(December 16, 2005 - Tualatin, OR) – Today Oregon Scientific announced a continuation of their successful partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products. The world-renowned consumer electronics company has been awarded rights to the educational laptop license from Warner Bros. Consumer Products on behalf of DC Comics and will create Superman Laptop Advance™, just in time for the release of Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming feature film, "Superman Returns," in summer 2006. Last year, Oregon Scientific produced the award-winning Batman Power Wing Laptop and next year’s Superman Laptop Advance promises to be an even greater success. “Our partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products was extremely successful this past year and we’re confident that the coming year will be even better,” said Bill Uzell, Oregon Scientific executive vice president. “It’s a great opportunity to be able to create an educational laptop inspired by the epic story of Superman. Kids are going to love how the Superman Laptop Advance pops open and parents will value the full range of learning activities.” Oregon Scientific’s Superman Laptop Advance will be perfect for kids ages 5+ and will feature activities in math, logic, memory and spelling, 30 activities in English and 30 activities in Spanish. This is the company’s first licensed learning laptop to be fully bilingual. To embark on the learning adventure, aspiring young super heroes merely wave their hand above the lid; this will activate the classic Superman song and pop open the lid. An internal antenna within the lid functions with unique sensor technology, detecting a hand’s natural heat and electromagnetic field and activates the lid to spring into action. A QWERTY keyboard and LCD screen help lead young learners on a super hero adventure where imagination combines with learning and fun. For younger learners, a new laptop will be introduced for children ages 3+. It will include eight learning activities with an ALPHA keyboard. About Oregon Scientific Nearly 16 years ago, Oregon Scientific set out to change the way we view and use technology. As a global brand and creator of award-winning consumer electronics, Oregon Scientific creates a variety of products including self-setting Smart Clocks, Home Weather Stations, super-slim digital cameras, MP3 players and cordless telephones, to sports fitness and health products. In 2000, Oregon Scientific ventured into another division of consumer electronics: Youth & Learning Electronics. In addition to securing key partnerships with Mattel™ and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Oregon Scientific’s youth division has created learning laptops, digital cameras for kids, helmet action-cameras and Internet-updateable learning tools, which merge play and imagination with essential education skills such as math, spelling and logic. Among the numerous awards won, two most notable are the Great American Toy Test and Dr. Toy’s Top 10 Best Educational awards. Today the company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of IDT International, one of the world’s premier electronic manufacturers and a publicly listed Hong Kong Group. For more information about Oregon Scientific, visit the company Web site at www2.oregonscientific.com. About Warner Bros. Consumer Products Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world. About DC Comics DC Comics, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Sandman. These DC Super Heroes and others have starred in comic books, movies, television series (both animated and live-action) and cyberspace, thrilling audiences of all ages for generations. DC Comics’ Web site is located at www.dccomics.com. SUPERMAN, BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.
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