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MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 4, 2009: Honeywell (NYSE: HON) was recently named a winner in the 2009 Tekne awards, which recognizes Minnesota's outstanding technology achievements and leaders. Honeywell won in the "Technology User" category for the development of the first wireless technology and suite of wireless products designed specifically for HVAC applications.Honeywell's RedLINK™ Wireless Technology was introduced in the Fall of 2008, along with a complete lineup of wireless thermostats, temperature zoning systems and accessories designed to solve what used-to-be installation problems and meet homeowners comfort needs. RedLINK wireless technology products eliminate the need to run wires in many applications and enables homeowners to have advanced comfort control anywhere in the home.Honeywell's Home Comfort and Energy Systems Group, based in Golden Valley, MN, developed these products as solutions to homeowner problems that have existed for decades comfort, convenience and efficiency. Thousands of hours of consumer research went into the development of RedLINK from lifestyle research to concept testing to final validation of the product."Honeywell is extremely proud to have been honored with this prestigious award," said Joe Puishys, president of Honeywell's Environmental and Combustion Controls business. "RedLINK is revolutionizing the way consumers manage comfort and energy usage in their homes and is providing HVAC contractors a competitive edge."Playing a significant role in bringing new technology to life, the 2009 Tekne Award recipients represent large global companies, as well as small startup ventures, that have positively impacted the quality of life in Minnesota and throughout the world. Judges selected one recipientHoneywell 2009 MN Tekne Award Winnerout of the three finalists in each of the 14 Tekne Award categories, recognizing the best and brightest in development, education, commercialization and management of technology."Over the past 10 years, we have seen the quality and originality of each entry improve. This year's winners are no exception in setting outstanding examples of innovation and leadership," said Kate Rubin, president, MHTA. "Honeywell impressed the judges in how it is helping to secure Minnesota's place as a center of innovation in the global economy."The 2009 Tekne Awards were held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on October 23.About Minnesota High Tech AssociationThe Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) accelerates the growth, sustainability and global competitiveness of Minnesota's technology-based economy through public-policy advocacy, member collaboration, and education and community outreach. MHTA is the only membership organization that represents Minnesota's entire technology-based economy. MHTA members include organizations of every size ? involved in virtually every aspect of technology creation, production, application and education in Minnesota. MHTA works in partnership with TechAmerica, which represents Minnesota's technology organizations nationally. Find out more online at or follow MHTA on Twitter at HoneywellHoneywell International is a $37 billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For additional information, please visit Honeywell Environmental & Combustion Control is part of the Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions business group, providing integrated product solutions in heating and cooling processes, ventilation, cooling and refrigeration, air filtration, zoning, humidification, air conditioning, water controls and processes, electrical devices and systems, lighting control, buildings controls, switches, sensors and controllers. ECC's technologies are found in more than 150 million homes, 10 million buildings, and a multitude of manufacturing plants around the world.This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intend, expect, project, believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on management's assumptions and assessments in light of past experience and trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other relevant factors. They are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by our forward-looking statements. Our forward-looking statements are also subject to risks and uncertainties, which can affect our performance in both the near- and long-term. We identify the principal risks and uncertainties that affect our performance in our Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.RedLINK™ is a trademark of Honeywell International Inc.