U.S. Air Force Selects Getac Rugged Notebook Computers for Its Quarterly Enterprise Buy (QEB) Program

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B300 and V100 Models Chosen to be Best Value Product Offering to Provide IT Cost Savings for the USAF

Getac's B300 rugged notebook computer (pictured here) and V100 rugged convertible computer have been selected by the U.S. Air Force to be offered through its Quarterly Enterprise Buy (QEB) program. The products were selected for their quality, performance, and endurance in the most demanding work environments.

We are very excited about the Air Force's decision to include Getac's B300 rugged notebook and V100 rugged convertible computers in their QEB program

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Getac Inc., a leading innovator and manufacturer of rugged computers that meet the demands of field-based applications, and NCS Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of its own line of mission-specific computers as well as some of Getac's products under license, announced today that the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has selected Getac rugged notebook computers as part of its Quarterly Enterprise Buy (QEB) program. As part of the QEB, NCS will manufacture and provide Getac's B300 rugged notebook and V100 rugged convertible computers to the USAF at a significant discount. Quality, performance and endurance, along with overall cost savings, were factors in the decision to select Getac products for the program. The Getac B300 and V100 rugged computers will be included in the QEB program beginning immediately and continue through the end of 2009.

"We are very excited about the Air Force's decision to include Getac's B300 rugged notebook and V100 rugged convertible computers in their QEB program," says Jim Rimay, President, Getac, Inc. "It is clear that for a number of reasons that the USAF does not compromise on quality and we are pleased with the confidence they placed in our products. It is a honor to be regarded by the USAF as a solution for their mobile computing needs and reinforces our continued commitment to providing the best products available to our customers," Rimay added.

"We are thrilled to win a significant portion of the Air Force's QEB," said An Nguyen, NCS' President. "Our partnership with Getac enabled this to happen. We look forward to our assembly lines humming with volumes of Getac products to meet the Air Force's needs."

Now in its fifth year, the QEB program has realized more than $167 million in IT cost savings for the Air Force, with $8 million in cost avoidance recorded during the first half of the 2008 fiscal year. In addition to providing cost savings on high-quality products, purchasing computers through the QEB program offers end users "out of the box" compatibility with all Air Force networks and standard software over the product's lifecycle, compliance with Air Force configuration and security requirements, and high energy efficiency ratings.

About Getac
Getac Technology Corporation was founded in 1989 as a joint venture with GE Aerospace and has been a pioneer and innovator in the rugged mobile computing industry ever since. Getac provides premier fully rugged, rugged and semi-rugged notebook, tablet PC and handheld solutions for the military, law enforcement, public safety, utility, telecommunication, manufacturing, field service and mobile workforce industries. All Getac rugged models are strictly controlled and monitored from the design, manufacture, quality assurance to service flows, making Getac an industry-preferred rugged computer provider. For more information, visit http://www.getac.com.

About NCS
NCS Technologies, Inc. is a privately owned manufacturer of its own line of mission-specific computers as well as a licensed manufacturer of Getac products. NCS holds many large Federal contracts including the USAF DLS contract, the Army ADMC-2 contract and the DHS First Source contract. NCS is also active in the education market, builds custom products for the military and other applications, and is an OEM of servers and appliances for independent software vendors (ISVs). For more information, visit http://www.ncst.com.

© 2009 Getac Inc. and NCS Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Getac and NCS, and the Getac and NCS logos are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Getac Inc. and NCS Technologies, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

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Lou Desiderio
Synergy Communications, Inc.
917-627-0912
lou (at) pr-synergy (dot) com

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