Mobile Computer is equipped with 11 PCI/ISA expansion slots.

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Constructed of heavy-duty aluminum, lunchbox style EMP 350 features 15 in. TFT LCD flat panel screen with antiglare tempered glass; keyboard; mouse touchpad; and PCI, ISA, or PCI/ISA full-length card slots on 1,600 x 1,200 passive backplane. Cooled by 2 system fans, design facilitates access to slots for upgrading, maintenance, or reconfiguration. Supplied with 120 GB HDD, computer offers two 3.5 in. shock mounted open drive bays and one hidden 2 x 3.5 in. bay.

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New Rugged Mobile Computer Equipped with 15 Inch LCD and Slots for 11 PCI/ISA Full Length Cards

AZUSA, Calif. (January 31, 2006) - Acme Portable Machines, Inc., a leading provider of rugged portable computers, today announced the immediate availability of their latest rugged mobile computer that fits "everybody's" applications, the EMP 350. The new computer is a robust lunchbox style portable computer equipped with everything needed for the road, seas and field with a 15" TFT LCD flat panel screen, keyboard, mouse touchpad and 11 expansion slots for multiple applications. These include military and field operations, field service and diagnostic applications, law enforcement and forensic, automotive, telecommunications and end users involved in multimedia platforms and OEM, ODM and integrators.

Built of heavy duty aluminum for rough and tumble situations, the EMP 350 can become many different computers via the 11 PCI, ISA or PCI/ISA full-length card slots on a 1600 x 1200 passive backplane. Cards can be solid state flash storage drives for mobile servers, diagnostic cards for testing applications, data acquisition cards for sampling data in the field and audio and video editing of large files on filming locations among many other configurations dependent on the user's requirements. Slots are easily accessed for upgrading, maintenance or on-the-fly reconfiguration of cards. Internal components are kept cooled by dual system fans.

The new computer includes two 3.5" shock mounted open drive bays and one hidden 2" x 3.5" bay. Each unit can be configured with a single high-capacity HDD, with a minimum 120 GB disk capacity, and the second bay configurable as a floppy disk drive, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, DVD-R or combo drives. The monitor comes standard with a protected antiglare tempered glass for reading in sunlight and protection, but can be ordered with a transflective sunlight readable LCD.

Price And Availability

COTS available or user-configured in as little as 24-hours, the EMP 350 is priced as low as $2,500 in single unit quantities with significant OEM and ODM discounts available. Full product specifications can be found at

About ACME Portable Machines, Inc.

With worldwide headquarters located outside of Los Angeles in Azusa, California, ACME Portable Machines, Inc. was founded in 1994, to meet the computing needs of extreme environments whether they are in aerospace, a crime scene location or on an industrial manufacturing plant floor. The company manufactures a broad line of hardy computers and workstations, portable laptop computers also known as lunchbox portables, all-weather keyboards, rackmount displays and keyboards and small and large flat panel displays/kiosks. All products are designed to be integrated with upcoming new technologies offering systems that mean more than just a tool on the road but an investment into the future.

ACME portables have been real life tested and proven effective in meeting the most demanding environments and excel in critical applications such as data acquisition, analyzing LAN/WAN and telecommunication signals, industrial and manufacturing, medical field for diagnostics, onboard and flight line aerospace applications and just plain computing.

Outside of the United States, the company supports its customers and OEM/ODM partners through direct subsidiaries in Europe and Asia and trained distributors worldwide. For additional information on ACME Portable Machines, Inc. and its products, customers can contact the sales department at 1330 Mountain View Circle, Azusa, CA 91702 o phone 626.610.1888 o fax 626.610.1881 o e-mail at The company is on the World Wide Web at

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