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AirTest Asked To Help Development Of Testing Standards For Next Generation Fire Detection Devices

March 30, 2011

DELTA, BC, March 30 /PRNewswire/ – AirTest Technologies (TSXV: AAT) announced
today that it has been asked by Underwriters Laboratory (UL) to
participate on a UL committee responsible for establishing test
standards for the next generation of multi-criteria smoke and fire
detectors. These multi-criteria devices are intended to significantly
reduce false alarms in residential and commercial applications by
measuring gases like carbon monoxide (CO) while working with
traditional ionization and photoelectric sensor technologies now used
for smoke and fire detection.

CO can also be a major health hazard in homes with malfunctioning
combustion equipment.

Dr Jacob Wong, President of Airware Inc, and the inventor of AirTest’s
patent-pending zero-drift gas measurement technology, will be
participating on the UL committee along with Mike Schell, VP of
Business Development at AirTest. Dr. Wong possesses extensive
experience, and numerous patents in the application of gas sensing in
fire detection. The first meeting of this group will take place in late
April 2011.

“AirTest’s interest in participating on this committee, that will play
an important role in defining the next generation of smoke/fire
detectors, is related to the breakthrough, zero-drift gas sensing
technology which we have exclusively licensed from Airware,” said
AirTest’s President George Graham.  “This technology can deliver the
extended life, long-term stability, and low cost needed by existing
smoke/fire detector manufacturers to significantly reduce false and
nuisance alarms.”

Graham added that, “While our primary focus in the development of our
new sensor technology, is to target markets that are immediately
available to us, we see tremendous long term potential in the
multi-criteria fire detection device market as it develops.”

About AirTest:  AirTest Technologies (www.airtest.com) is a Green-Tech company specializing in sensors that improve
commercial building operating efficiency and at the same time create
energy savings. These sensors are all based on technical innovations
developed in the last ten years, and comprise a growing second wave of
energy saving technologies that will make a significant contribution to
the Sustainable Buildings Program.  AirTest offers its products to
leading-edge building owners, contractors and energy service companies
targeting the buildings market.  AirTest also provides energy cost
reduction solutions to building equipment and controls manufacturers
who incorporate AirTest sensor components in their products.

About Underwriters Laboratory:  Underwriters Laboratories® (UL) (www.ul.com) is an independent safety certification organization that has been
testing products and writing standards for safety for more than a
century. A household name in the United States, UL is one of the most
recognized conformity assessment providers in the world.  UL evaluates
more than 19,000 types of products, components, materials and systems
annually with 20 billion UL Marks appearing on 72,000 manufacturers’
products each year.  UL’s worldwide family of companies and network of
service providers includes 64 laboratory, testing and certification
facilities serving customers in 98 countries.

About Airware Inc:  Airware Inc. (www.airware-inc.com) is a research and development company specializing in the application
of custom, non-dispersive infrared gas measurement solutions to a wide
variety of commercial, residential and industrial gas sensing
applications.   Airware Inc. currently closely works with AirTest
Technologies as it develops markets for a new, low cost, zero drift
infrared gas sensing technology developed and licensed by Airware.

Statements about the Company’s future expectations and all other
statements in this press release other than historical facts are
“forward looking statements”. The Company intends that such
forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbours created
thereby. Since these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are
subject to change at any time, the Company’s actual results may differ
materially
from the expected results.

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that term is defined in the policies of the TS
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of this release.
 

SOURCE AirTest Technologies Inc.


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