SmartLabs Inaugural INSTEON Developers and Technology Conference to be held at CONNECTIONS

INSTEON Developers and Technology Conference to Address Digital Lifestyle Solutions, Including the Home Control and Automation Sector

SmartLabsTM Inaugural INSTEON™ Developers and Technology Conference to be held at CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Home Conference and Showcase



INSTEON™ Developers and Technology Conference to Address Digital Lifestyle Solutions,
Including the Home Control and Automation Sector


CES, Las Vegas NV., Jan. 6, 2006 - - CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Home Conference and Showcase today announced that the inaugural INSTEON™ Developers and Technology Conference will be held in conjunction with the CONNECTIONS™ Conference in May. CONNECTIONS™, produced by Parks Associates in partnership with Consumer Electronics Association, will be held May 2 -4, 2006, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

The INSTEON Developers and Technology Conference, organized and produced by SmartLabs Inc., will be held from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. on May 2, 2006. The conference will be open to current developers as well as to those interested in more information regarding INSTEON technology. The conference will showcase the proliferation of INSTEON's home control networking standard in the electronic home improvement and automation market through products in development from partner companies. SmartLabs executives, development partners, and guest speakers will present new technology insights and unique INSTEON applications, as well as examples and new data regarding current and future market opportunities.

"CONNECTIONS™, with its focus on digital lifestyle solutions for the home, was an obvious choice to launch our first INSTEON home control networking developers and technology conference," said Ken Fairbanks, Vice President, Business Development, SmartLabs Inc. "We're proud of INSTEON's rapid adoption and look forward to highlighting the many examples of INSTEON at work and in use by consumers today. From our unique market vantage point as the distribution channel (Smarthome.com), manufacturer (SmartLabs Design), and technology platform (INSTEON), we are excited to share these successes and encourage discussions about this growing market."
Now in its tenth year, CONNECTIONS™ is the largest executive conference and showcase dedicated to advanced digital lifestyle solutions for residential and mobile environments. Topics at the event include Digital Entertainment; Mobile Platforms & Services; Business Challenges for Digital Home Technologies/Services; Home Networking and Infrastructure Technology; Home Management and Digital Health; and Broadband and IP Services.

"Chief among the applications that will drive greater adoption of home management solutions will be those that enhance safety, security, energy management, peace -of -mind, and convenience," said Tricia Parks, CEO of Parks Associates. "The development of low -cost and reliable home management technologies such as INSTEON will be key to delivering useful solutions into the hands of consumers."
Parks Associates' data indicate that market revenues for home management controllers aimed specifically at lighting, security, central control, and HVAC control grew an estimated 53% by the end of 2005. The annual market value for controller sales will be nearly $1.3 billion at the end of 2009.

For information on attending CONNECTIONS™ or the INSTEON Developers and Technology Conference, please visit www.insteon.net or www.connectionsconference.com.

About CONNECTIONS™
Now in its tenth year, CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Home Conference and Showcase, produced by Parks Associates in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association, is the largest executive conference and showcase dedicated to advanced digital lifestyle solutions for residential and mobile environments.

This executive conference hosts 800+ attendees and features 80+ sponsors and 90+ speakers supporting the industry through their participation. For information on speaking, sponsoring, or attending, please visit http://www.connectionsconference.com.

About Smarthome
Founded in 1992, Smarthome Inc. is the world's leading authority on electronic home improvement and automation. Smarthome is organized into three divisions: Smarthome Direct with its Smarthome.com, "the Amazon of electronic home improvement" (Newsweek, 2004); Smarthome Design, creators of best -in -class home control products; and Smarthome Technology, the pioneering architects of INSTEON. Smarthome's INSTEON Alliance offers a focused community for developers to incorporate the INSTEON standard into their products. Smarthome products are sold to an international customer base via the Web, phone and retail outlets, as well as to professional dealers and installers through SmarthomePro. The company's online catalog can be found at www.smarthome.com, information regarding INSTEON can be found at www.insteon.net. Smarthome is headquartered in Irvine, Calif.

About ConstrucTech Expo 2005
The ConstrucTech Expo 2005 trade show is uniquely focused on the construction marketplace, providing industry professionals with the expert business, automation and technology perspective necessary to make sound business decisions. ConstrucTech Expo 2005, to be held Dec. 1 -3 in Austin, Texas, at the Austin Convention Center, aims to help construction -related businesses of all sizes put information technology to work to improve productivity and generate increased profit through the latest technology innovations.


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