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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration ("NASA") and MSGI Security Solutions Inc. (OTCBB: MSGI) today announced under the terms of two Space Act Agreements, it will partner with MSGI, to advance solar cell technology and develop nano-chemical sensors.

NASA, MSGI Partner for Solar Energy and Nanotechnology

Moffett Field, CA | Posted on October 28th, 2009

The solar cells will use semiconductor materials instead of silicon crystals and prepare them in a nanostructured form for greater efficiency. NASA and MSGI also will use nanotechnology and carbon-based chemical sensing to detect gas and organic vapors found in human breath.

NASA developed these two revolutionary nanotechnologies that now have promising alternative applications. Solar cells that powered space missions now may compete with conventional electricity as an energy source. An electronic sniffing sensor, used to monitor the air onboard the Space Shuttle, may be used for medical diagnoses and environmental monitoring.

"Silicon crystalline solar technology has limitations that this new nanostructured form and semiconductor technology will surpass," said Meyya Meyyappan, chief scientist for exploration technology and director of the Center for Nanotechnology at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. "This has led NASA to investigate novel materials, substrates and production
techniques with the goal of becoming more efficient while achieving lower production costs."

MSGI recently announced that its subsidiary companies will co-develop and commercialize these technologies. Andromeda Energy Inc., will focus on scalable renewable energy solutions that cost less per watt than conventional energy sources.

"We are committed to establishing a solar platform in Northern California, which will create new jobs and help stimulate the local economy, while reducing our dependence on traditional energy sources," said Jeremy Barbera, chairman and chief executive officer of MSGI Security Solutions, Inc.

Nanobeak Inc., is a nanotechnology company that develops carbon nanotube-based chemical sensing devices. It will soon launch its first prototype, derived from NASA technology, which is a handheld sensor that can detect diabetes. The device will measure specific signatures for diabetes by simply breathing into a personal handheld device. This will help eliminate expensive laboratory tests and inconvenient trips to the laboratory facility.

"This product will provide a simple, non-invasive test to save lives by providing early diabetes detection," said Barbera. "More than fifty percent of all people who have diabetes are unaware of that fact."

For more information about NASA's Innovative Partnership Program and NASA technology infusion activities, visit:

ipp.nasa.gov

For information about NASA and agency programs, visit:

www.nasa.gov

For more information about MSGI Security Solutions, Inc., visit:

www.msgisecurity.com

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About MSGI Security Solutions
MSGI Security Solutions, Inc. is a leading international provider of proprietary solutions to commercial and government organizations. MSGI is developing a combination of innovative emerging businesses that leverage information and technology. The Company is headquartered in New York City where it serves the needs of counter-terrorism, public safety, and law enforcement. More information on MSGI is available on the company's website at www.msgisecurity.com. MSGI is a significant stakeholder in Current Technology Corporation.

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Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
Ruth Dasso Marlaire, 650-604-4709

or
MSGI Security Solutions Inc., San Francisco
Jeremy Barbera, 415-971-4435

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