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2012
September
L-3 SAASM Innovation [GPS World]
August
L-3 Interstate Electronics Announces Demonstration of New TruTrak™ Evolution Type II SAASM GPS Receiver
July
L-3 Announces First-Ever Successful Gun Firing of Next- Generation M-Code GPS Receiver
2011
October
L-3 IEC to Showcase New Military M-Code Receiver at AUSA 2011
Demonstration to be held in booth #6617, highlighting next-generation receiver with advanced military GPS technology
January
L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation Delivers Prototype Ground-Based GPS Receiver Application Module Modernized (GB-GRAM-M) Receivers
2010
October
L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation Enters Into Teaming Agreement With Applied Energetics
2009
February
L-3 IEC announced today the release of a new micro version of the company's ViceoScout® video exploitation and management system
2008
August
L-3 IEC anounced today its latest miniaturized GPS receiver
March
L-3 IEC TruTrak Evolution GPS Receiver Selected for U.S. Army's Precision Guidance Kit Program
January
L-3 IEC Awarded IDIQ Contract by Missile Defense Agency
2007
December
L-3 Awarded Multi-million Dollar Modernized User Equipment MUE) Program Option For GPS Receiver Enhancements

August
L-3 Communications, Interstate Electronics Corporation completes initial tests on First Responder, 3-Dimension Locator System.
March
USJFCOM signs cooperative research and development agreement with L-3 Communications Interstate Electonics Corporation
February
L-3 Communications, Interstate Electronics Corporation (IEC) announced that IEC's TruTrak Locater GPS receiver product has reached Full Rate Production status and is currently being deployed in U.S. military combat operations
January
L-3 Communications, Interstate Electronics Corporation awarded Homeland Security contract for First Responder, Three Dimension Locator Systems
2006
June
L-3 Communications receives Thirty Seven Million Dollar Funding From U.S. Air Force NAVSTAR GPS Joint Program Office for the First Phase of the Development of Modernized GPS User Equipment Receiver Card Development Program
March
L-3 Communications, Interstate Electronics Corporation Celebrates Tenth Anniversary of Successful GPS Technology
2005
November
L-3 Communications IEC Awarded Air Force Contract to Study Antijamming Technology and Develop an Advanced GPS Receiver
September
L-3 Communications, Interstate Electronics Corporation Ships Mobile Battlefield Control and Information Systems
July
L-3 Communications, Interstate Electronics Corporation Unveils New Generation of Deeply Integrated Anti-jamming Software and Hardware

March
L-3 Communications IEC GPS Receiver Successfully Tracks Target in U.S. Navy Extended Range Guided Munition (ERGM) Flight Test Conducted by Raytheon.

