Motion for everyone - D-BOX Technologies and Johnson Controls reveal two seating prototypes of home entertainment D-BOX Motion Code(TM) Premiere Series systems for home theater and gaming



    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7 /CNW/ - Looking for the ultimate addition to your home
entertainment system? D-BOX Technologies Inc. (TSX-V: DBO.A) and Johnson
Controls, Inc. (NYSE:   JCI) have developed two patent-pending seating
prototypes of home entertainment D-BOX Motion Code(TM) Premiere Series systems
to be commercialized within the next 12 months. For consumers passionate about
state-of-the-art-cinema and gaming at home, D-BOX Motion Code(TM) Premiere
Series systems will offer intelligent movement at an attractive price point
destined to appeal to today's home entertainment enthusiasts.
    These systems will be the initial product offerings in the new D-BOX
Motion Code(TM) Premiere Series, offering digital lifestyle consumers an
enjoyable range of intelligent movement, including pitch, roll, virtual heave
and intelligent vibration. While both prototype designs can be used for home
theater and gaming, one design will be specifically geared towards a home
theater setting while the other features a hybrid design optimized for gaming
and home theater.
    The complete design is expected to retail in the US$3,500 range. The new
up-coming Premiere Series seats will complement D-BOX's award-winning
Screening Room Series - which represents the ultimate in immersive home
entertainment, offering a full range of intelligent movement, including
pitch-roll-heave and intelligent vibration.
    "These high-technology prototypes will allow D-BOX to offer a wider
selection of products to cater to every home entertainment consumer, from the
enthusiast to the passionate, and reach an entirely new segment of the
market," said Claude Mc Master, President and Chief Executive Officer, D-BOX
Technologies. "As a leading provider of home entertainment motion systems, we
are excited to be working with Johnson Controls in developing powerful yet
affordable products for today's digital lifestyle."
    "We are pleased to collaborate with D-BOX," said Bill Fluharty, vice
president of Global Discovery and Research for Johnson Controls. "The joint
development of the Entertainment Seats provides both companies with the
opportunity to deliver an exciting product that combines Johnson Controls'
design ingenuity, global manufacturing capabilities, and infrastructure in
seating with D-BOX's exciting Motion Code technology."
    Johnson Controls is a global industry leader in the design, development,
engineering and production of automotive seating and interior products. It
supplies products for major automakers throughout the world.

    About D-BOX

    D-BOX Technologies designs and manufactures high-technology motion
systems destined mainly for the entertainment industry. Its unique, patented
technology uses motion codes specifically programmed for each film, TV program
or video game, resulting in motion that is perfectly synchronised with
on-screen action. By forming strong industry alliances, D-BOX's award-winning
motion technology is creating a global standard in the entertainment world.
For more information, please visit www.d-box.com.
    D-BOX, D-BOX MOTION CODE are registered trademarks of D-BOX Technologies
Inc.

    About Johnson Controls, Inc.

    Johnson Controls (NYSE:   JCI) is the global leader that brings ingenuity
to the places where people live, work and travel. By integrating technologies,
products and services, we create smart environments that redefine the
relationships between people and their surroundings. Our team of 140,000
employees creates a more comfortable, safe and sustainable world through our
products and services for more than 200 million vehicles, 12 million homes and
one million commercial buildings. Our commitment to sustainability drives our
environmental stewardship, good corporate citizenship in our workplaces and
communities, and the products and services we provide to customers. For
additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com/.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    Certain statements included herein, including those that express
management's expectations or estimates of our future performance, constitute
"forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable securities laws.
Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates
and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by management at this time,
are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive
uncertainties and contingencies. We caution that such forward-looking
statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other risks that
may cause our actual financial results, performance, or achievements to be
materially different from our estimated future results, performance or
achievements expressed or implied by those forward-looking statements.
Numerous factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in
the forward-looking statements, including without limitation, our ability to
achieve increased market acceptance for our product offerings and penetrate
new markets; the existence of undetected errors or similar problems in our
products; our ability to manage our growth; our ability to compete
successfully; potential liabilities; maintaining our intellectual property
rights and litigation involving intellectual property rights; our dependence
on the expertise of our key personnel; and our access to sufficient capital to
fund our future requirements. This list is not exhaustive of the factors that
may affect any of our forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned not
to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements. All subsequent written
and oral forward-looking statements attributable to D-BOX or persons acting on
our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by this notice. We
disclaim any intent or obligation to update publicly these forward-looking
statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or
otherwise. Risks and uncertainties about our business are more fully discussed
in our Annual Report.

    The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
    or accuracy of this release.

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For further information:

For further information: on D-BOX Technologies: Media Contact: Nathalie
Bergeron, High Road Communications for D-BOX Technologies, (514) 916-7782,
nbergeron@highroad.com; Debra Lacey, Johnson Controls, Inc., (734) 254-5735,
debra.l.lacey@jci.com; Investor Relations: Danielle Ste-Marie, The Equicom
Group Inc., (514) 844-6064, dste-marie@equicomgroup.com

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