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CONNECTIONS: The Digital Home Conference and Showcase, produced by Parks Associates in partnership with CEA, will examine issues fundamental to the digital home, including digital entertainment, home networking, mobile services, home management, and broadband-related services.

CONNECTIONS 2005 will be held May 11-13, 2005, at the Hyatt Regency near the San Francisco Airport in Burlingame, Calif. The event agenda, to be released in early February 2005, will feature five tracks:

Track A: Digital Entertainment and Multimedia Applications
Track B: Home Networking and Residential Gateways
Track C: Consumer Mobility and Device/Content Portability
Track D: Applications, Services, and Consumer Value
Track E: Home Management: Controls, Security, and Health

The event comes at a critical growth stage in the markets for digital living, according to Parks Associates. The market research firm stated that over one-third of U.S. Internet households recognize the value of a multimedia home network specifically as it relates to music. Also, the number of U.S. broadband households subscribing to games-on-demand services will grow to more than two million by the end of 2007, according to Parks Associates.

“Service providers have deployed nearly two million data network solutions, and consumers are showing a growing interest in multimedia home networks,” said Tricia Parks, president of Parks Associates. “The shift toward digital living is well underway, and the industry must keep pace with consumer demand and preferences. CONNECTIONS is the perfect venue to preview the next great products and services, share ideas about the future of the connected home, and discuss business plans both for now and the future.”

CONNECTIONS will showcase the latest technologies and feature top executives in the production, marketing, and distribution of applications, services, and devices for the connected home. Current sponsors for the event include:

Diamond Sponsor
Intel Corporation

Gold Sponsors
Consumer Technology Publishing Group
Entropic Communications
Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA)
Philips Electronics
Primedia Home Technology Network (Connected: Managing Personal Media, Home Theater, Stereophile, and Ultimate AV)
Texas Instruments

Silver Sponsors
Allegro Software Development Corporation
CopperGate Communications
Jungo Software Technologies
SercoNet Ltd.
Wipro Technologies

Supporting organizations include: Dempa Publications, the Digital Lifestyles Resource Center, iHollywood Forum, LonMark International, and The Wi-Fi Technology Forum.

Supporting publications include:, Broadband Wireless Business, CableFAX Daily,, CMS NewsLine, Consumer Electronics Vision, Consumer Electronics Review, Consumer Technology Publishing Group, Digital Connect Magazine, Digital Music News, HiddenWires, Home Toys, Inside Digital TV,, Kensei News & Information Services, Mediaware, Technology TnT, TelecomWeb, and VTECHLINK.

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More information on sponsoring, speaking, and attending is available at For information about sponsoring CONNECTIONS, contact or call 972-490-1113.

CONNECTIONS: The Digital Home Conference and Showcase, produced by Parks Associates in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association, is the largest international executive conference for digital home technologies.

This executive conference features 80+ sponsors and 90+ speakers supporting the industry through their participation. With 700+ attendees, the conference will focus on the following market areas: Digital Entertainment and Multimedia Applications; Home Networking and Residential Gateways; Consumer Mobility and Device/Content Portability; Applications, Services, and Consumer Value; and Home Controls, Security, and Health Management.

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