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September 2006

Phoenix International Introduces Single Slot Dual Removable Hot-Swap VME Hard Disk Drive Module

Orange, CA, September 26, 2006 — Phoenix International Systems, Inc., has added a Dual Removable Hot-Swap Disk Drives option to its line of Rugged Mass Storage VME plug-in modules.

The new VF1-250-SC-RHD model allows portability in transporting a data storage device (by itself) for secure or archival storage off-line or for transferring data files to operating storage arrays, servers of host platforms. The dual device configuration is ideal for host based RAID 1 (data mirroring) applications as it is designed to allow the user to hot-swap either (or both) hard disk drives from a standard single slot (4HP) 6U plug-in VME module. In addition, it includes the most comprehensive set of performance features for VME products in the industry, including:

· Transparency to any operating system

· Ultra-320 LVD SCSI I/O

· 10,000 RPM Spindle Speed

· Average Seek Read/Write (m sec) 4.1/4.5

· SCSI connect via front panel and/or back plane P2 connectors

· Sensiterm: automatic internal bus termination

· Front panel device ID select and activity indicator

· Rugged steel construction with internal heat sink

· 1,400,000 Hour MTBF

· Shock: 60 Gs @ 2 msec (operating); 275 Gs @ 2 msec (non-operating)

· Vibration: 1.5 Gs @ 5-400 Hz (operating); 3 Gs @ <500 Hz (non-operating)

Phoenix International is the only ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturer of VME data storage products, reflecting the company’s commitment to the highest quality standards in manufacturing, quality control and customer service. The company’s reputation for consistent delivery of rugged COTS VME storage solutions is in its second decade.

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Phoenix International Platinum Source Award


Award presented by Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems Sector

ORANGE, CA September 26, 2006 — Phoenix International, Inc., has received Northrop Grumman’s Platinum Source Award, reflecting the Company’s sustained excellence as a supplier of quality products and on-time delivery to Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems (IS) Sector.

The award was presented to the Phoenix International executive team at the Company’s headquarters in Orange, California, by executives from Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems El Segundo, California headquarters. (In the attached photo, pictured from left are: Amos Deacon, Phoenix International CEO; Dan Juhl, Director of Engineering; Patty Brummer, Operations Manager; Amos Deacon III, Vice President Sales & Marketing; and, Ralph Hernandez and Gil Medina, Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems Manufacturing Engineers, Supplier Quality & Technical Performance.

Phoenix International supplies Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems Sector with high performance data storage systems used in Joint STARS aircraft as well as in training and support applications. The Platinum Source Award was made in recognition of Phoenix International’s demonstrated distinction in meeting performance standards — outstanding quality, commitment to meeting delivery schedules, and focus on customer satisfaction.

Phoenix International, an ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturer and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), designs and manufactures Rugged COTS data storage systems for any application, integrating any storage device and capacity required from multi-terabyte Fibre Channel RAID, NAS, SAN and array configurations to Solid State plug-in VME and Compact PCI storage modules.