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M&A Technology's Companion Touch™ Device Powered by Verizon Wireless Supports 21st Century Mobile Learning for Grades K-12

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October 11, 2011

Paul Macchia
Paul.Macchia@VerizonWireless.com  
201-230-6948 (mobile)

Jihad Jubran, SVP of Business Development
jjubran@macomp.com  
800-225-1452

DALLAS, TX — M&A Technology and Verizon Wireless today unveiled a new campaign to distribute the Companion Touch™ tablet, an Intel®-powered convertible PC with touchscreen functionality to enhance learning in K-12 schools across the country.

With the influx of mini-laptops and tablets into the educational market, the Companion Touch 10 addresses the need for an affordable tablet PC in the K-12 market. The M&A Companion Touch offers a resistive 10.1-inch touchscreen, which allows students to interact with the device using the stylus or simply by tapping the screen.

The convertible screen makes it easier for students to interact with the device and share their work in group activities. The built-in webcam swivels 180 degrees to capture pictures and movies from different angles. The screen can be laid flat for writing, sketching and for solving math problems. It also can be oriented in portrait mode for eBook reading.

The standard configuration comes with a 10.1-inch resistive touchscreen, 250 GB hard drive, 2 GB RAM, 1.3 MP rotating camera, Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity with Verizon Wireless. Its ruggedized design and built-in handle make for a student-friendly tablet for day-to-day usage in the classroom and at home, and reduce the total cost of ownership for schools. A full description of the product is available at www.macomp.com/companiontouch10.

“Education is one of the primary verticals that see a benefit from 3G technology,” said Alex Coleman, Vice President, Government and Education, Verizon Wireless. “Devices such as tablets and laptops have strong appeal for the students and instructors as they are user-friendly, portable and make the learning experience fun. With our reliable 3G network, the Companion Touch is a cost-effective device and a seamless transition into any curriculum.”

As an Intel Authorized Integrator, M&A Technology will make this device available through Verizon Wireless to provide a continuous learning experience with 3G connectivity.

“The Companion Touch 10 will help to realize the vision and benefits of one-on-one computing in education, enriching the learning experience for students,” said Jihad Jubran, Senior Vice President, Business Development, M&A Technology. “We feel that Verizon Wireless offers the best network for our business vision for the Companion Touch to be most effective.”

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 106.3 million total wireless connections, including 89.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About M&A Technology
M&A Technology, a leading solutions provider since 1984, offers a wide range of custom technology solutions for education that are based on innovation to improve productivity and reduce the total cost of ownership through technology. Our ISO 9001-2000 certified manufacturing facility offers a flexible platform for contract manufacturing that is focused on customer requirements and quality of our products. In addition, M&A Technology offers custom-built servers, workstations and high performance computers that are all made in the USA. More information is available at www.macomp.com.

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