Xplore and Novatek Partner to Provide Rugged Tablet Solution Specialized for the Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Industry

  Xplore and Novatek Partner to Provide Rugged Tablet Solution Specialized for
  the Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Industry

  The Novatek EM-Mobile solution creates efficiency by reducing time in the
               pharmaceutical environmental monitoring process

Business Wire

AUSTIN, Texas -- April 15, 2013

Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR), the manufacturer of the world’s most
powerful, longest-lasting and rugged tablet on the market, and Novatek
International announced the Novatek EM-Mobile, the latest environmental
monitoring mobile application. The Novatek EM-Mobile combines a rugged tablet
equipped with software designed specifically to provide real-time electronic
data to increase efficiency in the environmental monitoring and manufacturing
processes for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry.

Running on an Xplore iX104C5 DMCR (Dual-Mode Clean Room) rugged tablet, the
Novatek EM-Mobile solution can be utilized in the sensitive environment of
clean rooms without impact, while providing the real-time information needed
to manage the pharmaceutical manufacturing process. It is dustproof,
waterproof, and can be sanitized using standard chemical disinfectants without
damaging the product. It is impervious to harsh cleaning solvents and
contaminants of all types, a major benefit needed for clean room operations.

“Our partnership with Novatek further highlights Xplore’s commitment to
delivering tailored rugged tablets built to meet the sophisticated demands of
the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries,” said Mark Holleran, president
and chief operating officer of Xplore Technologies. “The synergy between
hardware and software, between Novatek and Xplore, demonstrates how the
merging of the latest technologies can be applied for the advancement and
improvement in laboratory operations.”

The new Novatek EM-Mobile greatly increases operational efficiency for
pharmaceutical professionals. The device streamlines the manufacturing process
by facilitating real-time labeling, collection and tracking of environmental
monitoring, utility monitoring and product bioburden samples. The system
provides completely secure and compliant electronic data management. It also
allows pharmaceutical professionals to create accurate and meaningful analysis
through the software’s robust reporting, trending and facility/clean room
mapping capabilities.

“Through the partnership with Xplore Technologies, we are able to further
cater to the pharmaceutical industry by creating a completely mobile product
that improves operational efficiency, reduces risk and improves quality in the
environmental monitoring and manufacturing process,” said Mike O’Grady,
director of sales and marketing for Novatek International. “Xplore not only
makes the most rugged tablet on the market but also meets stringent clean room
standards—a major factor in our decision for partnering with the company.”

Integrating with Novatek International’s environmental monitoring management
software, the Nova-EM, the Novatek EM-Mobile solution module is compliant with
21 CFR Part 11 regulations, which enables it to serve as the system of record
for all environmental monitoring and utility monitoring information. The
complete package consists of a wireless barcode scanner, wireless barcode
printer, a stainless steel cart and mount that can be used to store and
transport sampling media, and various air sampling and particle counter
equipment.

Please visit www.ntint.com, for more information about Novatek International.
For more information about Xplore Technologies, please visit
www.xploretech.com; you can read more about its clean room tablet, the iX104C5
DMCR, at www.xploretech.com/products/iX104C5_DMCR/ or the joint solution at
http://www.xploretech.com/Novatek_EM_Mobile.

About Xplore Technologies®

Xplore Technologies Corp. has been a leading global provider of truly rugged
tablets since 1998. With nearly 90,000 deployments, Xplore tablets are among
the most powerful and longest lasting in their class, withstand nearly any
hazardous condition or environmental extreme, and feature competitive pricing
and significant ROI. The company's products are sold on a global basis, with
channel partners in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific. Xplore
Technologies’ tablets are deployed across a variety of industries and sectors,
such as energy, military operations, manufacturing, distribution, public
services, public safety, government, healthcare and other areas with hazardous
work conditions. For more information, visit the Xplore Technologies website
at www.xploretech.com.

About Novatek International

Novatek International provides a new breed of all-encompassing, process-driven
laboratory information management system (LIMS) and other software solutions
that target the pharmaceutical, biotech and other healthcare industries. Our
unique portfolio of out-of-the-box, easy to use software solutions features
specialized modules that help you manage all aspects of your quality
environment with less effort and time. Novatek delivers solutions that go
beyond LIMS for total enterprise wide automation. For more information, please
visit www.ntint.com.

Contact:

Waggener Edstrom Worldwide
Erika Gonzalez, 512-527-7039
egonzalez@waggeneredstrom.com
 
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.