Home Automation Inc. To Support UPB Technology

HAI Decides to Include UPB Support In Future Products

Northridge, November 11, 2003: Powerline Control Systems is pleased to announce that Home Automation Inc. (HAI) will support PCS' Universal Powerline Bus (UPB) technology. Support from HAI, a leading manufacturer of integrated security and home automation systems since 1985, gives UPB a strong representation in the controller market and represents a significant validation of UPB as the best power line carrier technology available.


"UPB represents the next generation of power line carrier technology, with the reliability and range necessary for professional installations in large homes," explains HAI President, Jay McLellan. "UPB combines the reliability of a hardwire system with the installation ease and flexibility of a wireless system. It's a fine compliment to HAI's top -of -the -line OmniPro II automation and security controller."

Stan Mann, PCS' VP & Director of Business Development and Licensing concurs, "The addition of a truly reliable Powerline Communication technology and a full line of load control products will enable the controller market to finally reach its full potential in sales, functionality and overall system performance. The unreliability of Powerline Communications equipment has been the weakest link of the home controls industry. UPB based products will finally provide a reliable retrofit solution to this problem ".

HAI joins a growing list of manufacturers that have begun supporting UPB technology, from central vacuum manufacturers to industrial lighting companies. PCS is releasing its own line of residential lighting control products that operate using UPB technology, with products ranging from dimmer switches to computer interfaces. As the momentum behind UPB grows, PCS expects UPB technology to become the new standard in Powerline Communications for electrical and lighting control.

For more information on PCS's Universal Powerline Bus (UPB) product line, please call 888 -701 -9831 or visit www.pcslighing.com.

About PCS (Powerline Control Systems, Inc.)

Founded in 1992, PCS (www.pcslighting.com) has been developing, manufacturing, and marketing reliable, high -quality lighting controls for the residential and commercial markets. PCS' products are designed to work on standard power lines, using the power line to communicate control signals without any additional wiring. Over the past four years PCS has been dedicated to the development and deployment of the Pulse Position Modulated UPB communication technology.

About HAI (Home Automation, Inc.)

HAI (www.homeauto.com) is a privately held manufacturer of integrated automation and security products for residential and commercial use. Incorporated in 1985, HAI has developed a full line of award -winning automation products, including three different automation controllers, communicating programmable thermostats, and software that allows access and control of an automation system over the Internet. All products are sold through HAI's worldwide network of Distribution Partners and installed by over 1000 trained dealers.

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