ZigBee™ Alliance brings wireless home control networking expertise to CONNECTIONS™

CONNECTIONS™ today welcomes Zigbee™ Alliance, a leader in developing wireless monitoring and control solutions, as a Diamond Sponsor at its 2006 event, which will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center, May 2-4, 2006.

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ZigBee™ Alliance brings wireless home control networking expertise to CONNECTIONS™

Dallas, TX March 9 - CONNECTIONS™ today welcomes Zigbee™ Alliance, a leader in developing wireless monitoring and control solutions, as a Diamond Sponsor at its 2006 event, which will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center, May 2 -4, 2006.

CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Home Conference and Showcase, produced by Parks Associates in partnership with CEA, is the largest executive conference and showcase dedicated to advanced digital lifestyle solutions for residential and mobile environments. This year's conference topics include digital entertainment, mobile platforms & services, home networking & infrastructure, home management & digital health, and broadband & IP services.

According to Parks Associates, the total market for home control systems reached approximately $2.3 billion in 2005. Furthermore, revenues will grow 8 -9% per year over the next four years, reaching more than $3 billion by 2009.

"The home controls market is coming of age and is accelerated by efforts like the ZigBee Alliance," said Tricia Parks, CEO of Parks Associates. "One inhibitor to the growth of digital home control has been available suitable and avant garde technology at prices that most consumers can manage. ZigBee requirements help mitigate this issue."

The ZigBee Alliance (www.zigbee.org) is also hosting a special session, Wireless Sensors and Control Networks: Enabling New Opportunities, on May 3, 2:45 -3:45 p.m., at CONNECTIONS™. This session will offer discussions of basic network requirements and applications for ZigBee wireless technology. Meeting ZigBee requirements will allow manufacturers to provide flexibility, mobility, and ease -of -use in a wide range of everyday devices. It is expected that ZigBee technology will be embedded in a wide range of products and applications across consumer, commercial, industrial, and government markets worldwide.

For more information, visit www.connectionsconference.com, e -mail sales@parksassociates.com, or call 972 -490 -1113.

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. CONNECTIONS™ will be held May 2 -4, 2006, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

With 800+ attendees, the conference will focus on the following market areas: Digital Entertainment, Business Challenges for Digital Home Technologies and Services, Mobile Platforms and Services, Broadband & IP Services, Home Management and Digital Health, and Home Networking and Infrastructure. www.connectionsconference.com

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