Eden Prairie, Minn., September 3, 1997 - FieldWorks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FWRX), a leading maker of application-specific computing solutions for demanding field environments, has signed an agreement with IBM Canada, whereby FieldWorks will supply IBM Canada with computer solutions for resale worldwide.
"This strategic partnership with IBM strengthens both companies´ abilities to serve our customers with total mobile solutions," says Dale Szymborski, FieldWorks marketing manager.
The agreement will broaden IBM Canada´s customer audience to include field professionals needing extremely reliable application-specific mobile computers. It is in line with IBM Canada´s strategy of providing enterprise-wide information systems. In turn, IBM Canada´s leadership position will help FieldWorks build market share in key markets.
IBM Canada will sell FieldWorks computers and computer system solutions under the FieldWorks label.
FieldWorks´ products include the FW5000 Series II notebook and the FW7000 Series laptop. With four bays and two serial ports, the rugged, modular notebook is a popular solution for utility and law enforcement in-vehicle computing. It is capable of providing GPS mapping, computer-aided dispatching, high-speed data communications, and high-resolution graphics technologies for digital fingerprinting and mugshots. And it is upgradeable. With multiple ISA and PCI card slots, the FW7000 is the industrys only laptop solution to field and harsh-environment computing applications requiring desktop expansion cards, such as applications in data acquisition, test and measurement, or video teleconferencing.
FieldWorks designs, builds and sells customer-specific computing solutions for demanding field environments. Users include field professionals in transportation, telecommunications, utility, medical, law enforcement and other industries worldwide. FieldWorks´ products are designed and produced in compliance with its formal quality system, which is certified to the international ISO9001 quality standard.
FieldWorks´ headquarters are at:
7631 Anagram Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Internet Address: www.field-works.com
Telephone: (612) 974-7000
Fax: (612) 974-7199
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 forward-looking 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.