Herman Cardenas Joins Panel of Convergence Experts at Home Entertainment Show

NetStreams Founder Shares Passion and Expertise on IP-Based Networked Audio/Video Systems with HES 2005 Attendees

Austin, TX - April 20, 2005 - Joining a panel of Home Entertainment Show experts on Convergence is Herman Cardenas, Founder and CEO of NetStreams, the leader in IP -based Networked Audio/Video distribution. The occasion is the 2005 Home Entertainment Show in New York City, April 29 - May 1, 2005. Mr. Cardenas will be sharing his vast knowledge and experience with everyone who attends the "Concepts in Convergence" Seminar, scheduled for Friday, April 29, 2005, from noon to 1:00PM, at the New York Hilton Hotel.


"As someone who has been involved in the multi -room audio/video and home automation fields for quite some time, I am pleased to see that the convergence concept is finally receiving the attention that it deserves," said Herman Cardenas. "It's exciting to be at the forefront of a new and exciting technology." Cardenas added: "NetStreams is dedicated in creating real solutions to the challenges behind integrating virtually any audio source in a multi -room entertainment system. Each member of the NetStreams team shares a passion for producing richly detailed yet intuitive systems, which give homeowners complete and fun control of their favorite music and movies. And each of us takes pride in writing the future of high definition audio and video distribution." Regarding his role in the "Concepts in Convergence" Panel, Herman said: "I look forward to sharing my experience with other enthusiasts at the 2005 Home Entertainment Show."

With more than 25 years of experience in the home electronics industry, Mr. Cardenas is a renowned expert in the field of integrated audio and video technology. Long praised as a pioneering force in developing the home entertainment network, Herman has established several successful businesses throughout his career, which include an electrical contracting & control company, an electronics manufacturer, an innovative homebuilding company, and co -founding GE SMART, a joint venture between GE, Microsoft, and himself. The GE SMART partnership brought new sophistication to structured wiring design, and led to the formation of NetStreams.

About Home Entertainment Show 2005

An estimated 2,000 manufacturers, distributors, and dealers will be joining more than 10,000 enthusiasts in this year's Home Entertainment Show inside the New York Hilton Hotel in New York City (April 28 - May 1, 2005.) All the major brands in consumer electronics will be present exhibiting their latest award -winning innovations. The event is also an excellent venue for industry professionals to brush up on their product knowledge. Numerous in -depth seminars are available for conference attendees, covering a wide range of home entertainment topics such as Convergence, HDTV and Big Screen Technologies. For additional information, please visit http://www.homeentertainment -expo.com .

About NetStreams

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NetStreams provides sophisticated networked audio leading the marketplace in technological innovation. NetStreams is committed to utilizing state -of -the -art human engineering to create home entertainment products that are truly user -friendly and future -compatible. NetStreams is creating the future of home entertainment today.

For additional information on NetStreams and its innovative products, please visit www.netstreams.com .

NetStreams is a registered trademark of NetStreams LLC. GE is a registered trademark of General Electric Company. Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.


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