Eurotech: Parvus Signs Teaming Agreement with SAIC for Global Tactical Advanced Communications Systems Contract with U.S. Army

Parvus to Support SAIC in Task Orders for Communications Devices and SystemsAmaro (Italy) – April 16th, 2013 – Parvus Corporation, a Eurotech subsidiary, announces it has signed a teaming agreement with SAIC (NYSE: SAI), to support task orders under the Global Tactical Advanced Communications Systems (GTACS) program. SAIC is one of 20 companies chosen by the U.S. Army to compete for task orders under the multiple award, indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) GTACS contract to supply the Army’s Program Executive Office for Command, Communications and Control-Tactical (PEO C3T) with communications devices and systems.“We are excited by the opportunity to support SAIC to meet the Army’s needs under the GTACS contract,” said Parvus President Dusty Kramer. “Demanding mission requirements call for low-power, high-performance systems designed to withstand front line conditions; just the kind of capability we bring to the SAIC team.”

The initial task orders are expected in 2013 and will continue over a five-year period. When appropriate, SAIC will look to Parvus for products and services as part of their proposed solutions.

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Eurotech: Parvus Announces Rugged Tactical Fiber Optic Gigabit Ethernet Switch Subsystem

Parvus DuraNET 1268 Switch Now Available with TFOCA II Fiber Optic Connectors for Military Tactical Deployable Networks

Amaro (Italy) – May 23rd, 2012 – Eurotech subsidiary Parvus announces tactical fiber optic media support for the DuraNET® 1268, a rugged Layer 2 Gigabit Ethernet switch subsystem equipped with ten (10) triple-speed 10/100/1000Mbps ports for connecting IPv4 and IPv6 compatible sensors and computing devices onboard demanding tactical network-centric (un)manned vehicle and aircraft platforms. Designed for rugged extremes, this Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP)-optimized Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) solution is well suited for C4ISR technology refresh and situational awareness upgrade programs. To enhance reliability, the unit features no moving parts, a near cable-less internal design, all industrial temperature grade components, EMI filtering, and a sealed dust/ waterproof aluminum chassis with isolated MIL-STD-1275/704 power supply that protects against vehicle/aircraft voltage surges, spikes and transients.

Gigabit Ethernet interfaces are brought out over rugged MIL-DTL-38999 connectors on the front panel and now optionally Tactical Fiber Optic Cable Assembly (TFOCA® II) connectors on the rear. These optical interfaces are designed to survive the harshest battlefield conditions and were selected by the U.S. ARMY WIN-T program as the standard next generation fiber optic connector for military tactical deployable networks.

Managed and unmanaged switch configurations are available for configurable or “plug and play” Gigabit Ethernet LAN applications. The base DuraNET® 1268 was previously qualification tested for extreme MIL-STD-461F EMI/EMC and MIL-STD-810G thermal, shock, vibe, humidity, altitude, and ingress conditions, as well as RTCA/DO-160G airworthiness tests for low temperature and high altitude operation.

The DuraNET® 1268 features an onboard microprocessor for local/remote control and port monitoring, as well as support for Quality of Service (QoS) traffic prioritization, Virtual Local-Area Network (VLAN) trunking, Telnet remote CLI management, and Rapid Spanning Tree (RSP) redundancy. To enhance security and system management, the unit integrates recoverable data zeroization capabilities for declassifying switch data, along with RS-232 Command Line Interface (CLI) and Ethernet management ports. Status LEDs indicate zeroization signal, power, and port link/speed/activity.

AVAILABILITY
DuraNET 1268 subsystems with fiber optic support will begin in Q3 2012. Contact sales@eurotech.com for pricing and updated production availability information. For additional specifications or to download a product datasheet, visit http://www.eurotech.com/en/products/DuraNET 1268.

Parvus Awarded AS9100 Rev C Quality Certification

Compliance with Aviation, Space and Defense Quality System Requirements Ensures Customer Satisfaction

Amaro, UD – Italy, 20 December 2011 – Following its legacy of quality-certified electronics manufacturing and design, Eurotech Subsidiary Parvus Corporation announced today its successful certification to AS9100 Rev C. Encompassing all ISO 9001:2008 quality management requirements, AS9100 Rev C specifies additional requirements for aviation, space, and defense organizations. Parvus first earned its AS9100 Rev B Certification in December 2010 and elected to upgrade to Rev C to meet the industry’s newest and highest standards of quality. The new Accredited ISO registrar Eagle Registrations Inc. assessed Parvus and found it in full compliance with this globally recognized quality standard.

