SOURCE: e.Digital Corporation

April 04, 2007 08:30 ET

e.Digital Announces eVU™ Portable IFE Systems Opening Order From Alitalia

e.Digital Enters Into Agreement to Supply eVUs to Major European Airline

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 4, 2007 -- e.Digital Corporation (OTCBB: EDIG), a leading innovator of portable inflight entertainment (IFE) systems and patented flash memory-related technology, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to supply its proprietary eVU portable entertainment systems to major European air carrier, Alitalia. Per the agreement, e.Digital is supplying Alitalia an initial 120-unit order for Premium Class passengers. The agreement includes eVU support equipment and on-going services. This order has been shipped to Alitalia and is part of the $2.5 million+ in new orders and contracts e.Digital announced March 29, 2007.

Alitalia has been flying passengers all over the world since 1947. In Italy, Alitalia serves 25 airports with 1,345 flights a week; in Europe, 46 airports with 1,219 flights a week, and in the rest of the world, Alitalia flies to 26 airports with 255 flights a week. In 2001, Alitalia joined the SkyTeam international alliance, which includes several leading European and worldwide airlines -- Northwest, KLM, Air France, AeroMexico, CSA Czech Airlines, Continental, Delta, Korean Air, Aeroflot -- with a network serving 728 destinations in more than 149 countries. During 2005, approximately 24 million passengers flew with Alitalia.

e.Digital's next-generation studio-approved eVU portable entertainment system features a customizable passenger-friendly interface and an industry-leading 14 hours of continuous video playback from a single battery charge. eVU is available in either a 7" or 8" high-resolution LCD screen with 40 GB to 200 GB of rugged and reliable storage for many hours of movies, television shows, music, specialty programming and games. eVU is the smallest and lightest dedicated long-play portable IFE product available today and integrates the latest in battery safety features through its removable "Smart" rechargeable high-capacity battery pack.

"We're excited to be working directly with Alitalia and supplying them with our 'best in class' eVU portable entertainment system," said Will Blakeley, president of e.Digital. "We look forward to supporting Alitalia's portable IFE needs while continuing to grow our business as a proven technology innovator and provider of dedicated portable IFE systems."

About e.Digital Corporation: e.Digital is a provider of secure portable Video on Demand products including its proprietary eVU™ portable entertainment system. e.Digital also owns and is pursuing the monetization of its portfolio of flash memory-related patents. For more information about e.Digital and eVU, please visit: www.edigital.com.

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