PCS Receives Patent Approvals for UPB Technology

These patents are the first in a series that are planned to protect the UPB technology that is currently being incorporated into various products being developed by PCS, UPB licensees and several companies involved in joint development projects.

Northridge, November 11, 2003: Powerline Control Systems is excited to announce that the U.S. Patent Office has allowed the first two Universal Powerline Bus™ (UPB) patents. The first is Application No. 09/656.160, "Zero Crossing Based Powerline Pulse Position Modulated Communication System", and second, Application No. 09/879.874, "Synchronization/Reference Pulse -Based Powerline Pulse Position Modulated Communication System". This innovative communication method, which utilizes a PPM data encoding technique, was conceived six years ago by PCS CEO and Chief Design Engineer, Marshall Lester, the inventor named on both patents.


These patents are the first in a series that are planned to protect the UPB technology that is currently being incorporated into various products being developed by PCS, UPB licensees and several companies involved in joint development projects. Due to its low cost and high reliability, UPB technology is ideally suited for command and control of appliances, lighting and lighting systems for applications in both the residential and commercial markets. The patents will be assigned to Powerline Control Systems, Inc., a California corporation.

For more information on PCS`s Universal Powerline Bus (UPB) product line, please contact Stan Mann, Director of Business Development and Licensing at 888 -701 -9831 or visit www.pcslighting.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.

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