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AVAD, AMX, Xplore Solutions and Others to Sponsor EHX Fall 2003

Industry leading companies deliver keynotes and sponsor party at 4th annual event

Wayland, MA - September 25, 2003 - EH Events & Education, producer of Electronic House Expo (EHX), announced today AVAD, AMX, Xplore Solutions, BOSE, DirectConnect, Electronic Stockroom, Furman Sound, HomeLogic, Leviton, Niles Audio, OnQ Technologies, Oxmoor, Premier Mounts, Russound and Smarthome as official sponsors of EHX Fall 2003, November 10 -13, 2003 (exhibits November 11 -13) in Long Beach, CA. EHX, which is already expected to be 50 percent larger than the Fall 2002 event, is also sponsored by CEA's TechHome Division, CEDIA, and CABA.

As the official Platinum Sponsor of EHX Fall 2003, AVAD will deliver the opening keynote session on Tuesday, November 11 at 9:00am, entitled 'Builder Bull Session,' moderated by AVAD's Managing Director Joe Piccirilli. In this first of its kind keynote, two of the most experienced technology decision makers from two of the largest home builders in the world, KB Home and Laing Luxury Homes, share their very different approaches to selling home technologies as part of the new home transaction. Also included is a report from the Meyers Group on the California and western U.S. residential construction market.

"AVAD's sponsorship of EHX confirms our commitment to connect homebuilders with custom installers to meet the growing demand for technology in the builder channel," according to Joe Piccirilli, Managing Director at AVAD, LLC. "EHX Fall in Long Beach is ideal for AVAD's 'Builder Bull Session,' as California's tech savvy homebuilders are actively reaching out for better partnerships with integrators. This is true at levels of the market, but California is a particularly apt for the high -end, with the state boasting 41% of the U.S. homes valued at a million dollars or more according to analysis by NAHB," concluded Piccirilli.

AMX and Xplore Solutions are both on board as Gold Sponsors of EHX Fall 2003. An AMX -sponsored keynote, The State of the Residential Integration Market, will take place on Tuesday, November 11. The Xplore Solutions -sponsored keynote 'The Open Standards Revolution in Home Control', on Wednesday, November 12 will dig deep into the world of proprietary protocols versus open -standards protocols.

EHX Silver Sponsors BOSE, DirectConnect, Electronic Stockroom, Furman Sound, HomeLogic, Leviton, Niles Audio, OnQ Technologies, Oxmoor, Premier Mounts, and Russound and Smarthome are sponsoring the largest social networking event ever at EHX: The EHX Unplugged Party. The 2nd Annual Distributed Audio Award winners and CE Pro's High -Impact Products of the Year will be unveiled at EHX Unplugged, taking place Tuesday, November 11 at 6:30pm. Sponsoring the entertainment for the party will be SpeakerCraft. The after hours party is open all EHX participants and will draw an estimated 1,000 attendees.

Electronic House Expo is the trade show and conference of the $15 billion electronic home industry. Held twice annually and sponsored by CEA's TechHome Division, CEDIA and CABA, the EHX trade show floor and conference program provide an invaluable forum for information exchange, education and new product demonstrations from leading manufacturers and service providers across the entire electronic home spectrum of home networking, automation, entertainment, and security. EHX Fall 2003, produced by EH Events & Education and sponsored by CEA, is the only west -coast event to unite such a broad, quality audience of connected home professionals under one roof. Visit for complete event information.

About EH Events & Education
EH Events & Education develops and produces world -class trade shows, conferences and events for the electronic home industry. The EH Events & Education flagship event, Electronic House Expo (EHX), is the trade event of the electronic home industry, joining thousands of industry professionals together with leading manufacturers and service providers. An integral business unit of EH, EH Events & Education provides the electronic home industry with essential educational forums that promote awareness and commerce for this $15 billion market

About CEA:
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) represents more than 1,000 corporate members involved in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and integration of audio, video, mobile electronics, wireless and landline communications, information technology, home networking, multimedia and accessory products, as well as related services that are sold through consumer channels. Combined, CEA's members account for more than $80 billion in annual sales. CEA's resources are available online at, the definitive source for information about the consumer electronics industry.
CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES - Defining Technology's Future. All profits from CES are reinvested into industry services, including technical training and education, industry promotion, engineering standards development, market research and legislative advocacy.

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