OpenPeak brings expertise on the control of digital content, consumer electronics and home systems

CONNECTIONS(TM): The Digital Home Conference and Showcase is pleased to announce OpenPeak as the Platinum Sponsor for its 2005 event

CONNECTIONS(TM), the largest international executive marketing conference on digital living technologies, provides attendees with the opportunity to network with 700+ executives, establish partnerships, learn about emerging products and services, and become educated on the current and future developments for digital living technologies.


OpenPeak, Inc. creates Digital Life accessories that enable intelligent, seamless, wireless control of digital media, consumer electronics, and home systems. The product family includes a series of remote controls, UPnP interface bridges (WiFi to IR, Zensys, and serial), and server software. The design is user -focused with an emphasis on usability, simple setup, auto discovery, and an intuitive interface for experience -based control. The software leverages emerging technologies such as Universal Plug and Play (UPnP), WiFi, and Z -Wave mesh networking.

Recent research from Parks Associates finds that eight million U.S. households used wireless data networks at the end of 2004 and this figure will grow to 21 million by the end of 2009.

"Both consumer demand and efforts by product developers and carriers led to the emergence of truly mass -market digital home products and services in 2005," said Kurt Scherf, vice president and principal analyst with Parks Associates. "The work by OpenPeak to deliver to consumers a more seamless user experience will be critical in continuing the momentum in place."

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

About CONNECTIONS(TM)
CONNECTIONS(TM): 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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