February
L-3 Communications/Interstate Electronics Corporation to Demonstrate GPS Anti-Jamming Solutions at JAMFEST 2005.
2004
December
L-3 Communications IEC Excalibur GPS Receiver Succeeds in GPS Guided 155mm Artillery Shell Flight Test Conducted by Raytheon -- Boforsm.
October
L-3 Communications, Interstate Electronics Corporation Delivers Over 1000 Video Display Terminals for Stryker Brigade Combat Team.
June
L-3 Communications, Interstate Electronics Corporation Hits Production Levels with SAASM Products
April
L-3 Communications' IEC Awarded Contract for Ruggedized Displays Program as part of Trident Strategic Weapons System Integration and SSGN Conversion on Ohio Class Submarines.
March
L-3 Communications, Interstate Electronics Corporation Presents Four Papers at the 2004 Joint Navigation Conference.
2003
October
New Wireless Mobile Diagnostic Computing System for Network-Centric, Predictive Telemaintenance.
August
L-3 Communications' IEC Introduces New GPS Receiver, TruTrak™ Strike for Missiles and Precision-guided Weapons.
June
L-3 Communication's IEC Awarded $10M Contract for Research and Development of the Modernization of Military Global Positioning System User Equipment (MUE).
June 30
L-3 Communications' IEC Software Engineering Group Awarded Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Capability Maturity Model (CMM) Level 3 Rating
March 31
Lockheed Martin Selects L-3 Communications’ IEC SAASM-based GPS Receiver for Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser Program.
March 20
L-3 Communication's IEC Awarded Contract with Raytheon for Common Air Launched Navigation System (CALNS)
March
GPS Guidance for Projectiles. Lawrence L. Wells discusses the design of the L3-IEC projectile GRAM SAASM receiver.
January 31
General Atomics Selects L-3 Communications' IEC SAASM-based GPS Receiver for LYNX ™SAR/GMTI Radar System
2002
October 24
L-3 Communications' IEC Awarded Contract with Boeing to Provide TruTrak Locators for CSEL Rescue Radios.
October 9
L-3 Communications / IEC GPS Receiver Successfully Acquires and Tracks Target in U.S. Navy Extended Range Guided Munition (ERGM) Tests.
September 30
L-3 Communications' IEC Receives Technology Innovation Award for SAASM-based GPS Receivers.
July 23
L-3 Communications' IEC Announces SAASM Kit for GPS Satellite Constellation Simulator
July 17
GPS Joint Program Office Grants L-3 Communications /Interstate Electronics Final Security Approval of their SAASM-based GPS Receiver
March 27
IEC GPS Receiver Acquires and Tracks in Navy Gun Launch
February 4
L-3 Communications' IEC Awarded Contract to Support Ground-Based Midcourse Defense Segment
January 30
SAASM-Based GPS Receiver From L-3 Communications/IEC Now Available in Any Form Factor
January 17
GPS Joint Program Office Grants L-3 Communications/Interstate Electronics Corporation Design Review Security Approval of SAASM-based GPS Receiver
2001
July 24
Interstate Electronics Corporation Aquires Software Technical Systems, Inc. (STS) Military GPS Product Line
June 7
L-3 Interstate Electronics Awarded Contract for U.S. Army Interim Armored Vehicle Program
March 26
L-3 Interstate Electronics to Acquire ATK Secure Electronics Product Line
February 1
Space and Navigation Micro Sciras Group Joins L-3 Communications/Interstate Electronics Corporation to Facilitate Full Integration of MEMS, IMU and GPS Design
2000
July 20
L-3/IEC's Warrior Vision Displays To Play Critical Role Aboard The Interna
tional Space Station
1998
New, Ruggedized Flat Panel Display for Military Applications
New 20" Wide Screen, Industrial Flat Panel Display Offers Superior SXGA Resolution
New High Brightness, Flat Panel Display System Ideal for Industrial Applications
Statement to Our Customers
IEC Named GPS Subcontractor for Raytheon's Extended Range Projectile Program
IEC Announces Major Management Shift
Vern Green Named V.P. of Business Operations
Robert A. Huffman Named V.P. of Engineering
Figgie International Names Richard E. Tierney President of  IEC
1997
IEC Wins Multi-Million Dollar Display Contract
NATO Extends SatCom Contract with Interstate
Malev Hungarian Airlines Purchases IEC's GPS FMS
IEC Introduces Sunlight-Readable Display

New, Ruggedized Flat Panel Display for Military Applications

System Comes Equipped with Video Port

ANAHEIM, CA – Interstate Electronics Corporation, a leading Southern California manufacturer of display systems, has just released their new WarriorVision™-10 Video Flat Panel Display for rugged, harsh military applications. The 10.4" active matrix liquid crystal display (AMLCD) system has 640 x 480 resolution, on-screen text overlay capabilities, an MTBF rating of 20,000 hours, (1) programmable serial port, an RS-170A video input port, and a buffered video output port. The unit meets commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) system requirements and is ideal for military and other demanding environmental applications. The display is competitively priced and available today.

The WarriorVision™-10 is used in a number of military applications because of its compact size, reduced weight, and ability to withstand harsh environments including shock, vibration, and dust. For example, the high resolution of the AMLCD technology allows NASA to monitor minute activity in agricultural projects aboard the international space station while drivers of military vehicles drive at night without headlights, watching infrared images on the cab display, shot by an infrared camera mounted on the front of the vehicle. U.S. Military ground forces also use the display to watch live infrared video during night combat.

The WarriorVision™-10 comes from a line of rugged displays manufactured by Interstate Electronics Corporation. The units are operational in applications ranging from locomotives to power plants, forward military command centers to night vision systems, and field weather stations to 18 wheeler truck cabs. In addition to AMLCD, the company provides CRT, EL and plasma display technologies.

