Shell HomeGenie™ To Be Showcased at CES

Shell Oil Company today announced plans to demonstrate its new, integrated home management solution, Shell HomeGenie, at the 2004 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Jan. 8-11 in Las Vegas.

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 22, 2003 - Shell Oil Company today announced plans to demonstrate its new, integrated home management solution, Shell HomeGenie, at the 2004 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Jan. 8 -11 in Las Vegas. Shell HomeGenie is a home management system that provides consumers with simple, Web -based remote access of household systems and devices through a home computer broadband connection to the Internet.

"CES is the paramount tradeshow in consumer electronics," said Robin Gaeta, general manager for Shell HomeGenie. "Our participation will give more than 100,000 attendees the opportunity to experience Shell HomeGenie firsthand, along with the many other participating top brands and emerging technology products."

Product demonstrations, product information and Shell executives will be available during CES at the Shell HomeGenie booth (located at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Ground Level, South Hall, Sections 1 & 2) to offer insights regarding Shell HomeGenie and its capabilities.

This exhibit will enable show attendees to experience how Shell HomeGenie truly fulfills the promise of convenient home management and peace of mind by letting the homeowner stay connected to his home, at anytime and from anywhere Internet access is available.

Shell HomeGenie allows homeowners to remotely access most household heating and cooling systems through the web -enabled Shell HomeGenie Programmable Thermostat. Additionally, it enables the control of lights and select appliances through the Shell HomeGenie Power Switch and permits monitoring of select areas in the home through the Shell HomeGenie Wireless Camera. The camera also incorporates a motion sensor, which Shell HomeGenie owners can set to notify them via email or text message whenever it is activated. Users can control these devices remotely through most web -enabled personal computers, cellular phones or personal digital assistants (PDAs). Shell HomeGenie customers can also expect many new devices and sensors to be added in the near future.

Shell teamed with leading hardware manufacturers to develop the Shell HomeGenie system, including Motorola, Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Xanboo.

Shell HomeGenie is initially expected to be available for purchase in early 2004 in limited areas through retailers, as well as directly on the Shell HomeGenie Website, with plans for expanded distribution in the U.S. throughout the year. For more information regarding Shell HomeGenie, please visit

About CES
The International CES is hosted annually by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the consumer technology industry through technology policy, events, research, promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. All profits from CES are reinvested into industry services, including technical training and education, industry promotion, engineering standards development, market research and legislative advocacy. For more information regarding CES, please visit

About Shell
The Royal Dutch/Shell Group of companies, (the Group), is a diverse group of energy companies with operations in more than 145 countries. The Group's businesses include oil and gas exploration and production; power generation; manufacturing, marketing and shipping of oil products and chemicals and renewable energy projects including wind and solar power. The Group's parent companies are Royal Dutch Petroleum Company, which has a 60 -percent interest in the Group and The "Shell" Transport and Trading Company plc, which has a 40 -percent interest in the Group. Shares in the parent companies are traded on stock exchanges in Europe and the USA. For further information on the Group, visit


Shell HomeGenie is a product of Shell Energy Services Company LLC. Shell, Shell HomeGenie, and the pecten are trademarks of Shell.

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