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North Hills Signal Processing Corp. Secures AS9100:2004-1 Upgrade
for its’ ISO 9001:2000 Certification

Syosset, NY (December 13, 2007) - - North Hills, a division of Porta Systems Corporation, announces the achievement of ISO 9001:2000 and AS9100:2004-1 certification for its quality management systems and processes. 

Product safety and quality control require special attention when building a product for something as sophisticated as an airplane or space vehicle.  AS9100 represents the first international effort to formulate a quality management system standard for the complex, competitive, and highly regulated aerospace industry.

 “This certification signifies that North Hills has established a systematic approach to quality management, and is managing its business to ensure that our customer needs are clearly understood, agreed and fulfilled” said Jim Fedele, North Hills Quality Assurance Manager.  “Our customers across the world rely on ISO certification as an assurance of product quality, reliability and consistency. Upgrading our systems to meet the more stringent requirements of AS9100 has demonstrated our commitment to continually improve our systems.”

ISO is an internationally recognized reference for quality requirements in business-to-business services.  ISO 9001 is the most comprehensive of the approximately 13,000 ISO standards and is a model for quality assurance in design, development, production, installation, and servicing.  To win certification, North Hills successfully completed an independent Quality Audit for Quality Management System Registration of the EN ISO 9001:2000, BS EN ISO 9001:2000 and ANSI/ASQ Q9001:2000 standards.

North Hills Signal Processing Corp. is the leading supplier of MIL-STD-1553 data bus couplers, network testers, and related hardware such as cable, connectors, terminators, dust caps, etc.  North Hills also manufactures leading edge wideband video and RF transformers offering superior performance and product consistency.

All North Hills products are precision designed to meet exacting specifications at minimum cost. Sophisticated computer aided design and testing procedures are utilized to optimize linearity and flatness of frequency response while assuring performance to specifications in both standard and custom products.

About North Hills Signal Processing Corp.
North Hills is a leading provider of measurement and connectivity solutions since 1952.   Its leading-edge products are currently meeting the demanding needs of OEM customers in the military, aerospace, instrumentation, medical and industrial process control markets.  North Hills is a division of Porta Systems Corporation headquartered in Syosset, New York with operations throughout the world.

Media Contact:
Renee Taylor
North Hills Signal Processing Corp.
Phone: 516-682-7740
Email: reneet@nhsignal.com