Leading Home Technology Service Providers Merge to Form VIA International

Newly-Formed Company Now the Largest of its Kind in North America

San Francisco, CA August 26, 2013


VIA International, the full-service home technology provider for today's sophisticated, luxury homeowner, launched today resulting from the merger of six leading home technology firms: Cyber Sound, DSI Entertainment, Engineered Environments, Paragon Technology, S3 Aurant, and Studio AV. With this merger, VIA International is now the first full-service home technology provider with national reach, serving hundreds of ultra-high net worth clients that include Hollywood's A-list celebrities, sports superstars and Forbes 400 business tycoons, among others.

VIA International provides its clientele with an unparalleled "digital concierge" experience - a premium, white-glove service offering the highest levels of attentiveness and expertise paired with sophisticated, exciting and intuitive state-of-the-art technology. By providing the only full-service digital concierge offering in the industry, the company delivers the highest quality consultation and design, engineering, project management, implementation, programming, client aftercare support and system monitoring.

"The merger of leading home technology integrators to form VIA International will transform the entire residential systems industry. Together, we are elevating a fragmented, project-based business model into a consolidated and streamlined service provider that emphasizes providing a concierge-level experience over multiple years in multiple homes, not simply a one-time, product-centric solution," said Randy Stearns, CEO and founding partner of VIA International. "With VIA's combined resources, well-defined best practices and depth of talent and expertise, we are well positioned to lead our industry into a new paradigm that places personal service at the forefront of the home technology experience."

The merger will provide VIA International clientele with previously unobtainable benefits, including:

*Personalized, local white-glove service backed by the vast resources of a national enterprise

*Best-in-class design, implementation and programming provided by well-trained professionals with more than 100 years of combined experience

*A uniformly intuitive, state-of-the-art technology experience consistent across multiple homes

*A robust range of services and more innovative solutions

Employing more than 300 trusted professionals with deep domain expertise, VIA International offers the highest levels of quality and expertise in providing home networks, custom home theaters, distributed audio and video, lighting and climate control, motorized window treatments, energy monitoring and management, security and surveillance, and systems integration.

"Our clients will enjoy the state-of-the-art home technology they've come to expect and an unmatched level of service they never thought possible across all of their residences," said Eric Thies, director of marketing and founding partner of VIA International. "Individually, each VIA International company is highly-trusted, the leader in its local market, and possesses a broad and deep expertise in designing and integrating turn-key home technology solutions in the luxury home market. Together, we are changing the face of the home automation market forever."

For more information about VIA International, please visit http://www.viahome.com.

About VIA International

VIA International is the home technology provider for today's sophisticated, luxury homeowner. Our clients enjoy state-of-the-art home technology, an intuitive user experience and concierge-level service. VIA International was founded in 2013 as a platform for a merger between six industry-leading regional home technology companies - Engineered Environments, Paragon Technology, DSI Entertainment, Cyber Sound, S3 Aurant, and Studio AV - all based in Western United States. The company designs and implements turn-key home technology solutions in the luxury home market, including entertainment, environmental control and communication systems, as well as system monitoring and other services. For more information about VIA International please visit http://www.viahome.com.

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