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March 25, 2002 8:00 a.m. MT

From parvus Corporation

parvus Displays Aviation Cockpit Computer and Other PC/104 Systems Integration at Sea Air Space

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

WASHINGTON, DC (Sea Air Space 2002, Booth #2303) - March 25, 2002 - parvus Corporation of Salt Lake City, Utah today announced it will display an enhanced aviation cockpit computer system, aircraft data logging device, and other defense technology at the Sea Air Space Exposition held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, March 26-28.  
Highlighting parvus' rapid technology development capabilities for the U.S. military, an Improved Operator Control Panel (IOCP) computer and a Communication, Navigation, and Information (CNI) data logging device will be available for viewing at booth #2303. Both units are ruggedized for military use and are based on COTS PC/104 computer board components. 
The IOCP unit features several new enhancements from its 1998 design, which was initially developed by parvus as part of the Navy's $12.9 million AN/USQ-113 communications upgrade for the EA-6B Prowler electronic defense warfare aircraft. The enhanced IOCP features night vision backlighting, MIL-STD-1553 communications protocol compatibility, and an improved non-glare lexan screen.  
The IOCP unit is a full-function PC with an x86 processor, Windows operating system and standard aviation mounting configuration. It incorporates rugged PC/104 computer boards, including a data zeroization module, 10BaseT Ethernet interface and 5-port hub, MIL-STD-704D power supply, audio card, 20-position keypad and joystick module, environmentally sealed 6.4" LCD display, removable Flash disk drives, ruggedized card cage, and shock mounted components. The original IOCP unit went from concept to 1st article design in 16 weeks to production in six more weeks. 
Originally designed as an external bus monitor (EBM) for the F-22 fighter aircraft, parvus' CNI data logging device can read up to four CNI asynchronous busses and transmit on two additional channels. The CNI device went from concept to prototype in three weeks and from prototype to production in 20 weeks. 
Mounted within parvus' DZus( enclosure system, the CNI unit incorporates an x86 CPU and dual PC/104 motherboard that supply various services to the CNI system, including an external LED display, keypad, audio card, ATA drives, thermal measurement sensor, and power/program status switches.  
Formed in 1983, parvus Corporation is an ISO-9001 certified designer, manufacturer, and systems integrator of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) PC/104 products for embedded control environments. A corporate member of the Navy League, parvus offers rugged, compact circuit boards and chassis systems that enable feature-rich, low-cost solutions for military and commercial applications. For more information, visit www.parvus.com or call 801-483-1533. 
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