Dauphin Technology Passes FCC Class A Testing for New Hand-Held Computer
Product Shipment to Start in Mid-July
PALATINE, Ill., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Dauphin Technology, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DNTK - news), a technology holding company specializing in the manufacture, design and marketing of hand-held computers and electronic contract manufacturing, today announced it has passed Class A testing standards for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its pioneering hand-held computer, Orasis. The Company anticipates product shipment to start in mid-July.
``Now that Orasis has met FCC Class A requirements, which we fully expected, we are clear to accelerate full production of units,'' said Andrew Kandalepas, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. ``We anticipate that this innovative product, the most powerful hand-held, pen-based computer available, will now begin to contribute to our revenue base.''
Working units have been demonstrated to potential clients in various markets since its introduction last fall. Passing FCC Class A testing will now allow the Company to accept product purchase orders. The Orasis is a full-function hand-held, pen-based computer, the first to incorporate an upgradable processor reaching speeds up to 233 Mhz, using Intel's Pentium MMX processor, and designed for a variety of users in the medical, utilities, transportation, law enforcement, government, and financial industries. The versatile, lightweight computer can also integrate various accessories, including floppy drive, CD-ROM, GPS for global positioning, wireless radio, video conferencing, extended battery pack, and other devices through an expansion bus. The Company plans to sell Orasis to commercial buyers through software integrators and value-added resellers. The Company's sales force extends from coast to coast, representing many industries. In addition, all departments of the Company have been staffed to support anticipated product demand.
A Dauphin subsidiary, R.M. Schultz & Associates, Inc. (RMS), a contract engineering and manufacturing services firm, is capable of assembling large quantities of various electronic products, and will be utilized for the manufacture of Orasis. RMS is expected to significantly strengthen Dauphin's ability to manufacture and deliver the new Orasis.
Mr. Kandalepas added, ``We are focused now on the roll out and full production of Orasis. We believe that with the power and upgradability of Orasis, we have the potential to expand the customer base to companies that are already using notebook computers in their businesses. We expect that in 1998, we will have higher revenues through the implementation of our Orasis sales and marketing strategy, as well as ongoing additional contributions from RMS.''
Dauphin Technology is a diversified holding company with a subsidiary in several computer-related fields, including distribution, contract manufacturing and engineering. Dauphin common stock is listed on the over- the-counter bulletin board under the symbol DNTK.
Certain matters discussed in this news release are forward-looking statements involving certain risks and uncertainties including, without limitations, changes in product demand, the availability of products, change in competition, economic conditions, various inventory risks due to changes in market conditions and other risks detailed in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports.