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12 Sep 07. Blazepoint Limited, the rugged engineering solutions provider of Chalgrove, Oxford, is delighted to announce the signing of a European Distribution Agreement for the super compact, fully capable FlipStart PC. The first commercial product from FlipStart Labs, Seattle WA., FlipStart 1.0 will be available to a range of Defence and Commercial customers throughout Europe for the first time.

FlipStart Labs is leading the way in the future of personal computing technology. FlipStart offers everything professionals expect from their laptops but with a form factor that’s proven to work for mobile applications. The familiar clamshell design of the FlipStart 1.0 is packed with innovative features that deliver unprecedented flexibility and productivity.
Demonstrating Blazepoint’s ability to engineer rugged computers and peripheral products for military and commercial markets, the super compact PC is TEMPEST SDIP 27 Level B compliant.

Following the successful launch of the super compact PC in America earlier this year, FlipStart Labs chose Blazepoint as their European Distributor to expand and help develop business in new markets.

Robin Budd, General Manager at FlipStart Labs, said, “We believe that Blazepoint can provide wider distribution, addressing growing markets with changing needs.” Budd added, “Blazepoint has proven performance and outstanding engineering capability in the mobile computing market; we see huge potential from this relationship by leveraging each other’s significant capabilities to deliver a leading-edge, mobile PC for both Defence and Commercial Clients.”

Every FlipStart 1.0 comes with an Intel® Pentium® M Processor, a 30 GB hard drive, QWERTY keyboard and an SVGA display; built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® wireless technology; a port replicator for desktop connections; Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional or Windows Vista® Business operating systems; a high-capacity lithium polymer battery; stereo earbuds/microphone; an AC adapter; a screen polishing cloth; and a soft carrying case. All FlipStart PCs purchased from Blazepoint come with a 1 year warranty.

With their growing presence in the European Defence Market, this Flagship product will compliment Blazepoint’s existing range of mobile computing hardware and peripheral products for commercial and military markets worldwide.

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