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CONNECTIONS announces early Keynotes and Sponsors, featuring experts in Digital Living

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CONNECTIONS announces early Keynotes and Sponsors, featuring experts in Digital Living

Dallas TX February 9, 2006 — Parks Associates announced today the early sponsors and Keynote speakers for the tenth annual CONNECTIONS: The Digital Home Conference and Showcase, which will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center, May 2-4, 2006.

Produced by Parks Associates in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association, CONNECTIONS is the largest executive conference and showcase dedicated to advanced digital lifestyle solutions for residential and mobile environments.

This year’s conference topics include digital entertainment, mobile platforms & services, home networking & infrastructure, home management & digital health, and broadband & IP services. Recent research from Parks Associates finds that annual revenue from bundled services in the U.S. will reach $119.5 billion by 2010, as the landscape for residential services continues to show increasing convergence among previously disparate service sectors. Parks Associates’ analysts will present research and analysis on these and other topics throughout CONNECTIONS, providing a complete picture of the current challenges and future opportunities for the “digital living” industries.

“Consumer technologies for the home are growing up fast,” said Stuart Sikes, president of Parks Associates. “CONNECTIONS is the premier forum to discuss the future of digital living technologies, and we are pleased to have the leading executives and visionaries in these industries presenting at this event.”

The list of confirmed Keynotes for CONNECTIONS includes:
Peter Barrett, Chief Technology Officer and General Manager, Engineering, Microsoft TV Group
Allen Delattre, Global Managing Director, Electronics & High Tech Industry Practice, Accenture
William O. Leszinske, Jr., General Manager, Networked Media Platform Group, Intel Corp.
Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association

Early Sponsors of CONNECTIONS include:

Diamond Sponsors: Accenture; Myrio, A Siemens company; Panasonic; Zigbee Alliance

Platinum Sponsors: Intel Corp.; Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA); Philips; Pulse Link; Zensys

Gold Sponsors: DivX Inc.; Entropic Communications; Insteon by SmartLabs; Nortel

Silver Sponsors: Affinegy; Allegro Software; CEPCA; DigiOn; Digital 5; Digital Deck;
Exent Technologies; Jungo Software Technologies; Maxtor; Mediabolic; NDS Technologies; Nero; Pepper Computer; Renesas; Sereniti; Sonic Solutions; Streamload; SupportSoft; Xanboo

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Reception Sponsor: Hanley Wood’s Digital Home

Break Sponsor: Integra5

Platinum Supporting Organization: Wi-Fi Alliance

Platinum Supporting Publications: Digital Media Wire; FierceWireless

Supporting Organizations: Broadband Services Forum; Broadband Wireless World; CEDIA; Circle F Media; Dempa Publications, Inc.; FinPro; iHollywood Forum; Internet Home Alliance; InterStream LLC; JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization); LonMark International; TAHI (The Application Home Initiative); UHAPI Forum (Universal Home API Forum); VESA (Video Electronics Standards Association); The Wi-Fi Technology Forum (Wi-Fi-TF)

Supporting Publications: ACM Computers in Entertainment; Automated Buildings; Broadband Daily; Broadband Wireless Business; Casadomo; CEPro; Consumer Electronics Vision; Construtech; Consumer Technology Publishing Group; Dealerscope; Digital Connect; Digital Home Singapore; Digital Lifestyles; Digital Music News; Everything on Demand; Global Sources Publications Ltd.; HiddenWires; Home Toys; IPTV Industry; IP Television Magazine; JEI (Journal of Electronics Industry); Kensei News & Information Services; Mobile Media; Residential Systems; Systems Contractor News; Technology TNT; VTECH; WiMAX Industry

About CONNECTIONS: Now in its tenth year, CONNECTIONS: The Digital Home Conference and Showcase is produced by Parks Associates in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association and is the largest executive conference and showcase dedicated to advanced digital lifestyle solutions for residential and mobile environments.

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