OPTIMUM, MotoTron Enter into Strategic Alliance

Pittsburgh, PA - - OPTIMUM Power Technology (OPTIMUM) and MotoTron Corp. (MotoTron) have entered into a strategic alliance to develop and globally market high performance, low emissions Engine Management Systems for the recreational vehicle and V-Twin motorcycle markets. The brain of their V-Twin systems will be a new OPTIMUM designed 32-bit Engine Control Unit (ECU) with MotoTron's ControlCore operation system inside

The development team will implement OPTIMUM's patented real-time control strategies using MotoTron's MotoHawk Model-based Embedded Development tool chain.

MotoHawk system is the integration of the Mathworks Simulink/Stateflow development tools with the ControlCore operating system on rugged electronic hardware designed for the customer application The newest MotoHawk target is the OPTIMUM 32-bit engine controller using the latest Freescale MPC5534 microprocessor.

MotoHawk will enable OPTIMUM to quickly develop and configure unique control strategies for its customers. MotoHawk also provides for a FUSE graphical calibration and tuning interface that can be customized for each customer.

"After reviewing various hardware and system integrator options, OPTIMUM was clearly the best option to bring a product to the V-Twin and Recreational market." said Rich Swortzel, VP of Business Development for MotoTron.

VP of Sales and Marketing for OPTIMUM, Roy Houston added, "All of our new products will build on the reliability and capabilities of MotoTron's ControlCore operating system which is deployed in over a million recreational, marine, automotive, and truck vehicles worldwide. OPTIMUM has been the pace setter in the recreational markets since 2002 when Cannondale became the world's first manufacturer to offer a complete line of fuel injected ATV's and motorcycles. The OPTIMUM-supplied GP Control Engine Management Systems and accessories received unanimous praise and are still unmatched by other suppliers today. Both MotoTron and OPTIMUM have a passion for recreational vehicles and motorcycles and are committed to making our Engine Management Systems become the new benchmark for the rest of the world."

The new Engine Management Systems will offer many options including open or closed loop control, narrow or wide band oxygen sensors, IACV control, and CAN support. OPTIMUM's patented real-time control software including 'Feed Forward' will deliver superior throttle response and reduced exhaust emissions under all operating conditions. The first prototypes will be ready in the second quarter of 2008 with production units available as early as the third quarter of 2008.

About MotoTron Corp.
MotoTron Corp., a subsidiary of Brunswick Corp. (NYSE BC - 2006 Sales of $5.7 Billion USD), enables mechatronic systems development and integration using the MotoHawk Studio tool chain. MotoTron services automotive, marine, industrial, recreational, power generation and aviation industries. For information, please visit the MotoTron Web site.

About OPTIMUM Power Technology
OPTIMUM Power Technology is a diversified company with four related product lines. The first is engine simulation and design software. The second is combustion analysis systems. The third is high performance recreational vehicle and motorcycle Engine Management Systems. And the forth is advanced design optimization software and expert systems.

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