Xplore Technologies' Ramline(TM) and GeneSys(R) now GSA listed

Xplore Products to Reach Federal Government Base Through No.1 Ranked

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Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Xplore Technologies Corp.

    TORONTO, April 17 /PRNewswire/ - Xplore Technologies(R) Corp., working
 with CDW Government, Inc. (CDW-G), a wholly owned subsidiary of CDW Computer
 Centers, Inc. (Nasdaq:  CDWC), has been awarded a General Services
 Administration (GSA) supply listing for their Ramline(TM) and GeneSys(R)
 rugged, pen-based, mobile computing product lines. U.S. Federal, State and
 Municipal customers can now locate and purchase Xplore's products under
 contract GS-35F-0195J on the GSA schedule.
     "This is a significant agreement for Xplore Technologies and we are very
 excited to partner with CDW-G and capitalize on their wealth of industry-wide
 presence, experience and know-how", said Brian Groh, President and CEO of
 Xplore Technologies. "Their reputation for superior customer service and
 innovative solutions encapsulates the partnership we have formed. Our rugged
 wireless pen products will provide various government and education agencies
 with the tools they need to address the growing need for powerful, functional
 and durable mobile computing solutions."
     Xplore's Ramline and GeneSys(R) lines of rugged mobile, wireless pen-
 based computer systems have already become an indispensable business tool for
 the law enforcement, utility and warehousing industries, and Xplore
 anticipates, working with CDW-G, building on this success with Federal, State
 and Municipal government agencies including education institutions and the
 military.
     CDW-G combines a highly trained sales force along with advanced
 technologies and specialized service to provide government and education
 customers with technology solutions. In Federal Computer Week's customer
 satisfaction survey, CDW-G earned the No.1 'Reseller of the Year' in 2000.
     "CDW-G offers a full range of government procurement vehicles including
 GSA Schedules, open-market purchases, blanket purchase agreements and other
 formal bid contracts," stated Bill Shafley, vice president of CDW-G. "Xplore
 Technologies' high level of quality and superior ruggedization of their
 product line is a perfect fit with CDW-G's government and educational clients,
 and will be included in all of the vehicles in which CDW-G participates."
     The General Services Administrative was created in 1949 and provides
 federal, state and municipal agencies throughout the United States with a
 convenient and efficient method to procure the world's leading technologies at
 the best value. The GSA influences Federal purchases of over $2 Billion in
 products and services each year.
     In order to build awareness for new initiatives and to capitalize on the
 rapidly expanding market for Xplore's ruggedized computing technology, CDW-G
 and Xplore plan to partner on a number of co-marketing initiatives, (trade
 shows, seminars, and speaking opportunities).
 
     About Xplore Technologies(R)
 
     Xplore Technologies, founded in 1996, is an innovative leader in the
 rugged pen-based mobile wireless computing industry. Xplore, which is traded
 on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TSE:XPL, has offices in Austin
 Texas, Toronto Canada, and Helsinki Finland. Its rugged GeneSys(R) and Ramline
 systems incorporate leading-edge technology, created based on years of
 customer design input. Xplore's diverse customer base comes from the public
 safety, retail and wholesale warehousing, utility, military, field service,
 marine and transportation industries. For more information, visit
 www.xploretech.com.
 
     The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the
 information contained herein.
     Xplore Technologies(R) and GeneSys(R) are registered trademarks of Xplore
 Technologies Corporation of America. Ramline(TM) is a trademark of Xplore
 Technologies International.
 
     This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks
 and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from
 the statements made. When used in this document, the words "may", "would",
 "could", "will", "intend", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate",
 "expect" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking
 statements. Such statements reflect Xplore's current views with respect to
 future events and are subject to such risks and uncertainties. Many factors
 could cause our actual results to differ materially from the statements made
 including those factors detailed from time to time in filings made by Xplore
 with Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these
 risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the
 forward looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially
 from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated or expected.
 Xplore does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these
 forward-looking statements.
 
