New Harmony Remote SST -659 propels remote controls to a new level of simplicity

SST-659 offers simplified activity based control with direct access activity buttons and fully backlit buttons and display.

CEDIA EXPO 2003, INDIANPOLIS, Booth1620, RCA Dome, Sept. 5, 2003 - Intrigue Technologies Inc., a leader in intelligent remote control technology, expands its award -winning line -up of Harmony Remote control products with the introduction of the ground -breaking PC Programmable Harmony SST -659.

"Today's remote control technologies seem to be drifting away from what every family really wants," said Bryan McLeod, CEO of Intrigue. "Touch screens and complex programming environments may have their place but the true goal of remote control design is to remove the barrier that exists between the average family and their entertainment, Smart State Technology 'SST' makes this possible," he added.

The Harmony SST -659 boasts a fully backlit keypad, interactive display, dedicated navigation controls with a super simple button layout that is well suited for the expert and amateur alike. (State the direct access buttons that are now available) Access the powerful technology behind the SST -659 by connecting to the website, walking through a simple set -up wizard, and then downloading the configuration into the remote through the supplied USB cable.

At Intrigue Technologies' headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, the latest addition to the Harmony Remote product line is referred to informally as the "Family Remote". Geoff Lyon, Intrigues' VP of Sales and Marketing explains, "The design goal for the SST -659 was to deliver to the market the easiest remote control to program and use. Programming is simple and fun through the website and the ease -of -use is unprecedented."

Available in September, the Harmony Remote SST -659 carries a suggested retail price of $199.99. The SST -659 can be seen with Intrigue Technologies' other award -wining products in Booth 1620 in the RCA Dome during CEDIA Expo 2003.

Intrigue Technologies will be conducting a training session on Saturday, September 6th at 6:00p.m. - 7:00p.m during CEDIA Expo 2003 in the Best Western Hotel, one block south of the convention center. Please RSVP to if you would like to attend, as space is limited.

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About Intrigue Technologies Inc. and The Harmony Remote

Justin Henry and Glen Harris, two biomedical engineers, originally founded Intrigue Technologies Inc. in 1999. They were frustrated by the complexity of operating a "simple" home theatre system and the plethora of remote control devices that were required. They conceived of the idea that is now the Harmony Remote Control. After identifying the opportunity for a "web -connected" universal remote control, they spent two years developing the Harmony Remote Control, establishing the company that is now known as Intrigue Technologies Inc. The company's vision is to produce revolutionary products that help consumers simplify their every day lives. The Harmony Remote Control has won numerous awards including the prestigious Consumer Electronic Show Innovations Award for 2002, Electronics House Product of the Year Award for 2002, Innovations 2003, Editors Choice at and most recently the Excite Award for best hand -held remote from Custom Retailer Magazine. For more information on Harmony Remote's full product line visit

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