Convergent and Nuvo partner to offer interoperability

Convergent Living and Nuvo Technologies, today announced a strategic alliance that allows for Nuvo's Concerto series components to be seamlessly integrated with the Companion controllers



Market Leaders Join Together to Offer Multi -Zone,
Touch -Based Control for Concerto Components

Golden, CO 3/18/2006 - Convergent Living, developer of intelligent whole home control appliances, and Nuvo Technologies, a leader in manufacturing whole home audio systems and provider of leading edge micro processor based controls, today announced a strategic alliance that allows for Nuvo's Concerto series components to be seamlessly integrated with the Convergent Companion controllers.

"By engineering in pre -integrated support for sophisticated and compelling subsystems, Convergent can offer professionals very robust interoperability featuring intuitive interfaces, simplified setup and a total control solution which now includes the Concerto preamp from market leader, Nuvo" Craig Slawson, President of Convergent Living.

"We are pleased to form a relationship with Convergent. While our technology brings remarkable high fidelity audio to every room of the home, having it integrate with the other technologies brought into the home is key to the consumer experience and provides a platform for growth into the technologies of the future." said Trudi Luebberst, Director of Marketing.

Companion smartscreens are a suite of elegant in -wall, handheld, desktop as well as TV and PC control with the latest chipset technology from AMD and interface technology from Macromedia. Direct multi -room audio control from NuVo rounds out the Companion direct -connected capabilities with scene lighting, security, webcams, CCTV, multi -room audio, digital media servers and media players. They bring out the best of partner subsystems, simplify pre -wire, offer cross -platform macro/logic interactivity and allow users access to all systems from home PC, TVs in addition to the elegant Companion appliances.

About Convergent
Convergent Living provides sophisticated, engaging control solutions for whole home management as well as tools for dealers to sell affordable and scalable solutions to builders and developers. Companion products are designed specifically from a user's perspective in controlling complex home networks easily while vastly simplifying the installation process for professional. For more information, visit

About NuVo
NuVo Technologies is an innovator in the engineering, manufacturing, and distribution of high -quality audio distribution systems. Offering electronics that represent the best value in class, NuVo provides superior engineering, distribution, and customer support from its offices in Cincinnati, OH, and state -of -the -art manufacturing in mainland China. NuVo prides itself on designing and distributing products that are easy to install and operate in the home. NuVo products may be seen at the company's comprehensive website at

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