MIDTRONICS Advancing Battery Management

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Midtronics Recognized as Chicago’s Most Innovative Company
Willowbrook, IL, April 7, 2014 – Crain’s Chicago Business has released its annual Eureka Index with Midtronics, Inc. topping the list as the Chicago area’s most innovative company. The rankings are based on an exclusive analysis of patents by Ocean Tomo, LLC, a Chicago-based merchant bank that specializes in evaluating intellectual property. Ocean Tomo’s algorithms assess both patent quality and strength, arriving at a total Eureka Index score. The Midtronics score of 171.8 puts its patent portfolio in the top 5 percent of all U.S. patents.
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Midtronics Releases Custom Battery Management Products for Military Applications
Willowbrook, IL, February 14, 2014 – Midtronics, Inc. today released two new products with custom features designed specifically for the military market. The GR8-1100 MIL Battery Diagnostic Station and the MDX-600 MIL Series Battery Conductance and Electrical System Analyzers provide testing and charging solutions geared to battery types used in military vehicles.
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Midtronics Promotes Jason Ruban to Executive Director,
Global Sales

Willowbrook, IL, January 20, 2014 – Midtronics, Inc. founder and CEO Steve McShane announced today the promotion of Jason Ruban to Executive Director, Global Sales for the Transportation Division, effective immediately. Ruban will provide leadership for all divisional sales segments and regions worldwide, as well as Customer Service. A 16-year Midtronics veteran, Ruban will align global strategy and services to ensure collaborative efforts and communication in support of quality, innovative solutions for Midtronics customers worldwide.
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Midtronics Introduces New Diagnostic Platform: DSS-7000 Battery Diagnostic Service System
Willowbrook, IL, November 5, 2013 – Midtronics, Inc. today introduced the new DSS-7000 Battery Service Diagnostic System at AAPEX 2013. The DSS-7000 answers challenges posed by several new and future vehicles, including capabilities for new battery and system types, new business challenges, and a generation of service technicians familiar with app-based technology.
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Midtronics GRX-5100 EV/HEV Battery Service Tool Wins MOTOR Magazine 2012 Top 20 Tools Award
Willowbrook, IL, October 30, 2012 -- Midtronics, Inc. today announced that its GRX-5100 EV/HEV Battery Service Tool has been named a MOTOR Magazine 2012 Top 20 Tools Award winner. The GRX-5100 is the industry's first high-voltage hybrid/EV battery service and de-power tool for hybrid and electric vehicles. It has been designed to safely perform full battery pack service, including pack de-powering, balancing, and charging, via fully controlled and automated processes.
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Midtronics GRX-3000 Battery Diagnostic Station Wins Professional Tool & Equipment News Innovation Award
Willowbrook, IL, October 30, 2012 -- Midtronics, Inc. today announced that the GRX-3000 Battery Diagnostic Station was named the winner of a 2012 Professional Tool & Equipment News 2012 Innovation Award in the Battery Starting/Charging category. Fast, accurate and reliable, the GRX-3000 can determine, often in less than five minutes, the difference between a recoverable battery and one that is not. The GRX-3000 diagnostic station delivers better efficiency in the shop, clearer test results, and more accurate preventative maintenance decisions by helping to eliminate guesswork and wasted time charging defective batteries.
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Software Update Adds Five New Supported Vehicle Models to Midtronics HYB-1000 Hybrid Battery System Analyzer
Willowbrook, IL, October 11, 2012 -- Midtronics, Inc. today announced the release of a new software update to its HYB-1000 Hybrid Battery System Analyzer product, extending the list of supported hybrid vehicles to 12. New vehicle models included in the update are the Cadillac Escalade, Ford Escape Gen II, Ford Fusion, and Honda Insight I and II.
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Midtronics Pursues Expanded Share of Military Battery Management Market
Willowbrook, IL, September 18, 2012 -- Midtronics, Inc. today announced that it has retained American Business Development Group (ABDG) to support its sales team in their efforts to identify and grow Midtronics market share in the United States Department of Defense Land Combat Vehicle market.
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U.S. Court of Appeals Affirms Patent Infringement Ruling for Midtronics vs. Argus Analyzers/BP Power
Willowbrook, IL, September 5, 2012 -- Midtronics, Inc. today announced that the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the original ruling in favor of Midtronics in its patent infringement case against Aurora Performance Products LLC, et al. (Argus Analyzers and BP Power). The U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed the original ruling on a "per curiam" basis without opinion, meaning the court found no new or interesting points of law or fact worthy of discussion.
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Midtronics Develops New GRX-5100 Hybrid/EV Battery Service Tool
Willowbrook, IL, May 17, 2012 -- Midtronics, Inc. today announced the completion of initial field testing for the GRX-5100 Hybrid/EV Battery Station, the first high-voltage Hybrid/EV vehicle battery service and de-power tool for various hybrid and electric vehicles. The GRX-5100 safely de-powers high-voltage batteries and also enables service for the battery system at the module level, reducing manufacturer warranty costs and repair time and expense for customers.
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Midtronics Opens New European Headquarters
Willowbrook, IL, January 11, 2012 -- Midtronics today announced the opening of their new European Headquarters facility in Houten, the Netherlands in support of the company's aggressive growth strategy. This expansion effort includes major investments in engineering, sales, marketing, and operations to better serve the existing customer base while preparing for expected growth opportunities created by start-stop systems, hybrid/electric vehicles, and new partnerships in mission-critical power applications.
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Midtronics Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Argus Analyzers and BP Power
Willowbrook, IL, August 5, 2011 -- Midtronics, Inc. announced a victory in its patent infringement case against Aurora Performance Products LLC, et al. (Argus Analyzers and BP Power). The decision upholds Midtronics' rights as the inventor of industry-leading technology in battery diagnostics.
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Midtronics & Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America to Debut MRFID Technology
Willowbrook, IL, February 4, 2011 -- Midtronics, Inc. and Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Inc. today announced a collaboration to merge Midtronics' MRFID technology and battery management equipment with Mitsubishi Electric's electrical components to generate complete historical service data for batteries, starters, and alternators.
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Midtronics CEO Steve McShane Inducted into
Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame

Willowbrook, IL, February 28, 2011 – Steve McShane, founder and CEO of Midtronics, Inc., was inducted into the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. The Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago chose McShane as a member of the 2011 Hall of Fame class in recognition of his entrepreneurial achievements and lasting impact on Chicago’s business landscape.
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Midtronics Announces RFID License Agreement with Battery Dynamics Group
Willowbrook, IL, November 1, 2010 -- Midtronics announced today a license agreement with Battery Dynamics Group for RFID patents and technology related to battery and electrical component management. Midtronics plans to add these new capabilities to its existing RFID portfolio as they continue to move forward with key customer programs.
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