Data Evolution Corporation
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Data Evolution Corporation

January 16, 2008 09:10 ET

Data Evolution Corporation Announces Agreement With Whirlpool Corporation

Clio® Vu for the centralpark™ connection Whirlpool® refrigerator demonstrated at CES 2008 Attention Technology/Business Editor

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA and OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 16, 2008) - Data Evolution Holdings, Inc.'s (PINK SHEETS:DTEV) wholly-owned subsidiary, Data Evolution Corporation (DEC), today announced its agreement with Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) pursuant to which DEC is the exclusive provider of large screen computing devices compatible with Whirlpool centralpark™ connection refrigerator models.

The Clio® Vu, displayed at CES 2008, incorporates the award-winning SwingTop® form factor that has been used in previous Clio models; however, the Clio Vu differs from other Clio devices in that it has been designed to maximize organizational tasks and enjoyment in the kitchen.

"We were very excited to show off the incredible design of the Clio Vu with Whirlpool at CES 2008," said Robert Sowah, DEC's Chief Executive Officer. "The buzz around the Clio Vu for the centralpark connection confirmed that consumers are ready for organizational computing on their refrigerators."

"The exciting design of the Clio Vu demonstrates the power and versatility of the centralpark™ connection system," said Mark Hamilton, Whirlpool's Director of centralpark. "The Clio Vu is the key part of the centralpark module lineup and we are confident that the combination will be successful."

Clio Vu, pre-loaded with Cozi family organizational software, helps clear refrigerators of sticky notes, traditional notepads and calendars, while keeping grocery lists and schedules organized. Equipped with Wi- Fi, the Clio Vu can be removed easily from the centralpark connection digital hub and brought on trips to the corner coffee shop or on other errands and activities. Using touch screen, keypad or handwriting input, consumers are easily able to update their schedules and keep track of their home happenings without the clutter. Clio Vu users also have the freedom to watch movies and look up recipes and other information online while working in the kitchen.

The production version of the Clio Vu will be available in 2008. Whirlpool centralpark™ connection refrigerators are currently available through BestBuy and hhgregg.

This release includes forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, the impact of competitive products, the ability to meet customer demand, the ability to manage growth, acquisitions of technology, equipment, or human resources, the effect of economic and business conditions, and the ability to attract and retain skilled personnel. The Company is not obligated to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.

About Data Evolution

DEC is a provider of unique mobile and thin-client solutions, including the Clio® NXT™, the world's only full-sized, Windows CE, convertible notebook, the Cathena® family of user-friendly notebook computers, including the Cathena CX convertible UMPC, and the decTOP™, the world renowned mini desktop PC.

About Whirlpool Brand Refrigeration

With annual sales of approximately $18 billion and more than 73,000 employees, Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances. Whirlpool brand refrigeration strives to help make consumers more efficient and improve their productivity in the kitchen. The brand enables consumers to get more done with refrigeration features such as Fast Fill and Measured Fill technologies, the Fast Fill feature fills any size container twice as fast compared to previous Whirlpool dispensers and Measured Fill dispenses water in measured amounts - cups, ounces, and liters -- at the touch of a button. Recognizing that space is at a premium in many homes, Whirlpool brand refrigeration developed the In-Door-Ice® system, an ice collection bin installed on the inside of the freezer door to maximize storage on freezer shelves, while producing ice just as quickly as traditional ice makers. For additional information regarding Whirlpool brand refrigeration please visit http://www.whirlpool.com. Information about the company can be found at http://www.whirlpoolcorp.com

Contact Information

  • Data Evolution Corporation
    Robert J. Sowah,
    Chief Executive Officer
    www.dataevolution.com
    or
    United States
    Tel 877.693.3210 (U.S. and Canada)
    Tel 202.449.9744 (International)
    Fax 877.693.3212 (U.S. and Canada)
    Fax 504.342.4279 (International)
    or
    Canada
    613-233-7075
    613-233-7410
    or
    Peppercom for Whirlpool
    Trish Taylor
    269-923-3351
    ttaylor@peppercom.com