December 19, 2006 21:36 ET

IdaTech Announces Reseller Agreement With C&D Technologies for Distribution of Extended Run Backup Power Fuel Cells Solutions

Announcement Expands Company's Distribution Network

BEND, OR -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 19, 2006 -- IdaTech, LLC, a global fuel cell solutions developer and manufacturer, today announced the completion of an agreement with C&D Technologies, Inc. (C&D) to resell and service fuel cell solutions for backup power applications throughout North America, greatly expanding IdaTech's channel network. C&D is a leading supplier of products for reserve power systems, electronic power supplies and material handling systems in the United States and celebrated its 100th year anniversary this year. The majority of products distributed by C&D Technologies include solutions developed to sustain critical operations during power outages. This partnership adds the IdaTech extended run backup power fuel cell solutions to C&D's product portfolio.

"We are very pleased to be partnering with C&D to facilitate the continued adoption of IdaTech's ElectraGen™ backup power fuel cell systems and extended run (ElectraGen™ XTR) fuel reforming systems," commented Claude Duss, IdaTech's president and chief executive officer. "C&D is well placed with the telecom industry throughout North America and this agreement signifies additional validation of IdaTech's products and capabilities in this market. We are looking forward to working closely together in 2007 to gain further adoption in the North American market."

"As a leader in the industry, C&D Technologies has an extensive distribution network in the telecommunication industry in North America and a deep understanding of the changing customer needs for critical backup power solutions, including those requiring extended run times. This partnership is another key step in developing the commercial infrastructure for IdaTech's ElectraGen™ and XTR products," added Hal Koyama, IdaTech senior vice president of sales and marketing.

About IdaTech

IdaTech's fuel cell solutions are based on a flexible modular design, supporting interchangeable components, which enables IdaTech to accelerate product development incorporating proven components and subsystems into customized configurations. Additionally, IdaTech's fuel cell solutions incorporate its patented fuel processing technology and operate on a variety of fuels.

IdaTech's portfolio of fuel cell solutions is based on its proprietary multi-fuel fuel processing technology, its own fuel cell stack and power module, and fuel cell system integration capabilities. With the support of strategic partners, the company's solutions are being deployed on a global scale for stationary and portable applications.

About C&D Technologies, Inc.

C&D Technologies provides solutions and services for the switchgear and control (utility), motive (material handling), telecommunications, and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) as well as emerging markets such as solar power. C&D Technologies engineers, manufactures, sells and services fully integrated reserve power systems for regulating and monitoring power flow and providing backup power in the event of primary power loss until the primary source can be restored. C&D Technologies' unique ability to offer complete systems, designed and produced to high technical standards, sets it apart from its competition. C&D Technologies is headquartered in Blue Bell, PA. For more information about C&D Technologies, visit

C&D® is a registered trademark of C&D Technologies, Inc.

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