The quality management standard for the aerospace industry, AS9100 is designed to meet stringent, complex and unique demands of the defense and commercial aerospace industry. Additional requirements were added to the AS9100 Rev C standard to emphasize the importance of supplier selection, project management, risk management, configuration management and ensure better control of work transfers and critical items. Regular audits are conducted by an independent certification body to ensure that Parvus products are designed and manufactured using sound, repeatable processes and that customer satisfaction remain a primary concern.

“Parvus’ certification to AS9100 Rev C validates our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction,” said Bryce McMillan, Quality Assurance Manager for Parvus. “Our rugged products are found in every branch of the military and in a growing number of national defense applications. By achieving or exceeding the tighter customer satisfaction requirements in AS9100 Rev C allows Parvus to offer an added level of quality assurance to our customers, and further solidify our reputation as a trusted and proven provider of highly reliable and rugged products.”

Parvus’ culture of ongoing quality assurance formally started in 1993 when it became the first company headquartered in Utah to meet the rigorous demands of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) quality management certification. Parvus was initially certified to the ISO 9001:1987 standards, then subsequently ISO 9001:1994 and ISO 9001:2000 standards. Last year, Parvus was certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard – the latest international quality management standard and framework focused on enhancing customer satisfaction and continually improving business performance.

Eurotech: Parvus introduces Ruggedized Cisco IE-3000 Switch for Extreme Military/Civil Networking Application


DuraNET® 3000 Adds Mechanical and Electrical Enhancements to Modular Cisco Industrial Ethernet Switch for Vehicle and Aircraft Compatibility

Amaro (Italy), 17 August 2011 – Eurotech subsidiary Parvus announces the DuraNET® 3000, a ruggedized version of the IE-3000 industrial Ethernet switch from Cisco Systems, specifically hardened for use in demanding military / civil IP networking technology refresh and C4ISR situational awareness applications. This fully managed network switch delivers the security, advanced Quality of Service (QoS), high availability, and manageability that customers expect from Cisco IOS-based switching technology, but with mechanical enhancements to support deployment of data, video, and voice services in extreme temperatures, shock, vibration, and humidity, as well as exposure to dust, water, and demanding EMI/EMC environments. Customers can view the Parvus DuraNET 3000 at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America Expo Aug 16-19 in DC and at the AFCEA LandWarNet Expo Aug 23-25 in Tampa.

“The DuraNET 3000 presents military and aerospace customers with a powerful ruggedized IE-3000 switch solution, delivering Cisco’s latest IOS networking management tools, protocols, and software capabilities in a mechanically hardened package ready for extreme application use,” said Parvus Marketing Director Mike Southworth. “While Cisco developed the IE-3000 specifically for harsh industrial network environments, such as the factory floor or utility substation, Parvus has taken ruggedization to a whole new level with the DuraNET 3000. Parvus’ hardened design now extends Cisco’s proven industrial Ethernet switch technologies into vehicle, airborne, shipboard and other extreme applications.”

Like Parvus’ DuraNET 2955 switch, which is based on the Cisco’s previous generation industrial Ethernet switch (the Catalyst 2955), the DuraNET 3000 requires no active cooling, is completely sealed in a rugged aluminum enclosure, and provides interfaces over MIL-C-38999 style connectors. Leveraging the modular nature of the IE-3000 hardware, the DuraNET 3000 subsystem comes in several configurations to flexibly scale Ethernet port density from ten (10) to eighteen (18) or twenty-six (26) Ethernet ports. This enables customers to match size, weight, and power (SWaP), along with cost and functional requirements to program needs. Suitable for ground vehicle and aircraft installations, the DuraNET 3000 features MIL-STD-1275 / 704 transient protection and MIL-STD-461 filtering, and is designed to meet MIL-STD-810 environmental conditions.

KEY FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS

• Cisco Technology: Ruggedized Version of Cisco IE-3000 Industrial Ethernet Switch with Best-in-Class Layer 2 LAN IOS or Layer 3 IP Services IOS Software Support

• IOS Management: Data, Video, and Voice Service Features for Security, QoS, and High Availability: TCP, UDP, Telnet, IGMP, IP, RADIUS, SNMP, RMON, DHCP, HTTPS, VLAN, Cisco Network Assistant, Cisco, CLI over Serial, Cisco Device Manager over Web Browser, Layer 3 IP Services Support Inter-VLAN Routing, Advanced Routing Protocols, i.e. Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), Static Routing, VRF Lite, Multicast Routing.

