Recent sales involve more than 175 in-vehicle computers
Eden Prairie, Minn., May 15, 2001 - FieldWorks, Inc. d/b/a Kontron Mobile Computing (OTC BB: KMBC), a leading provider of rugged, mobile computers, today announced that it has been recently awarded technology contracts from six California police departments, under which each department is adopting the companys mobile data servers for use in squad cars. The individual orders, which have either been delivered or are in process of delivery, involve more than 175 in-vehicle computers.
Since the fourth quarter of last year, the company has been awarded contracts by the following agencies:
Buena Park Police Department, Buena Park
Fresno County Sheriffs Department, Fresno
Kings County Sheriffs Department, Hanford
San Carlos Police Department, San Carlos
Torrance Police Department, Torrance
Tustin Police Department, Tustin
"More and more police and other public safety agencies are realizing the benefits of full-featured, in-vehicle computing for communications, dispatching, situational awareness and other applications," said Dale Szymborski, Director, Mobile Data Business, Kontron Mobile Computing. "Were pleased that these six California police departments have put their trust in us, and we look forward to continuing to serve them."
The company began doing business under the Kontron Mobile Computing name on April 16, 2001. In March, the company announced its newest in-vehicle computer -- the EnVoy Mobile Data Server. The EnVoy MDS is an on-board computer and communications system designed around a vehicle, converting the dashboard of a squad car or any vehicle into an efficient command center
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 "KMBC."
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
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.kontronmobile.com;
Telephone: (952) 974-7000
Fax: (952) 974-7199