SOURCE: Qualstar Corporation

Qualstar Corporation

April 16, 2010 18:06 ET

Qualstar Announces Pointing Device for Medical Applications

Touchless Mouse Fights Cross Contamination in Hospitals, Dental Offices and Clinics

SIMI VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - April 16, 2010) -  Qualstar® Corporation (NASDAQ: QBAK), today announced the first model of a planned series of products based on its patent-pending touchless pointing technology. Called Topo Jojo™, it represents a new approach to preventing cross contamination in clinical environments.

Unlike traditional human interface devices, Topo Jojo uses sensor array technology to detect a finger's motion in the air to control a PC display cursor. Touchless control eliminates operator contact with the traditional mouse, preventing a source of cross contamination before it occurs.

"Bacterial cross contamination is a serious health risk to everyone involved in even minor clinical procedures," said William Gervais, Qualstar President and CEO. "Using Topo Jojo can reduce the risk to both practitioners and patients in today's data-centric medical environments."

Topo Jojo is sold through Qualstar and a worldwide network of Authorized Resellers. Contact Qualstar or visit http://www.topojojo.com/ for more information.

About Qualstar Corporation
Qualstar manufactures automated tape libraries, power supplies and products based on touchless sensor array technology. Its products are known throughout the world for energy efficiency and rugged, Simply Reliable designs yielding years of trouble-free operation. Qualstar tape libraries are sold, installed and supported worldwide to backup, archive and protect data from incidental and catastrophic loss. Its N2Power brand high efficiency, ultra small switching power supplies are sold to OEM manufacturers worldwide, where very low power consumption is required. Its Topo Jojo brand products are sold worldwide. Qualstar Corporation is publicly traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol QBAK. More information is available at www.qualstar.com or by phone at 805-583-7744.

Forward-Looking Statements
Statements concerning the future business, operating results and financial condition of the Company are "forward-looking" statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based upon management's current expectations and are subject to a number of uncertainties that could cause actual performance and results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could affect the Company's actual results include the Company's ability to increase sales of its products; rescheduling or cancellation of customer orders; unexpected shortages of critical components; unexpected product design or quality problems; and, adverse changes in market demand for its products. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Further information on these and other potential factors that could affect the Company's financial results or condition are included in Qualstar's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, reference is made to the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2009, and to the "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" sections of its Form 10-K and its most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

Topo Jojo is a trademark of Qualstar Corporation. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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