Quatech Announces Order from Welch Allyn for New 802.11 Embedded Radio

Quatech, Inc., a leader in wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) networking and device connectivity solutions, announces that they are shipping dual-band 802.11a/b/g radios to Welch Allyn, a leading global manufacturer of frontline medical products and solutions. The Quatech-supplied radios are utilized in Welch Allyn FlexNet™ for 802.11 life-critical wireless networks.

FlexNet™ is a technology that allows clinicians to operate real-time patient monitoring on a shared 802.11 a/b/g network along with other hospital devices. This technology offers robust performance and scalability, the highest standards for network security, minimal bandwidth requirements for continuous monitoring data and minimal power consumption for industry-leading monitor battery life. In addition to supporting continuous patient monitoring products, Quatech radios are now also available in Welch Allyn Spot Vital Signs® LXi devices.

The Quatech 802.11a/b/g radio solution enables Welch Allyn to deliver industry-leading performance, reliability and security. FlexNet™ supports up to 24 channels in the 5 GHz band, and orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) increases immunity to multipath propagation effects. In addition, forward error control (FEC) increases channel reliability. The Quatech 802.11a/b/g radio solution supports WPA2 Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)/802.11i and certificate-based authentication/802.1x (EAP-TLS, TTLS, PEAP) as well as other 802.11 standards for improved network performance.

“Quatech is pleased to announce our support for Welch Allyn’s FlexNet™ technology,” said Steve Runkel, Quatech president and CEO. “It is a strong endorsement of Quatech’s Airborne 802.11 embedded product family, which has been deployed by industry leaders in a wide range of M2M monitoring applications, including healthcare. With the growing end-user emphasis on reliability and advanced security, Quatech is well positioned to meet the 802.11 requirements of embedded systems developers in M2M.”

Quatech is a leading supplier of 802.11 embedded modules, radios and boards for M2M applications, including medical devices, industrial control and automation, telematics and mobile enterprise. For sales and ordering information on Quatech’s wireless embedded radios, modules and external device servers, please visit www.Quatech.com.

About Welch Allyn

Founded in 1915 and headquartered in Skaneateles Falls, New York (USA), Welch Allyn is a leading global manufacturer of medical diagnostic equipment and a complete range of digital and connected solutions. With over 2,500 employees working in 26 different countries, Welch Allyn specializes in helping doctors, nurses, and other frontline practitioners across the globe provide the best patient care by developing innovative products, breakthrough technologies, and cutting-edge solutions that help them see more patients, detect more conditions, and improve more lives. More information about Welch Allyn and its complete line of connected products and solutions may be found at www.welchallyn.com.

About Quatech, Inc.

Quatech delivers high-performance device networking and connectivity solutions to help companies improve their bottom-line results. Its products enable reliable machine-to-machine (M2M) communications via secure 802.11 wireless or traditional wired networks, with industrial-grade embedded radios, modules, boards and external device servers, and bridges. For local and mobile connections, Quatech’s serial adapters provide secure connectivity and port expansion via any interface option.

Satisfied customers worldwide rely on Quatech’s unique combination of performance and support to improve operations through real-time remote monitoring and control, streamlined systems, and lowest total cost of ownership (TCO). Quatech markets its products through a global network of distributors, resellers, systems integrators and original equipment manufacturers in the transportation, instrumentation and industrial control, homeland security, medical equipment, and logistics markets. Founded in 1983, Quatech is headquartered in Hudson, Ohio. Quatech merged with DPAC Technologies (OTCBB: DPAC) in February 2006. Information concerning DPAC is filed by DPAC with the SEC and is available on the SEC website, www.sec.gov. To learn more about Quatech’s complete line of device networking and connectivity solutions, visit www.quatech.com.

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Quatech, Inc.
Jennifer McKeever, 330-655-9000
Email: jennifer.mckeever@quatech.com
Welch Allyn
Jamie Arnold, APR, Public Relations Manager, 315-685-4599
Email: arnoldj@welchallyn.com
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