Features Connection for Three Full-Length or Six Half-Length PCI Expansion Cards

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (Jul. 15, 2003) Kontron Mobile Computing, Inc. (OTC BB: KMBC), today announced the availability of the FieldWorks 8500 -- the newest product in the company´s full line of rugged, mobile computers for field-deployed professionals.

Unique in rugged computing, the FieldWorks 8500 features an expansion card cage with full power supply and connection for up to three full-length or six half-length PCI expansion cards. Designed for users in government, military, industrial and other field environments, the FieldWorks 8500 delivers dependable reliability for critical applications in telemetry, data acquisition, test and measurement, and more.

"As field applications requiring PCI cards become more popular, we´re pleased to offer an advanced rugged computer that supports them like no other," said Chris Fladhammer, product marketing manager. "The FieldWorks 8500 delivers the power of rugged, desktop computing in a mobile platform for professionals working in a variety of challenging field conditions."

Kontron Mobile Computing also continues to offer the FieldWorks 8000, a similar system featuring a combination of PCI and ISA slots. Both systems offer features and options that make them premier field computing products, including ruggedness tested to Mil-Std-810E military standards to withstand shock (75G) and vibration, and active cooling technology allowing for operation in wide temperature ranges.

At the heart of the FieldWorks 8500 is Kontron´s QuickSilver CPU module, allowing for easy upgrades, and a 1.20 GHz Intel Pentium ® III Processor-M. The FieldWorks 8500 also features:
 up to 640MB of RAM and 48MB of video RAM.
 a 40GB hard drive, with optional higher capacities and dual removable hard drives.
 a 12.1-inch XGA Active LCD display, or optional Sunlight Readable Transflective Display.
 operating system support for Windows XP Professional (standard), Windows 2000 Professional and Windows NT Workstation.
 integrated floppy and CD-ROM drives, with optional CD-RW drive

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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 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.

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.

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