Elecsys Corporation Acquires Technology License

OLATHE, KS /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elecsys Corp. (NASDAQ:ESYS) , a developer of machine to machine (M2M) data acquisition, telemetry, and analysis systems for critical industries, announced its technology license from Eurotech, Inc. to provide the Director Series of SCADA communication gateways to the oil, gas, and energy markets. Eurotech is a subsidiary of Eurotech Group S.p.A., a world leader in embedded computer technology, headquartered in Amaro, Italy. This development broadens the Elecsys portfolio of proprietary, rugged remote monitoring and communications equipment offered to the energy sector.

The Director Series, with its associated suite of HCP database software and industry standard communication protocols, gathers data from a wide variety of field devices and measurement instrumentation and efficiently delivers this information to corporate data systems. The Director Series of products are currently used in supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems at many major energy companies throughout North America and the world. With a flexible system architecture, these SCADA Communication Gateways are multi-platform products that enable operational field data to be acquired, networked, transformed, and utilized efficiently by taking full advantage of existing TCP/IP technologies and communications networks.

As part of this partnership with Eurotech, Elecsys has a perpetual license to provide the technology, manufacture, and support the Director Series products within the energy sector. The company plans to further develop this product line with new technology and applications for the Director and new HCP related products. In addition to new system implementations, Elecsys will provide technical expertise, engineering support, training, and maintenance services to existing Director Series users. Key technical employees from Eurotech have joined the Elecsys engineering team to provide the foundation for this continuing development and support.

Karl Gemperli, Elecsys president and chief executive officer, stated, "We are excited about penetrating the market for SCADA communication solutions. With a simple to use graphical configuration interface, combined with one of the industry's best application programming languages, the Director Series can be programmed for a wide variety of field applications. The addition of the Director Series of remote telemetry network gateways to our product offering is an ideal fit for the customer markets we serve where a wide range of potential new applications for this technology exists. We believe that the technology, coupled with the market penetration and strength of our established ultra-rugged computer and remote monitoring brands, has the potential to greatly expand our business. Our established brands of innovative rugged products have been well received in the energy infrastructure industry and we believe that the addition of the Director Series further strengthens our offering of dependable solutions for wireless monitoring, telemetry, and data communications."

About Elecsys
Elecsys Corp. provides innovative machine to machine (M2M) communication technology solutions and custom electronic equipment for critical industrial applications worldwide. Elecsys proprietary equipment and services encompass rugged remote monitoring, wireless communication, mobile computing, and radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies that are deployed wherever high quality and reliability are essential. Elecsys also provides integrated displays and custom electronic assemblies to numerous industries worldwide. Its primary markets include energy production and distribution, agriculture, natural resource management, aerospace, safety and security systems, and transportation. Elecsys markets and supports its proprietary technology and products under its Pipeline Watchdog, Radix, eXtremeTAG, and DCI brand names.

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