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Sealevel Partners with VT Miltope on Military Docking Station

Author: Earle Foster
Date: 03/15/2011
Contact E-mail: earlef@sealevel.com

Sealevel Systems, Inc. was selected to design and manufacture docking stations for VT Miltope's At-Platform Automatic Test Systems (APATS) Integrated Family of Test Equipment (IFTE) Maintenance Support Device – Version 3 (MSD-V3) system. The project is part of VT Miltope’s five year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract awarded in September 2009 by the Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) Product Directorate of the U. S. Army. The system design was approved and delivery began in early 2011.

"Due to the time critical requirements of the MSD-V3 project, VT Miltope selected Sealevel Systems, Inc., to design and manufacture the docking stations used with VT Miltope’s latest ruggedized laptop computer core. The company was selected in part due to their embedded design expertise and superior performance record as a supplier for previous critical programs," noted Brigadier General (US Army, Ret) Tom Dickinson, president and CEO of VT Miltope.

The MSD is used by the U. S. Army for diagnostics and maintenance on its weapon systems, generators, aviation, missile, wheeled and tracked vehicles. It is the Army's standard TMDE for all tactical at-platform maintenance applications. MSD-V3 is a rugged, compact, lightweight, portable general-purpose automatic tester used to verify the operational status of systems, isolate failures and assist in the repair. Additionally, the MSD-V3 facilitates the uploading and verification of software to restore as well as provide new software to weapons. The system, which can operate over an extended temperature range, is designed to withstand extreme environments and handling conditions.

"It is an honor to be selected by VT Miltope for such an important part of the MSD-V3 design," said Ben O'Hanlan, chief operating officer at Sealevel. "I'm extremely proud of the results Sealevel’s engineering team produced to meet the challenging technical and schedule requirements, and we are excited about the additional capabilities that the MSD-V3 will contribute to the Army."

About VT Miltope
VT Miltope, a company of VT Systems Inc, with ISO 9001:2000 certified facilities, is engaged in the design, development, manufacture and testing of rugged computers and computer peripheral equipment for military, industry and commercial applications where reliable operation of the equipment under demanding environmental conditions is of paramount importance. For more than 30 years, VT Miltope’s broad range of computers, computer workstations, servers, disk cartridges, printers, mass storage systems and other related products have served defense, government and commercial customers. Please visit www.miltope.com.

ABOUT SEALEVEL SYSTEMS, INC.

Sealevel Systems, founded in 1986, provides industrial computing solutions in addition to a variety of communications and I/O products including PCI Express and PCI Bus cards, Ethernet serial servers, and USB serial adapters. The product line includes multi-port RS-232, RS-422/485, RS-232/422/485 multi-interface high-speed sync/async, and digital/relay I/O. For more information visit www.sealevel.com or call 864-843-4343.

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