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Working Together for a Bright Future

Emerson Climate Technologies joins hands with Hisense to launch variable speed residential central air conditioner

Beijing, China, December 10, 2013 – Hisense Air Conditioning Company and Emerson Climate Technologies today announced in Beijing that they have launched the residential central air conditioner powered by the Copeland Scroll™ variable speed compressor with Enhanced Vapor Injection (EVI) technology. The two parties also signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the aim of speeding up the adoption of variable speed scroll and EVI technologies in the residential central air conditioning market.

Emerson Climate Technologies introduced the Copeland Scroll variable speed compressor with EVI technology to the Asia Pacific market earlier this year. Designed for residential and light commercial HVAC applications, including VRF systems, the Copeland Scroll variable speed compressor design effectively combines Emerson’s latest technologies and can provide a comprehensive solution for heating and cooling systems. With its EVI and variable speed features, it solves three technical problems at once that previously challenged the air conditioning industry: poor heating capacity in low ambient, loud operation noise and low energy efficiency.

Emerson’s comprehensive testing results show that variable capacity control coupled with EVI technology can enable efficient and reliable system heating performance in temperatures as low as -25°C, with effective heating at low temperatures approaching the system’s rated refrigeration capability. The technology helps consumers to enjoy a comfortable indoor environment all year-round while substantially cutting electricity bills.

China has seen more frequent occurrences of air pollution and extreme weather in recent years. This has led to the re-evaluation of traditional heating methods in winter and ways to reduce carbon emissions while improving the efficiency and heating comfort associated with these methods. For instance, ordinary air conditioners are ineffective as heating systems because of their inability to operate effectively and reliably at low ambient. By contrast, the Copeland Scroll variable speed compressor has the combined advantages of both EVI and variable speed, allowing the heating capacity and COP to increase by 20%. Even at -25°C ambient temperature, the system can produce a water temperature as high as 50°C degree, making it an ideal solution for heating in winter. In addition, air conditioning systems with the Copeland Scroll variable speed compressor offer ±0.5°C accuracy in temperature control and a noise level as low as 55 dBA, creating the best comfort for users.

Hisense, one of the leading air conditioner manufacturers in China, has been proactively using advanced technologies to enhance its own competitiveness. Ever since Emerson Climate Technologies introduced the new Copeland Scroll variable speed compressor with EVI technology early this year, Hisense has actively collaborated with Emerson Climate Technologies to design new products for Chinese consumers.

Hisense’s newest residential VRF central air conditioner is the first to offer the advantages of Emerson’s Copeland ScrollTM variable speed compressor with EVI technology. Along with Hisense’s DSH self-adjust technology, the new air conditioner can switch into EVI mode under extreme weather conditions and turn back to normal operations under average conditions, which further increases the efficiency of the system. Hisense has also created an innovative defrosting technology that can reduce the defrost time of an outdoor unit by 30% and expand the time between defrostings to 6 hours; effectively solving the problem of long defrosting times and frequent defrosting cycles to ensure the stable operation of the system.

Dave Bersaglini, Vice President of Air Conditioning Marketing & Business Development of Emerson Climate Technologies Asia Pacific, said: “We are very glad to form this strategic partnership with Hisense to promote the commercialization of the Copeland ScrollTM variable speed compressor. Hisense is an important business partner with a strong reputation and high brand awareness in the Chinese market. We look forward to seeing more manufacturers embrace EVI technology so Chinese consumers can live more comfortably and enjoy the benefits of being environmentally responsible and saving money when heating and cooling their homes.”

"As the living standard of the average Chinese improves, the demand for green and energy saving residential central air conditioners will continue to rise. Advanced technologies can bring the utmost comfort to our lives," said Dr. Wang Zhigang, Vice General Manager of Hisense."Hisense's variable speed VRF central air conditioner with EVI technology is best suited for high-end residential projects such as villas and premium apartments, as well as light commercial applications. With the systems installed, consumers will enjoy the best living environment no matter the season."

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world.  The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions.  Sales in fiscal 2013 were $24.7 billion.  For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.

About Emerson Climate Technologies
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial and commercial applications. The group combines best-in-class technology with proven engineering, design, distribution, educational and monitoring services to provide customized, integrated climate-control solutions for customers worldwide. The innovative solutions of Emerson Climate Technologies, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll™, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment. For more information, visit www.EmersonClimate.com.cn (Official Chinese website) and www.weibo.com/EmersonClimate (Official Sina microblog).

For more information, contact:
Michelle Jiang
Emerson Climate Technologies
michelle.jiang@emerson.com
Tel:86 21 3418 3973