FieldWorks Launches the FW8000 Series II Field Workstation

Rugged, Portable Desktop System Becomes First of Its Kind to Feature Fast, Pentium III Processors

Eden Prairie, Minn., August 28, 2000 - FieldWorks, Inc. (OTC BB: FWRX), a leading solution provider and mobile computer supplier for demanding field applications, today announced the availability of the FieldWorks FW8000 Series II Field WorkStation, a next-generation version of the company´s FW8000 platform and the first rugged, portable desktop of its kind to offer the performance power of the 500 MHz Intel Pentium III processor.

The FW8000 is designed to meet the needs of users in punishing field environments and is particularly suited for defense applications such as data acquisition, flightline communication, test and measurement and telemetry. Features introduced with the new FW8000 Series II include:

A 500 MHz, Pentium III processor to handle increasingly demanding, sophisticated field applications with even greater speed and ease.
Dual removable 6GB hard drives housed up front under the integrated handle, allowing full access to all expansion slots in the system´s back card cage while maximizing removable storage capacity for security applications.
4MB of DRAM with zoom video.

"FieldWorks is pleased to be the first to deliver 500MHz Pentium III performance in this product category and we expect the FW8000 Series II to further extend the popularity of the FW8000 platform," said Lisa Baker, FieldWorks director of field technology solutions. "The FW8000 Series II provides another reason for customers to turn to FieldWorks to meet their unique needs for reliable performance, ruggedness, adaptability and portability in field computing."

The FW8000 Series II is now available from FieldWorks-authorized value added resellers and through FieldWorks GSA schedule contract. FieldWorks today also announced a limited-time, FW8000 Series II promotional pricing program for U.S. Government customers in light of the approaching close of the government´s fiscal year. Customers interested in the FW8000 Series II or in taking advantage of the promotional pricing program should contact FieldWorks Field Technology Sales at 1-952-974-7000 or toll free at 1-888-343-5396 for full details.

The FW8000 Series II also continues to offer many features and options that have established the FW8000 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 capabilities and connection for up to 3 full-length or 6 half-length ISA or PCI expansion cards.
Active cooling technology allowing for operation in wide temperature ranges as well as optional sealing components for added protection against dust, rain, and humidity.
An all-in-one design, featuring an integrated handle and fully integrated components and power supply allowing the FW8000 to close and carry like a briefcase all in one lightweight, small-footprint form factor.
Advanced storage and connectivity features, including rugged, removable hard drives, integrated CD-ROM and floppy diskette drives, and multiple connectivity as standard, integrated features: 2 USB ports, a P/S2 port, a PCMCIA PC Card Bus slot, 2 serial interfaces, and 1 parallel interface.

For complete information, visit FieldWorks online at

FieldWorks headquarters are at:
7631 Anagram Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Internet Address:;
Telephone: (612) 974-7000
Fax: (612) 974-7199
1-888-FIELDWORKS (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 ava

ilability 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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