Itronix Acquires Husky Computers - Union Forms World Leader In Rugged Handheld Computing

Itronix Corporation, the world leader in the design and manufacture of rugged, wireless mobile computing solutions, today announced it has strengthened its product and business offerings through the acquisition of WPI’s Husky Computers – a U.K.-based manufacturer of similar mobile devices. Capitalizing on each other's strengths, Itronix and Husky will integrate their product development and sales processes, creating an extensive distribution network that will deliver a wider array of solutions to global markets.

Itronix will gain immediate access to Husky’s international distribution network with more than 100 resellers and VAR's in Europe, Africa and Asia. In tandem, Itronix will offer Husky products to its top-level U.S-based channel distributors. The expanded distribution will provide more customers with an expanded line of rugged, wireless computing options.

"Our new organization will be quicker to market, more efficient and have a broader reach," said Dave Dayton, president and CEO of Itronix. "Ultimately, both our current and future customers will be able to take advantage of a greater selection of mobile computing products and services at extremely competitive prices."

Dayton added that by combining the two companies’ product lines, Itronix will extend its vertical outreach into markets such as utilities, government, aerospace, public safety, geophysical surveying, meter reading and healthcare.

"We are confident that this union will result in a continuation of the first-class customer service and technical support we’ve come to expect from Husky," said Robert Howells, Director of Handheld and Mobile Systems with Itron. "We look forward to the synergy of Itronix’ and Husky’s leading technologies, strategic partnerships, and the productivity gains that result when deploying products of this caliber.

"Specializing in the design and manufacture of ultra-rugged mobile computing products with integrated high performance wireless communications, Itronix will leverage Husky's extensive experience in the rugged handheld computing arena to grow it's market share in selected vertical markets.

"The joining of Husky Computers and Itronix will prove to be a win-win combination for all our customers and partners", said Marco Landi of Husky Computers. "Building upon the strength's of each organization, we will expand our capabilities to deliver the largest selection of rugged computing products in the industry at highly competitive prices."

About Itronix

Itronix Corporation designs, manufactures and deploys mission-critical wireless field automation solutions for mobile workforces. Itronix' rugged mobile computing devices feature embedded high-performance wireless technologies that maximize the productivity of mobile applications in markets such as utilities, government, aerospace, public safety, geophysical surveying, meter reading and healthcare.

Itronix is a subsidiary of Dynatech Corporation, a Burlington, Mass.-based, global communications equipment provider focused on leading-edge communications technology solutions. Itronix’ new Husky operations are based in Coventry, England, with regional offices in France and Germany.