FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Empower Defense Systems Announces Completion of the First Purchase Order and Receipt of the Second Purchase Order from a Major Defense Contractor
March 12, 2013 – Richmond, British Columbia, Canada – Empower Technologies Corporation (TSX.V: EPT) (“Empower” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce its wholly-owned subsidiary Empower Defense Systems Inc. (“EDS”) has completed its first Purchase Order from a major Fortune 500 defense contractor. The Purchase Order required EDS to supply custom parts and to send technical personnel and engineers to the Customer’s secured site in Central Canada to assemble a control console and to perform system integration. The Customer also provided most of the components and tools at EDS’s personnel’s disposal to do the assembly, system integration and testing works. EDS’s group of personnel performed this highly skilled, technical and precision work over a 4 week span from January 14 to February 15, 2013. This first PO was completed on time and on budget and to the satisfaction of the customer. As a result, EDS has generated revenue in the first two months of operation.
Furthermore, EDS has received the second Purchase Order from this major defense contractor to supply high precision manufactured engineering parts. There is no assurance that EDS will receive any more Purchase Order from this Fortune 500 defense contractor.
The EDS operations are located in St. John’s, NL.
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About Empower Technologies™
Founded in 2000, Empower Technologies (TSX.V: EPT) has transformed from an embedded technology company to a full-fledged innovative technology, products and services and manufacturing company. Empower Technologies as a group caters to security and surveillance, military, automotive and transportation, healthcare, industrial control and consumer electronics industries. Under the Empower Group, the Company has three operating divisions – Empower Embedded Engineering, Empower Imaging Laboratories and Empower Defense Systems. For more information, please visit www.empowertechnologies.com.
Empower’s brands are “LEOs®”, Linux-based embedded operating systems, “BullsEye”, Real-Time Video Stabilizer, “PowerPlay™”, smart consumer electronics.
About Empower Defense Systems
Established in December 2012, Empower Defense Systems Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Empower Technologies Corporation, is a full service defense contractor that provides system integration, design, development, engineering, installation, maintenance and manufacturing services. Through other divisions in the Empower Group – “Empower Embedded Engineering” and “Empower Imaging Labs”, Empower Defense Systems can also provide full turnkey computer software, hardware and control electronics design and development and advance imaging technologies, products and services.
Empower Defense Systems target customers are large aerospace, marine, land base and homeland security defense suppliers/contractors, militaries and governments.
More Information on Empower Technologies: www.empowertechnologies.com
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