IEC designs and manufactures a wide-range of CRT and flat-panel displays, GPS tracking and navigation systems for military and commercial applications, and GPS satellite constellation simulators. IEC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Figgie International, Inc. of Willoughby, Ohio (NASDAQ/NMS: FIGIA and FIGI).

IEC's new 10.4" WarriorVision™-10 flat panel display is ideal for harsh military applications.

For more information, contact:
Ron Hobbs, Director, Business Development
Phone: (714) 758-4248 or toll free (800) 854-6979 x4248
FAX: (714) 758-3222
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New 20" Wide Screen, Industrial Flat Panel Display Offers Superior SXGA Resolution

ANAHEIM, CA – Interstate Electronics Corporation, a leading Southern California manufacturer of displays systems, has just released their new Sentry-20 SXGA flat panel display for rugged, harsh industrial applications. The 20-inch active matrix liquid crystal display (AMLCD) system has 1280 x 1024 resolution, on-screen digital controls, MTBF of 20 hours, meets NEMA 4/12 standards, and is offered with an optional SXGA video input feature. The Sentry-20 can be used for either desktop or rack-mount applications due to its compact size, reduced weight, and low power requirements. The display is competitively priced and available today. The unit meets commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) system requirements and is ideal for industrial, military and other heavy-traffic environmental applications.

The Sentry-20 SXGA comes from a line of rugged displays manufactured by Interstate Electronics Corporation. The units are operational in applications ranging from locomotives to process plants, forward military command centers to night vision systems, and field weather stations to 18 wheeler truck cabs. In addition to AMLCD, the company provides CRT, EL and plasma display technologies.

IEC designs and manufactures a wide-range of CRT and flat-panel displays, GPS tracking and navigation systems for military and commercial applications, and GPS satellite constellation simulators. IEC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Figgie International Inc. of Willoughby, Ohio (NASDAQ/NMS:FIGIA and FIGI).

IEC's new 20" Sentry-20 SXGA flat panel display offers superior SXGA resolution for harsh industrial applications.

For more information, contact:
Ron Hobbs, Director, Business Development
Phone: (714) 758-4248 or toll free (800) 854-6979 x4248
FAX: (714) 758-3222
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New High Brightness, Flat Panel Display System Ideal for Industrial Applications

ANAHEIM, CA – Interstate Electronics Corporation, a leading Southern California manufacturer of display systems, has just released their new Spectrum IDS flat panel display used for rugged, harsh industrial applications. The 10.4-inch active matrix liquid crystal display (AMLCD) system comes equipped with an integrated 200 MHz Pentium Processor, one (1) PC/104 expansion slot, one (1) PCMCIA Type III slot, and 128MB of RAM. Compliant to NEMA 4/12 standards, the unit offers unrivaled performance in ambient light environments. The Spectrum IDS has been engineered to withstand heavy shock and vibration to meet today’s low-cost, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) system requirements. Competitively priced and ready from stock, the unit interfaces with a myriad of peripherals including keyboards and keypads.

The Spectrum IDS comes from a line of rugged displays manufactured by Interstate Electronics Corporation. The units are operational in applications ranging from locomotives to process plants, forward military command centers to MRI control stations, and field weather stations to 18 wheeler truck cabs. In addition to AMLCD, the company provides CRT, EL and plasma display technologies.

IEC designs and manufactures a wide-range of CRT and flat-panel displays, GPS tracking and navigation systems for military and commercial applications, and GPS satellite constellation simulators. IEC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Figgie International Inc. of Willoughby, Ohio (NASDAQ/NMS:FIGIA and FIGI).

IEC's new Spectrum IDS delivers high-brightness for harsh industrial applications

For more information, contact:
Ron Hobbs, Director, Business Development
Phone: (714) 758-4248 or toll free (800) 854-6979 x4248
FAX: (714) 758-3222
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Statement to our Customers

The Board of Directors of Scott Technologies, Inc. has announced their decision to offer Interstate Electronics Corporation for acquisition by a new owner. To facilitate this decision, IEC has been classified as a "discontinued Business" of Scott Technologies, Inc. for purposes of SEC reporting.

The Board and Management of the Corporation continue to offer strong support for the IEC operation and consequently, IEC will continue to execute all our contractual obligations and to pursue additional new business opportunities, while simultaneously seeking a new corporate affiliation.

