Cisco -Linksys' Charlie Giancarlo to Keynote CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Home Conference & Showcase.

CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Home Conference and Showcase today welcomed Charles Giancarlo, CTO for Cisco Systems, Inc. and president of Cisco-Linksys, LLC, as the opening keynote for Friday, May 13, 2005.

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Cisco -Linksys' Charlie Giancarlo to Keynote
CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Home Conference & Showcase.

Dallas, TX April 21, 2005 - CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Home Conference and Showcase today welcomed Charles Giancarlo, CTO for Cisco Systems, Inc. and president of Cisco -Linksys, LLC, as the opening keynote for Friday, May 13, 2005. Giancarlo will deliver the keynote address The Role of IP in the Home - From Triple Play to Home Run at 8:15 a.m.

CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Home Conference and Showcase, produced by Parks Associates in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association, will take place May 11 -13, 2005, at the Hyatt Regency near the San Francisco Airport in Burlingame, Calif.

"By the end of 2008, there will be more than 15 million US HHs using Internet -based video services," said Tricia Parks, president of Parks Associates. "The convergence of technology, entertainment, and the home is moving the network into new domains, including photos, audio, voice, and video. Mr. Giancarlo will provide CONNECTIONS™ attendees with an expert analysis of challenges and opportunities afforded by these new market realities."

In his keynote, Giancarlo will discuss the trends and technologies fueling the Next Generation Home. He will examine network convergence, specifically as it is leading the development of new consumer devices, services, and applications for the home.

"People have purchased home networks to enable their families to get data access to the internet from anywhere in their home. Voice, video and entertainment will be the next major applications for broadband usage in the home," said Cisco CTO and Cisco -Linksys president, Charles Giancarlo. "The increasing availability of new content from service providers coupled with VoIP and entertainment products from vendors like Linksys, will enable consumers get the more out of their broadband connection."

More information on attending CONNECTIONS™, including online registration, visit http://www.connectionsconference.com. For information about sponsoring CONNECTIONS™, contact sales@parksassociates.com or call 972 -490 -1113.

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.

This executive conference features 80+ sponsors and 90+ speakers supporting the industry through their participation. With 700+ attendees, the conference will focus on the following market areas: Digital Entertainment and Multimedia Applications; Home Networking and Residential Gateways; Consumer Mobility and Device/Content Portability; Applications, Services, and Consumer Value; and Home Controls, Security, and Health Management. http://www.connectionsconference.com.

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