CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Home Conference and Showcase, announces dates for 2005

Parks Associates announced today that the next CONNECTIONS™ : The Digital Home Conference and Showcase will be held May 11-13, 2005, at the Hyatt Burlingame in San Francisco.

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CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Home Conference and Showcase, produced in partnership with Consumer Electronics Association, announces dates for 2005

Dallas, TX August 26, 2004 -Parks Associates announced today that the next CONNECTIONS™ : The Digital Home Conference and Showcase will be held May 11 -13, 2005, at the Hyatt Burlingame in San Francisco. Produced by Parks Associates, in partnership with CEA, CONNECTIONS™ will showcase the latest technologies for the digital home and feature top executives in the production, marketing, and distribution of applications, services, and devices for the connected home.

Recent research by Parks Associates shows that broadband Internet providers have now deployed data network solutions to more than one million U.S. households and at this current pace will reach nearly two million by the end of 2004. This trend of ISP -related home networking is likely to increase the presence of additional broadband and network -related applications in U.S. homes.

"Multiple channels are emerging as the digital home becomes more accessible to the mass market," said Tricia Parks, president of Parks Associates. "With this shift, the industry must address issues such as the varied demands of mainstream consumers and appropriate actions to improve awareness of the benefits of digital living. CONNECTIONS™ creates the perfect environment for top executives to discuss these issues and share ideas about the future of the connected home."

Each year, CONNECTIONS™ hosts over 530 executives and more than 60 corporate, media, and supporting sponsors. This premier international executive conference focuses on the following industry areas:
• digital entertainment,
• residential gateways,
• home networks,
• broadband -related infrastructure and services, and
• home management.

CONNECTIONS™ will also host four interactive sessions at 2005 International CES. These sessions, each featuring a panel of industry executives and moderated by Parks Associates' leading analysts, will discuss and evaluate the evolution of consumer music experiences, portable entertainment devices, digital distribution of media, and the management of home networks. For more information, please visit http://www.parksassociates.com or http://www.connectionsconference.com.

About CONNECTIONS™:
CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Home Conference and Showcase, produced by Parks Associates in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association, is the largest international executive conference for digital home technologies. CONNECTIONS™ provides a comprehensive review of all aspects of the digital home value chain. Industry and consumer perspectives are provided through presentation of Parks Associates and CEA research, keynote speakers, panel speakers, media and organization support, and a show floor displaying the latest technologies. http://www.connectionsconference.com.

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