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Quatech delivers industrial-class 802.11 wireless connectivity to washroom

Hudson, OH, July 26, 2006 – Quatech was selected by Impressionaire, LLC for integration into its digital washroom advertising system.

ImpressionAire installs advertising systems in high profile, high traffic public washrooms and displays high quality digital ads that rotate every few seconds on a high tech 12” flat panel screen. The unique system uses Quatech’s Airborne Wireless Ethernet Bridge module to connect to a central server to receive instructions about the advertisements and public service announcements they are to display. The use of 802.11 wireless technology provides a significant cost savings in comparison to having to extend Ethernet cables into washroom facilities.

“Key to our decision to choose Quatech was the instant support and responsiveness that is critical to a new business,” said Linda Cordova, President of ImpressionAire. “In addition, quality and performance are paramount in a public access environment and Quatech’s products and support team easily meet our requirements.”

Another important reason for Quatech’s inclusion in the digital washroom advertising system is the Airborne module’s industrial class specifications. With extended operating temperatures of -40º to +85º C and added shock and vibration tolerance, the Airborne module withstands the heavy duty and repeated use of ImpressionAire’s full-featured hand dryer.

“As a leading supplier in machine-to-machine connectivity, Quatech is pleased our 802.11 wireless technology was chosen for such an innovative system,” said Steve Runkel, CEO of Quatech. “This is another example of the exploding growth in 802.11 wireless devices being deployed in common, everyday products, and Quatech is well positioned to support that growth.”

Quatech supplies its industrial class line of 802.11 wireless device servers, ethernet bridges and embedded 802.11 wireless modules to leading OEMs in the transportation, medical diagnostics, material handling and defense industries. The product line features extended operating temperatures, added shock and vibration tolerance, advanced security standards, compact form factor, low power modes and a five year warranty.

ImpressionAire digital washroom advertising systems deliver ads to two product families, full featured hand dryers and digital display screens, and can be customized for male or female washrooms and even further targeted to specific areas within the venue.

About Quatech
Quatech high performance device networking & connectivity solutions help companies improve their bottom line performance. Quatech enables reliable machine-to-machine (M2M) communications via secure 802.11 wireless or traditional wired networks with industrial grade embedded radios, modules, boards and external device servers. For local and mobile connections, Quatech serial adapters provide device connectivity and port expansion via any interface option. Satisfied customers rely on our unique combination of performance and support to improve bottom line performance through the highest application quality and lower total cost of ownership (TCO). Quatech markets its products through a global network of distributors, resellers, systems integrators and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Founded in 1983, Quatech is headquartered in Hudson, Ohio, and merged with DPAC Technologies Corp. (OTCBB: DPAC) in February 2006.

About Impressionaire, LLC
ImpressionAire Media, a privately held Illinois-based Company, developed the first integrated high performance automatic warm air hand dryer with a high resolution 12” digital screen, capable of displaying still image advertisements to a captive audience in public washrooms. The company has developed a proprietary Ad Delivery System to manage and deliver image content customized to each advertiser. The units are connected to DSL or Broadband via an Ethernet or WiFi connection. Ads are downloaded overnight to provide advertisers with unprecedented flexibility. Ads can be customized for male or female washrooms and even further targeted to specific areas within the venue. Advertising rates are based on the number of impressions that are delivered at each venue. ImpressionAire selects locations that are high traffic and high profile giving advertisers the optimal impact and recall rates. Sites include Shedd Aquarium, Allstate Arena, Rockford Airport and Hollywood Casino in Chicago. The company recently announced expansion plans through an exclusive territory distribution program. ImpressionAire Aruba, servicing Aruba, Curacao, Bahamas, St. Martin, Barbados, Bonaire and Puerto Rico began operation in July 2006, installing their first units in the Marriott Aruba.
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