Zircon Press Release

New StudSensor i20 OneStep® offers CenterVision® technology at less than $20!

Stud Sensor i20CAMPBELL, Calif., April 25, 2006 — Zircon Corporation introduces StudSensor i20 OneStep® with CenterVision® technology. Never before has this cutting-edge technology been available at such an affordable price.

CenterVision® technology, the latest leap in stud finding technology was introduced by Zircon in 2004. It's the only technology that finds stud centers with just one pass; all other stud finders only locate stud edges and users must figure out center for themselves. CenterVision® marks the first major breakthrough in stud finding technology since Zircon invented the original electronic stud finder in 1980.

Perfect for the decorator or casual home improvement enthusiast, StudSensor i20 OneStep® locates wood and metal studs up to 3/4 inches deep. With just one pass, its LED display alerts users to each stud edge, as well as its center. Zircon's exclusive SpotLite® Pointing System and audio signal provide an additional alert at the center point so it can't be missed. The i20 is perfect for everything from hanging pictures and draperies to securing top-heavy objects such as bookcases and televisions that present a dangerous hazard should they fall.

Zircon's exclusive Auto Correcting feature ensures absolute accuracy with every scan. Should the user accidentally begin over a stud, the i20 automatically recalibrates when it's moved away from the stud. Other stud finders don't work properly, if at all, when scanning begins near or directly over a stud.

"Rarely is such cutting-edge technology available on such a modestly price tool," stated Zircon CEO John Stauss. "The StudSensor i20 OneStep® is part of our commitment to providing a tool to meet every consumer's need and budget."

StudSensor i20 OneStep® is expected to retail for $19.95 and will be available early this summer at leading mass merchandisers nationwide.

Zircon offers a complete line of tools with CenterVision® technology to fit every need; just look for the OneStep® name. Equipped with a variety of features and a full range of price points from $20 to $70, they include MultiScanner® i700 OneStep, MultiScanner® i520 OneStep®, MultiScanner® i500 OneStep® (formerly known as MultiScanner® OneStep®), TriScanner OneStep®, StudSensor i65 OneStep®, and StudSensor i60 OneStep®.

All Zircon® tools come with a limited, one-year warranty. To locate a store near you, call Zircon toll-free at 1-800-245-9265.

Silicon Valley-based Zircon, celebrating more than 31 years in business, is dedicated to delivering innovative, easy-to-use technology to the world's toolboxes. Since 1975, the company has used patented technology to design, develop, manufacture, and market one-of-a-kind hand tools that perform critical, everyday jobs, saving users time and money. Zircon's products include the StudSensor family, the original and best-selling line of stud and joist finders, the new OneStep® line of products with patented CenterVision® technology, and a full line of electronic scanning, measuring, and leveling tools for almost every job. For more information about Zircon's family of products, call 1-800-245-9265.

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