CONNECTIONS™ Pre -show Events

Trends, solutions, and opportunities in digital content and device management

Dallas, Texas, May 1, 2008 - CONNECTIONS™ today announced two pre -show events, taking place June 24, 2008, bringing expert analysis on business strategies and consumer and industry trends in digital living as well as the opportunities and challenges of device management in the digital home.


Business Cases in Digital Living, a strategic workshop from Parks Associates, and Device Management Summit: Low Cost Device Deployment & User Support, from TM Forum, will be held in conjunction with CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase.

The CONNECTIONS™ conference will take place June 24 -26 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. CONNECTIONS™ provides high -level research, knowledge, and analysis to 800+ executives from the converging consumer technology and service industries.

According to Parks Associates, almost 33 million U.S. households will have broadband services 10 Mbps or higher by 2012. These connections create opportunities for multiple industries, a key topic for Business Cases in Digital Living. At this seminar, Parks Associates analysts provide strategic recommendations regarding digital home services and consumer purchase decisions. The seminar also features a special session with executives from Icron Technologies, SyncTV, AwoX, PacketVideo, and Allegro.

"These pre -show events present complicated topics in a clear and comprehensive manner," said Elizabeth Parks, VP, Parks Associates. "There are multiple opportunities in the digital -living area, from managing devices to managing the whole home, and we are pleased to offer seminars unmatched in in -depth research and expert insight."

Device Management Summit, hosted by TM Forum, covers the entire device -management value chain, including manufacturers, integrators, consultants, executives, and service, technology, and application providers. The agenda features discussion on optimizing end -to -end device management and the latest efforts to solve device -based management issues.

This summit features speakers from TM Forum, Device Management Forum, Coxhead Consulting, Cisco Systems, Peak8 Solutions, DSL Forum, Home Gateway Initiative, OSGi Alliance, and Telcordia.

More information on these events and CONNECTIONS™ is available at www.connectionsconference.com or by calling 972 -490 -1113.

ABOUT CONNECTIONS™
CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase, hosted by leading research firm Parks Associates in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®), is the premier executive event focused on the market developments and growth factors for advanced digital lifestyle solutions.

CONNECTIONS™ sessions provide high -level research, knowledge, and analysis to over 1,000 executives from the converging industries developing products and services for consumers. Topics include IPTV and "TV 2.0," bundled services, consumer storage, mobile applications and content, social and digital media, and home and lifestyle management.

For twelve years, the following industries have participated at CONNECTIONS™: new media, digital entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, software and middleware, digital health, mobile applications and services, consumer electronics, and home control systems and security.

For information on speaking, sponsoring, or attending CONNECTIONS™, please visit www.connectionsconference.com. For additional information or requests, email sales@parksassociates.com or call 972.490.1113.

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