ECT Convenes
Video Meetings with
Key Customers and Contract Manufacturers

Munich, Germany, April 4, 2000 - Global test resource Everett Charles Technologies (ECT), announced today that the company has successfully linked a number of chip substrate specifiers and external suppliers using live videoconference systems. The network fosters open communications, natural interaction and collaborative solutions with ECT test interconnection experts while expediting time-to-market in a very competitive business, the firm stated.

ECT Semiconductor Test Division operations in Scotland and England launched the interactive technology earlier this year, installing PC-based software, cameras and computer upgrades from PictureTel Corporation, with dual ISDN lines to provide acceptable audio/video streaming. A special "white board" area on system monitors can be used for diagram sketches or notations.

According to ECT European Operations Manager, Rick Custance, "At 'virtual meetings' we can discuss initial assignments, then exchange data files and compare the customer's evolving design with proposed test software. Users tell us this approach is helpful and that they want the frequent interaction."

Everett Charles Technologies, a subsidiary of Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV), is a leading international manufacturer of electrical test products and services, including semiconductor substrate test and interconnection solutions, POGO® test contacts and sockets, test fixtures and bare-board ATE systems. ECT facilities are ISO registered with locations in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Corporate offices are located at 700 E. Harrison Avenue, Pomona, California 91767, USA. Tel (909) 625-9357; FAX (909) 625-9395.

Additional information is available on the World Wide Web at
Media Contacts Ellen Santoni, Everett Charles Technologies (909) 925-9332 [email protected] Patricia Rosenberg, Rosenberg Public Relations (714) 953-2975 [email protected]


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