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January 28, 2002 8:00 a.m. MT

From parvus Corporation

parvus' Computer Boards and Components to Be Offered in Australia ad New Zealand

Contact Name: Mike Southworth, Corporate Communications
Contact Email: mike_southworth@parvus.com
WebSite: http://www.parvus.com

SALT LAKE CITY and SYDNEY - JANUARY 28, 2002 - parvus Corporation, an executive member of the PC/104 Consortium, today announced that Electro Optics Pty. Ltd., an Australian supplier of embedded electronics, will begin selling parvus' PC/104-based computing products throughout Australia and New Zealand. 

The new distributor agreement extends parvus' international sales efforts in the Australian and New Zealand markets, whereas parvus has traditionally focused its sales efforts on U.S.-based Fortune 1000, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the defense, aerospace, medical and light industrial fields. 

"parvus is pleased to launch our sales efforts with Electro Optics in the Australian and New Zealand markets and begin marketing parvus' product lines to the thousands of potential customers in these important marketplaces," said Tom Hogan, president of parvus. 

Electro Optics is a leading Australian provider of embedded and digital signal processing (DSP) hardware and software, offering a wide range of embedded development tools and DSP boards. 

"As we advance parvus' business in the Australian and New Zealand regions, we're pleased to represent such a recognized leader in the embedded computing space," said Philip Montgomery, Managing Director for Electro Optics. "We look forward to the prospect of a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship." 

parvus offers more than 150 PC/104-based computer boards and components within six core product groups, including (1) High Functionality CPUs, (2) Power Management, (3) Application I/O, (4) Chassis and Enclosure Systems, (5) Interconnection Modules, and (6) Communications. 

PC/104 is an industry standard PC-compatible circuit board commonly used in embedded microcomputers for factory lines, laboratory devices, and other complex machinery needing programmable control. The PC/104's size, durability, expandability, reliability, quality, and power consumption make it ideal for such applications. 

Formed in 1983, parvus is an ISO-9001 certified designer, manufacturer, and systems integrator of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) PC/104 products for embedded control environments. Its rugged, compact circuit boards and components offer feature-rich, low-cost design solutions for military and commercial applications. For more information, visit www.parvus.com or call 801-483-1533.  

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