Kontron Introduces Triton Z2 Certified ATEX Zone 2 / CI D2 Computing Display

Kontron Introduces Triton Z2 Certified ATEX Zone 2 / CI D2 Computing Display

Triton Z2 is the latest addition to family of computing displays that deliver maximum hazardous-classified area protection

CALGARY, ALBERTA (JUNE 13, 2006) – Continuing its commitment to develop the fullest line of industry-leading hazardous classified area displays, Kontron today announced the Kontron Triton Z2 workstation display. The Kontron Triton Z2 offers a powerful, cost-effective solution for the oil and gas industry and carries the ATEX Zone 2 / CI D2 certification. Offering superior protection with a IP56 rating, it offers enhanced processing power, strong safe area protection enhancements and rugged features designed to deliver optimum, reliable performance in hazardous environments. The Kontron Triton Z2 along with Kontron’s full line up of rugged and extreme mobile computing products will be featured at the Global Petroleum Conference in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 13 – 15 at booth #7001.

For maximum computing performance, the Kontron Triton Z2 features Centrino-based Intel Pentium M processor technology. It also offers a 15-inch full sunlight viewable display with EnhancedInfrared™ touch-screen technology that features false-trigger intelligence for increased productivity. Kontron is the only manufacturer to offer this unique touch-screen design that allows decoupling of the touch-screen from the LCD. The unique modular design also has easily serviceable subassembly units that greatly shorten repair time resulting in excellent reliability and the highest average uptime in the industry.

“Kontron’s Triton product line has made a positive impact on the oil and gas service industry and the Z2 workstation is no exception with hundreds of units operating in a very tough, hazardous environment while offering value, reliability and performance in the field,” said Michael Kadri, vice president of sales Kontron America. “The Z2 workstation is the result of three years of engineering efforts and represents a paradigm shift in the oil and gas exploration and drilling services industry.”

The Kontron Triton Z2 continues the company’s leadership legacy for the offshore and land-based oil and gas well logging, rig floor instrumentation and mud logging applications. Last month, the company introduced the Kontron Triton D1 display, which is the industry’s first explosion proof computing display targeted specifically to the oil and gas industry.

The Kontron Triton Z2 is now available. Pricing for the Triton family of products starts at $6000.


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.

Editor’s Note:
For additional information on the Kontron Triton line of products, visit http://www.kontron.com/products/pdproductdetail.cfm?keyProduct=42159

Editor Contact
Richard Pugnier
Manager, Marketing Communications
Kontron America

Product and Technical Contact
Fausto Castillo
Product Marketing Manager
Kontron America

If you would like more information on purchasing one of Kontron’s products, please contact us at 888.294.4558 or sales@us.kontron.com.

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