This decision by the Board is the result of extensive strategic analysis and restructuring of the corporation, and the recognition that the corporation is not the logical owner and manager of IEC. Scott Technologies' core business is in the Health and Safety market, with focus on Air Breathing Devices for Commercial and Military Severe Environments.

Strategic relevance is a prerequisite in today's business environment, and we at IEC are excited and optimistic that becoming part of an organization committed to our Core Business areas will allow us to more aggressively grow an already very successful company.

For more information, contact:
Greg Martz, Marketing Manager, Communications
Phone: (714) 758-4158
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IEC NAMED GPS SUBCONTRACTOR FOR RAYTHEON’S EXTENDED RANGE PROJECTILE PROGRAM

IEC’s Technology to Improve Range and Accuracy of Army’s Munitions

ANAHEIM, CA – May 13, 1998 - Interstate Electronics Corporation (IEC) announced that it has been selected by Raytheon Texas Instruments Systems (RTIS) as its GPS subcontractor for the XM982 Extended Range Projectile Program. The U.S. Army’s program to further improve the range and accuracy of its munitions. Terms of this development contract were not disclosed."We are extremely pleased to be aligned with RTIS on the development of this program," said Richard Tierney, president of IEC. "We view their selection of our technology as further evidence of our leadership in military GPS solutions."

This development contract covers the delivery of 393 engineering development model GPS receivers. The IEC receivers, which will be designed to absorb the massive shock from a 155mm gun, will provide vital navigation information immediately after the launch of a projectile. "Our GPS technology will allow the Army to deliver a variety of tactical payloads with the highest degree of accuracy possible," explained Tierney.
     
Headquartered in Anaheim, Interstate Electronics designs and manufactures satellite-based guidance, navigation and instrumentation systems for defense and commercial markets. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cleveland-based Scott Technologies, Inc., which trades on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the stock symbols SCTTA and SCTTB.

For more information, contact:
Greg Martz, Marketing Manager, Communications
Phone: (714) 758-4158
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IEC ANNOUNCES MAJOR MANAGEMENT SHIFT

Anaheim, CA April 16, 1998 - Interstate Electronics Corporation (IEC) has announced a major shift in the company's strategic resources and technical expertise. IEC President Richard Tierney notes that the changes were brought about as a result of the company's recent decision to focus on its core capabilities and to exploit them to their full potential.

Tierney also announced the promotions of two senior-level managers. Robert Huffman has moved into the position of Vice President, Engineering, and Vern Green has been promoted to Vice President of the Product Group. (See the new organization chart below.)

In his new position, Huffman is responsible for all technology development activities using system engineering, hardware design, and software development. Prior to his promotion, Huffman served as General Manager, Military GPS and Communications Systems.

Green has responsibility for integrating the previous Business and Product Units into a cohesive line organization. He most recently held the position of General Manager, Display Systems. Prior to coming to Interstate in 1997, Green was a Senior Vice President, Group Manager at Science Application International Technology (SAIT).

The reorganization is designed to create a more responsive company focused on performance. The "new" IEC is determined to ensure that its customers continue to receive the best products and support available in the industry.

IEC has been prime government contractor for the test instrumentation aboard the nuclear submarine fleet Since the inception of the program in 1956 The company also designs and manufactures Flat Panel and CRT displays, GPS Receivers, and Satellite Communications Systems.The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cleveland-based Scott Technologies, Inc., which trades on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the stock symbols SCTTA and SCTTB.

For more information, contact:
Greg Martz, Marketing Manager, Communications
Phone: (714) 758-4158
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VERN GREEN NAMED V.P. OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Richard E. Tierney, President of Interstate Electronics Corporation (IEC), a division of Scott Technologies, Inc. (The Nasdaq Stock Market: SCTTA and SCTTB), has named Vern E. Green Vice President of Business Operations. A recent company reorganization created Mr. Green’s position making him responsible for all the units within the Product Group, which includes GPS Navigation, Satellite Communications, Flight Management Avionics, Training Ranges, and Ruggedized Smart Display Systems.

Mr. Green joined IEC as General Manager of the Displays department in March 1997. Since then he has led business growth both domestically and internationally, including significant efforts on IR&D product development and the launching of new product lines for the industrial marketplace.

