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Doble and Xplore Technologies Develop Rugged Tablet for the High Voltage and Utility Test Market

Industry leaders work together to design tablet for the power industry

WATERTOWN, Mass., Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Doble Engineering Company and Xplore Technologies have developed the Doble Universal Controller (DUC) iXDUC120, a rugged tablet computer powerful enough to operate Doble's suite of high voltage test equipment and software solutions while being tough enough to withstand the rigors of electrical field testing.

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The DUCprovides the processing power necessary to run advanced software in the field, which is not possible with other commercial tablets. The DUC is designedfor durability so customers can rely on it for their critical testing needs; it meets the latest in certification requirements for industrial use, the same requirements expected of test instruments. The DUC operates a number of Doble's test equipment and software solutions, including the M-Series insulation analyzers, F-Series power system simulators and Doble's suite of partial discharge solutions. It is waterproof, sunlight readable and offers Wi-Fi, Ethernet and general packet radio service (GPRS) connectivity.

"Doble prides itself on making rugged instruments for the power industry and we know that we have found the perfect peer in Xplore Technologies," said G. Matthew Kennedy, Solutions Manager, Transformer Diagnostics. "It makes the toughest industrial tablets and its rugged design standards are the perfect complement to Doble's. Together we are bringing advanced, durable tablet solutions to our power industry clients."

"We are excited about our new collaboration with Doble," said Mark Holleran, President and CEO, Xplore Technologies. "Our engineering and design philosophies are a great match and we will continue to work with Doble's engineers to design and configure an entire line of rugged tablet controllers for the high voltage utility market."

Founded in 1920, Doble Engineering Company works with clients around the world to help minimize risk and maximize the performance of their power systems. Doble has a reputation for excellence, earned through the expertise of its employees and the quality of its products and services.

About Doble:
Now in 110 countries, Doble Engineering has been helping clients in the electric power industry improve operations and optimize system performance for nearly a century. Doble offers diagnostic instruments, services, and the world's premier library of statistically significant apparatus test results for the benefit of energy generation, transmission and delivery companies and industrial power users worldwide. Doble is part of the Utility Solutions Group of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE), St. Louis.  For more information, visit: www.doble.com

About ESCO Technologies:
ESCO, headquartered in St. Louis, is a proven supplier of special purpose utility solutions for electric, gas and water utilities, including hardware and software to support advanced metering applications and fully automated intelligent instrumentation. In addition, the Company provides engineered filtration products to the aviation, space and process markets worldwide and is the industry leader in RF shielding and EMC test products. Further information regarding ESCO and its subsidiaries is available on the Company's web site at www.escotechnologies.com .

About Xplore Technologies:
Xplore Technologies, Inc.(NASDAQ: XPLR) created the world's first truly rugged PC in 2002. With over 100,000 deployments, Xplore tablets are the most powerful and longest lasting in their class, leverage industry standards and connectivity, and feature competitive pricing and the highest ROI. The company's portfolio of products are sold on a global basis, with channel partners in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific. Xplore Technologies' tablets are deployed across a variety of industries and sectors, such as energy, military operations, manufacturing, distribution, public services, public safety, government, and other areas with hazardous work conditions. For more information, visit the Xplore Technologies website at www.xploretech.com .

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