ELK LICENSES CONVERGENT TECHNOLOGIES

Convergent Living today announced that Elk Products, Inc. signed a license agreement to manufacturer, sell, and distribute the ELK-TS07 under Convergent's USPTO patent #7,047,092.

ELK LICENSES CONVERGENT TECHNOLOGIES


Both companies further agree to collaborate

Golden, CO 10/15/2006 - Convergent Living, Inc., developer of intelligent whole home control appliances, today announced that Elk Products, Inc. signed a license agreement to manufacturer, sell, and distribute the ELK -TS07 under Convergent's USPTO patent #7,047,092. The companies further agreed to integrate Elk control panels into the popular Companion Ecosystem thereby empowering respective dealers access to the powerful M1 and EZ8 panels and related subsystems through the award -winning Companion whole home controllers.

"We are pleased to have Elk on board as a pre -integrated driver as well as further validate the value of the company intellectual property." says Craig Slawson, President of Convergent Living. "We were early pioneers in the advent of IP -based control systems leveraging the embedded architectures that our team helped to invent and while the patent process is expensive and arduous, it is worth protecting innovative, industry -changing products like the Companion whole home controllers."

Convergent Living develops integrated control solutions for popular modern and legacy systems on elegantly networked smartscreens. Since 2002, the solutions have offered professional integrators around the world the dimensionality of simple plug/play to full custom interface/control with Flash -animated interface designs. The elegant Companion controllers are specifically designed to run quiet, cool and fast, engaging users with networked content, control and entertainment management on centrally located always -on sentinels. The suite of in -wall, desktop, handheld, TV/PC interfaces offer busy users one -touch access to simplifying their homes, offices or light commercial environments. We offer one seamless solution that will help sell homes, differentiate entire communities, enhance homeowners' lives and offer enduring benefits for years to come. www.convergentliving.com

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