Beffore coming to IEC, Mr. Green was Senior Vice President/General Manager, Display and Computer Products, at SAI Technology. At SAI he was responsible for marketing and business development proposals, contracts, negotiation, design and product development, production delivery on schedule, quality, and customer relations.

Mr. Green has advised his new staff that their first agenda item is to develop teams to reduce fragmentation and become more cohesive. He emphasized that teamwork will build a strong business unit to contribute to the company’s profit processes.

Mr. Green received his MBA from American Commonwealth University and his BBA from National University. Both degrees were awarded summa cum laude. He is affiliated with various continuing educational avenues including the American Graduate University, National Training Programs, and the University of California, San Diego. Mr. Green is a committee member of AEA Manufacturing. He lives in Orange, California, with his wife, Nancy. They have two grown children.

For more information, contact:
Greg Martz, Marketing Manager, Communications
Phone: (714) 758-4158
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ROBERT A. HUFFMAN NAMED V.P. OF ENGINEERING

Richard E. Tierney, President of Interstate Electronics Corporation (IEC), a division of Scott Technologies, Inc. (The Nasdaq Stock Market: SCTTA and SCTTB), has named Robert A. Huffman Vice President of the Engineering department. Mr. Huffman succeeds Joe Rabick, who recently left the company.

Mr. Huffman, a 14-year Interstate employee, has served as General Manager of the Military GPS and Communication Systems department since June 1995. During this period, he led business growth both domestically and internationally, including winning large pursuits for GPS-based test and training systems in Taiwan, Korea, Germany, and Israel. He also led the department into the large-production GPS markets, winning a key position for IEC on Raytheon/Texas Instruments’ Extended Range Guided Munitions program, as well as Raytheon/Hughes Aircraft’s Miniaturized Airborne GPS Receiver Upgrade effort. In addition, Huffman’s administration introduced a commercially available GPS satellite simulator.

Before coming to his position as General Manager, Mr. Huffman was Branch Manager of the Communications Engineering department. He has hired more than twenty highly skilled professional communications engineers. He successfully developed several business plans in support of various military communication research and development programs. Mr. Huffman also generated and managed several successful multivolume proposal efforts in pursuit of Air Combat Maneuvering and Instrumentation test and training range programs.

Mr. Huffman served as Operations Manager for Figgie Medical Systems in 1992 and 1993, where he was manager of the Engineering and Manufacturing departments of a startup division. During this period he managed the successful drive to ISO certification for Figgie Medical Systems as it became the first United States orthopedic manufacturing company to be ISO 9001 certified.

In a recent memo to his new engineering staff, Mr. Huffman stated that "...in the future we will strive to become a project-focused functional organization. We have the team roster to make our 1998 business plan. Through a continued focus and evaluation of quality and performance improvement, new personnel and tools will be added as required. I look forward to a positive second quarter and successful 1998. Together let’s tear down the walls and focus on teamwork and execution. Let’s make our commitments and help others to do the same."

Mr. Huffman received his BSEE degree from California State Polytechnic University in 1984. He lives in Chino Hills, California, with his wife, Sharon, and two young sons.

For more information, contact:
Greg Martz, Marketing Manager, Communications
Phone: (714) 758-4158
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FIGGIE INTERNATIONAL NAMES RICHARD E. TIERNEY PRESIDENT OF IEC

CLEVELAND, Ohio - February 18, 1998 - Scott Technologies, Inc.(The Nasdaq Stock Market: SCTTA and SCTTB) today announced that it has named Richard E. Tierney president of its Interstate Electronics (IEC) division in Anaheim, CA. Tierney, 58, succeeds Lawrence A. LaCotti, 67, who is retiring after seven years with the division. Tierney, former president of Whittaker Electronics Systems, brings to IEC more than 35 years experience in the avionics and defense sectors of the electronics industry and a reputation for growing businesses and improving profitability.
     
"Throughout his career, Dick Tierney has built successful operations," said Glen W. Lindemann, president and chief executive officer of Figgie. "He is a practical, results-oriented manager who knows how to set priorities, motivate colleagues and deliver results."
     
