Kontron Unveils Industry′s First Explosion-Proof Certified Class l Zone l / ATEX Zone l Computing Display

Triton D1 is highest certified display for unsurpassed hazardous-classified area protection

HOUSTON, TX, MAY 2, 2006– Setting the standard for ruggedness and extreme mobile computing performance, Kontron America today announced the highest class certified computing display for the oil and gas industry, the Triton D1™. The Triton D1 is the industry′s first explosion-proof computing display that carries the Certified Class l Zone l / ATEX Zone l and electrical protection class EMC/EN61326 for maximum protection in hazardous-classified areas. Giving oil and gas industry services companies advanced computing safety, the Triton D1 also carries both the Class I, Zone I, Ex d IIB T4 and Class I, Zone l, AEx d IIB T4 certifications in the United States and Canada and the ATEX II 2 G, EEx d IIB T4 certificate in Europe. Kontron′s products are already in use by the world′s leading oil and gas services companies, and the Triton product line continues the company′s leadership legacy for offshore and land-based oil and gas well logging, rig floor instrumentation and mud logging applications. The Triton D1 display will be showcased at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas, May 1–4 at booth 1467. Kontron will also provide a briefing and demonstration of this breakthrough technology at a press conference at the Conference on Tuesday, May 2, 2006.

Kontron innovatively designed the Triton D1 for the extreme environmental and servicing challenges encountered by the oil and gas industry. The Triton D1 features a rugged modular construction with a flameproof all-machined aluminum enclosure for the highest system reliability. The unique modular design has easily serviceable subassembly units that greatly shorten repair time. With the Triton D1, Kontron has brought together the best combination of durability, reliability and serviceability, providing service companies with maximum uptime, as much as 95 percent.

For increased productivity, the breakthrough design incorporates a 15-inch full sunlight viewable display with EnhancedInfrared™ touch; screen technology that features false-trigger intelligence. Kontron is the only supplier to offer this unique touch screen design that allows decoupling of the touch screen from the LCD thereby incorporating bullet-proof glass making it the only EX explosion-proof certified screen in the industry.

″Kontron is committed to taking a leadership position by exceeding the extreme environmental computing needs of the oil and gas service industry″, said Dale Szymborski General Manager of Kontron America′s Rugged Mobile Computing Division. ″The Triton D1 demonstrates Kontron′s expertise in developing superior rugged, reliable and certified computing technology that gives service providers the highest protection available.″

The Triton D1 was designed to perform in some of the harshest environments in the world withstanding operational temperatures of -40C to +50C. In addition, the fully sealed unit is designed to withstand corrosive liquids, high shock and vibration, EMI and RFI. Offering unparalleled safety, the Triton D1 provides the utmost protection in Class l Zone l / ATEX Zone l areas where there is a high risk from explosive or flammable materials.
Production quantities of the Triton D1 are available now. Pricing of 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.

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Fausto Castillo
Product Marketing Manager
Kontron America - Silicon Valley

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Manager, Marketing Communications
Kontron America

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