Industrial Computers with rugged displays and workstations.

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SafeTTouch(TM) D2 non-purged workstation is for Class I, Division 2 applications while SafeTTouch EX is flame-proof, explosion-proof workstation. Both have EnhancedInfrared(TM) touch displays, for safety in harsh and hazardous areas. Touch screens use matrix of invisible light beams to detect operator input and maintain calibration without drifting. Screen is immune to cuts or wear of touch surface.

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Dolch Introduces New Rugged Solutions for the Oil & Gas Industry

Dolch harsh environment computer solutions on display at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston

Fremont, California, April 26, 2002 - Dolch, the world leader in delivering industrial portable computer solutions, will feature its new operator interface workstations for harsh environments at this year's Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, May 6 - 9.

SafeTTouch(TM) rugged touch screen displays and workstations will be featured at OTC. The SafeTTouch D2 is a non-purged touch screen workstation for Class I, Division 2 applications and the SafeTTouch EX is a flame-proof, explosion-proof touch screen workstation.

"The Oil and Gas Industry needed new alternatives for rugged operator interface solutions in classified hazardous areas," said Jim Ciardella, President of Dolch. "We are very excited about showing our new products and capabilities at this year's Offshore Technology Conference. In conjunction with Stewart & Stevenson, our customers will get a first hand look at our products in action. From our rugged portables interfacing with heavy mobile equipment, to our touch screen workstations providing a rugged interface with the fixed process equipment, visitors to booth #3041 can experience our products as they would in the field."

SafeTTouch products feature EnhancedInfrared(TM) touch displays, a technology that was designed for safety in harsh and hazardous areas. EnhancedInfrared touch screens use a matrix of invisible light beams to detect operator input and maintain their calibration without drifting. It is operationally immune to cuts or wear of the touch surface, and the touch screen is covered by a comprehensive 5-year warranty.

About Dolch
Headquartered in Fremont, California, Dolch is the world leader in rugged, multi-slot portable industrial PC platforms. Dolch also manufactures rugged touch screen solutions, industrial enclosures and public access kiosk systems. The Dolch Difference - an industry-leading, customer-oriented infrastructure that ensures a consistent product configuration, superior service and lifetime technical support, backs every product. In addition to the Fremont campus, Dolch has offices in San Diego, Baltimore, Germany, Canada, France and the United Kingdom. For more information on Dolch and its products and services, please visit us at or call us at 1.877.347.4929.

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