Lindemann continued, "On behalf of the board of directors, I would like to thank Larry LaCotti for his dedicated service and many contributions over the years. His leadership and vision were invaluable to us as IEC began its evolution from a defense contractor into a commercial manufacturer."
     
"I am excited to join IEC's management team and help this company reach its full potential," explained Tierney. "Moving forward, we will focus the business on only those commercial and defense markets where we have a compelling, competitive advantage."
     
While at the helm of Whittaker Electronics, a Simi Valley, CA-based manufacturer of ground-based radars, electronic warfare devices and various advanced technology communications products, Tierney implemented several strategic initiatives which dramatically improved the division's performance. Among other things, Tierney focused the company’s product offerings from ten to five; began divesting non-core businesses; created a new, aggressive cash management program; lowered operating expenses by 20 percent; and resolved conflicts with several key customers.
     
Prior to joining Whittaker Electronics, Tierney was president of the Defense Systems North America subsidiary of Smiths Industries PLC from 1993-1995. With roughly 30 percent of its $300 million business in the commercial sector, this subsidiary specializes in flight management and navigation systems, weapon delivery/stores management, display instruments, and guidance and control technology, as well as data management products and systems. While with the Defense Systems subsidiary, Tierney stressed return on assets, return on sales, preservation of core competencies, and building a reputation of product excellence. "In 1995, we exceeded our business plan profit target by 22 percent and cash flow target by 19 percent," explained Tierney.
     
From 1987-1994, Tierney was president of Smiths' Grand Rapids division, a manufacturer of flight data recorders, flight management systems, and land navigation systems for commercial and defense customers. Under his leadership, Tierney helped rebuild and revitalize the organization using Total Quality Management techniques and through innovative employee involvement programs. From 1974-1987, Tierney held various management positions with Lear Siegler, Inc., ultimately being named president of its $200 million Instruments and Avionics business in 1985. In this role, he expanded the division's market share through several successful new business efforts. This division was purchased by Smiths Industries two years later and became Smiths' Grand Rapids division.
     
Tierney began his career in 1962 as an engineering program analyst with the Vickers Division of the Sperry Rand Corporation. He was promoted several times during his tenure with Vickers, ultimately being named an area manager in 1971.
     
According to Lindemann, Figgie's management was immediately impressed with Tierney's leadership qualities and depth of experience. "Dick is a strong communicator and team builder," he explained. "He also has a broad exposure to all management functions -- from marketing to engineering to manufacturing."
     
Tierney, a native of Detroit, MI, received his B.A. in Business Administration from Hillsdale College in 1961 and earned his M.B.A. from the University of Detroit in 1967. He and his wife, Gretchen currently reside in Westlake Village, CA and have two grown children.
     
Scott Technologies, Inc. manufactures high-performance respiratory systems and equipment for aviation, industrial, fire and government markets through its Scott Aviation division and designs and manufactures satellite-based guidance, navigation, instrumentation and communications systems for aviation, defense and commercial sectors through its Interstate Electronics division. In 1996, Figgie had revenues of $227 million.


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IEC WINS MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR DISPLAY CONTRACT

Anaheim, CA - November 8, 1997 - Interstate Electronics Corporation (IEC) has received a $17.4 million award from General Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD) for "smart" active matrix liquid crystal displays to be used in EMD's Functional Integrated Cab Electronics for installation in locomotive cabs.
     
"These displays were designed for reliable operation in severe environments. IEC has a long history of providing displays for military applications, and this family of "smart" displays is ideal for harsh, non-military, industrial environments such as the locomotive industry," stated Vern Green, IEC's General Manager for Display Products. "This important win can potentially lead to additional awards over the next five years," he added.
     
The IEC "smart" displays are lightweight and have an extremely bright screen for readability under adverse conditions. The design emphasizes simplified field maintenance. The displays feature a lower profile than has been available in the past without sacrificing viewing area, making them ideal for installation in platforms with limited space. The mechanical configuration minimizes size, weight, and power, as well as unit cost.
     
IEC has been designing and delivering displays into military programs for 20 years, and was one of the first manufacturers to become involved in flat-panel technologies for severe environment applications.
     
The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cleveland-based Scott Technologies, Inc., which trades on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the stock symbols SCTTA and SCTTB.

