ParTech, Inc. (PAR), a subsidiary of PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE: PAR), announced that PAR received a 2012 Windows Embedded Partner Excellence Award for the Intelligent System: Retail Category. PAR recently accepted the award on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA. The Windows Embedded Partner Excellence Awards recognize members of the Windows Embedded Partner Program that excel at driving the Windows Embedded business and the development of intelligent systems worldwide. Intelligent systems represent the evolution of the embedded device market that enables data to flow across an enterprise infrastructure, spanning the devices where valuable data is gathered from employees and customers, to the back-end systems where that data can be translated into insights and action. PAR’s Windows Embedded Partner Excellence Award recognizes the intelligent system results achieved by the PAR EverServ® SureCheck™ solution deployed on Royal Caribbean International cruise ships. “As a Windows Embedded Partner Excellence winner, Windows Embedded is excited to work with ParTech as they continue to leverage intelligent systems to benefit the retail and hospitality environment,” said Valerie Olague, Windows Embedded business group lead, Americas, at Microsoft. “ParTech builds upon our vision for the evolution of intelligent systems by helping the hospitality industry capture the full potential of connectivity and data to create innovative solutions to enhance the customer experience.” “We are proud to receive a 2012 Windows Embedded Partner Excellence Award in recognition of how our EverServ SureCheck provides the right tools and data to help companies improve operational efficiency and food safety,” said Tim Votaw, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, ParTech, Inc. “Leveraging the Windows Embedded platform, we were able to develop and support the SureCheck mobile application as well as integrate with all back end technologies at the datacenter to support the SaaS/cloud-based solution.” PAR EverServ SureCheck EverServ SureCheck is a handheld device-based, automated solution that provides checklist management for Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) food safety programs and employee-assigned tasks. EverServ SureCheck transforms the laborious process that companies face of developing and completing checklists into a completely automated, location-based system that is easy to use, improves accuracy, and saves time. The SureCheck solution helped Royal Caribbean International reduce inspection times from five to two hours - a 60% reduction in labor hours. A Royal Caribbean Case Study is posted on the ParTech Web site. About PAR Technology Corporation PAR Technology Corporation's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PAR. PAR’s Hospitality segment has been a leading provider of restaurant and retail technology for more than 30 years. PAR offers technology solutions for the full spectrum of restaurant operations, from large chain and independent table service restaurants to international quick service chains. PAR’s Hospitality business also provides hotel management systems with a complete suite of powerful tools for guest management, recreation management, and timeshare/condo management. In addition, PAR offers the spa industry a leading management application specifically designed to support the unique needs of the resort spa and day spa markets, a rapidly growing hospitality segment. Products from PAR also can be found in retailers, cinemas, cruise lines, stadiums and food service companies. PAR’s Government Business is a leader in providing computer-based system design, engineering and technical services to the Department of Defense and various federal agencies. Visit www.partech.com for more information.