Tough, Windows-based Device Suited for Demanding Field Environments
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., April 9, 2002 - Kontron Mobile Computing, Inc. (OTC BB: KMBC), a leading supplier of rugged, mobile computers for field-deployed professionals, today announced the newest version of the Field Lite - a lightweight, Windows-based handheld computer tailored for field use.
"There are many different handheld devices on the market, but the Field Lite offers some distinct advantages for the field user," said Mike Heutmaker, product manager, Kontron Mobile Computing. "Unlike CE-based or thin-client based handheld devices, the Field Lite delivers the performance and functionality of a desktop PC with the advantage of a small, light, compact form. With four PC Card slots, it also offers the flexibility that customers want and compatibility with the technologies they need to use today."
New Field Lite features include a 400 MHz AMD K6-2 processor, a full-size docking station with two battery chargers and several configurable bays, Windows 2000 support and an option for up to 256 MB of RAM (standard is 128 MB). Weighing in at a light 2.6 kg (5.7 lbs), the Field Lite is a full-featured, Windows-capable, COTS PC built for applications such as click-and-point data collection, inventory management and remote, wireless communications. With a 6.4-inch, sunlight-readable display, it can be used indoors or outdoors to collect and analyze data in the field without requiring the user to physically transport the data back to an office or base location.
The Field Lite was designed and developed by Kontron Embedded Computers AG, of which Kontron Mobile Computing is an affiliate. Kontron Mobile Computing offers a full line of rugged, mobile computers for field-deployed professionals.
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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