Displays Bright, Easy-to-Read Images in Challenging Field Lighting
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. May 16, 2002 - Kontron Mobile Computing, Inc. (OTC BB: KMBC), today announced the availability of a Sunlight Readable Transflective Display option for the FieldWorks 8000, one of the flagship products in the company´s line of rugged, mobile computers for field-deployed professionals.
"The FieldWorks 8000 delivers the power of rugged, desktop computing in a mobile platform for professionals working in a variety of challenging field conditions, from flightline communications to geophysical, defense, test and measurement and field data acquisition environments," said Steve Hanges, director of marketing. "Many of these professionals work outdoors most of the time and must do so under changing light and weather conditions. The Sunlight Readable Transflective Display is a perfect choice for these customers because it provides continuous and easy-to-read access to screen data in any lighting condition from direct sunlight to total darkness."
The Sunlight Readable Transflective Display is a color, active-matrix, liquid-crystal display with an integral, thin film transistor as the active element. It is a 12.1-inch, transflective-style display with SVGA resolution (800 x 600) of more than 262K colors. It functions in a transmissive and reflective mode for indoor or outdoor use, displaying bright, clear, screen images in direct sunlight as well as low-light conditions.
The Sunlight Readable Transflective Display option is available for an additional $795. The FieldWorks 8000 continues to offer the features and options that have established it as a premier field computing product, including ruggedness tested to Mil-Std-810E military standards to withstand shock (75G) and vibration; an expansion card cage for maximum adaptability with full power supply and connection for up to three full-length or six half-length ISA or PCI expansion cards; and active cooling technology allowing for operation in wide temperature ranges.
About Kontron Mobile Computing, Inc.
A Minnesota corporation, Kontron Mobile Computing, Inc., has designed, manufactured and marketed rugged computers for a variety of industries and applications worldwide since 1992. It also provides product customization, integration and support services. The company is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minn., with sales, service and manufacturing locations worldwide. It is traded on the U.S. Over the Counter Bulletin Board under the ticker symbol KMBC.
Kontron Mobile Computing is the mobile computing affiliate of Kontron Embedded Computers AG, Munich, Germany. For more information, visit Kontron Mobile Computing online at www.kontronmobile.com, or phone the company toll-free at 1-888-343-5396.
About Kontron Embedded Computers AG
Kontron Embedded Computers AG, Munich, Germany, is the 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, test and measurement, and encryption security 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 900 people worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. The company is listed on the German Neuer Markt stock exchange under the symbol KBC.
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