National Technical Systems Partners with Emerson Network Power To Support Commercial EMC Test Laboratory Operations

  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

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

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
or call 800-270-2516.

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"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
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business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that
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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)
Len Hall (media)           (818) 591-0776        Derek Coppinger (technical)
(949) 474-4300   
                           (800) 270-2516

SOURCE National Technical Systems, Inc.

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