Kontron Introduces Triton Panel Mount Computing Display for Rugged Environments

HOUSTON, TX, MAY 2, 2006– Continuing to expand the power of ruggedized computing, Kontron America today unveiled the Triton Panel Mount (Triton PM™) workstation display featuring technological and safety advancements designed specifically for the oil and gas industry. The display provides increased processing power, strong safe area protection enhancements and rugged features that stand up against extreme environments. In addition, it offers the flexibility to function in enclosures or consoles with some of the highest safety certifications. The Triton PM will be featured at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas, May 1 – 4 at booth 1467. Kontron will also provide a briefing and demonstration of their new displays and workstations at a press conference at the Conference on Tuesday, May 2, 2006.

Featuring Intel® M processor technology and a 15-inch full sunlight viewable display, the Triton PM is a reliable, cost-effective and easy to use solution for the oil and gas services industry. Specifically the new Triton PM offers:
·Intel Pentium M 1.6GHz processor, enhancing computing power and functionality;
·NEMA 4 protection to guard against solid foreign objects such as falling dirt, windblown dust, water and ice;
·the ability to operate in temperatures of 0°C to +50°C and withstand extreme vibration;
·highest quality glass-on-glass resistive technology for greater touch accuracy, improved optics and maximum longevity;
·and a rugged aluminum enclosure.

The Triton PM’s versatility also enables it to be "built-in", allowing system integrators to place it in a certified C1D2/Zone 2 enclosure or console for the utmost protection in extreme environments.

The Triton product line is ideally suited for offshore and land-based oil and gas well logging, rig floor instrumentation and mud logging applications. Through its unique modular design, it offers superior reliability and quick field service capabilities that result in the industry’s highest uptime, an estimated 95 percent.

Production quantities of the Triton PM are available now. Pricing for the Triton family of products starts at $6,000.


About Kontron:

A global leader in embedded computer technology and mobile rugged solutions, Kontron supplies a diversified customer base of OEMs, system integrators, and application providers in the: automation, test and measurement, communications, medical, gaming and entertainment, military, aerospace, transportation, and energy markets. The company helps its customers considerably reduce their time-to-market and gain a competitive advantage with products including: high-performance open computer platforms and systems, single board computers, human-machine interfaces, and mobile rugged computers and displays. Kontron employs more than 2,300 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". Kontron is a Premier member in the Intel ® Communications Alliance which means earliest access to leading-edge Intel technologies and privileged engineering support. For additional information on Kontron, please visit www.kontron.com.


Product and Technical Contact
Fausto Castillo
Product Marketing Manager
Kontron America - Silicon Valley
510.438.7217
fausto.castillo@us.kontron.com

Editor Contact
Richard Pugnier
Manager, Marketing Communications
Kontron America
858.623.3006
richard.pugnier@us.kontron.com

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