Life|storage by Exceptional Innovation Earns Windows Embedded Partner Excellence Award for Server

Life|storage is honored for achievement with embedded device platforms.

LAS VEGAS - - May 2, 2007 - Life|storage™ from Exceptional Innovation today announced that it received the North and South American Windows Embedded Partner Excellence Award 2007. Life|storage received the OEM of the Year Award on April 30, 2007 as part of Microsoft Corp.'s Mobile & Embedded Developers Conference.

The Windows Embedded Partner Excellence Awards, previously called the Windows Embedded Partner of the Year Awards, recognize visionaries and organizations around the world that use technology in an innovative and creative manner.

Windows Embedded Server Products Original Equipment Manufacturer: Exceptional Innovation. Exceptional Innovation delivers state of the art storage solutions, focused on the growing demand of home users for reliable storage of their digital content. Microsoft recognized Exceptional Innovation for their Life|storage product as the ideal solution for home users and small offices, providing RAID protection and in -home connectivity with existing PCs. Exceptional Innovation also offers connected technologies based on a full range of Microsoft embedded products including Windows Media Center, Windows Embedded CE and Windows XP Embedded.

"We are pleased to recognize Exceptional Innovation's achievements," said Ilya Bukshteyn, director of Windows Embedded Marketing at Microsoft Corp. "It's great to see Exceptional Innovation using the Windows Embedded platform to drive new and innovative digital lifestyle opportunities for the consumer market."

"Life|storage is the consummate digital media storage solution for your digital music, movies, pictures, recorded TV, and more", said Mike Seamons, VP of marketing for Life|ware. "Life|storage lets you do more by giving you instant access to digital entertainment anywhere in your home via Life|point™ touch panels or Media Center computers to maximize the enjoyment of the digital lifestyle."

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About Exceptional Innovation
Based in the Westerville suburb of Columbus, Ohio, Exceptional Innovation produces Life|ware™ home control software and hardware for digital living. Life|ware creates a lifestyle experience that allows consumers to enjoy their digital entertainment, wherever and whenever they want, as well as manage their lighting, multi -room audio, HVAC, security, appliances and other subsystems, through a single interface by integrating the digital entertainment functionality of Media Center with whole -house automation and control. Led by software industry professionals with extensive experience with distributed computing based on open standards and open architecture, Exceptional Innovation combines Microsoft development expertise with years of home control experience to deliver simple, seamless, life -enhancing solutions for the digital home.

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