Internet Home Alliance Opens Member Meetings to Non -Members

Next Meeting to be Held October 3-4 in Las Vegas

July 18, 2005, Monterey, CA - Internet Home Alliance, a cross -industry network of companies conducting collaborative research to advance the connected home space, announced today that it will open its bi -annual meetings, previously for members only, to non -member companies.

The Alliance"s next Collaborative Research Planning Session will take place October 3 -4, 2005, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, in conjunction with the Connected@Home 2005 Conference & Expo, produced by CABA, and the 2005 Fiber -to -the -Home Conference & Expo. Tickets to the Alliance meeting are complimentary for Alliance members; a limited number of tickets are available for non -members for $395 each. To register for the Alliance meeting, visit

During the meeting, Alliance members, such as Cisco, General Motors, Hewlett Packard, Invensys, Microsoft, Panasonic of North America, SBC Communications, Sears and Whirlpool, and other attendees will hear the results of the Alliance"s new State of the Connected Home Market Research, the Alliance"s comprehensive annual research study into the digital home market. Among other insights, the research will reveal what specific digital home products and services consumers want now.

After the research presentation, attendees will participate in a variety of ideation sessions during which they will work side -by -side with other attendees to apply what they"ve learned from the research to develop relevant and viable connected home product and service concepts for testing within the Alliance"s highly -regarded collaborative research program. The Alliance conducts various kinds of digital home research on an ongoing basis, providing key learnings to members and the industry.

"We are delighted to be opening our member meetings to non -members for the first time in our five -year history," said Tim Woods, vice president, Ecosystems Development, Internet Home Alliance. "Sharing our research learnings with others in the space, and encouraging more people in the industry to work together, is core to our mission to advance the connected home space through collaboration."

About Internet Home Alliance
Internet Home Alliance is a group of leading companies engaged in collaborative research to advance the connected home space. A non -profit organization, the Alliance provides companies with the collaboration, research and real -world testing opportunities they need to gain a competitive advantage in the home technology market. Members of the Alliance, which was founded in October 2000, come from a variety of industries and include such leading companies as Cisco Systems, Inc., General Motors, Hewlett -Packard Company, Invensys, Microsoft, Panasonic of North America, Procter & Gamble, SBC Communications, Sears, Roebuck and Co., and Whirlpool Corporation. For more information, visit

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