard with a 12.1" resistive touchscreen display, or an optional digitized touchscreen display for pen tablet features, such as hand writing recognition. Both types of displays are 1024 x 768 XGA resolution, and are also available in a SVGA sunlight readable display for outdoor use.

The ReVolution received the Silver Award at the NASA Tech Briefs Reader's Choice Product of the Year Awards. NASA Tech Briefs has 195,000 engineering readers. The ReVolution received the second highest number of votes in a field of 12 nominees throughout the 2002 year. Products are selected on exceptional technical merit and practical value.

"The ReVolution is ideal when conditions are too harsh for standard computer notebooks," Mark Estill, Vice President of EMJ said. "In addition, the ReVolution allows users to convert from a notebook to a touch screen tablet PC in a matter of seconds."

"We are pleased to have EMJ as part of the Kontron Mobile Computing reseller network", Pete Camuso, Regional Sales Manager for Kontron Mobile Computing said. "In a market as competitive as ours, it is extremely important for us to have a partner with the caliber of EMJ to help separate us from our competition, and get our products to market."

Kontron is a leading global embedded computer technology company. Kontron supplies a diversified customer base of OEMs, system integrators and application providers in the communications, automation, transportation, medical, military, aerospace, and test and measurement markets. The company helps its customers to considerably reduce their time-to-market and to gain a competitive advantage with products including high-performance open computer platforms and systems, single-board computers, man-machine interfaces and mobile computers. Kontron employs over 1100 people worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. The company is listed on the German TecDAX 30 stock exchange under the symbol "KBC".

For additional information on Kontron, please visit: www.kontron.com

EMJ Embedded Systems, a division of EMJ America Inc., distributes a full line of single board computers, CompactPCI solutions, Flash solutions, PC Card disk drives, PC Card readers, PC/104 add-on cards, PC/104 peripherals, displays, software and enclosures. EMJ is a publicly traded company with revenues of $150 million and can be found on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol EMJ. (T.EMJ for Internet quote servers). Visit EMJ America online at http://www.emj.com.

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