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March 14, 2002 - EagleDrive1(TM) Series and EagleDrive3(TM) Series provide variable speed control of single-phase and 3-phase motors, respectively. EagleDrive1 is available in 115 V and 230 V at power levels up to 1.5 hp. EagleDrive3 is available in 200-240 V at power levels up to 3.0 HP, and in 380-480 V at power levels up to 120 HP. Drives have pushbutton keypad, simple programming, 95% drive efficiency, programmable inputs, and integrated infrared link.

Anacon Systems Inc.

1043 Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View, CA, 94043, USA

Original Press Release

Anacon Systems Introduces The EagleDrive(TM) Series Of General Purpose Variable Frequency Drives For 1-Phase And 3-Phase AC Induction Motors

Press release date: January 14, 2002

New: EagleDrive1 (TM)Series Provides an Industry-First, Off-the-Shelf, Single-Phase Variable Frequency Drives in the Range of 0.17 to 1.5 HP.

New: EagleDrive3 (TM)Series, Off-the-Shelf, Three-Phase VFD's in the Range or 0.5 to 120 HP.

Atlantic City, New Jersey - January 14, 2002 - Today, at the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration (AHR) Exposition, Anacon Systems introduced the EagleDrive(TM) Series of Variable Frequency Drives (VFD's) that connect to worldwide electrical supplies for variable speed control of both Single-Phase and Three-Phase AC Induction Motors. The EagleDrive1(TM) Series is an industry-first, designed for use with Single-Phase AC Induction motors and is available in 115V or 230V at power levels up to 1.5 HP. The EagleDrive3(TM) Series for Three-Phase AC Induction motors is available in 200 - 240V (1 or 3-phase input) at power levels up to 3.0 HP, and with 380 - 480V (3-phase) at power levels up to 120 HP. Simple programming and an integrated infrared link combine to minimize the overall applied cost of an EagleDrive(TM) solution. Applications include Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), compressors, material handling, pumping and machine tools.

Corporate Headquarters 1043 Shoreline Blvd., Suite 202 Mountain View CA 94043 Tel: 650-934-3355 Fax: 650-934-3356 Sales & Applications Center 9433 Bee Cave Road, Suite 140 Austin, TX 78733 Tel: 512-263-8668 Fax: 512-263-8060

The EagleDrive (TM)Series of VFD's share the following features: * Push-button keypad as standard * Variable Torque or Constant Torque * Easy-to-Install, Easy-to-Use * Drive efficiency typically 95% * Overload ratings of 150% for 60 seconds * Selectable Inverter switching frequencies * Skip Frequency * Power dip ride through * Auto restart function * Programmable inputs (3 Digital, 1 Analog) * Galvanically isolated control terminal inputs * Optional Filters to meet EMC standards * Meets UL, CSA (UL508c), CE (EN60204-1, EN50081) * EagleEye (TM) remote control, hand-held programmer (option) * EagleVision (TM) Windows(TM) based application program to store parameters and data (option)

The EagleDrive1(TM) Series with 115V "in" / 115V "out" or 230V "in" / 230V "out" at power levels up to 1.5 HP has additional features: * Speed range of 0-100 Hz * Ten (10) selectable V/f curves available

The EagleDrive3(TM) Series available with 200 - 240V (1 or 3-phase input) at power levels up to 3.0 HP and with 380 - 480V (3-phase) at power levels up to 120 HP has additional features: * Speed range of 0 to 30,000 RPM with regulation @ 1% * Minimum full load torque - 3 Hz * Selectable spinning start function * Braking resistors for Sizes 2 and larger (option)

"The new EagleDrive(TM) Series of General Purpose Variable Frequency Drives opens a new chapter for Anacon Systems breadth of product offering. The "industry-first" EagleDrive1 offering of standard single-phase drives will enable the growing use of variable speed control in applications using fixed speed configurations today" said Tim Perfetto, Vice President of Marketing & Sales for Anacon Systems. "The new EagleDrive3 expands our company reach into traditional three-phase territory with superior products that are both cost-effective and easy-to use".

APPLICATIONS * Fan Control (Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems, especially where Energy Savings is needed), * Compressors (Refrigeration and Compressed Air Supply Systems) * Material Handling (Conveyors, Packaging, etc.), * Pumping

Price and Delivery The EagleDrive(TM) Series of Variable Frequency Drives will be available for purchase beginning April 2002. These units can be ordered from any Anacon Authorized Distributor (for specific trading areas, call 1-888-456-3398 toll-free).

Estimated "User Level" pricing is as follows: EagleDrive1: SE-1 1025-US (0.25HP, 11 5V, 3.lAmps): Quantity 1 = $260.00, 100 pieces = $194.00 ea. SE-1 2025-US (0.25HP, 230V, 2.3Amps): Quantity 1 = $233.00, 100 pieces = $175.00 ea.

EagleDrive3: ED-12015-US (1.5HP, 230V, 5.8Amps): Quantity 1 = $316.00, 100 pieces = $245.00 ea. ED-22030-US (3.OHP, 230V, 10.5Amps): Quantity 1 = $415.00, 100 pieces = $318.00 ea. ED-34200-US (20.OHP, 460V, 29.5Amps): Quantity 1 = $1663.00, 100 pieces = $1265.00 ea.

More detailed information can be found at www.anaconsystems.com.

FOR MORE INFORMATION Design & Application Center: 9433 Bee Cave Rd., Bldg 1, Suite 140 Austin, Texas 78733 (512) 263-8668 fax (512) 263-8060 Toll free: (888) 456-3398 Web: www.anaconsystems.com E-mail: info@anaconsystems.com

Corporate:1043 Shoreline Blvd., Suite 202 Mountain View, CA 94043 (650) 934-3355 fax (650) 934-3356

COMPANY BACKGROUND Anacon Systems Inc. (Mt. View, CA) was founded in January 1997 and incorporated in July 1997. Its 28 employees are located in Mountain View, CA (Corporate Headquarters) and Austin, TX (Sales, Customer Service, Design & Applications). Anacon designs, develops and manufactures low-cost, high-efficiency AC motor controllers using proprietary mixed signal integrated circuits and software algorithms. These systems provide customers in the home appliance, health care, medical equipment, pump, compressor Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) markets with high-performance, low-cost solutions. Anacon Systems is privately held.

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