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ITC Extends Market Presence to Europe With New Distributor Agreements in England and Ireland

Partnerships With Habitech Ltd. and Fusion Technologies Continue ITC’s Strategy for Worldwide Growth

IRVINE, Calif. — March 25, 2008 — ITC (Instant Tool-less Connector), a division of The Quest Group (parent company of AudioQuest), today announced that it has extended the reach of its sales and support networks for its tool-less line of connectors to Europe by signing agreements with well-known distributors Habitech Ltd. in England and Fusion Technologies in Ireland. The partnerships represent the next step in ITC’s strategy for worldwide growth as it taps the market demand for its products beyond North America.

Partnering with Habitech and Fusion Technologies is a key step in continuing to introduce ITC’s innovative solutions to the worldwide market. Current crimp and compression termination systems require multiple tools or dies. ITC’s connectors, however, do not require a tool for termination. For residential and commercial A/V system installers, the ITC tool-less system reduces termination time, complexity, and failure rate for a savings of time and money.

“Our philosophy is to provide products that are simple to use and easy to install,? said Jonathan Pengilley, president of Habitech. “ITC’s line of tool-less connectors certainly meets those criteria by not requiring multiple tools or dies. In addition, it saves installers both time and money in the field, which lowers costs and allows more consumers to take advantage of the latest in A/V technologies for their homes.?

Both companies are value-added trade distributors of a diverse range of A/V and automation technologies for market-leading manufacturers, with next-business-day delivery of the majority of their stock products. In England, Habitech strives to grow the home entertainment market by focusing on providing lower-cost solutions that will enable middle-income homeowners to purchase the latest A/V technologies. To enhance its brands and provide exceptional service levels for the reseller, Habitech provides technical backup for integrators to ensure that all products are installed correctly. Dublin-based Fusion Technologies works through a national network of resellers and systems integrators in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland for residential, commercial, and educational applications.

“We are very excited to have our product line represented by such distinguished distributors as Habitech and Fusion Technologies,? said William Low, CEO of The Quest Group. “These partnerships are a key step in continuing our growth strategy as we penetrate the consumer electronics market beyond North America. The established relationships these distributors have, along with their reputations for market-leading products and exceptional service, will be invaluable to us as we establish our presence in Europe.?

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About Habitech Ltd.
Habitech is a value-added trade distributor of A/V and home automation products. Based in Farnham, Surrey, Habitech aspires to offer next-business-day delivery on the majority of stock lines. The company’s newly refurbished offices will include demonstration and training rooms, where all products can be viewed and tested.

Formed in July 2006, Habitech was set up to provide integrators with best-of-breed brands. The philosophy of Habitech is to provide products that are simple to use and easy to install. Habitech aims to help grow the home entertainment market as a whole by providing lower-cost solutions that will enable middle-income homeowners to purchase the latest technologies to which they aspire.

Habitech’s aim is to provide exceptional technical backup for its integrators to ensure that all products are installed correctly, therefore enhancing its brands and providing exceptional service levels for the reseller. Habitech’s technical staff includes a fully qualified electronics engineer and a technical director who has 20 years of experience in the A/V Industry.

Contact Habitech or arrange a demonstration by email info@habitech.co.uk or phone +44 (0) 1252 781 200. www.habitech.co.uk.

About Fusion Technologies
Fusion Technologies is an Irish-based, value-added trade distributor of display and automation technologies. Fusion works through a national network of resellers and system integrators (Republic and Northern Ireland), across residential, commercial, and educational applications, representing a diverse range of complimentary technologies from market-leading manufacturers.

Conveniently located close to Dublin Airport, most products are available ex-stock for next-business-day delivery. Resellers wishing to find out more about Fusion products and services, or end users wishing to find a local reseller, should contact the sales office by phone +353 (0)1 801 3970 or by e-mail info@fusiontech.ie.

About ITC
ITC (Instant Tool-less Connector) was introduced by AudioQuest in 2004 as a unique engineering solution for high-quality audio and video connections in custom installations. Today, ITC is its own brand, built upon a rich heritage in the audio/video cable industry that spans nearly three decades. With a focus on performance and design integrity, ITC specializes in the unique requirements of today’s custom design and installation professionals. The patented ITC System is the cornerstone of the company’s offering. As a reliable, time-saving alternative to crimping and compression, the system enables fast and sure cable termination within a tool-free and reusable design that dramatically reduces costly return visits to repair failed connections. More information about ITC is available at www.itcplug.com.

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