UPB Awarded Product of the Year Honor

Electronic House (EH) magazine has chosen Universal Powerline Bus (UPB) as one of its Electronis House Products of the Year for 2004.

UPB Awarded Product of the Year Honor

Electronic House Magazine to Present Award During CEDIA

Northridge, August 18, 2004: Electronic House (EH) magazine has chosen Universal Powerline Bus (UPB) as one of its Electronic House Products of the Year for 2004. EH will honor PCS and its contribution to the electronic house industry by presenting the award at a special event during CEDIA.

"The editors of EH Publishing's four magazines that are dedicated to the electronic house all choose their favorite products. It is a democratic voting process," explains EH Editor -in -Chief Cindy Davis. "And although it's fun, this has got to be one of our most difficult jobs. Our decisions are based on reviews we ran throughout the year, product demos, and talking with the installers and users of the products. Topping our list of criteria is technological innovation, combined with overall value -and just plain outstanding features."

Marshall Lester, CEO of PCS and inventor of the UPB technology, accepts the prestigious honor and adds, "After developing and testing the UPB technology and the PulseWorxTM product line over the past seven years, to be awarded this honor by our trade's most respected publication and editors serves to validate all of our efforts."

With a rapidly growing list of manufacturers that have begun supporting UPB technology, this award is further proof of this technology's increasing acceptance. In January 2004, PCS released PulseWorxTM, its own line of residential lighting control products ranging from dimmer switches to computer interfaces. As the momentum behind UPB grows, PCS expects UPB technology to become the new standard in Powerline Communications for electrical and lighting control.

For more information on PCS's Universal Powerline Bus (UPB) product line, or Licensing UPB Technology, contact Stan Mann, PCS' VP & Director of Business Development and Licensing, 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 PulseWorxTM

PulseWorxTM is PCS' new line of highly reliable residential lighting controls. Once the required controls are installed the system is fully stand -alone requiring no central controller. Full bi -directional communication not only simplifies PulseWorxTM scene programming but also provides verification of any UPB signal sent, further bolstering the system's reliability. Thorough and extensive pre -release real world testing allows PCS to confidently offer the longest warranty in the industry.

About CEDIA Expo

The CEDIA Expo (www.cedia.net) is the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Associations' annual tradeshow, to be held in Indianapolis, IN September 9 -12, 2004. The exhibit floor will be full of the latest innovations in custom electronics from hundreds of manufacturers.

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