LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - February 1, 2010) - VYCON (www.vyconenergy.com), the designer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly, high-speed energy storage flywheel systems, today announced that it has been named a 2010 Hot Companies finalist by Network Products Guide. The company was selected from a global industry analysis of information technology vendors that included established large companies, mid-size and new start-ups worldwide.

According to Rake Narang, editor-in-chief of Network Products Guide, "VYCON has advanced to the finalist stage based on the '4Ps' selection criteria -- namely Products, People, Performance, and Potential. The coveted 2010 Hot Companies analysis encompasses companies in all areas of information technologies (IT) including security, wireless, storage, networking, software and communications."

The Hot Companies 2010 evaluation process also assessed candidates for entrepreneurial spirit, seasoned executives with relevant experience, clear understanding of their particular IT market segment, the depth and breadth of their products and solutions, as well as their well-developed revenue-growth model and clearly planned expansion strategies.

"We're pleased to be recognized by industry experts who understand the need for cleaner and more reliable power backup systems," said VYCON President, Frank DeLattre. "Our flywheel systems are as sustainable as they are reliable, which is why they are deployed around the globe in mission-critical operations such as data centers, hospitals, universities, broadcast studios and manufacturing plants to protect critical computing equipment from damaging and costly power outages."

Company executives will present at the Technosium 2010 Presentations and Dinner, where winners will be announced. The event takes place at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco on March 18, 2010. To see the complete list of finalists, please visit www.technosium.com.

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VYCON is an innovator in the design and manufacturing of technologically advanced flywheel energy storage systems that enable a highly-reliable, cost-effective and "green" energy storage solution for a variety of applications. The company's REGEN flywheel systems, used in regenerative power applications, such as container cargo handling crane applications and light electric rail, reduce power and energy costs to port and rail operators as well as provide a reduction in green house gasses.

Key to VYCON's flywheel superiority and dependability is its ability to discharge and recharge very quickly when called upon during power outages. VYCON's fleet of VDC, VDC-XE and REGEN systems have logged a record million-plus discharge and recharge cycles -- in very demanding applications that oftentimes call on the VYCON systems to discharge and recharge every two minutes.

For more information on VYCON's innovative green power solutions, contact VYCON at 714-386-3800 or visit VYCON's web site at: www.vyconenergy.com.

Contact Information: Contact: Frank DeLattre President 714-386-3810 fdelattre@vyconenergy.com www.vyconenergy.com Agency Contact: PJ Jennings Jennings & Associates Communications, Inc. 760-471-7376 pj@jandacommunications.com www.jandacommunications.com