Siemens Communications, Brings Industry -Leading IPTV Expertise to CONNECTIONS™

CONNECTIONS™ today welcomed Siemens Communications Inc. as a Diamond Sponsor to its 2006 event, which will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center, May 2-4, 2006.

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Siemens Communications, with SURPASS Home Entertainment Solution, Brings Industry -Leading IPTV Expertise to CONNECTIONS™

Dallas, TX MARCH 28 - CONNECTIONS™ today welcomed Siemens Communications Inc. as a Diamond Sponsor to 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 the Consumer Electronics Association, 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.

This year's proceedings will devote particular attention to Internet protocol television (IPTV) and other advanced video services and platforms, which have significant traction with consumers. According to Parks Associates, 27% of U.S. households are highly interested in interactive services such as targeted advertising, voting for game shows, and gaming over the television.

"The SURPASS® Home Entertainment solution from Siemens is an adaptable approach that allows each carrier to create a customized strategy for entry into the IPTV business," said Eddie Drake, CTO of Siemens Home Entertainment. "Our customers continue to look to us for advanced features and enabling technologies in the digital home…and we continue to deliver."

"Siemens Communications is making great strides in enabling IPTV services, which are critical components in realizing the vision of digital living," said Tricia Parks, CEO of Parks Associates. "We are pleased to have Siemens Communications at CONNECTIONS™, and our attendees will greatly benefit from the company's expertise."

The Siemens SURPASS Home Entertainment solution, built on an open standards -based architecture, provides rich user experiences, efficient back -office management tools, and the building blocks for complete convergence of entertainment, communication, and smart home solutions. For more information, go to www.siemens.com/surpass.

For information about CONNECTIONS™, 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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