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National Technical Systems Awarded 2-Year Extension of Exclusive MoCA Certification Agreement

Testing of Faster, More Robust MoCA 2.0 Products Coming Soon

Calabasas, CA (August 17, 2010) … National Technical Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: NTSC) (NTS), a leading provider of engineering services, announced today that the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA®) has extended its agreement with NTS to be the exclusive worldwide testing laboratory for MoCA product certifications for an additional 2 years.

MoCA is the standard for home entertainment networking. It is the only standard in deployment by all three pay TV segments—cable, satellite and IPTV. During certification, products to be MoCA certified are subjected to a battery of tests within a controlled environment to ensure they interoperate with other certified products from other MoCA members.

“NTS has worked hard to optimize and automate testing for MoCA 1.0 and 1.1 to provide our members with the quality certification testing they need at an even more affordable price,” said Tom Leacock, Chairman of the MoCA Certification Working Group. “We look forward to continuing to work with NTS on MoCA certifications and to bringing more MoCA products to market.”

Following more than three years of successful certification testing, MoCA and NTS jointly agreed to extend the NTS exclusivity due to the Company’s experience and skill performing MoCA certification testing. During that time, NTS also helped MoCA enhance the testing process by optimizing the suite of tests to allow completion in a shorter time. In addition, NTS automated a portion of the testing process, which enabled NTS to reduce the cost of testing for MoCA members. NTS will also provide certification testing for soon to be released faster, more robust MoCA 2.0 products.

“We are pleased to have our relationship with MoCA extended, and look forward to helping many more members get their MoCA products into the market,” said Osman Sakr, NTS CTO. “The ability of MoCA members to work with NTS for certification of their products whenever those products are about ready for market introduction will provide members the resources and flexibility needed to complete the certification process in a timely manner and meet their product release schedules.”

About MoCA
The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA®) is the universal standard for home entertainment networking. MoCA is the only home entertainment networking standard with appeal to all three pay TV segments - cable, satellite and IPTV. The current MoCA specification can support multiple streams of HD video, deliver up 175 Mbps net throughputs and offer an unparalleled user experience via parameterized quality of service (PQoS). MoCA has more than 70 certified products and 55 members worldwide representing the home entertainment network value chain including service providers, OEMs, consumer electronics companies and chip vendors. For more information, please visit

About National Technical Systems
National Technical Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of engineering services to the aerospace, defense telecommunications, automotive and high technology markets. Through a world-wide network of resources, NTS provides full product life-cycle support, offering world class design engineering, compliance, testing, certification, quality registration and program management. For additional information about NTS, visit our website at or call 800-270-2516.

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