ConvergeX and Zensys partner on home automation solutions

ConvergeX, a global leader and innovator in digital home and smart living solutions is today officially announcing a strategic partnership with Zensys to enable property owners to affordably automate their homes.

Long Beach 16th November, 2004: ConvergeX, a UK based global leader and innovator in digital home and smart living solutions, officially announced a partnership with Zensys at the EHX Fall 2004 today, to enable property owners to affordably automate their homes.


ConvergeX showcases a complete smart home platform. Called LivingRooms™, it integrates digital home entertainment systems, intelligent home applications and information services. It also allows user access and control from a range of fixed or mobile devices - at home or on the go. The ConvergeX system is a unique way of controlling Z -Wave enabled wall sconces, shades and thermostats by using one simple control device, such as the Microsoft Media Centre remote control. ConvergeX places a particular emphasis on energy management in the home.

LivingRooms™ sets a new global standard in user interface and ease of use, making home automation and easier and enjoyable experience. It integrates the entertainment features of Microsoft Windows XP Media Centre with advanced home automation technology, making the idea of a connected home become a reality.

Per Nathanaelson, Zensys CEO, commented: "We have co -operated closely with ConvergeX for 18 months and are delighted to see their system coming to market. The beautiful integration of Media Centre with Z -Wave home control will attract many consumers to the Z -Wave platform."

Commenting on the company's plans for the North American market and its participation at EHX Fall 2004, Jostein Svendsen, ConvergeX CEO, said: "Smart home automation has been talked about enthusiastically in the industry for a long time, but it has previously been too expensive or complex to get acceptance in the mass market.  During 2005 ConvergeX will introduce a whole new platform that provides the user with advanced smart home functionality, which is easy to use and affordable. ConvergeX and its partners will ensure that the smart home is now a real opportunity for every home."

ConvergeX will demonstrate its solutions on the Z -Wave Pavilion, Booth # 128 at EHX Fall 2004, November 16th - 18th.

For more details please contact:

Rosanna Lau
Email: rosanna@convergex.co.uk
Phone: +44 (0)208 408 5206

Bill Scheffler (US)
Email: wrs@zen -sys.com
Phone: +1 201 785 1943

Chris Johnson (Europe)
Email: chj@zen -sys.com
Phone: +31 65 244 6222

About ConvergeX:
Founded by Jostein Svendsen in January 2003, ConvergeX is headquartered in London with an R&D centre in Sophia -Antipolis, France - the Silicon Valley of Europe. ConvergeX operates in Europe, Middle East and North America and has plans for Asia. For more information visit www.convergex.co.uk

About Zensys:
Zensys, an Intel portfolio company, is the leader in wireless networking technology for residential control and status reading applications. Z -Wave Technology is an RF based, two -way; mesh network, communications protocol that enables standard devices in the home to be controlled and monitored wirelessly. Zensys offers low -cost, low -power, integrated MCU/Transceiver chips, development tools, and services. For more information visit: www.zen -sys.com

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