• Interfaces: 2x Gigabit Ethernet Uplink Ports + 8x, 16x, or 24x Fast Ethernet Ports; RS232 Serial Console.

• Ruggedization: Designed to meet MIL-STD-810 Shock, Vibration, Thermal Conditions; -40 to +71°C Fanless Extended Temperature Operation with No Moving Parts; Aluminum Chassis Sealed Against Water, Dust, and EMI; Filtered Transient-Protected Power Supply for MIL Aircraft / Vehicle Use; Circular MIL-DTL-38999 Connectors for Reliable Network Connections.

AVAILABILITY

Pre-production DuraNET 3000 units have begun shipping. Contact sales@eurotech.com for pricing and updated production availability information. For additional specifications or to download a product datasheet, visit DuraNET 3000 product page.

Eurotech: Parvus unveils Rugged Mobile Router Subsystem with Cisco 5915 ESR Card and Integrated Gigabit Ethernet Switch

Cisco IOS-Managed DuraMAR® 5915 Delivers SWaP-Optimized, Ultra-Rugged MIL/COTS Migration Path for Cisco 3200 Mobile Router Platforms

Amaro (Italy), 16 August 2011 – Eurotech subsidiary Parvus announces the DuraMAR 5915, an ultra-rugged Commercial-Off the Shelf (COTS) mobile router subsystem based on the new 5915 Embedded Services Router (ESR) card from Cisco Systems. Optimized for Size, Weight and Power (SWaP), as well as mechanical robustness under extreme environmental conditions per MIL-STD-810G (thermal, shock, vibration, humidity, dust, water), the DuraMAR 5915 enables prime contractors and civilian agencies to deploy Cisco Mobile Ready Net capabilities, including data, video, and voice services virtually anywhere LAN or WAN connectivity may be required, particularly in mobile, airborne, ground, manned or unmanned vehicle applications. Customers can view the Parvus DuraMAR 5915 at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America Expo Aug. 16-19 in DC and at the AFCEA LandWarNet Expo Aug. 23-25 in Tampa.

“With the DuraMAR 5915, Parvus couples Cisco’s latest mobile networking technology with innovative rugged enclosure design to address environmental and functional requirements of military vehicle and aircraft applications,” said Parvus Director of Marketing Mike Southworth. “The DuraMAR 5915 is an ideal solution for IP networking technology refresh and situational awareness applications, including those seeking a migration path for legacy Cisco 3200-based router subsystems. Legacy 3200 Series customers gain hardware performance and software feature improvements with the new system, along with a smaller, lighter, and even more rugged chassis and MIL-STD power supply.”

The DuraMAR 5915 features dual WAN uplinks and is available as either a standalone 5 port (2+3) network router or with an integrated Gigabit Ethernet switch for a total of 19 Ethernet ports to extends Ethernet port density and switching bandwidth beyond the standard commercial Cisco 5915 product.

With software built upon the Cisco 3270 IOS architecture, the DuraMAR 5915 delivers the performance, security, advanced Quality of Service (QoS), high availability and manageability expected from Cisco Enterprise IOS-based routing technology. The unit supports extensive IPv4 and IPv6 routing protocols, IP multicasting, Radio Aware Routing (RAR), Dynamic Link Exchange Protocol (DLEP) and Mobile IP routing for transparent connectivity to a roaming vehicle network in Comms on the Move (COTM) applications. An onboard AES hardware encryption engine offloads encryption processing from the router to provide highly secure yet scalable data, video, and voice services.

Leveraging stackable PC104 subassemblies and a modular enclosure design, the DuraMAR 5915 unit is completely sealed, requires no active cooling, provides interfaces over MIL-C-38999 style connectors, and features a military-grade power supply supporting aircraft (MIL-STD-704F) and ground/marine (MIL-STD-1275D) vehicle voltage inputs, pikes, and transient levels, as well as MIL-STD-461F EMI/EMC filtering.

