NetStreams® CEO Elected to CEA Distributed Audio Subdivision Board

Herman Cardenas to play key role developing industry growth initiatives, profit opportunities for Consumer Electronics Association's distributed audio professionals

Austin, TX - May 14, 2004 - NetStreams the leader in IP -based Networked Audio/Video distribution and control solutions, announced CEO Herman Cardenas was elected to the Consumer Electronics Association's Distributed Audio Subdivision Board. The board's current members elected Herman to gain leverage in promoting the benefits of multi -room audio, a technology in which NetStreams drives innovation.

"It is an honor to be chosen to help direct CEA's Distributed Audio Subdivision in working on its Board," Cardenas said. "Distributed Audio is in its infancy and the leadership that this group and CEA provide, I believe, is critical to its development in the market. Through NetStreams, my team and I strive every day to push distributed audio to the next level of what's possible in multi -room and digital entertainment. I'm excited to join this dynamic group of leaders, who are as passionate as I am about setting the standards for quality in our field, and rewarding those who seek to do the same."

The Distributed Audio Subdivision of CEA's Audio Division works to develop initiatives that foster growth and profitability for CEA members within the distributed audio industry. Its members accomplish this through market research, retailer training, media promotions, and by communicating with government policy -makers to craft regulations that reflect the concerns of members of the audio industry.

CEA's Distributed Audio Board is chaired by Peter Hoagland of Russound and vice chaired by Al Baron of Polk Audio.

Ten at -large representatives comprise the rest of the board:

Mr. Stephen Baker (Denon Electronics Inc.)
Mr. Herman Cardenas (Netstreams)
Mr. Michael Detmer (Niles Audio)
Ms. Cat Fowler (ELAN Home Systems)
Mr. John Galante (EH Publishing)*
Mr. David Hanchette (OnQ Technologies)
Mr. Dean Miller (Audioquest)
Mr. Joe Piccirilli (AVAD)
Mr. Mark Weisenberg (Integra)
Mr. Chris Wildfoerster (Crestron)

*non -voting member

About CEA

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is 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. CEA represents more than 1,500 corporate members involved in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and integration of audio, video, mobile electronics, wireless and landline communications, information technology, home networking, multimedia and accessory products, as well as related services that are sold through consumer channels. Combined, CEA`s members account for more than $90 billion in annual sales. CEA`s resources are available online at, the definitive source for information about the consumer electronics industry.

CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES - Defining Tomorrow`s Technology. All profits from CES are reinvested into industry services, including technical training and education, industry promotion, engineering standards development, market research and legislative advocacy.

About NetStreams

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NetStreams provides sophisticated networked audio leading the marketplace in technological innovation. NetStreams is committed to utilizing state -of -the -art human engineering to create home entertainment products that are truly user -friendly and future -compatible. NetStreams is creating the future of home entertainment today.

For additional information on NetStreams and its innovative products, please visit

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