Simply Automated, Inc. Latest Licensee of UPB Technology

As a result, Simply Automated, Inc. (www.Simply-Automated.com) has introduced a new line of reliable UPB-base control modules designed for ease-of-use and self-installation.

Northridge, November 11, 2003: Powerline Control Systems is please to announce that Simply Automated, Inc. has become the latest Licensee of UPB technology. As a result, Simply Automated, Inc. (www.Simply -Automated.com) has introduced a new line of reliable UPB -base control modules designed for ease -of -use and self -installation.


These four new UPB home automation modules provide homeowners with a simple, reliable means to locally or remotely control lighting and appliances in their homes, as an alternative to costly hard -wired or wireless control systems.

∑ Model UMC computer interface module
∑ Model UML lamp module
∑ Model UMA appliance module
∑ Model URD controlled duplex receptacle

The modules are based on the Universal Powerline Bus (UPB) technology developed and patented by Powerline Control Systems, Inc. (PCS). UPB transmits control commands to various devices in the home over existing power circuits. The technology offers significant improvements in reliability and ease -of -deployment compared with previous power line carrier strategies. "We believe that the exceptional merits of UPB technology will cause the industry to take a fresh look at communications over the power line" says Frederick Kiko, President of Simply Automated. "UPB is certain to become the new standard in this area."
Stan Mann, Vice President and Director of Business Development & Licensing for PCS, agrees. "The unreliability of previous power line carrier technologies has been a major limitation to their widespread adoption. We are pleased that Simply Automated has recognized UPB as a solution to this problem."
The new home automation modules will be available for general shipment in January 2004.

For more information on PCS's Universal Powerline Bus (UPB) product line, please call 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.

About Simply Automated, Inc.

Simply Automated (www.Simply -Automated.com) manufactures self -installable home automation products for retrofit and new construction applications. Our new line of reliable UPB -based control modules reduces installation costs and enables customized automation and management of appliances, lighting and other devices in homes and small offices, without the need for additional wiring in the walls. For additional information please visit www.Simply -Automated.com or call 760 -630 -9234 during regular business hours.

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