KEY FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS
• Cisco Technology: Ruggedized Cisco 5915 Router with Enterprise IOS Software for Robust Security, Management, QoS, VLAN, IPv4 / IPv6 Routing, IP Mobility, Interoperability; Integrated Services Router (ISR) Features Support Concurrent Data, Video, and Voice Services, as well as Firewall and Hardware AES Encryption Acceleration
• Integrated Gigabit Ethernet Switch: Integrated Parvus Gigabit Ethernet Switch Option to Scale Port Density to 19 Ethernet Ports for Higher Port Density Application Requirements; Modular, Open Architecture Rugged COTS PC104 Hardware Design
• Ruggedization: Designed for MIL-810G Shock, Vibration, Thermal, Altitude, Humidity; -40 to +71C Fanless Extended Temp Operation with No Moving Parts; Corrosion-Resistant, Aluminum Chassis Sealed Against Water, Dust, EMI; Circular MIL-DTL-38999 Connectors for Reliable Network Connections; Filtered, Transient-Protected Power Supply for Aircraft and Vehicle Use; Designed to MIL-461F Conducted/Radiated Emissions & Susceptibility; Data Zeroization Support to Erase Sensitive Information
• Applications: Civil and Military Tactical In-Vehicle Layer Switching / WAN Routing; 24V / 28V Ground Vehicle / Aircraft / Maritime Installations; C4ISR Situational Awareness / Technology Refresh / Retrofit / LRU

AVAILABILITY
Pre-production DuraMAR 5915 units will begin shipping Q4 2011. Contact sales@eurotech.com for pricing and updated production availability information. For additional specifications or to download a product datasheet, visit DuraMAR 5915 product page

Eurotech: Parvus now supports Vxworks across entire MIL/COTS DuraCOR® product line

DuraCOR 810 DuraCOR 820-A DuraCOR 830

Parvus Meets Military & Aerospace Customers’ Demand for Popular RTOS by Extending Support to DuraCOR® Mission Computer Platforms
Amaro (Italy), July 21st 2011 – Eurotech subsidiary Parvus announces support for Wind River’s VxWorks Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) across its entire rugged MIL/COTS DuraCOR® mission computer product line, which includes the DuraCOR 810-Duo, DuraCOR 810, DuraCOR 820 and DuraCOR 830. The RTOS that supports over one billion embedded systems worldwide, VxWorks is increasingly used by aerospace and military prime contractors where deterministic, high performance operation is required. Parvus now extends VxWorks support to all of its MIL-qualified x86-architecture Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) DuraCOR subsystems to reduce time to deployment and integration costs for its customers. Parvus is part of the Eurotech Group, which is a Wind River Strategic Hardware Partner.

Parvus has developed Board Support Packages (BSPs) for VxWorks 6.8 to support Intel® Core™ 2 Duo, Intel® Pentium® M, and Intel® Atom™-based DuraCOR mission computer products. These BSPs were made using Wind River’s Workbench 3.2 development environment. Parvus application and design engineering teams can tailor pre-integrated subsystems with VxWorks to support particular program requirements, such as application-specific I/O interfaces. With pre-integrated subsystems, customers reduce their learning curve and risk, leverage open-architecture, modular PC104 hardware, and extend base functionality to maximize use of COTS content.

“While Parvus has supported VxWorks customer requirements for several years, it has only been on a project-by-project or board-level basis,” said Parvus VP of Sales and Marketing Dusty Kramer, “Now with our subsystem-level support of VxWorks, Parvus is demonstrating its commitment to our military and aerospace customers by augmenting our DuraCOR computing offerings to support high performance, real time operation system requirements.”

Parvus’ DuraCOR Vehicle Mission Computer platform is a COTS computing subsystem featuring modular, open-architecture and MIL-STD qualified designs -perfect for Size, Weight and Power (SWaP)- constrained C4ISR technology refresh and platform upgrade programs. These highly reliable, DuraCOR mission computers are routinely deployed under thermal, shock and vibration extremes onboard unmanned and manned aircraft, ground vehicles, and maritime platforms.

Parvus receives $2.2M follow-on order for ethernet switches in support of us DoD tactical communications program

Amaro (Italy) – May 5th, 2011 – Eurotech subsidiary Parvus Corp. announces a $2.2M (USD) follow-on order for rugged Ethernet switches with a US prime Defense contractor in support of a US Department of Defense (DoD) tactical communications program. Due to non-disclosure agreements, no further details about the customer can be provided. Deliveries will take place during this year.

Specified by the customer is the Parvus DuraNET 2955 Ethernet switch subsystem, a ruggedized Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) product based on Cisco technology and developed for military and harsh mobile applications. The unit serves as a robust solution for providing local area network (LAN) connectivity to IP-enabled computing and net-centric devices.

“Prime contractors continue to turn to Parvus for rugged computing and networking subsystem solutions, as the US government drives towards specifying reliable COTS technologies that are available today,” said Les Goodman, President of Parvus Corporation. “We are proud to support the US Military and enable network centric capabilities to the forces deployed in the field.”


