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M&A Companion ePAD Certified By Verizon Wireless

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May 24, 2011

Jihad Jubran
jjubran@macomp.com
800-225-1452

DALLAS, TX — M&A Technology, a leading provider of mobile technology solutions for education and government, today announced that its Companion ePAD with an embedded 3G modem is now certified for connectivity on the Verizon Wireless network.  This device is designed by M&A to integrate seamlessly in an enterprise infrastructure providing a viable alternative for non-Windows slate devices on the market. 

The Companion ePAD is optimized for Windows 7 which offers a user-friendly touch interface that supports multi-touch functionality with HD graphics.  In addition, the Companion ePad supports Adobe flash content, multi-tasking and all the security features native to Windows environment.

The Companion ePad is part of M&A Technology’s mobile solutions designed specifically for government, healthcare and enterprise customers who are looking for a Windows tablet that can be secured and managed in a Microsoft Enterprise environment.  With its sleek casing and enhanced connectivity, the Companion ePAD can be used to access cloud applications from anywhere using 3G connectivity and WiFi.  The M&A Companion ePad offers a sleek, elegant, ultra smooth user interface with capacitive touch screen that allows multitasking between applications with a swipe of a finger. 

The built-in G-sensor in the Companion ePAD allows the user to switch between landscape and portrait modes by simply turning the device.  The on-screen keyboard in conjunction with the Windows base allows Internet browsing, email, music, games, and reading books and well as creating, editing and sharing documents.  The HD accelerated graphics allows the user to view and share videos and photos on a high resolution screen.

“Our view is that M&A has the right vision with their mobile technology,” said Alex Coleman, Vice President, Government and Education Markets at Verizon Wireless.  “The Companion ePad comes native with Windows 7 Pro which allows customers to seamlessly manage their network with other Windows-based devices.  For the education and government segment, the security aspect is paramount and M&A’s design is prebuilt within the device.  Essentially, the Companion e-Pad is ready to go and the customer can deploy and manage it just like any other Windows device on the network.”

The new Companion ePAD comes standard with 11.6” HD touch screen running 1366 x 768 resolution, Intel Atom N450 processor, 2GB RAM, 32 GB SSD and Broadcom Crystal HD accelerator that supports full HD 1080p videos.  The device weighs approximately 2lbs and provides USB and mini HDMI connectivity to be able to connect to a projector or a secondary screen.  It comes with built in speakers, 1.3 mega-pixel webcam and microphone.  The battery life averages 4.5 hours.  The docking station allows the user to image the device using standard Ethernet connection as well as providing additional ports for connectivity to USB, Audio, Ethernet, and power.  The Companion ePAD ships standard with Windows 7 Home Premium with an option for Windows 7 Professional.

The M&A Companion ePAD is designed to address enterprise concerns for security, compatibility and manageability of such devices on a secure network.  The Companion ePAD can be deployed and managed just like any other Windows device on the network with no additional development cost.

About M&A Technology:
M&A Technology, a leading solutions provider since 1984, offers a wide range of custom technology solutions that are based on innovation to improve productivity and reduce the total cost of ownership through technology.  Our ISO 9001-2008 certified manufacturing facility offers a flexible platform for contract manufacturing that is focused on customer requirements and quality of our products.  More information is available at www.macomp.com/epad.

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