Net -atHome™2004 announces 13 leading organizations as new sponsors and 22 supporting associations

An unprecedented level of endorsement for an event covering the connected home markets!

July 9, 2004, Sophia Antipolis, France - Homega Research is very proud today to announce that Net -atHome™2004 (Nice, French Riviera - November 30 to December 2) - the premier and largest international conference & exhibition covering the Connected Home Markets - will feature 13 leading organizations as new sponsors beyond the already 22 associations endorsing the event.

 Sponsors

The European Commission  DS2 (platinum)  Echelon EMEA (gold)  Itran Communications (gold)  TEAHA, The European Application Home Alliance (gold)  HomePortal (silver)  PLC Forum (silver)  TAHI, The Application Home Initiative (level of sponsorship to be confirmed)  Coronis Systems (Casanova corner)  France Telecom (Casanova corner)  Gaz de France (Casanova corner)  Microsoft France (Casanova corner)  Societe Generale des Eaux (Casanova corner)

As part of the Casanova Initiative, Coronis Systems, Microsoft, Gaz de France, France Telecom, and Societe Generale des Eaux will have a dedicated exhibition space and will be provided a speaking slot to present the Casanova project and the involvement of each company mentioned above.

 Supporting organizations

1394 TA  ADDI  BCDI  CABA  CEDOM  CENELEC  DECT Forum  DLNA (formerly DHWG, the Digital Home WG)  ECHONET  EU IPv6 TF  HAVI  HomePlug Powerline Alliance  Internet Home Alliance  IPv6 Forum  Konnex Association  LonMark  OSGi Alliance  TAHI  The WiFi Technology Forum  UPnP  Wimedia  Zigbee Alliance

"We are obviously particularly delighted of this strong support of Net -atHome™2004 by leading organizations in the field", says Karine Valin, General Manager of Homega Research, the research company producing the Net -atHome™ events. "This ground -breaking conference and trade show will most probably be a "one -stop shop" for companies looking to empower their businesses of conceiving, selling, integrating, installing and servicing the various solutions available for the Connected Home Markets", follows Karine. "Net -atHome™2004 will also allow the European Commission (Directorate Information Society) to showcase most of the projects that the Institution has been funded in the framework of the 5th and 6th R&D programs", informs Roger Torrenti, president and CEO of Homega Research and also expert in the connected home field at the European Commission.

About Homega Research (www.homega
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.

About Net -atHome™2004
Date : November 30 pm, pre -conference workshop
: December 1 & 2, conference & exhibition
Covered topics : The connected home markets
Venue : Palais de la Mediterranée - Nice, France
Audience : 300 attendees expected from over 20 different countries
Edition : Event now in its 7th year
Producers : Homega Research, www.homega

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