Kontron wins multi-million euro local transport technology order

Design win of over EUR 8 million for intelligent buses in Belgium

(PresseBox) (Eching/München, ) Kontron AG, one of the world's leading providers of embedded computer systems, kicks off the New Year with a further multi-million euro order: the Walloon Transport Company in Belgium has opted for Kontron technologies for future complex applications. A corresponding master agreement entailing an order volume of over EUR 8 million has now been signed. As part of the first step, the plan is to equip over 2,500 buses from 2010 with an innovative system in the area of local public transport, which will ensure a significant boost in terms of safety, reliability and punctuality.

The networked embedded computers are based on particularly energy-saving and reliable Intel Atom processors, which optimally meet the high demands made of them. Using GPS positioning and GSM mobile modules, they guarantee efficient fleet management as well as reliable location monitoring and schedule optimization; FireWire interfaces allow for rapid data reconciliation at depot, and RFID technology allows the implementation of innovative types of non-cash ticketing. "We've already started to develop these complex systems, and we are very pleased to have received an order that further strengthens our foothold in the local public transport segment," commented Ulrich Gehrmann, Kontron's CEO. Numerous applications produced by the company are in use around the world, for example for controlling driverless subway trains, on both local and high-speed trains, and in on-board PCs on buses.

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Kontron designs and manufactures standard-based and custom embedded and communications solutions for OEMs, systems integrators, and application providers in a variety of markets. Kontron engineering and manufacturing facilities, located throughout Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific, work together with streamlined global sales and support services to help customers reduce their time-to-market and gain a competitive advantage. Kontron's diverse product portfolio includes: boards and mezzanines, Computer-on-Modules, HMIs and displays, systems, and custom capabilities. Kontron is a Premier member of the Intel Embedded and Communications Alliance. The company is a recent three-time VDC Platinum vendor for Embedded Computer Boards. Kontron is listed on the German TecDAX stock exchange under the symbol "KBC". For more information, please visit: www.kontron.com.

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