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Rugged Soldier Wearable Computer Unveiled at AUSA Winter Expo Delivering Full PC Performance in Power Efficient, Small Form Factor

BR2000 Targets Civil / Military Man-Wearable and Vehicle Computing Apps for Where Size, Weight, Power, Price and Function Rein Paramount

Amaro, ITALY, February 23, 2011 — Eurotech subsidiary Parvus introduces the Zypad® BR2000, a rugged, small-form factor wearable computer and vehicle server designed to be the highest performance, most versatile, rugged computing subsystem in its class for a host of civil and military applications. Leveraging the low-power architecture of the Intel Atom processor together with high-speed wired and wireless network and device I/O interfaces, the BR2000 serves as an ideal soldier / worker wearable computer or vehicle-mount subsystem ready for Linux and Windows applications.

As a man-wearable computer, the BR2000 is designed to be worn on a tactical vest, utility belt, pocket or backpack and interface with a wrist-worn, vest-mounted or hand-held display, and/or helmet monocle. Weighing in at less than 1.8 lbs (~0.8 kg) when fully integrated with its rechargeable / removable battery, the BR2000 delivers excellent processing and communications capabilities under battery operation while maintaining a very small and lightweight mechanical package, similar in size to a portable cassette tape player.

Designed for extreme temperatures, vibration, shock, and sealed against exposure to the elements, the BR2000 is also an ideal computing solution for Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) constrained vehicle and aircraft platforms, delivering full PC functionality for Command and Control (C2) applications. Without the battery, the unit weighs a mere 1.4 lb (~0.6 kg) and can be hard mounted inside small nooks and crannies. Standard I/O includes Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0, RS232/422, Audio, and 2D/3D Video Output.

The product can be flexibly configured to meet different application requirements, including mix and match preferences for wireless (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS), internal/removable Flash storage (Onboard Flash, CompactFlash) in standard/secure erase versions, and disposable / rechargeable battery packs or external DC power (i.e. from regulated vehicle power / military battery packs).

KEY FEATURES
• Dual-Use Wearable / Vehicle Rugged Computing Ready:
Military: Soldier Systems, Manned / Unmanned Vehicles & Aircraft
Civil: Medical, First Responder, Mining, Warehousing, Industrial, Homeland Defense
• Compact & Lightweight
Small Enough to Wear on Tactical Vest / Utility Belt / Backpack
Installable Inside Space-Constrained Vehicles / Aircraft
Only 1.4 lb (~0.6 kg) in Weight (1.8 lbs / ~0.8 kg with Battery)
• Rugged
Submersible Metal Enclosure Protected from Water / Dust
MIL-performance, Push-Pull Single-Grip Blind-Mate Connectors
Extended Temperature Range Operable (-40ºC to +71ºC / -40ºF to +160ºF)
Designed to MIL-STD-810G / IP67 Environmental Standards
• Low-Power / Superior Battery Life
Power-Efficient Intel Atom E660T Processor
~4-6 Hours Battery Time, Typical Use Case
Compatible w/External DC Power and Military Batteries
• Wireless Radios, GPS
Integrated 802.11 Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Radios, 50-Chnl GPS
• PC Functionality
Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0, RS232, Audio, Video (VGA/LVDS/Composite)
x86 Operating Systems Support (Linux, Windows Embedded)
• Secure
Removable Media (CF); Secure Erase Support
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Compatible

AVAILABILITY
Limited quantities of the BR2000 will become available by early Q2 2011 with general availability by early Q3 2011.
Contact sales@eurotech.com for pricing and updated availability information. For additional specs or to download a product datasheet, visit http://www.eurotech.com/en/products/Zypad+BR2000.

Parvus to Supply AT&T Government Solutions with Vehicle Interface Computer for U.S. Army OneTESS War Game Simulation System


Parvus’ DuraCOR 810 Processor Platform to be Deployed on Bradley M2/M3A3, Abrams M1A2 SEP and M109A6 SP Paladin Vehicles

SALT LAKE CITY and ORLANDO – August 5, 2008 – Parvus Corporation announced that AT&T Government Solutions, Inc. has contracted with Parvus to supply the Vehicle Interface Control Unit (VICU) for the U.S. Army’s next generation tactical engagement simulation system. Parvus has received an initial order worth approximately $200,000 for 14 pre-production units. Initial operational capabilities for the One Tactical Engagement Simulation System (OneTESS), deployed at Army training centers, are planned for fiscal 2008 for use on Bradley M2/M3A3, Abrams M1A2 SEP and M109A6 SP Paladin Vehicles.

