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Linear Introduces "Plug and Play" APeX™ Module Deisgn
for OSCO Brand Gate Systems

New Easy-to-Install Operator Controls To Be Introduced in Linear / OSCO
Residential/Commercial Slide and Swing Gate Operators

CARLSBAD, Calif. (December 4, 2007) - Linear LLC, an innovator in the access control security market, today announced the release of the APeX™, its next-generation gate operator controller. The APeX™ is designed to work with all of Linear's OSCO brand gate operators, and to replace current circuit boards with a new design that is simpler and sleeker, while also integrating between the gate operator and the access control system.

The new APeX™ gate operator controller has been designed to operate with Linear's OSCO brand of slide, swing gate operators and barrier gate operators. It features on-board, low-voltage surge protection for lightning protection on all inputs. It also has plug-in loop detector capability (open, shadow/reset, reversing), as well as pluggable, European-style field wiring connectors. There are LED diagnostic lights and a built-in MegaCode radio that can program up to 40 handheld transmitters and two MGT gate edge transmitters, as well as an integrated three-button station (momentary contact: Open, Close, Stop). To simplify dual gate installation and operation, the APeX™ is networkable, and allows accessory devices to be wired to either machine in a dual gate application. The APeX™ controller also features automatically resetting fuses, and there are not dipswitches or potentiometers to set. It has a dual seven segment LED display for programming and diagnostics. The APeX™ controller will also bring soft-start/soft-stop capability to OSCO's line of commercial DC battery backup gate operators. The APeX™ controller meets all UL 325 requirements and is CUL listed.

"The APeX™ controller puts Linear/OSCO gate operators ahead of the competition in terms of diagnostics, aesthetics, and communications - features that offer a level of installer convenience and flexibility unprecedented in the industry", said Randy Baker, Linear's OSCO Product Line Manager "It easily integrates with both the gate operators and the access control systems, and offers a new level of simplicity for installers and users".

The APeX™ is currently available on the OSCO slide gate models (SLC, SLR and SLD) and swing gate models (SWC, SWR and SWD). Throughout 2008, the APeX™ controller will be introduced to the rest of the Linear/OSCO gate operator product line, including barrier gates (BGU, BGU-D, BGUS and SG), variable speed industrial swing gate operators (VS-GSWG), commercial/industrial slide gate operators (HSLG, GSLG-A), and variable speed industrial slide gate operators (VS-GSLG).

About Linear LLC

Linear LLC is a pioneer in engineered radio frequency (RF) products and is a major supplier of wireless residential security systems, access control, intercoms, garage door operators, gate operators, short and long-range radio remote controls, and medical/emergency reporting systems. In recent years the company, through acquisition, has expanded into a wide range of consumer electronics, including whole house audio/video distribution systems, central vacuum systems, music/communications systems, speaker systems and structured wiring systems. For more information contact Linear LLC, 1950 Camino Vida Roble, Suite 150, Carlsbad, CA 92008, (760) 438-7000 or www.linearcorp.com.

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