One Stop Systems Acquires Certus Technology

6/4/2004 - One Stop Systems, a manufacturer of industrial-grade computing systems, announced an agreement to acquire all of the assets of San Diego-based Certus Technology, an engineering and manufacturing company that produces custom single board computers, I/O boards, and system monitors for manufacturers of high-end computing systems. The assets acquired will include the Certus’ complete product family of custom and semi-custom board-level and enclosure products. In addition, Certus president, Tom Rittmaster will become the vice president of Engineering for One Stop Systems. Rittmaster founded Certus and was formerly vice president of Engineering for ICS-Advent (now Kontron) in San Diego.

“Certus Technology and Tom Rittmaster bring a breadth of engineering expertise to One Stop Systems necessary to fuel the company’s continued high rate of growth,” said Steve Cooper, president and CEO. “In addition to adding to our overall design expertise, Tom broadens our internal capabilities in custom board design. Tom has a history of growing emerging companies into valuable acquisitions and we look to him to move One Stop Systems to technological prominence in our market. Certus also enriches One Stop Systems’ customer base with clients who will continue to receive superior service from One Stop Systems.”

“I am excited about the merger and look forward to joining One Stop Systems’ team”, said Tom Rittmaster. “I’m impressed with One Stop Systems’ proven growth and the direction they are advancing in new technologies. Certus’ design capability will also add to One Stop Systems’ already quick time-to-market of new products.”

About Certus Technology
Certus designs and manufactures custom single board computers (SBCs) and specialty I/O boards for computer manufacturers who employ them in custom products. Certus has also produced a large variety of system monitors that are designed into large computing systems to monitor system vital pararmeters. These range in size and complexity from an embedded monitor the size of a credit card to a highly sophisticated 6U CompactPCI-based monitor board.

ISO 9000 Certification
In December, 2003, One Stop Systems successfully completed an independent audit and became ISO 9001:2000 certified. The certification audit confirms that One Stop Systems’ quality system meets all of the requirements of the internationally recognized ISO 9001:2000 specification. In addition to the internal benefits of a certified quality system, ISO 9000 certification provides additional company credibility with customers, vendors and other businesses.

About One Stop Systems
One Stop Systems designs and manufactures a broad selection of standard, custom, and semi-custom computing systems and components for telecom, industrial control and military applications. These include CompactPCI, PCI/ISA and VME-based architectures. We offer responsive service, the highest quality design and manufacturing, and on-time delivery. In addition, One Stop Systems’ easy-to-navigate product catalog at offers a broad selection of industrial-grade computing systems and components. For more information, contact our sales department toll free at (877) GET-CPCI or visit our web site at

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