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USA: DoubleTree by Hilton Portland to Install OpConnect EV Charging Stations

PORTLAND, Ore., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — OpConnect, LLC, a visionary leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging station technology, announced today the installation of its smart EV charging system in the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland parking facility. The charging stations, supported by the OpConnect wireless communications network, feature high-resolution touch screens designed to deliver superior quality interactive advertising and messaging. These charging stations will operate under a long-term advertising supported agreement. Under the mutually beneficial agreement, both OpConnect and DoubleTree will receive revenue generated as a result of advertising displayed on the charging stations, in addition to usage revenue from EV drivers.

“Installation of EV charging infrastructure by the private sector will be driven by the ability to generate revenue with the charging stations. Our advertising supported model is an excellent way to do that. The management team at the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland has demonstrated not only their commitment to green technologies but also their innovative spirit by partnering with us on this installation,” said Dexter Turner, OpConnect CEO.

“This partnership is a natural fit in the progression of sustainable amenities offered to our guests, neighbors and team members,” said Steve Faulstick, general manager of the DoubleTree. “The nominal fee will ensure that we are able to maintain a long-standing commitment to offering this service to the neighborhood.” The charging stations complement the free covered bicycle parking and complimentary guest bike rentals giving guests and neighbors alternative transportation options when arriving in the Lloyd District.

About OpConnect: OpConnect, a subsidiary of ISO9001 certified Optimization Technologies, is a technology leader in electric vehicle charging systems. The OpConnect Electric Vehicle Charging System® is an end-to-end EV charging solution including charging stations, a secure wireless communications network, billing solutions and mobile phone applications. For more information about OpConnect, please visit www.opconnect.com and view our OpConnect EVSE Partner Network video.

About DoubleTree by Hilton Portland: The 477 room hotel is located in Portland, Oregon just blocks from the Oregon Convention Center, the Rose Garden Arena and Memorial Coliseum. DoubleTree by Hilton Portland achieved the first Green Seal certification for lodging properties in Oregon, and remains on the forefront of sustainability in hospitality through award-winning innovative practices. For more information, please call 503-281-6111 or visit our website at www.doubletreegreen.com .

OpConnect, LLC3030 SW 1st Ave. Portland, OR 97201 www.opconnect.com Phone: (503) 477-5742Fax: (503) 477-5866info@opconnect.com

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