MT. LAUREL, N.J., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Emtec, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ETEC) announced today that it has received Sun Microsystems' highest level of accreditation -- iForce Strategic Technology Integrator. Emtec, a leading systems integrator providing managed services, security consulting, data management and enterprise infrastructure solutions, has been a reseller of Sun solutions for more than 15 years. It is one of only 28 companies in the United States to have achieved the iForce Strategic Technology Integrator status. The iForce initiative is designed to allow channel partners, such as Emtec, to team with Sun to deliver proven solutions that help customers -from start-ups to large enterprises -- harness the power of the Internet and drive business advantage. These end-to-end solutions focus on three core strategies: eliminating cost and complexity in the data center, accelerating the use of Web services and providing secure remote access. These customer- driven solutions help enterprises leverage the network at every point in the business environment, including decision support systems, supply chain management, product design and development, e-mail and communications, as well as many other functions. Ken Sauter, Sun Microsystem's vice president for the Northeast Market Area, said, "From Sun's perspective, knowing that we have a partner like Emtec that has stepped up to make the necessary investment in resources and infrastructure makes us feel extremely confident about working with and recommending them. From an end-user's point of view, the iForce Strategic Technology Integrator certification is a stamp of approval that says, 'These folks really know what they're doing.' It demonstrates that Emtec has the wherewithal to provide complete solutions -- and they are able to do it on a national basis." Said John Howlett, CEO of Emtec, "This accreditation is recognition of the commitment and investment we've made to selling Sun systems. Having that recognition from Sun emphasizes to our clients and prospects the high level of training we've achieved and the depth of our relationship with Sun. This certification also authorizes us to sell Sun systems anywhere in the United States, allowing us to better serve our nationwide customers." Added Value The iForce Strategic Technology Integrator certification is awarded to representatives who have at least 10 sales representatives and 10 systems engineers certified at the enterprise level for Sun. Five of those 10 systems engineers must also have a Solaris core certification. An iForce Strategic Technology Integrator must also meet annual hardware revenue and/or growth rate goals. Emtec has met all of those requirements, including additional requirements to also attain the Storage Elite accreditation. Emtec is one of approximately 55 Storage Elite partners in the United States. "Sun has always been known for having channel partners with high added value," said Sauter. "They have the ability and the expertise to assess their customers' needs and provide complete solutions that comprise hardware, software and services. Emtec has demonstrated the ability to do just that. Their people are well trained to sell and support complex solutions on a national basis." Said Howlett, "The combination of Sun technology and Emtec expertise produces a harmony that will be music to customers' ears for years to come. We've been a Sun reseller since the late 1980s and, from an enterprise standpoint, we still believe that Solaris and the Sun platform are one of the most stable and most reliable platforms. We think Sun's vision continues to be the right one for our customers." About Emtec Emtec, Inc., established in 1981, provides high-end computer systems and services to Fortune 1000 clients ranging in size from $50 million to $500 million in revenues. The Company specializes in evaluating and providing solutions for data management including Enterprise Management, Managed Services (monitoring/maintenance/helpdesk), and Data Management (storage and protection of data). With the recent acquisitions of Intellispan (Help Desk), Accentra (systems and services) and Turnkey Computer Systems (managed building services), Emtec has broadened its engineering and services capabilities. For additional information please contact Consulting For Strategic Growth 1, Ltd, at 800-625-2236. Certain statements in this document constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Emtec, Inc. ("the Company"), or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The Company's future operating results are dependent upon many factors, including but not limited to the Company's ability to: (i) obtain sufficient capital or a strategic business arrangement to fund its plan of operations when needed; (ii) build the management and human resources and infrastructure necessary to support the growth of its business; (iii) competitive factors and developments beyond the Company's control; and (iv) other risk factors discussed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission which are available for review at www.sec.gov under "Search for Company Filings." Consulting For Strategic Growth I, Ltd. ("CFSG") has a November 2002 agreement with Emtec, Inc. to provide consulting, business advisory, investor relations, public relations and corporate development services to the Company for a one- year period. In connection with these services, CFSG prepares press releases, corporate profiles, and other publications on behalf of and regarding the Company. In accordance with this agreement, the Company is required to pay CFSG $3,500 per month for the duration of the contract. Independent of CFSG's receipt of cash compensation from Emtec, CFSG may choose to purchase the common stock of Emtec and thereafter liquidate those securities at any time it deems appropriate to do so. Stanley Wunderlich Consulting For Strategic Growth 1, Ltd. Public Relations Corporate Development Consultants, Tel: 800-625-2236 Fax: 212-697-0910 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org John Howlett Chief Executive Officer Emtec, Inc. 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