March 10, 2011 at 16:33 PM EST
Quatech Introduces Airborne Management Center Software to Support Device Networking Product Lines

Quatech, Inc., a division of DPAC Technologies (Pink Sheets: DPAC), and a leader in wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) networking solutions, proudly introduces their Airborne Management Center (AMC) software to support installation, configuration and setup of their rugged and secure enterprise-class Wi-Fi Networking Device Servers, Ethernet Bridges and Embedded Modules.

The Quatech Airborne Management Center brings Enterprise class device discovery, management and control to the world of M2M wireless devices. This advanced device management application enables single-click maintenance. AMC is an application that supports individual and group management of all aspects of the devices—firmware updating, configuration management, access management (passwords), virtual COM port installation and more.

Virtual COM (VCOM) port drivers can be installed with one click, enabling the use of legacy software to communicate with networked devices seamlessly through standard COM port addresses (i.e., com1, com2) in the system’s device manager. Quatech’s VCOM driver takes care of routing communication ports to the networked serial devices.

“The Airborne Management Center dramatically reduces the time required to both install and manage Quatech Airborne products,” stated Steve Runkel, Quatech President and CEO. “By being able to remotely manage thousands of networked devices, corporate users reduce field service support calls, downtime, and warranty expenses that can result in savings of greater than $100,000 for large scale M2M applications.”

Quatech’s AMC software is included with all external Airborne Industrial and Enterprise Class 802.11 serial device servers, Ethernet bridges and embedded modules. The external Industrial and Enterprise class product families provide the industry’s most advanced security features. The multi-layered security approach addresses the requirements of Enterprise-class networks and corporate IT departments. These advanced security features include wireless security (802.11i / WPA2 Enterprise); network security (EAP authentication and certificate support); built-in firewalls on the Ethernet and WLAN interfaces; secure communications (built-in SSH functionality and fully encrypted data tunnels for secure management and data transfer); and device security (multi-level encryption capability to protect sensitive device configuration data).

In addition to providing the industry’s most secure, rugged and reliable 802.11 wireless products, Quatech’s unique Airborne PortFlex™ capability now enables OEMs to configure communication ports in any combination through software configuration only. Airborne PortFlex™ supports serial, Ethernet and 802.11 interfaces, and provides the ability to independently configure each port. Additionally, PortFlex™ provides the ability to use multiple data paths, enabling OEMs to leverage both serial and Ethernet communication ports simultaneously.

Quatech also delivers the most advanced 802.11 solution for Ethernet clients. The Airborne Industrial and Enterprise Ethernet bridges are fully functional NAT Level 3 routers, supporting a public IP address for the wireless interface and a private network for the attached devices on the wired interface. With NAT3, the router integrates with your existing Ethernet devices, supporting 10/100 Ethernet, DHCP and static IP addressing, allowing a quick connection to the most advanced Enterprise class networks without changing your platform. The NAT3 functionality is also available as a feature on Airborne Industrial 802.11 serial device servers, which come standard with a 10/100 Ethernet interface.

Quatech is now shipping the Airborne Management Center with all of its latest Wi-Fi networking products. The software is also available for download on the company’s website. For sales, ordering or additional information on Quatech’s Airborne Wi-Fi Networking product lines and Airborne Management Center software, please visit www.quatech.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 (OTCQB: 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.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Contacts:

Quatech, Inc.
Kevin Kline, 330-655-9000
kevin.kline@quatech.com
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