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Sept. 14, 2005


The Internet Home Alliance announced that for the first time it will open its bi-annual meetings to non-member companies.

WHAT: The Internet Home Alliance, a cross-industry network of companies, such as Cisco, General Motors, Hewlett Packard, Invensys, Microsoft, Panasonic of North America, SBC Communications, Sears and Whirlpool, which conduct collaborative research to advance the connected home space, announced today that for the first time it will open its bi-annual meetings, previously for members only, to non-member companies.

The Alliance's next Collaborative Research Planning Session will take place October 3-4, 2005 in conjunction with the Connected@Home 2005 Conference & Expo, produced by CABA, and the 2005 Fiber-to-the-Home Conference & Expo.

During the meeting, Alliance members and other attendees will hear the results of the Alliance's new State of the Connected Home Market Research, the Alliance's comprehensive annual research study into the digital home market. Among other insights, the research will reveal what specific digital home products and services consumers want now.

After the research presentation, attendees will participate in a variety of sessions during which they will work with other attendees to apply what they've learned from the research to develop relevant and viable connected home product and service concepts for testing within the Alliance's collaborative research program. The Alliance conducts various kinds of digital home research on an ongoing basis, providing key learnings to members and the industry.

WHERE: Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas,

TICKETS: Tickets to the Alliance meeting are complimentary for Alliance members; a limited number of tickets are available for non-members for $395 each. To register for the Alliance meeting, go here.

About Internet Home Alliance

Internet Home Alliance is a group of leading companies engaged in collaborative research to advance the connected home space. A non-profit organization, the Alliance provides companies with the collaboration, research and real-world testing opportunities they need to gain a competitive advantage in the home technology market. Members of the Alliance, which was founded in October 2000, come from a variety of industries and include such leading companies as Cisco Systems Inc., General Motors, Hewlett-Packard Company, Invensys, Microsoft, Panasonic of North America, Procter & Gamble, SBC Communications, Sears, Roebuck and Co., and Whirlpool Corporation.



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