CEDIA EXPO to Showcase Newest Technologies in Custom Electronics

Annual industry event to highlight new trends, consumer lifestyle demands

Indianapolis, Ind. -Many new home networking trends and breakthrough technologies will be revealed for the first time during CEDIA EXPO 2004, which will be hosted by the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA), September 8 -12, 2004, in Indianapolis.

CEDIA EXPO, the only show that meets the specialized needs of the residential custom electronics industry, broke attendance records last year with approximately 22,000 attendees.

CEDIA EXPO is unlike any other electronics trade show -it's all about how the newest home networks and custom electronics products shape consumers' lifestyles. CEDIA EXPO offers the rare opportunity to see exactly how the newest electronics are being incorporated into everyday life. CEDIA members, on a daily basis, make it possible for the average homeowner to enjoy multiple electronic products and systems, including home theater, security systems, whole -house audio, networked lighting and others at the touch of a button.

"CEDIA EXPO showcases cutting -edge technologies that are driving the custom electronics industry to new heights," said Billilynne Keller, CEDIA's executive director. "The custom electronics industry is constantly evolving, and consumer demand on all levels is growing. CEDIA EXPO allows manufacturers and exhibitors to show the world and each other what is current, what to expect for the future and how to best provide technology to their consumers."

Indiana Convention Center and RCA Dome
Indianapolis, Ind.

September 8 -12, 2004 (Wednesday -Sunday)
Trade Show Floor Open September 10 -12 (Friday -Sunday)

sales representatives
trade publications
special interest groups
industry -related associations

interior designers

CEDIA's educational program, top ranked in the industry, will offer 282 sessions at EXPO 2004. Courses at CEDIA EXPO represent the most comprehensive educational experience in the industry.

The CEDIA Dome, after traveling internationally to multiple trade shows, will be concluding its 2004 tour at CEDIA EXPO to demonstrate how CEDIA professionals can build better home networks and exceed clients' expectations. The CEDIA Dome details several areas of home networking, including lifestyle and environment controls, networked audio and video, advance video displays and CEDIA Certification and Training.

The world's leading experts will provide the most up -to -date information on new trends and future expectations for the custom design and installation industry. Also, two keynote speakers are slated to speak at CEDIA EXPO -Howard Putnam the former president and chief executive officer of Southwest Airlines, and Nicholas Negroponte, the founding chairman of MIT Media Lab.

Industry leaders will be recognized and rewarded for their outstanding contributions to the industry. CEDIA EXPO is the only place where these winners are highlighted and showcased.

Watch for updates at www.cedia.org by clicking the CEDIA EXPO 2004 button. Be sure to visit the Press Room section under the Media Information menu.

CEDIA is an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home. The association was founded in September 1989 and has approximately 3,100 member companies worldwide. CEDIA members are established and insured businesses with bona fide qualifications and experience in this specialized field. CEDIA is a not -for -profit organization based in Indianapolis, Ind. For more information on CEDIA, visit the association's web site at www.cedia.org or call 1 -800 -669 -5329.

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