CALABASAS, Calif. & HULL, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 2, 2005--National Technical Systems (NASDAQ:NTSC) and Laboratory Accreditation Services, dba KTL, of the United Kingdom announced today that KTL has discontinued its certified DSL testing relationship with Phase Seven Laboratories of Santa Rosa, Calif., effective August 25, 2005, for competitive reasons. Phase Seven was acquired by National Technical Systems (NTS) earlier this year. NTS also operates a certified DSL testing facility in Culver City, Calif.
NTS also announced today that it plans to consolidate its certified DSL testing facility in Culver City, Calif., into the certified facilities at Phase Seven in Santa Rosa.
William McGinnis, CEO of NTS said, "The integration of these two DSL test facilities, together with the soft switch, Class V ESS switches and traffic and cable simulation facilities at Phase Seven, will produce a unique world class capability for interoperability and functional test of telecommunications equipment. Our consolidation of these facilities will greatly benefit our clients by enhancing DSL testing through-put and reduce costs. The consolidation plans are designed to insure that there will be no interruption or delay in providing DSL testing services. NTS remains committed to providing a level of service that exceeds customer expectations. We expect the consolidation to be complete in about 45 days."
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 IT engineering support services for products of the future. For additional information about National Technical Systems, visit its web site at www.ntscorp.com.
KTL, a world leader in testing, certification and approvals, was established in 1985 and has gained an enviable reputation for the expertise, high quality of service and flexible way in which it provides a "Route to Market" for customers worldwide. This ensures customers have full access to their chosen markets in a cost effective way and with minimal delay. For additional information about KTL, visit its website at www.ktl.com.
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