Leading Associations, Alliances and Publications to Actively Support Net -atHome™2004

Net-atHome™2004, December 1 & 2, Palais de la Méditerranée, Nice - France, is the 7th edition of the event annually hosted by Homega Research.

May 18, 2004 - Sophia Antipolis, France - Homega Research is very proud today to announce the support of Net -atHome™2004, the premier & largest international Conference and Exhibition covering the Connected Home markets, by leading industry associations and alliances, and by leading specialised publications.


Net -atHome™2004, December 1 & 2, Palais de la Méditerranée, Nice - France, is the 7th edition of the event annually hosted by Homega Research and targeting organizations and industry associations already active in the field of Home Networks and Gateways, Connected Appliances and Integrated Services, or interested in penetrating European or worldwide markets in this field.

Net -atHome™ brings together manufacturers from different sectors (white goods, computer and consumer electronics, energy, telecoms, etc.), service companies (energy utilities, telecom operators, watercos, cablecos, etc.), companies specializing in multimedia content, silicon and component manufacturers, software companies, integrators, state research laboratories, business angels, etc.

Throughout the years, the Conference/Exhibition has become recognized as the key event organized in the field of Connected Home Markets as underlined by Homega's Research CEO, Roger Torrenti : « I would say there is a benchmark for measuring the status and trends of the market for the Connected Home in Europe and around the world : our Net -atHome event ».

The following leading associations and alliances active in the Connected Home field are bringing this year their valuable support to Net -atHome™2004 :

BCDI (Belgian Centre for Domotics and Immotics) :: CABA (Continental Automated Buildings Association) :: CEDOM :: CENELEC (European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization) :: DHWG (Digital Home Working Group) :: EU IPv6 TF :: HAVI (Home Audio Video interoperability) :: Internet Home Alliance :: IPv6 Forum :: Konnex Association :: LonMark :: OSGi (Open Services Gateway Initiative) :: TAHI (The Application Home Initiative) :: UIC (UPnP™ Implementers Corporation) :: WiFi Technology Forum :: WiMedia Alliance :: ZigBee Alliance

For more details, visit www.net -athome.com/supporting_associations.html

The following media partners dedicated to the promotion of the Connected Home Field are also involved this year in the success of Net -atHome™2004 :

Automated Buildings :: Domotica :: Hidden Wires :: Home Toys

For more details, visit www.net -athome.com/supporting_publications.html

« We are very pleased and honoured to receive the support of all these partners as they represent an excellent set of market segments and they all efficiently serve the Connected Home markets players, » said Karine Valin, General Manager of Homega Research

About Homega Research (www.homega -research.com)

Homega Research is the Division of Sigma Consultants specialized in the field of Technologies and Services for the home. It has developed its activities from the expertise and experience Sigma has acquired in this domain since the company`s creation in 1984. Homega Research is proud to have succeeded in building a long -standing reputation for quality, efficiency and professionalism for all its services: technology assessment, market research, and business events.

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