Microsoft to Feature Microvision's Nomad Expert Technician System Around the World

Microsoft to Feature Microvision's Nomad Expert Technician System Around the World

BOTHELL, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 3, 2005--Microvision Inc. (NASDAQ:MVIS - News), the world leader in the development of scanned beam displays and imaging products, announced that the Windows Mobile and Embedded Division of Microsoft Corporation is featuring the Nomad Expert Technician System worldwide during the month of June in a continuation of a presentation that Microsoft made at the Microsoft Mobile Embedded DevCon (MEDC 2005), in Las Vegas on May 11. The Nomad System will be featured by Microsoft at MEDC events in Korea, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Malaysia, and China.

MEDC 2005 is the premier event for developers, engineers and business managers to share and learn more about the latest Windows Embedded and Windows Mobile platforms and how to build and bring to market devices and applications.

The Nomad Expert Technician System, the world's only hands-free wearable computer with a head-worn, head-up display, enables technicians and other mobile workers to overlay relevant information on their tasks, thereby reducing task time and guesswork by eliminating footsteps. Productivity and service quality are increased, resulting in higher profitability and customer satisfaction.

In addition to the Nomad System being featured at MEDC 2005 in Las Vegas on May 11, where Suzan DelBene, Microsoft Corporate VP, Marketing, Windows Mobile and Embedded Devices Division featured the Nomad System as a case study in her keynote speech, the Nomad System was similarly featured at the Global Automotive Summit in Detroit on April 29th. At the Global Automotive Summit, Microvision was announced as a partner in Microsoft's Peak Performance Initiative for the automotive industry. Microvision's Nomad System was highlighted during an exclusive interview of Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates by the Detroit Free Press on this same day.

Tom Sanko, VP Marketing for Microvision, stated, "We are pleased to support Microsoft featuring the Nomad System to this worldwide mobile application development audience. As a result of this ongoing relationship, we are now in contact with other Microsoft Partners, ranging from large systems integrators to middleware suppliers to independent software vendors. We believe that the Nomad Expert Technician System uniquely supports the growing demand for mobile workers to more conveniently and effectively access electronic information. Providing practical and cost effective mobile computing solutions is a priority for our business strategy and has been a key focus for Microvision since the introduction of the Nomad System last year. As a result of our plan to deploy our low cost, high performance wearable thin client computer with head-up display, we specifically designed the Nomad Expert Technician System to use the Microsoft Windows CE .NET operating system coupled with Windows Server 2003 and Terminal Services. Feedback from customers over the past six months has been extremely positive, with proven service revenue and productivity gains of 10% -- 25%."