SOURCE: Elgrande International, Inc.

January 16, 2007 09:00 ET

Intelligent Living Corp. Completes Digital-Home Project Using Microsoft Media Center Technology

VANCOUVER, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 16, 2007 -- Elgrande International (OTCBB: EGDI) announced today that the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Intelligent Living Corp. (ILC), (www.intelligent-living.us), recently completed a comprehensive digital-home project including fully integrated security systems, lighting controls, and multi-source audio/video (A/V) all controlled through flat panel TV screens.

The system includes smart lighting switches controlled by motion sensors for automatic security, video surveillance cameras integrated to the A/V system and one-touch panels for the control of audio/video sources, security and lighting.

The audio/video distribution system is one of the first full home applications based on Microsoft's Media Center (MCE) and Xbox360 extender technology. The A/V system is integrated with other MCE based systems developed by HAI (www.homeauto.com) and Cortexa (www.cortexatechnology.com). The project was implemented as part of a major renovation to a multi-million dollar home owned by one of the partners in Canada's leading real estate marketing company, MAC Marketing Solutions (www.condosbymac.com). The $100,000 project included system architecture design, structured wiring, equipment supply and installation, commissioning, training and post commissioning support.

Murat Erbatur, Chief Operating Officer of Elgrande International, commented, "This is a strategic project in terms of both technical approach and market profile. It is one of the first full scale applications that validates the power of Microsoft's Media Center platform in the digital-home arena. The success of this application has caught the attention of Microsoft and we expect that further innovation will be possible using their next generation Vista Operating system. The project is also strategic as we are applying the technology in the home of one of the partners of the leading real estate marketing company in Canada. We expect that the success of this project will carry forward into multi-unit condo and town home projects."

ILC has ongoing contracts and relationships with a number of builders, primarily those developing high-end condominiums and gated communities, and established associations with industry leading technology partners. ILC is expected to contribute up to $4 million of revenue by the end of Calendar 2007 based on the work-in-progress and the typical systems ordered.

About Elgrande International

Elgrande International, through its wholly owned subsidiary Intelligent Living Corp. (www.intelligent-living.us), specializes in designing, supplying, installing, upgrading and servicing home automation and commercial presentation center solutions including: structured wiring, security systems, internet access, lighting and HVAC control, and distributed audio/video systems. The Company offers both wired and wireless technology for single and multi-unit new construction and existing buildings, using both traditional component and Windows Media Center based systems. ILC has been supplying custom IT solutions since 1994 and home automation solutions since 2003. The Company has offices and demonstration suites in Phoenix and Vancouver and ongoing projects in southwest BC and the greater Phoenix area.

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This press release may include forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements include "We expect that the success of this project will carry forward into multi-unit condo and town home projects" and are based on the Company's current expectations as to future events. However, the forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this press release might not occur, and actual results could differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements. Risk factors include, lack of liquidity, availability of product, uncertainty concerning market acceptance of its designs, competition and other risk factors as outlined in the Company's SEC filings.

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