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Fulton Innovation to Unveil New Wirelessly Powered Devices at 2009 CES

January 5, 2009

ADA, Mich., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ — Fulton Innovation (Fulton), the creator
and exclusive licensor of eCoupled intelligent wireless power, today announced
that it will unveil its latest partnerships — including Texas Instruments,
Energizer, and Bosch Power Tools — and eCoupled-enabled products at the 2009
International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at the Las Vegas Convention
Center January 8 to 11, 2009.

Fulton’s booth, located in Central Hall Booth 7916, will feature over a
dozen new applications and products that will demonstrate wireless power in
the home, office, garage, and beyond. From kitchen appliances to personal
devices, Fulton will demonstrate how eCoupled’s intelligent wireless power is
a smart, safe, and innovative way to make life easier by powering devices in
low, medium, and high power ranges.

“We are happy to return to CES and unveil a selection of new
eCoupled-enabled products that will transform everyday life for consumers,”
said Dave Baarman, Director of Advanced Technologies for Fulton Innovation.
“By integrating our wireless power technology into partners’ products, we
continue to prove that there are no boundaries for the application of eCoupled
technology.”

At CES, Fulton, in conjunction with key partners and suppliers, will
unveil a broad range of new prototypes, products coming to market in 2009, and
technology resources that are bringing eCoupled technology and truly wireless
power out of the world of “what if” into usable products for consumers. In
addition to other key partnerships and devices, Fulton will unveil the
following:

Energizer Battery, Inc.

Energizer and Fulton are working together to develop an efficient and
intelligent wireless power solution that will charge a portable handheld light
without the need for a power cord. The Energizer(R) Hard Case(R)
Professional(R) eCoupled Swivel Light works with the Leggett & Platt eCoupled
in-vehicle wireless console charger to give professionals a light that’s
always charging and always available. The hard case waterproof flashlight
features a flexible 125 degree rotating head and will run on a AA rechargeable
battery pack. Additionally, the flashlight will feature four different
lighting modes. Energizer will be launching the Energizer Hard Case
Professional eCoupled Swivel Light in North America in mid-2009. Energizer
representatives will be available at the Fulton booth to demonstrate products
and answer any questions.

Leggett & Platt, Inc.

As the low and medium-power supplier for the primary (or charging) side of
the eCoupled connection, Fortune 500 diversified manufacturer, Leggett &
Platt, will integrate eCoupled technology into its vehicle interior shelving
systems, computer cradles and consoles. This award-winning application will be
able to provide wireless power to everything from power tools to laptops.
Leggett’s Center Console Pocket, with two separate charging areas, will be
able to charge flashlights and cell phones. To the right of the driver, a
computer cradle will hold and power laptop computers. Finally, the van
interior shelving system, installed in the back of the vehicles, will be able
to hold and power Bosch power tools through a specially designed toolbox that
locks securely into the shelf. All consoles and shelving systems will be able
to power devices even when the vehicle’s engine is turned off. Leggett & Platt
representatives will be available at the Fulton booth to demonstrate products
and answer any questions.

Bosch Power Tools and Accessories

Bosch has integrated eCoupled technology into its new line of 18-volt
lithium ion cordless power tools. The Bosch tools can be charged by placing
them on an eCoupled-enabled tool shelf or work surface, eliminating the need
for power cords or battery chargers on jobsites. Bosch’s first
eCoupled-enabled products will be introduced in 2009. Bosch representatives
will be available at the Fulton booth to demonstrate products and answer any
questions.

Global Wireless Power Consortium

Fulton is also proud to announce its involvement in the Wireless Power
Consortium (The Consortium). The Consortium is made up of nine global leaders
focused on developing a specification and standard for low-power electronic
devices using five watts and below, such as mobile phones, music and video
players, and computer and game accessories. And as wireless power grows to its
full potential, including universal and proprietary solutions across low,
medium, and high-power applications — from milliwatts to kilowatts — Fulton
will continue to be at the forefront providing innovative technology and
business solutions for its partner companies and organizations.

About eCoupled Technology

eCoupled technology is real, intelligent wireless power. It is the next
generation of power delivery worldwide. It is intelligence that moves
technology beyond traditional constraints of inductive coupling and wireless
power into the next realm.

By leveraging the physics of near-field inductive coupling and combining
it with communications and control properties — made available by
microprocessor technology — Fulton Innovation builds its advanced
intelligence solutions and proprietary algorithms, which are the keys to
eCoupled technology and real wireless power.

eCoupled technology eliminates the need for power cords by creating an
electromagnetic conduit combined with an intelligent control system that
constantly monitors the power flow to insure optimal efficiency and safety.

About Fulton Innovation and eCoupled Technology

A subsidiary of Amway Corporation, Fulton Innovation is dedicated to
commercializing new and innovative technologies that improve the way we live,
work, and play. Fulton is working with a wide range of industry leading
companies to integrate eCoupled technology into infrastructure and electronic
devices to enable consumers to live a truly wireless life.

The engineers behind eCoupled have been developing, advancing, and
perfecting the technology for over 10 years. eCoupled technology has been
incorporated into Amway’s eSpring(TM) water purification devices for seven
years, with over 1.5 million devices sold in over 36 countries worldwide to
date. Amway employs more than 13,000 people worldwide, including over 450
engineers and scientists. Amway has sales of more than $7 billion annually. It
is headquartered in Ada, Michigan and has operations in more than 80 countries
and territories worldwide.

For additional information, please visit fultoninnovation.com or
ecoupled.com.

SOURCE Fulton Innovation


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