 

SOURCE Xplore Technologies Corp.
    TORONTO, April 17 /PRNewswire/ - Xplore Technologies(R) Corp., working
 with CDW Government, Inc. (CDW-G), a wholly owned subsidiary of CDW Computer
 Centers, Inc. (Nasdaq:  CDWC), has been awarded a General Services
 Administration (GSA) supply listing for their Ramline(TM) and GeneSys(R)
 rugged, pen-based, mobile computing product lines. U.S. Federal, State and
 Municipal customers can now locate and purchase Xplore's products under
 contract GS-35F-0195J on the GSA schedule.
     "This is a significant agreement for Xplore Technologies and we are very
 excited to partner with CDW-G and capitalize on their wealth of industry-wide
 presence, experience and know-how", said Brian Groh, President and CEO of
 Xplore Technologies. "Their reputation for superior customer service and
 innovative solutions encapsulates the partnership we have formed. Our rugged
 wireless pen products will provide various government and education agencies
 with the tools they need to address the growing need for powerful, functional
 and durable mobile computing solutions."
     Xplore's Ramline and GeneSys(R) lines of rugged mobile, wireless pen-
 based computer systems have already become an indispensable business tool for
 the law enforcement, utility and warehousing industries, and Xplore
 anticipates, working with CDW-G, building on this success with Federal, State
 and Municipal government agencies including education institutions and the
 military.
     CDW-G combines a highly trained sales force along with advanced
 technologies and specialized service to provide government and education
 customers with technology solutions. In Federal Computer Week's customer
 satisfaction survey, CDW-G earned the No.1 'Reseller of the Year' in 2000.
     "CDW-G offers a full range of government procurement vehicles including
 GSA Schedules, open-market purchases, blanket purchase agreements and other
 formal bid contracts," stated Bill Shafley, vice president of CDW-G. "Xplore
 Technologies' high level of quality and superior ruggedization of their
 product line is a perfect fit with CDW-G's government and educational clients,
 and will be included in all of the vehicles in which CDW-G participates."
     The General Services Administrative was created in 1949 and provides
 federal, state and municipal agencies throughout the United States with a
 convenient and efficient method to procure the world's leading technologies at
 the best value. The GSA influences Federal purchases of over $2 Billion in
 products and services each year.
     In order to build awareness for new initiatives and to capitalize on the
 rapidly expanding market for Xplore's ruggedized computing technology, CDW-G
 and Xplore plan to partner on a number of co-marketing initiatives, (trade
 shows, seminars, and speaking opportunities).
 
     About Xplore Technologies(R)
 
     Xplore Technologies, founded in 1996, is an innovative leader in the
 rugged pen-based mobile wireless computing industry. Xplore, which is traded
 on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TSE:XPL, has offices in Austin
 Texas, Toronto Canada, and Helsinki Finland. Its rugged GeneSys(R) and Ramline
 systems incorporate leading-edge technology, created based on years of
 customer design input. Xplore's diverse customer base comes from the public
 safety, retail and wholesale warehousing, utility, military, field service,
 marine and transportation industries. For more information, visit
 www.xploretech.com.
 
     The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the
 information contained herein.
     Xplore Technologies(R) and GeneSys(R) are registered trademarks of Xplore
 Technologies Corporation of America. Ramline(TM) is a trademark of Xplore
 Technologies International.
 
     This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks
 and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from
 the statements made. When used in this document, the words "may", "would",
 "could", "will", "intend", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate",
 "expect" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking
 statements. Such statements reflect Xplore's current views with respect to
 future events and are subject to such risks and uncertainties. Many factors
 could cause our actual results to differ materially from the statements made
 including those factors detailed from time to time in filings made by Xplore
 with Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these
 risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the
 forward looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially
 from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated or expected.
 Xplore does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these
 forward-looking statements.
 
 SOURCE Xplore Technologies Corp.