Empower Technologies(TM) Join Forces With Global Upholstery To Open Digital Furniture Market

    RICHMOND, BC, Sept. 5 /CNW/ - Empower Technologies ("Empower") (TSX.V:
EPT) is pleased to announce the signing of a Letter of Agreement and a Letter
of Intent with Global Upholstery, a subsidiary of Global Group.
    Under the Letter of Agreement, Empower Technologies (Empower) licenses
Global Upholstery (Global) to manufacture, market, and sell Empower's
PowerPlay branded 5.1 Pro Media Chair through Global's own sales and
distribution channels. Empower and Global have been working together since
2005. Global is the original equipment manufacturer of the chair used in
Empower's PowerPlay 5.1 Pro Media Chair and Empower's award-winning "iMedia
Chair" (winner of International Consumer Electronics Show Innovations 2007
Design and Engineering Awards Honoree).
    With the Letter of Intent, Empower and Global will work together to
develop and to create new digital furniture that appeals to the professional,
office, and healthcare markets. Empower and Global will sign a definitive
agreement once the new product is developed. Under the definitive agreement
being contemplated, Empower will be responsible for the software and hardware
development and engineering, while Global will offer its expertise in the
ergonomic, mechanical, design, and engineering of furniture. Global will also
have the exclusive right to the marketing, distribution, and sales of the
digital furniture created. Empower and Global engineering will work together
to integrate Empower's embedded system into Global's furniture design. Once
the new digital furniture jointly developed by Empower and Global is ready for
market, Empower will supply the software and the electronic system under
contract to Global to manufacture, market, and sell the digital furniture.
    With the LOA and LOI in place, Empower expects digital furniture business
will soon begin generating embedded system revenue. Through Global, Empower
plans to become a dominant embedded system supplier in the digital furniture

    The Global Group is the sixth-largest furniture maker in the world and is
one of the largest Canadian companies in North America. Global Group comprises
of Global Upholstery, which offers Total Office Solutions, Global Contract,
which focuses on Contract Design office systems, and Globalcare, which is
dedicated to quality-of-life products specific to the Healthcare and
Long-term/Acute care industries.
    At the heart of Global is the desire to bring to market innovative,
technologically advanced, and affordable products that meet the needs of their
users. In business for forty years, Global has manufactured thousands of
products in a multitude of styles with the same high quality and value as the
original "Executive" chair. Global's products have been the products of choice
for some of the world's most prominent people, including heads of state, top
business executives and Hollywood celebrities.

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