HomePlug® Powerline Alliance First Annual Conference in June

HomePlug® Powerline Alliance to Reveal Details of the World's Fastest Industry-standard Powerline Communications Technology at Annual Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Contact:
Tonya Hawes for HomePlug Powerline Alliance
Global Inventures
thawes@inventures.com
925 -275 -6684

SAN RAMON, Calif. -May 2, 2005 - The HomePlug Powerline Alliance has announced that the first annual HomePlug Powerline Technology Conference will be held June 16th and 17th, 2005 at The Palms Hotel in Miami, Florida. Featuring insights from speakers and panelists from the entirety of the connected home industry, this conference is the only place where attendees can learn the latest details of HomePlug AV technology.

Conference attendees will be among the few to hear about HomePlug AV technology directly from the alliance members who designed it. The best technological components and ideas from the powerline communications industry were combined by the HomePlug alliance to build the technology, making it the fastest and most robust industry -standard solution for whole -house distribution of HDTV, home theater, and Internet sharing.

Additional reasons to attend the HomePlug Powerline Technology Conference include:
· To network with the major industry leaders in powerline communications
· To learn about all of the HomePlug alliance`s initiatives for creating interoperable applications of powerline technology for BPL (broadband -over -powerline) and Command & Control applications
· To meet and learn from prominent and influential analysts, venture capitalists, market specialists, and business leaders
· To discuss global business opportunities with the industry`s most influential people

Registration is available online now at http://www.homeplug.org and features an Early -bird discount of $100 off the regular price of $299 for non -member registrants. The Early -bird discount ends May 20th.

Conference sponsorships are available to HomePlug members and other selected companies and organizations.

All interested parties are invited to join the HomePlug Powerline Alliance and contribute to the development of its specifications. Companies interested in receiving information regarding the HomePlug Powerline Alliance are invited to contact the Executive Director, Rob Ranck (rranck@inventures.com).

About the HomePlug Powerline Alliance
The HomePlug Powerline Alliance, Inc. is an industry -led initiative established to create specifications for home powerline networking products and services and to accelerate the demand for these products and services worldwide through the sponsorship of market and user education programs. Currently, the Alliance is comprised of about 50 industry -leading companies. HomePlug Sponsor companies include Arkados, Inc. a subsidiary of CDKNet.com, Inc. (OTC BB:CDKN), Comcast (CMCSK), Conexant (CNXT), EarthLink (ELNK), Intellon, RadioShack (RSH), Sharp (SHCPFM) and SONY (SNE). Additional information about the Alliance including a complete listing of certified products is available at http://www.homeplug.org
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HomePlug is a registered trademark of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, Inc. All other trademarks, trade names and service marks mentioned and/or used belong to their respective owners.

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