ShockWatch and Glacier(R) Computer Sign Global Distribution Agreement

    DALLAS, June 12 /CNW/ - ShockWatch, a leader in developing and
manufacturing damage prevention products, announces its new global
distribution agreement with Glacier(R) Computer, an Amherst, N.H.-based
developer of rugged industrial computer systems. The companies will leverage
ShockWatch's international distribution network to offer Glacier's Everest(TM)
computer product line outside of the U.S.

    Everest rugged mobile computers are specially engineered for use in the
warehousing, distribution, manufacturing, construction and oil drilling
industries, where ShockWatch already serves as a market leader. Everest
computers mount easily onto forklifts, fleet vehicles or fixed locations to
make everyday computing tasks easier, more efficient and more accurate -- even
in the harshest environments. Available with either a 10- or 12-inch display,
the compact touch screen design tolerates extreme temperatures, humidity, dust
and vibration. Numerous configuration options enable powerful, flexible
computing that supports software applications used for inventory management,
data collection and other operations.

    "ShockWatch already manufactures and distributes a broad line of
Equipment Monitors that our customers use to capture operational data on their
forklifts," said Jeff Kilpatrick, Vice President of Marketing at ShockWatch.
"The mobile computing capabilities and rugged design of the Everest line make
it a logical addition to our offerings for use in the same environments. Both
the ShockWatch line and Glacier's Everest line are engineered for direct
operator use and provide managers with the information they need to make
smarter decisions as they supervise operations everyday."

    "We are excited about the opportunity to partner with ShockWatch in this
global expansion project," said Ron D'Ambrosio, President of Glacier. "The
ShockWatch international distribution network will allow us to bring the power
and value of the product to a new audience."

    About ShockWatch

    ShockWatch has been specializing in damage prevention since 1976,
offering Shipping & Handling Monitors and Equipment Monitors for use in
thousands of applications in a wide variety of industries, including
automotive, aerospace, defense, logistics, marine, utilities, medical and
manufacturing. ShockWatch products are used to monitor the handling of goods
throughout the production and delivery process, as well as the operation,
access and usage of equipment with the goal of reducing costs by preventing
damage. With representatives and distributors worldwide, ShockWatch has
fortified its standing as a global leader with customers in 62 countries.

    MRI is the parent company of ShockWatch, The Damage Prevention Company
and Media Recovery. Based in Dallas, Texas, MRI has developed an international
customer base that includes two-thirds of the Fortune 100 and over half of the
Fortune 1000 companies.

    For more information, contact Kerri Lusk-Barnes, Director of Marketing,
at 1111 W. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 1050, Dallas TX, 75247; phone (214)
630.9625; e-mail:; or visit us online at

    About Glacier

    Glacier Computer designs and develops versatile, rugged industrial
computer systems for harsh environments in a variety of markets, including LTL
crossdock, distribution, warehousing, manufacturing and more. With its
in-depth knowledge and experience in the industrial computing arena, Glacier
takes pride in its ability to provide quality products and exceptional
customer service to meet customers' needs.

    For more information about Glacier Computer, please contact 603-882-1560
or visit

    If you have any questions about ShockWatch or about this release, please
feel free to contact me via the information provided below.

    Lisa DeHaan

    Account Service Manager

    630-654-0170 x 171

For further information:

For further information: ShockWatch Kerri Lusk-Barnes, 214-630-9625

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