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Optima EPS Acquires Stantron and APW Mayville Brand Cabinets

Optima EPS Expands with Broadcast Cabinets & Enclosures, Furthers ELMA's Commitment to Technology Infrastructure

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ELMA, an international leading provider of embedded computer and technology solutions, announced today an expansion of its Optima EPS operations with the acquisition of Stantron broadcast cabinets and APW Mayville datacenter cabinets.

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"These newest assets demonstrate ELMA's commitment to providing rock-solid infrastructure to broadcast, communications, military, datacenters and many other industries," said Fred Ruegg, President of ELMA Americas, headquartered in Fremont, CA. "Adding Stantron and APW Mayville's specialized products to the extensive offering of cabinets and enclosures, Optima EPS extends and expands our ability to safely and securely house high-availability datacenter assets and other specialty equipment regardless of the environment."

"Stantron broadcast cabinets combined with Optima EPS provides a particularly robust product offering to today and tomorrow's television, radio, Internet and new media companies," Ruegg continued.  "Optima EPS already provides remarkable ruggedized mobile cabinets mounted in tractor trailers for onsite broadcasting and datacenter equipment at events. The combination of Stantron and Optima EPS will create formidable solutions for the industry."

Optima EPS, an ELMA company, manufactures cabinets, desktop/wallmount enclosures, rackmount chassis, consoles/desks and specialty instrument carts. Synonymous with broadcasting, Stantron, including Pioneer Cabinets, provides specialized enclosures for audio and video equipment, cables, servers and much more for television, radio and other broadcast production. APW Mayville provides a variety of datacenter racks and enclosures including the 19-inch NexServ Cabinets.

"Stantron and APW Mayville found the perfect home," said Dan Eder, owner of Mayville Products Corp. of Mayville, WI, 50 miles northwest of Milwaukee. Mayville Products Corp. sold the two brands along with existing products, designs and equipment. "ELMA and Optima EPS provide expertise and a path for the future for Stantron and APW Mayville."

Just outside Atlanta, Optima EPS customizes cabinets and enclosures based on a customer's specific needs, often for harsh environments, ruggedized for military use, reinforced for seismic events, shielded against electromagnetic interference, protected against fire/heat, or any combination thereof.

ELMA Optima EPS cabinets and enclosures are in the air, in outer space, underwater, in battle, constantly on the move and tested in a variety of conditions.

ELMA will be showing off Stantron and Optima EPS cabinets at the National Association of Broadcasters' NAB Show in Las Vegas from April 16 to 19.

Current Stantron and APW Mayville customers won't notice an interruption of service or support while ELMA assumes responsibility. New customers will get an opportunity to choose from an expanded line of choices as Optima EPS, Stantron and APW Mayville products are combined.

"Stantron and APW Mayville customers will soon experience ELMA quality," Ruegg said. "ELMA is known throughout the world for our customer service and the relationships we foster. At ELMA, the smallest detail matters -- especially in the relationship we have with all our customers."

Optima EPS customers should continue to call (770) 496-4000. The Stantron and APW Mayville toll free number will be forwarded to Optima EPS at (770) 496-4000. For the foreseeable future, the websites StantronRacks.com and APWMayville.com will continue to operate. Sales and informational inquiries should be directed to [email protected].

About ELMA

ELMA Electronic is a global manufacturer of commercial, industrial and rugged electronic products for the embedded systems market -- from components, storage boards, backplanes and chassis platforms to fully integrated subsystems.

With one of the widest product ranges available in the embedded industry, ELMA offers standard and custom cabinets and enclosures as well as precision components such as rotary switches/encoders, LEDs, front panels and small instrument cases. ELMA leverages proven technology based on VITA, PICMG and other standards based architectures, including VME, OpenVPX, Compact PCI, Compact PCI Serial, ATCA, MicroTCA and COM Express.

ELMA manages entire projects from initial system architecture to specification, design, manufacturing and test through its worldwide production facilities and sales offices. The company serves the military/aerospace, industrial, research, telecommunications, medical and commercial markets and is certified to ISO 9001 and AS 9100.

With U.S. headquarters in Fremont, CA, the company maintains multiple sales, engineering and manufacturing operations throughout the world. Learn more by visiting ELMA.com.

About Optima EPS

Optima Electronic Packaging Systems has been designing, manufacturing, and distributing quality electronic enclosures, server racks, cabinets, security consoles, vertical racks and telecom enclosures since its 1962 founding by Scientific-Atlanta Inc. Since ELMA acquired it in 2004, Optima EPS expanded its offerings to meet and exceed the specific needs of government, military, communications, information technology, electronics, industrial and manufacturing applications.

From its headquarters near Atlanta, Optima EPS designs and manufactures highly engineered products -- whether custom, modified-standard or standard designs -- to meet customer specifications.

Optima EPS equipment is distinguished by an extruded aluminum construction offering a high strength-to-weight ratio and a contemporary appearance, often customized for the customer's environment. Find out more by visiting OptimaEPS.com.

For More Information
Michael Cheek
Marketing Manager Americas
(770) 496-4040 Office
(470) 233-1373 Mobile
[email protected]

SOURCE ELMA

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