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Interlink Electronics Introduces World's First Bluetooth Media Remote Control for Notebook Computers with ExpressCard; Company Offers Consumer Market an Innovative Remote Control for Notebook Computers.

CAMARILLO, Calif. -- Interlink Electronics, Inc. (Pink Sheets:LINK), a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of human interface products and technologies, today introduced an ExpressCard sized, Bluetooth Media Remote Control. The remote is the first to combine the wireless freedom of Bluetooth with the convenience of a rechargeable battery in an ExpressCard form factor. It enables notebook users to control entertainment software from the comfort of the couch, even when the couch and computer are in different rooms. Called ExpressCard Media Remote for Bluetooth, it is designed to be used with Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition, Dell Media Experience and other popular software, including Windows Media Player, Apple iTunes, Real Player, Nullsoft WinAmp, CyberLink PowerDVD and InterVideo WinDVD. The remote uses the ExpressCard slot featured in the new generation of notebook computers for both storage and charging, so it is always available and ready for use.

"The popularity of digital music, photos and videos is transforming notebook computers into portable entertainment centers," said E. Michael Thoben, Chairman, CEO and President of Interlink Electronics, Inc. "One missing ingredient for a satisfying entertainment experience is a reliable remote control that is optimized for notebook use. ExpressCard Media Remote for Bluetooth fills this void."

"ExpressCard Media Remote for Bluetooth is also the first product developed by Interlink Electronics that targets the growing consumer notebook market," continued Mr. Thoben. "This product demonstrates our commitment to innovation in pursuit of new markets. IDC reported the mix of consumer notebook shipments eclipsed that of corporate for the first time in 2005, and forecasts a 20% CAGR (from 2005-2010) for consumer notebooks versus 15% for corporate notebooks."

"In addition to enhancing the notebook entertainment experience, the remote is a very effective and powerful tool for giving PowerPoint presentations," said Mr. Reisteter, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Interlink Electronics. "The convenience of a remote designed to store and recharge in the ExpressCard slot is ideal for people on the move. PowerPoint users will appreciate the extra confidence of knowing the remote is always there, fully charged and ready to use."

About ExpressCard Media Remote for Bluetooth

ExpressCard Media Remote for Bluetooth uses standard media keys to enable channel and volume control, menu navigation, item selection and transport control for DVD/CD, audio and video within popular entertainment software. Bluetooth technology provides up to 30 feet of wireless range. The system requirements for the remote are: a notebook computer equipped with Windows XP Pro, Home or Media Center Edition, an ExpressCard/54 slot for storing and recharging, and a Bluetooth receiver.

ExpressCard Media Remote for Bluetooth is initially available on-line at www.interlinkelectronics.com and at www.dell.com and later this year through Interlink Electronics' worldwide network of authorized Distributors and Resellers. Suggested retail price for the product is $49.95 USD.

About Interlink Electronics, Inc.

Interlink Electronics, Inc. (Pink Sheets:LINK), is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of intuitive human interface products and technologies. Setting tomorrow's standards for electronic signature and e-notarization products, advanced remote controls and consumer electronics interface solutions, Interlink has established itself as one of the world's leading innovators of intuitive interface design. With more than 80 patents around the world protecting its technologies and products, Interlink Electronics serves a world-class customer-base from its corporate headquarters in Camarillo, Calif., and offices in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China. For more information, see http://www.interlinkelectronics.com.

ExpressCard(TM) is a trademark of the Personal Computer Memory Card International Association (PCMICA).

Bluetooth(R) is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

All other trademarks and registrations are the property of their respective owners.

This release contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. The following are among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements: business conditions and growth in the electronics industry and general economies, both domestic and international; lower than expected customer orders; delays in receipt of orders or cancellation of orders; competitive factors, including increased competition, new product offerings by competitors and price pressures; the availability of third party parts and supplies at reasonable prices; changes in product mix; significant quarterly performance fluctuations due to the receipt of a significant portion of customer orders and product shipments in the last month of each quarter; problems or delays in reporting our results of operations to the public; and product shipment interruptions due to manufacturing problems. The forward-looking statements contained in this document regarding industry and review trends, industry product and technology acceptance, product mix and future business activities should be considered in light of these factors.
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