National Technical Systems Partners with Emerson Network Power To Support Commercial EMC Test Laboratory Operations PR Newswire Feb. 5 Additional Arizona Facility Continues Company Expansion in Southwest Region CALABASAS, Calif., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --National Technical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTSC) (NTS), a leading provider of testing and engineering services, announced today it has entered a partnership agreement with Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson and the global leader in protecting and optimizing critical infrastructure, to provide a wide range of commercial testing and regulatory Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) compliance services for product manufacturers. The partnership calls for NTS to oversee operations at Emerson's Network Power internal product testing laboratory in Tempe, AZ. Through the NTS-Emerson partnership, the Tempe, AZ test lab, which was previously used for Emerson's internal testing needs only, will initially be open to outside product manufacturers for purposes of EMC testing services provided by NTS. The partnership provides for further expansion of the test laboratory in the future, including additional testing and certification services such as Product Safety and Environmental/Dynamics testing services. "The partnership with Emerson provides us with an excellent opportunity to expand our service offerings and bandwidth for the important and growing customer base in the Southwest region while complementing NTS' current Tempe presence," said NTS President and CEO William McGinnis. "We look forward to a long and mutually profitable relationship working with our partners at Emerson in Tempe." In addition to the commercial testing partnership, NTS and Emerson have also achieved certification of the Emerson lab for the Verizon NEBS Testing Certification Witnessing Program (TCWP), enabling the lab to test and certify equipment for usage in the Verizon telecom network. This new GR1089 capability provides direct support for approval of Emerson's own line of telecom equipment as well as that of other telecom equipment manufacturers in the region. NTS currently operates more Verizon-certified test laboratories than any other company in the world. "As one of the pioneers of integrated, application-ready ATCA systems, we are proud to be able to offer this new level of service to our customers and help them gain competitive advantage by trusting Emerson and NTS as their partner," said Brian Brown, vice president and general manager of marketing and services for Emerson Network Power's Embedded Computing business. "This certification underlines our unrivalled depth and breadth of experience and expertise in telecom platforms. Having demonstrated this competence in NEBS testing, we are continuing to invest in R&D and other initiatives that help our customers get to market faster, with less risk and a differentiated product." About Emerson Network Power Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson, protects and optimizes critical infrastructure for data centers, communications networks, healthcare and industrial facilities. The company provides new-to-the-world solutions, as well as established expertise and smart innovation in areas including AC and DC power and renewable energy, precision cooling systems, infrastructure management, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, and connectivity. Our solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. Learn more about Emerson Network Power products and services at www.EmersonNetworkPower.com. About Emerson Emerson, based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments:Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2011 were $24.2 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com. Business-Critical Continuity, Emerson Network Power and the Emerson Network Power logo are trademarks and service marks of Emerson Electric Co. PICMG, AdvancedTCA, ATCA, COM Express and CompactPCI are registered trademarks of the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group. OpenVPX is a trademark of VITA. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © 2012 Emerson Electric Co. About National Technical Systems (NTS) National Technical Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of engineering services to the aerospace, defense, telecommunications, automotive and high technology markets. Through a world-wide network of resources, NTS provides full product life-cycle support, offering world class design engineering, compliance, testing, certification, quality registration and program management. For additional information about NTS, visit the Company's website at www.nts.com or call 800-270-2516. 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"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding National Technical Systems' business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year. Contact: Allen & Caron Inc National Technical Systems Jill Bertotti (investors) Aaron Cohen (corporate) firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Len Hall (media) (818) 591-0776 firstname.lastname@example.org Derek Coppinger (technical) (949) 474-4300 email@example.com (800) 270-2516 SOURCE National Technical Systems, Inc. Website: http://www.ntscorp.com
National Technical Systems Partners with Emerson Network Power To Support Commercial EMC Test Laboratory Operations
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