For more information, contact:
Ron Hobbs, Director, Business Development
Phone: (714) 758-4248 or toll free (800) 854-6979 x4248
FAX: (714) 758-3222

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NATO EXTENDS SATCOM CONTRACT WITH INTERSTATE

Anaheim, CA - August 29, 1997 - Under the Operation JOINT GUARD Program, NATO has extended its contract with Interstate Electronics Corporation (IEC) to provide bandwidth-on-demand (BOD) satellite communications service interconnecting six sites in the former Republic of Yugoslavia. The new contract extends through June 1998. Services being provided include telephone, video teleconferencing, and wideband data for operations and logistics coordination among the various command elements of the NATO Stabilizing Forces (SFOR). The networks geographically dispersed sites also provide a gateway to NATO's existing networks, enabling communications with NATO headquarters in Brussels and other commands throughout Europe.
     
The network uses commercially available IEC-1000 BOD terminals to provide wideband, on-demand satellite access, as well as real-time monitoring and control of the satellite network. Operating through 2.4-meter VSAT dishes over the commercial Orion satellite, the network also maintains records of all usage for billing purposes, with the user paying only for the actual time and segment used.
     
The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cleveland-based Scott Technologies, Inc., which trades on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the stock symbols SCTTA and SCTTB.

For more information, contact:
Greg Martz, Marketing Manager, Communications
Phone: (714) 758-4158

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MALEV HUNGARIAN AIRLINES PURCHASES IEC'S GPS FMS

Anaheim, CA - August 19, 1997 - Malev Hungarian Airlines Plc has placed an order with Interstate Electronics Corporation (IEC) of Anaheim, California, to upgrade Malev's fleet of Boeing 737-200 aircraft with the IEC 9002 Flight Management System (FMS). Installation of the GPS-based system is to begin in September. Ethiopian Airlines also recently selected the IEC 9002 to upgrade its B737-200 and L100-30 aircraft.
     
The 9002 FMS incorporates an IEC 12-channel GPS receiver to allow accurate navigation in all phases of flight. The system is designed for aircraft en route, terminal, and GPS approach navigation.
     
According to Barry Halsted, IEC's GPS/FMS Sales Manager, the IEC 9002 is a second-generation system designed to be GPS-based, unlike many systems currently on the market that added GPS to their existing FMS systems. "Because this system was designed from the beginning to be a GPS system, it has a large growth potential. This gives it a big advantage over older designs," said Halsted.
     
IEC designs and manufactures a range of GPS tracking and navigation systems for military and commercial applications, GPS satellite constellation simulators, CRT and flat-panel displays, and satellite communication terminals. IEC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cleveland-based Scott Technologies, Inc., which trades on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the stock symbols SCTTA and SCTTB.

For more information, contact:
Greg Martz, Marketing Manager, Communications
Phone: (714) 758-4158

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IEC INTRODUCES SUNLIGHT-READABLE DISPLAY

Anaheim, CA - June 11, 1997 - Interstate Electronics Corporation (IEC) has introduced a 9.5-inch monochrome LCD flat-panel display for applications in which readability in direct sunlight is a requirement.
     
In addition to the high-brightness feature, the new "smart" rugged display incorporates a CPU, RAM, and flash disk. The company has received an order for 4,000 of the units for use on a U.S. Army program.
     
IEC has a long history of providing displays for military environments. According to Zeev Kalansky, Director of Display Business Development, this latest display is ideal for non-military, industrial environments such as process control and automation applications.
     
In addition to LCD products, IEC manufactures flat-panel displays using AC plasma gas and electroluminescent technologies, as well as a line of CRT products. All the displays are designed for reliable operation in harsh environments.
     
Headquartered in Anaheim, California, IEC has been a prime contractor on the U.S. Navy's Fleet Ballistic Missile program since 1956, supplying test instrumentation and tracking systems for the Polaris, Poseidon, and Trident missiles. The company also manufactures GPS receiver systems for military test and training range systems, GPS-based navigation and flight management systems for the commercial air transport industry, and satellite communications systems. IEC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cleveland-based Scott Technologies, Inc., which trades on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the stock symbols SCTTA and SCTTB.

For more information, contact:
Ron Hobbs Director, Business Development
Phone: (714) 758-4248 or toll free (800) 854-6979 x4248
FAX: (714) 758-3222

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