Intevia® Evaluation Kit Contains New Mechanisms for Customer Tests


TROY, Mich. Oct. 4, 2006 - Textron Fastening Systems has introduced three families of Intevia® mechanisms with embedded intelligence that allows remote locking and unlocking of fasteners.

The new mechanisms are contained in an Intevia® Evaluation Kit (E-Kit) that Textron Fastening Systems is providing to corporate research and design centers and independent and university test labs.

"Intevia® E-Kits allow designers and engineers to evaluate and explore the capabilities and potential uses of intelligent fastening in their own applications," said Jane Heffner, Intevia® business segment leader for Textron Fastening Systems. "Intevia® represents a totally new category of design, assembly and service solutions. These kits will enable users to develop their own applications and explore the boundaryless potential of this technology."

Intevia fastening mechanisms contained in the E-Kit include:

o In-Line (IL Series) for medium-load, high-endurance applications, including cabinet and closet locks, and security locking.

o Ring (Ri Series) low-profile fasteners for medium-load applications such as access panels or decorative trim attachments, and reconfiguration of accessories.

o Radial (Ra Series) with high load-bearing capability for structural panel attachment, secure locking, and rapid reconfiguration applications.

Intevia® E-Kits also contain equipment to power and wirelessly link communications software that activates the intelligent devices, along with cabling and interconnection modules for assembling networked fastener configurations. These range from simple pushbutton operations to three-button, radio-linked control and monitoring of multiple fasteners and their auxiliary functions.

"Each of these systems was developed in response to customer needs," Heffner said. "They provide economic value over virtually all design, assembly and servicing solutions currently in operation in our target industries, and clearly demonstrated value in performance, integration, simplification and security."

Target markets for Intevia® intelligent fastening mechanisms include global aerospace and defense, automotive, and industrial OEMs and suppliers.

Textron Fastening Systems owns exclusive global rights to develop, commercialize, manufacture and market Intevia® brand products using proprietary intelligent fastening technology from Telezygology, Inc.

For more information about Intevia products and systems, call (800) 854-3122 go to the newsrooms at www.intevia.com or www.textronfasteningsystems.com.

Headquartered in Troy, Mich., USA, Textron Fastening Systems is a leading provider of value-based fastening solutions, engineered fastening systems, state-of-the-art assembly technology, and inventory management and application engineering services. With 9,000 employees worldwide, Textron Fastening Systems supplies value-added products, systems and services to customers in more than 150 countries. Textron Fastening Systems recently was acquired by Platinum Equity from Textron Inc. and has begun the process of rebranding itself as Acument Global Technologies.

Media Contacts:
Timothy Weir, APR
(248) 813-6329
tweir@tfs.textron.com

Tim Trainor
Trainor Communications
(313) 822-4000
TrainorComm@cs.com

Intevia® Website:
www.intevia.com

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