In-Vehicle computers now supporting deployed Army field information system
Eden Prairie, Minn. May 17, 2001 - FieldWorks, Inc. d/b/a Kontron Mobile Computing (OTC BB: FWRX), today announced that it has completed its scheduled delivery of an order valued at more than $4 million to United States Army.
The contract, originally announced on January 17, 2001, involved the supply of modular, in-vehicle computers - a flagship product in the companys line of rugged, mobile computers. The order was delivered to the Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pennsylvania.
"With this delivery, we now have more than 1,000 FW2000 units deployed throughout the U.S. and the Balkans," said Thomas Sparrvik, President and CEO, Kontron Mobile Computing. "Many of these units are being used for the first time in actual live situations for border patrol, after being used in test and training missions in recent years. Were very pleased with the success of this initial campaign."
The FW2000 units are being used for situational awareness using global positioning systems and are installed in Army-owned HMMWVs, which must withstand the rigors of off-road maneuvering as well as all-weather environments.
Kontron Mobile Computing is the new name under which the company now conducts business, replacing the name FieldWorks on April 16, 2001. More information about the company and its complete line of mobile computers for field-deployed professionals can be found online at www.kontronmobile.com.
About Kontron Mobile Computing
Kontron Mobile Computing, incorporated in 1992 as FieldWorks, Inc., designs, manufactures and sells rugged computers for a variety of industries and applications worldwide. 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 "FWRX."
Kontron Mobile Computing is the mobile computing affiliate of Kontron Embedded Computers AG, Munich, Germany -- one of the worlds largest manufacturers of embedded computing solutions supplying leading OEMs, systems integrators and application providers in the communications, automation and mobile markets
For more information, visit Kontron Mobile Computing online at www.kontronmobile.com, or phone the company toll-free at 1-888-343-5396.
Forward-looking statements in this news release, if any, are made under the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Certain important factors could cause results to differ materially from those anticipated by the statements, including the impact of changing economic or business conditions, the impact of competition, the availability of financing, the success of products in the marketplace, other risk factors inherent in the computer industry and other factors discussed from time to time in reports filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Kontron Mobile Computings headquarters are at:
7631 Anagram Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Internet Address: www.field-works.com;
Telephone: (952) 974-7000
Fax: (952) 974-7199