CALABASAS, CA – February 1, 2006 – National Technical Systems, Inc. (NTS) (NASDAQ:NTSC), a leading provider of quality, conformance and conformance testing, quality registration and managed services, announced that it has entered into a partnership with Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc. (ATS), a global provider of testing, design services and thermal products to cool electronic equipment. 


“The partnership between NTS and ATS allows us to offer a single resource to manufacturers with thermal management issues who are in need of certification testing to demonstrate compliance with equipment standards,” comments Dwight Moore, NTS Copresident.

Advantages of this partnership to OEMs include faster delivery of test results and certifications, as well as joint expertise to resolve design problems more efficiently and cost-effectively, allowing for a faster time-to-market for manufacturers’ products.  As an example, with just one contact, a telecommunications company can ensure that its latest design continually operates within safe temperature ranges, meets all designated switching and networking performance requirements, complies with European ETSI telecommunications standards, and satisfies domestic NEBS standards for network safety and reliability.

In addition to telecommunications, the NTS and ATS partnership offers test and design solutions for aerospace, defense, medical devices, and information technology throughout North America and Europe . The ATS facilities in Massachusetts, California, and Holland compliment the NTS North American, European, and Asian network of laboratories. Additional information about ATS is available at or by calling 781-769-2800.

About National Technical Systems, Inc.

National Technical Systems, Inc. is a business-to-business services company providing organizations in the aerospace, defense, information technology (IT) and high technology markets integrated testing, certification, quality registration, systems evaluation and engineering solutions. For additional information about National Technical Systems, visit its web site at

About Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc.

Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc (ATS) is a leading-edge engineering/manufacturing company focused on the thermal management of electronics. Founded in 1989 as a consulting company, ATS has evolved to a complete thermal solutions provider and is world renown for its portfolio of more than 450 high- and ultra performance heat sinks, research-quality test equipment, and leading-edge R&D. In the interval of three years, ATS has established its own manufacturing center in the , developed strategic partnerships with Asian manufacturers and opened ATS-Europe, its sales and engineering office in Holland .  As ATS has significantly increased its customer base, its product offerings have also expanded to include Advanced Fan Trays, Liquid Cooling Systems, Advanced Cooling Systems and Next-Generation Thermal Test Instruments.

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