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March 29, 2006

Internet Home Alliance Announces, Spring 2006 —Connected Home Research Planning Conference

WHAT: The Internet Home Alliance's will hold the Connected Home Research Planning Conference is designed to give participants an opportunity to hear the latest connected home research and then work side-by-side with other attendees to develop relevant connected home solution concepts for testing within the Alliance's collaborative (multi-company) research program.

At this spring's conference, attendees will hear and discuss key learnings from the Alliance's 2005 State of the Connected Home Market Research, the organization's most comprehensive annual research study into the digital home market. Among the key findings, the study reveals good news for the connected home market — a critical mass of consumers has adopted the three key foundational connected home technologies: multiple PCs in the home (53 percent of U.S. households), broadband Internet access (70 percent of U.S. households) and home networks (28 percent of U.S. households).

"This finding is very exciting for companies in the connected home space," said Tim Woods, vice president, Ecosystems Development, Internet Home Alliance in a statement. "For the first time, our research reveals that a network platform is in place that can support connected home solutions at a variety of levels. That platform will provide tremendous opportunities for revenue over the next several years but, because consumers won.t be buying these products and services in a vacuum, companies in the space will need to collaborate on their development in order to leverage the opportunity fully."

To address the need for collaboration, conference attendees will participate in a variety of sessions after the research has been presented. During the sessions, attendees will work together to apply what learned from the research to develop relevant and viable connected home product and service concepts for testing in the real world. The Alliance conducts various kinds of digital home research on an ongoing basis, providing key learnings to the companies participating in the research project, Alliance members and the industry.

WHERE: Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

TICKETS: Passes to the conference are free for Alliance members; non-members may purchase passes for $495 each. Internet Home Alliance will provide a 20 percent discount to companies that send two or more attendees to the conference. Space is restricted to 200 attendees. To register for the Alliance meeting, go here. Earthweb HardwareCentral earthwebdeveloper CrossNodes Datamation

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