(Playa Vista, CA) - February 20, 2012 Belkin today announced a strategic partnership with Peerless Industries, Inc., a designer, manufacturer and distributor of audio-visual solutions. The partnership will initially yield the PeerCare Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Hybrid Cart, fitted with a unique modular battery power system Optimized for iPad® and Android® tablet platforms, the PeerCare EMR Hybrid Cart will assist healthcare professionals using tablet devices for charting by providing exceptional battery life and ease of battery management.

As the healthcare industry continues to evolve and find ways to utilize mobile technologies, it is evident that there is a natural correlation with Belkin's product roadmap.

"As we look to the future, we are excited to bring our customer-first approach to the healthcare market," said Luis Artiz, director of product management at Belkin. "This partnership with Peerless and the resulting solution, the PeerCare EMRHybrid Cart, show our commitment to designing thoughtful products that solve real end-user pain points.

The PeerCare EMR Hybrid Cart is the industry's lightest weight, user-configurable powered cart. When deployed with its optional modular battery system, which is small enough to fit into a nurse's palm, and external charging station, it delivers more than 24 hours of multi-shift use on a single charge.

"We found many synergies in partnering with Belkin as we expand our presence into the healthcare vertical and look forward to jointly announcing other PeerCare products that encompass Belkin technology," said Will Townsend, Managing Director of Healthcare Solutions, Peerless Industries. "As a first product of this partnership, the PeerCare EMR Hybrid Cart gives healthcare workers a portable and flexible EMR cart based solution with a long-lasting, light-weight, easily-swappable battery system."

Unveiled today at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference, The PeerCare EMR Hybrid Cart is expected to be available in late Q1 to Q2 2012.For more information, visit booth #7015 at the Venetian Sands Expo Center.

About Peerless Industries, Inc.:

Peerless Industries, Inc., is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of Made-in-the-USA audio-visual solutions. Our innovative product line includes flat panel mounts, projector mounts, antimicrobial mounts, wireless technology, motorized mount solutions, audio cables, video cables, interactive kiosks, AV furniture, AV racks, AV shelves, AV carts, AV stands, motorized/non-motorized medical carts, medical enclosures, precision gear products, surge protection, screen cleaning products and a full assortment of accessories. A 70-year-old global company, Peerless® has remained at the forefront of the industry, creating new AV technologies that push the envelope and provide ideal solutions to meet the needs of the consumer and pro markets, alike. Peerless manufactures over 3,600 products that serve original equipment manufacturers, commercial integrators and consumer retailers in 28 vertical markets worldwide through direct sales representatives and authorized distribution. For more information, visit www.peerless.com.

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At Belkin, we make people inspired products. With more than 200 patents, Belkin invents products that harness the power of technology to enrich people’s lives. From wireless home networking and entertainment, to mobile accessories, energy management, and a broad USB and cable mix, Belkin products connect the dots between people and technology. Belkin also provides public and private sector organizations with high-quality security, infrastructure, energy, and server-room solutions. A privately held company founded in 1983, Belkin has more than 1,200 employees in 25 countries. Headquartered in Playa Vista, California, Belkin can also be found on the web at Belkin.com.