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Smarthome to Unveil Changes at CES

Smarthome will present the company's latest news at the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show.

Irvine, CA–Smarthome will present the company’s latest news at the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show.

On the corporate front, Smarthome will announce a re-branding of its parent company as well as a new licensing strategy for INSTEON chips, and the inaugural INSTEON Alliance Conference scheduled for the spring of 2006.

Smarthome will also be releasing its new line of affordable INSTEON-based home control lighting products. These products will enable consumers to easily and inexpensively set up reliable and user-friendly remote control systems for lighting and appliances.

“We’ve seen a marked increase in channel and development partners, and we see this as further confirmation that products designed for home control are on the brink of a mass-market explosion,” said Rajeev Kapur vice president sales and marketing, Smarthome. “As industry analysts and trend watchers have long been saying, when the barriers of cost and complexity are removed, consumers will eagerly embrace technologies that allow previously inert products such as faucets, thermostats and window blinds to become part of a remotely managed network, and INSTEON makes this possible.”

Smarthome executives will also be active participants at CES 2006. Joe Dada, CEO of Smarthome, will participate in a home networking panel discussion, “The Long and Short of Networking Technologies,” at 3 p.m. on Jan. 5 (Session HN6, LVCC South Hall, S102-103). Dada will go head-to-head with ZigBee spokespersons to discuss how INSTEON, a dual-mesh (powerline and radio frequency) home control networking technology, compares to other wireless networking solutions.

At CES, Smarthome will be located at booth 26424.