SOURCE: Newport Digital Technologies, Inc.

February 25, 2010 09:45 ET

Newport Digital Technologies Provides Update on Launch of N37B Rugged Handheld With Microsoft Windows and AT&T 3G Network Connectivity Through Ingram Micro

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - February 25, 2010) -  Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: NPDT) (NDT) announced today that it has launched a comprehensive co-marketing program with Ingram Micro to market and sell its newly released N37B rugged military handheld mobile computer which has leading edge options such as a RFID reader with Hitachi Security Protocol, 3G connectivity certified through AT&T's 3G network and a Galileo GPS system. The N37B is strategically channeled through Ingram Micro's Point of Sale (POS) and Data Capture Division's with over 170,000 worldwide resellers, VARs and integrators and end-user customers. 

Additionally, as previously announced, NDT has signed a software licensing agreement with Microsoft Corp. to develop applications from its Windows Mobile platforms for the N37B and other leading edge mobile computing products that it plans to release in the near future. 

The N37B has recently completed AT&T Certification to work on AT&T's nationwide 3G network and is now featured on AT&T's Developer Program website as a certified device for resellers, VARs, integrators and developers for purchase. 

"NDT, Ingram Micro and AT&T's marketing and business development teams are aggressively working on POS and Data Capture channel opportunities for the N37B in supply chain management, retail, government, military, law enforcement, telecom, industrial process and control, and automotive markets," said Newport Digital's CEO, Michael Lutton. "The N37B launch has been the initial major initiative for NDT. This product line reflects the company's ability to bring cutting edge technology to market in a cost effective manner and is now available to our AT&T and Ingram Micro sales channels. We anticipate this unique, RFID enabled computing device to generate significant revenue for NDT in calendar years 2010 & 2011."

"The 3G option will enable this handheld computing devise to have data connectivity anywhere AT&T's nationwide 3G service is available, making for a 'connect anywhere' scenario for RFID business applications," commented Richard Tanimoto, NDTs Senior Managing Director. "The GPS option will allow for the N37B to not only collect RFID data from item level inventory but to pinpoint and report the location of the inventory scanned by the RFID reader. This greatly enhances and expands the applications that can be offered from NPDTs relationships with Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), Independent Hardware Vendors (IHV) such as Socket Mobile and Middleware Software Vendors (MSV) such as Shovon and Workbridge to enhance the N37B application offerings."

About Newport Digital Technologies, Inc.

Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. is a technology solutions driven company organized to focus on serving five of the fastest-emerging businesses in the technology space -- RFID (radio-frequency identification), WiMax, eLearning, and Digital Signage & LED Lighting solutions. NPDT develops and delivers these technology solutions through strategic collaborations with global partners, including Taiwan Industry and Taiwan's premier technology R&D incubators -- the Institute for Information Industry (III) www.iii.org.tw/english and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) www.itri.org.tw/eng. NPDT will customize these technology solutions and market them through Fortune 1000 channel partners and systems integrators on a worldwide basis. www.newportdt.com

Safe Harbor: This press release contains certain forward-looking statements with respect to NPDT and its business. Statements that are not historical facts are identified as "forward-looking statements." The words "estimate," "project," "intend," "expect," "believe," "plan," and similar expressions, particularly when used in the "future tense," are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. Information on potential risk factors that could affect the Company's business plans and financial results can be found in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company assumes no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements that become untrue because of subsequent events.

Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. has its headquarters located in Newport Beach, California, and branch offices in Taiwan, Australia and Japan.

Contact Information

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    Corporate Headquarters
    Newport Digital Technologies, Inc.
    620 Newport Center Drive, Suite 570,
    Newport Beach, CA 92660
    USA - Corporate Headquarters
    Tel: 1-949-219-0530
    Fax: +1-949-219-0528
    Contact: Michael Lutton