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The IFDIS – Expanding Role within the DoD Maintenance Enterprise is a Winner

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December 4, 2012

Universal Synaptics Corp. announced that the “Intermittent Fault Detection & Isolation System (IFDIS) – Expanding Role within the DoD Maintenance Enterprise” has been selected as the “Great Ideas” Competition Winner at the 2012 Department of Defense Maintenance Symposium and Exhibition. The DoD Maintenance Symposium and Exhibition is the premier annual event for DoD maintainers and their industry counterparts. The DoD Maintenance Symposium has been approved by the DoD and accordingly meets all departmental guidelines for attendance by all Services, Agencies and Industry.

The “Great Ideas” Competition provides a forum for the sharing of new and innovative ideas relative to maintenance technologies and processes. Universal Synaptics Corp was one of six finalist selected from all eligible “Great Ideas” submissions for the honor of competing in the 2012 competition. Each presenter was allocated exactly 15 minutes to make their case as to why they should be chosen as the best of the “Great Ideas” participants. Following all “Great Ideas” presentations a winner was selected through an audience vote.

This is the second “Great Ideas” win for Universal Synaptics and the IFDIS. The first win came in 2010. The 2010 presentation focused on the innovative and advanced technology contained in the IFDIS and an initial United States Air Force (USAF) case study that produced a 25 times return on investment and tripled the reliability of F-16 Radar components. The IFDIS has now successfully demonstrated its effectiveness on dozens of military weapon system platforms, the 2012 winning presentation focused on the expansion of the IFDIS across the Department of Defense and highlighted a few of those success stories. 2012 also marked the third consecutive year that Universal Synaptics has competed in the “Great Ideas” Competition.

“To be selected as a “Great Ideas” Competition finalist three years in a row is extraordinary, to be voted the winner twice is extremely significant as we work to dramatically reduce the $2 billion annual intermittent / No Fault Found cost to the Department of Defense” said Ken Anderson, Universal Synaptics vice president of sales & business development. “The forward movement within the Department of Defense and selection of IFDIS as a two-time “Great Ideas” Winner is credited to the hardworking and dedicated individuals at Ogden Air Logistics Complex (OO-ALC), Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRC SW), Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRC SE), Universal Synaptics and Total Quality Systems (TQS).”

Since 1996, Universal Synaptics Corporation, based in Roy, UT., has been an industry leader in detecting and isolating elusive intermittent faults, and spent years in the "trenches" researching and solving complex diagnostic and testing problems. Its research into the primary root causes of intermittent / No Fault Found (NFF) problems and the massive digital testing void that exists today with conventional scanning test equipment, led to the development of the patented Intermittent Fault Detector (IFD).

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