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Only complete family of emergency radio, flashlights and power devices launches with new Web site

Digital Products International Press Release

FlashlightNews.org - 4/27/2007


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WeatherX Emergency Flashlights and Radios

WeatherX Emergency Flashlights and Radios

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - WeatherX, the only manufacturer of a complete line of weather safety consumer electronic products, and a brand division of Digital Products International (DPI, Inc.), today announced its newest product releases and the launch of its WeatherX web site, www.weather-x.net. Designed in conjunction with the U.S. government's National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association (NOAA) early warning standards, the WeatherX products offer life-saving emergency solutions for less than $10 for an alert- and radio-equipped flashlight to a fully featured, portable power station and lantern for $89.99.

"WeatherX is offering its most extensive and diverse selection ever of feature-packed personal safety products," said Bill Fetter, CEO of DPI, Inc. "This innovative line of radios, alarm clocks, and lantern NOAA Weatherband products was designed and tested to perform in demanding situations while allowing the end user to stay informed during most emergency situations."

Weatherband radios and flashlights are recommended for everyone by the Department of Homeland Security. Every home should also have an emergency kit with a battery powered radio and weatherband radio with extra batteries for both. Please visit www.ready.gov for more information.

Weather X Multi-Function Safety Device Product Line

RPS8807DT Power Station Lantern

The RPS8807DT is a portable, fully equipped emergency device that also doubles as a home or travel power and lighting solution. The unit's AM/FM radio is enhanced with a 7-channel NOAA Weatherband alert system for instant warnings of weather concerns, disasters such as fires, flooding and road closures, or any homeland emergency preparedness situation.

In the case of a power failure, the unit features a 200W power converter to power small electronic devices such as a heater or portable television, and can also be used to recharge cell phones. Three fluorescent lamps supply emergency light and signaling capabilities, and for mobility, a handheld 5 LED rechargeable flashlight can be released from the unit with just the push of a button.

For road emergencies and inflation needs, the on-board power air compressor is available for use to quickly inflate auto tires, sleeping mats, or rafts. A built in siren acts as a rescue signal, and the built-in thermometer and dual alarm clock make the Power Station Lantern the perfect hiking and camping partner.

The Award Winning Power Station Lantern is powered by 12V/12Amp rechargeable battery and can also be plugged into an AC outlet or any ordinary 12V DC car, boat, or RV lighter or outlet. An 'Innovations 2007' honoree at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show, the Power Station Lantern is available now at nationwide consumer electronics outlets and retails for $89.99.

FR6817DTDT Lantern

The FR6817DT multi-function lantern is a medium-sized portable emergency device for home, auto, workplace, or storm shelter. The AM/FM radio is also equipped with the NOAA 7-channel Weatherband for alerting and monitoring of local, regional, or national emergency or disaster situations. The AC/DC powered device also comes with an adapter for use in a car 12V lighter. The unit can be powered by the dynamo, standard, or rechargeable batteries. The 12-LED lantern can be twisted and adjusted for targeted and maximum brightness. For mobile or handheld needs, a smaller 5-LED rechargeable flashlight pops out of the lantern with single, push-button ease. Retailing for $34.99 the unit is available at consumer electronic and hardware outlets nationally.

FR3807DP Radio

Also equipped with an AM/FM radio, instant NOAA Weatherband, and an easy-to-see backlit LCD display, the FR3807DP radio is also a Line-In MP3 ready device. Stereo speakers on the unit provide quality sound for news, alarm or radio and music features. The dual adjustable 12-LED lantern heads are easily positioned and controlled for maximum brightness and functionality, and the digital clock is an extra for convenient at-home use. With 3-way power, AC/DC, regular or rechargeable battery and car adapter, the lantern radio goes anywhere and is always ready for the deck, camping or any emergency. The FR3807DP is available nationwide at consumer electronic and hardware outlets and retails for just $24.99.

FR1807 Radio

The FR1807 flashlight AM/FM Radio with Weather Band, retailing for only $9.99, is a full-featured emergency device. The handheld flashlight comes with AM/FM radio and the NOAA Weatherband emergency warning and news channels. Powered by four AA batteries, the unit has an easy-to-read clock and date calendar and can be stored in a glove box, or hang from a wrist, belt loop, backpack, or hook by its own attached looped strap. Two light sources, a 5-LED flashlight and an 8-LED lantern, provide significant brightness in any conditions. The unit also includes an emergency siren.

About Weather X and DPI, Inc.

Weather X is a brand division of the Digital Products International (DPI, Inc.) family of consumer electronic products. The Weather X products constitute an exclusive line of fully featured, value, specialty items created for use during emergencies such as weather events and natural disasters, but with enough flexibility to serve as additional entertainment electronics for daily family use. Visit the Weather X information and web site at www.weather-x.net.

DPI, Inc. was originally founded 35 years ago as Grand Prix Electronics. Currently, DPI, Inc. is the corporate umbrella for the brands iLive, GPX, WeatherX, Crayola and GoVideo. DPI, Inc.'s corporate headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri houses its engineering, logistics and design groups as well as 190,000 square feet of domestic warehouse space to facilitate domestic product sourcing for its customers. DPI, Inc. also has offices in Asia that provide engineering, design, logistics, quality control and global product management services as well as customer direct import services. For more information on DPI, Inc. and its products and services, visit www.dpi-global.com.

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