Smartronix Awarded Contract to Develop Expansion Solutions for Panasonic CF-19 Toughbook

california, Maryland - 09 January 2007 – Smartronix was awarded a contract to provide Rugged Chassis Extensions for the CF-19 line of Panasonic Toughbooks. The Computech International (CTI) order calls for the development of 3 pre-production units, with the possibility of a larger follow-on order of 250 or more units after initial product delivery and testing. This CF-19 expansion solution will be used by an undisclosed foreign defense force and will be procured as part of a Foreign Military Financing (FMF) program. The expansion solution will include a Cellular Antenna, an 802.11 Antenna, Active bi-directional antenna switch/amplifier, Video Capture, a GPS Module, and a USB 4 port hub, along with the other standard Smartronix enhancements for Panasonic Toughbooks.

The design and engineering will be accomplished through the Smartronix Engineering Solutions Group, which is located at the Smartronix Corporate Headquarters in California, Maryland. The Engineering Solutions Group provides a wide range of services and products, including value-added design and engineering solutions for Panasonic's Toughbook line of rugged computers. These solutions expand the Toughbooks' range of uses and provide specialized features to include secured connectivity, power options, expanded communications/multiport connectivity, and night vision use.