CONNECTIONS Announces HomePlug Powerline Alliance Special Session

CONNECTIONS Announces HomePlug Powerline Alliance Special Session

Dallas, Texas April 16, 2007 Parks Associates and CEA® announced today the HomePlug Powerline Alliance will host the special session "Enabling Connected Digital Lifestyles" during CONNECTIONS on Thursday, May 3rd.

"HomePlug Powerline technology has quickly evolved into an effortless way to connect the technology in your home, and with more than eight million HomePlug-enabled products in use on six continents HomePlug is the authority on seamless powerline connectivity," said Matt Theall, president of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance. "For those interested in the digital home and capabilities of powerline, this session will provide valuable insight and expertise from industry leaders within the HomePlug Alliance including Arkados, Intel, Intellon and Texas Instruments."

CONNECTIONS will take place May 1-3, 2007, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Now in its eleventh year, CONNECTIONS: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase, produced by Parks Associates in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association, is the largest executive conference and showcase dedicated to examining the markets, technologies, and consumer trends for residential and mobile environments.

The HomePlug Powerline Alliance will host this session on May 3rd from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and plan todiscuss the evolution of powerline technology, its current use in a variety of consumer applications, and what the future has in store for this technology.

The HomePlug Powerline Alliance is an industry-led initiative established to create standards for home high-speed powerline networking products and command and control applications within the home and to the home.

Speakers on the panel include Oleg Logvinov, president and CEO of Arkados, Inc.; Andreas Melder, SVP of strategic business development for Intellon Corporation; Michael Stich, director of service provider strategic marketing at Texas Instruments, Inc.; and Matthew Theall, president of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance and powerline initiative manager at Intel Corp. Kurt Scherf, vice president and principal analyst at Parks Associates, will moderate the panel.

"HomePlug Power line technology is rapidly becoming a significant medium in enabling the digital home," Scherf said. "With the total number of networked nodes exceeding 900 million worldwide by the end of 2011, robust power line solutions will be a key ingredient in many home networks, enabling new applications in communications, productivity, and entertainment. HomePlug has been a leader in this area for many years, and they will bring important insight and analysis to CONNECTIONS attendees."

For more information on CONNECTIONS, please visit http://www.connectionsconference.com

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

This executive conference features 80+ sponsors and 90+ speakers supporting the industry through their participation. With 950+ attendees, the conference will focus on the following market areas: Digital Entertainment, Business Challenges for Digital Home Technologies and Services, Mobile Platforms and Services, Broadband & IP Services, Home Management and Digital Health, and Home Networking and Infrastructure.

CONNECTIONS provides industry and consumer perspectives through Parks Associates and CEA research, keynote speakers, panel speakers, media and organization support, and a sponsor showcase displaying the latest technologies.

For information on speaking, sponsoring, or attending, please visit http://www.connectionsconference.com.

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