Smartcool signs distribution agreement exposing its energy efficiency solutions to South African marketplace

           Product assessment results seal the deal in South Africa,
    Two year capital payback and environmental benefits too attractive to
                                   pass up

    VANCOUVER, April 16 /CNW/ - Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSXV: SSC) is pleased
to report the company has signed a distribution agreement with Aruba Cooling
Pty Ltd., based in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
    Aruba agreed to distribute the Smartcool Energy Savings Module(TM)
(ESM(TM)) and ECO(3)(TM) dependent on the assessment results generated from
the installation at Vector Logistic's distribution centre in Bellville South,
South Africa. Smartcool's ESM(TM) technology was installed on existing
refrigeration plant and monitored from October 2008 to February 2009.
Subsequent results illustrated significant kilowatt hour savings (kWh)
resulting in a two year payback on capital investment.
    "Aruba is exactly the type of distribution partner we are looking for,"
stated Steven Martin, Sales Director for Smartcool Systems (EMEA) Ltd, based
outside London, England. "They are a reputable firm within this market with
extensive sales, marketing, design and project management experience. This
will ensure Smartcool's products will be well represented from both a sales
and technical perspective."
    Smartcool's energy efficiency technology has undergone rigorous testing
with third party engineers, utilities and universities as well as on-site
customer testing. There is now a catalogue of evidence that Smartcool's
ESM(TM) and ECO(3)(TM) technologies provide significant reduction in
electricity usage in air conditioning and refrigeration systems. This
translates into considerable cost savings and reductions in greenhouse gas
    "Vector Logistics ( is a well established logistics
service provider for the food and food-related industries in southern Africa,"
added Steven Martin. "We are extremely pleased that Aruba is able to attract
such companies to the benefits of our energy efficiency technology that can
provide multiple site rollout opportunities."

    About Aruba Cooling (Pty) Ltd.

    Aruba distributes innovative refrigeration related and energy management
technology solutions in Southern Africa, the rest of Africa and the Middle

    The team at Aruba has extensive technical experience, including:
    -  Design, engineering, project management, and commissioning of
       industrial and commercial refrigeration solutions.
    -  Design and implementation of industrial ventilation and climate
       control systems for factories, pack houses and wholesale areas.
    -  Energy management of existing and new plants.

    In addtion to a focus on the food & beverage, retail, logistics and
industrial sector, Aruba's management has business experience in other
vertical industries, including telecommunication, financial services and
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    About Smartcool Systems Inc.

    Smartcool Systems Inc. (SSC: TSX.V) manufactures and distributes the
Smartcool Energy Saving Module (ESM)(TM) and the ECO(3)(TM), which make
refrigeration and air conditioning systems more efficient, resulting in proven
cost savings, reduced energy consumption, and a smaller carbon footprint. The
Smartcool ESM(TM) can be retrofitted to existing refrigeration and air
conditioning systems and is compatible with all known control systems. More
than 26,000 units have been installed worldwide for customers such as
supermarkets, food distributors, telecommunications companies, hospitals, and
hotels. Smartcool's new ECO(3)(TM) provides the same environmental and
cost-saving benefits to residential and commercial customers using one and two
compressor cooling systems.

    The TSX Venture Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the
    contents of this press release.

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For further information: I.R - Allan Thompson, (604) 669-1388 or
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