The VICU component of the OneTESS program is based on Parvus’ Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) processor platform, the DuraCOR® 810, integrated with optional MIL-STD-1553 interfaces from Data Device Corporation (DDC). The modular DuraCOR 810 is a rugged open-architecture solution for military/civil Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) applications. It is designed to survive harsh mobile environmental conditions experienced under MIL-STD-810F, including extreme temperatures, shock/vibration, and ingress, as well as power requirements of MIL-STD-1275 and MIL-STD-704.

The Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) previously announced a contract award to AT&T Government Solutions, Inc. for Phases II and III of OneTESS worth approximately $94 million. The Army’s OneTESS has the capability to support up to brigade-level, scaleable to theater-level, training and testing exercises. OneTESS will provide a live combined arm Force-on-Force (FOF) and Force-on-Target (FOT) training that support all Army tactical missions, and crosses all battlefield operating systems at homestation, Maneuver Combat Training Centers, test ranges, and deployed sites. OneTESS is a component of the Army’s interoperable, systems-of-systems, live-virtual-constructive operational architecture, simulating combat realism for live players.

ABOUT AT&T GSI

AT&T Government Solutions, Inc., headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, is a long-standing, trusted source of information technology solutions for the federal government, integrating unmatched network resources and professional service expertise with innovative technologies from AT&T Labs and industry-leading partners. Best known for network leadership in voice, data, video and managed services, AT&T Government Solutions, Inc. is a proven solutions integrator, with professional service expertise in areas such as enterprise architecture, modeling & simulation, business transformation, knowledge management, training, program management, systems engineering and security.

ABOUT PARVUS

Parvus Corporation is a leading supplier of rugged COTS computing and IP networking subsystems for military and transportation applications. Parvus’ tactical mission processors, network routers and LAN switch products provide enhanced command, control, computing and communication (C4) capabilities for situational awareness and mobile data processing in airborne, ground mobile, and naval installations. Parvus was founded in 1983 and is part of the Eurotech Group, a world leader in miniaturized and high performance computing with operations across North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.parvus.com.

The Eurotech Group Expands its Presence in Western Europe

Erim
The Eurotech Group acquires French embedded PC maker Erim

Amaro (Ud-I) and Vénissieux (F) – October 12, 2004 – The Eurotech Group has acquired the French company Erim Sas, a leading supplier of embedded and industrial PC solutions in Europe. The acquisition positions the Eurotech Group as one of the most important companies in Europe within this field, while enabling the Group to extend its international presence into the well developed French market for transport and defence computing solutions. Financial details were not disclosed.

“Through the acquisition of Erim, the Eurotech Group stakes a strategic market position in France, where healthy growth within the transportation and aerospace sectors is expected to continue – says Roberto Siagri, President and CEO of Eurotech – We believe that the integration of our combined products and technologies, together with Erim’s highly talented team, will greatly benefit our Group.”

Yves Bourdon, President of Erim, will be responsible for the Group’s operations in France, as well as in the Benelux market (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg). Bourdon expresses great satisfaction with this new relationship with Eurotech. “Thanks to Eurotech’s takeover, Erim is experiencing an increase in new commercial and market opportunities – says Bourdon. – Operating within the Group enables us to expand our product offer to satisfy nearly every customer demand, while strengthening our ability to acquire and manage large contracts within our strategic sectors.”

ERIM

Established in 1981, Erim Sas has become the leading French supplier of embedded and industrial PC solutions. Erim designs and markets a range of standard and semi-custom PC/104 and EBX products under its PC Light brand name. Erim has extensive design experience with developing embedded PC technology (BIOS, OS, hardware, etc.) for harsh environments (EMC, temperature, vibration/impact, high reliability).

See www.erim.fr for more information.

The Eurotech Group

The Eurotech Group ( www.eurotech.com ) is a global family of technology companies focused on embedded and high-performance computing solutions. With operations in Europe, North America and Asia, the Group serves the industrial, transportation, defense, aerospace, medical, and research sectors.

The Eurotech Group includes Eurotech ( www.eurotech.it ), Parvus Corporation ( www.parvus.com ), Erim (www.erim.fr), Neuricam ( www.neuricam.com ), Exadron ( www.exadron.com ), Ascensit (www.ascensit.com) and IPS ( www.ipscomputers.com ).