Smiths Detection Selects Parvus DuraCOR® 810 Computing Sub-System for Chemical Biological Protective Shelter (CBPS)

SALT LAKE CITY – June 3, 2008 – Parvus Corporation today announced that Smiths Detection has awarded the company an IQID contract extending out to 2016 for DuraCOR® 810 processor sub-systems in connection with Smiths Detection’s Chemical Biological Protective Shelter (CBPS). No financial terms were disclosed.
Smiths Detection has specified the Parvus DuraCOR 810 as the central computing unit (CPU) for its CBPS environmental control system. CBPS shelters provide medical personnel and soldiers a highly mobile, self-contained collective protection system. With a contamination free, environmentally controlled working area, these shelters serve medical combat services and combat service support personnel as mobile medical aid stations, field command posts or emergency facilities.
“It is very satisfying to have our products selected for such a strategic program with global and far-reaching impact,” said Thomas L. Breault, Parvus Director of Military & Government Programs, Eastern Region. “We are pleased to supply Smiths Detection with the DuraCOR 810 and contribute to the protection and capabilities of America’s warfighters.”
Deployed across various unmanned and manned aircraft, ground vehicle, and naval installations, the rugged DuraCOR 810 is a Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) open-architecture solution for military/civil Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) applications. It is designed to survive harsh mobile environmental conditions experienced under MIL-STD-810F, including extreme temperatures, shock/vibration, and ingress, as well as power surge and voltage requirements of MIL-STD-1275D and MIL-STD-704E.
Smiths Detection is part of the global technology business Smiths Group. It offers advanced integrated security solutions for customers in civil and military markets worldwide and is a leading technology developer and manufacturer of sensors that detect and identify explosives, chemical
and biological agents, weapons, and contraband. Its advanced technology security solutions also include Smiths Heimann x-ray imaging systems, millimeter-wave technology and a specialist software supply business for the management of large sensor and video surveillance networks.
Separate business units focus on related products for the life sciences, and food manufacturing industries.

Parvus Corporation is a leading provider of rugged COTS computing platforms for military, transportation, homeland security and medical device industries. The company specializes in hardened embedded computing and mobile IP networking solutions suited for demanding real world applications. Parvus was founded in 1983 and is part of the Eurotech Group, a world leader in miniaturized and high performance computing with operations across North America, Europe, and Asia.

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