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VT Miltope Introduces Two New Military Rugged Airborne Products at Army Aviation Convention

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VT Miltope
3800 Richardson Road
Hope Hull, AL, 36043

Press release date: May 7, 2007

HOPE HULL, Ala., May 7 -- VT Miltope, a company of VT Systems, is introducing a 10 Port Layer 2 Rugged Ethernet Switch and Rugged Airborne Network Server for military airborne applications. These new products will be featured at the VT Miltope exhibit, booth 810, during the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) Convention, 9-12 May 2007 in Atlanta, Georgia.

The new Rugged Ethernet Switch -- 10 Port Layer 2 (RES-10L2) features two 10/100/1000BaseT and eight 10/100BaseT Ethernet ports that are auto-detecting, auto-crossover, and auto-polarity. The RES-10L2 supports Layer 2 functionality including Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Quality of Service (QoS), Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP), Virtual Local Area Networks (VLAN), and Remote Monitoring (RMON).

The new rugged Linux based Rugged Airborne Network Server (RANS) supports application, file, web, multimedia or communications management server requirements. The RANS features a low voltage 1.8 GHz Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB solid state hard disk drive. Standard interfaces include 2 ea 10/100Base T Ethernet, 2 ea 10/100/1000BaseT Ethernet, RS-485, 16 ea general purpose avionic discrete lines (software programmable), and VGA, 2 ea USB 2.0 via maintenance hatch.

VT Miltope provides a complete line of rugged computer, network, and peripheral products utilized for air and land systems in commercial and military applications. The MESU and ANS are militarized versions of aviation products offered for the In Flight Entertainment systems on commercial airliners.

Many VT Miltope systems are successfully deployed with U.S. troops in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. These systems are designed to withstand the harshest tactical and airborne environments and are used in forward areas under extreme weather and handling conditions.

"VT Miltope prides itself on providing the DoD with the latest commercial technologies, packaged to meet military requirements. The new Rugged Ethernet Switch Unit and Airborne Network Server for military airborne applications are direct outgrowths from our cutting-edge commercial aviation programs."

-- Brigadier General (US Army, Ret) Tom DICKINSON President and CEO, VT Miltope

VT Miltope, a company of VT Systems Inc, with ISO 9001:2000 certified facilities, is engaged in the design, development, manufacture and testing of rugged computers and computer peripheral equipment for military, industry and commercial applications where reliable operation of the equipment under demanding environmental conditions is of paramount importance. For more than 30 years, VT Miltope's broad range of computers, computer workstations, servers, disk cartridges, printers, mass storage systems and other related products have served defense, government and commercial customers. Please visit

VT Systems (VTS) is a provider of integrated engineering solutions, specializing in the fields of aerospace, electronics, land systems, and marine. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., VTS has locations throughout North America. VTS offers a broad range of proven innovative services to both the commercial and government sectors. VTS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd. Please visit

Source: VT Miltope CONTACT: Tom Dake, Chief Financial Officer of VT Miltope, +1-334-613-6358,, or Carol Hrovoski, Corporate Communications Manager of VT Systems, +1-703-739-2610, Web site:
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