Motorola Joins Tier 1 Industry Leaders to Keynote HomePlug® Technology Conference

Motorola joins Intel, Linksys, a Division of Cisco Systems, Inc., and Bell Canada to discuss the HomePlug Alliance's "Proven Worldwide Standard" technology within the Digital Home Ecosystem

SAN RAMON, CA - September 14, 2005 - The HomePlug® Powerline Alliance announces the addition of Mr. Barry James Folsom to the list of exciting keynote speakers as they share their vision at the first HomePlug Powerline Technology Conference later this month.

Mr. Barry James Folsom is Corporate Vice President and General Manager at Motorola with their Connected Home Solutions business. A pioneer in bringing emerging technologies to market, he has played pivotal roles in the creation of four major market categories: Personal Computers, Workstations, Internet Data Centers and Web Conferencing. Conference attendees can expect to hear Folsom's vision for the connected home markets and HomePlug powerline technology's role within that ecosystem.

Barry James' deep experience with broadband & set-top-box applications, multi-media content & media players, and family & home monitoring businesses, will shed a unique light on the multitude of consumer-centric applications of HomePlug technology.

The HomePlug Alliance's inaugural two-day conference, to be held September 27-28 at the Burlingame Embassy Suites hotel near the San Francisco airport (, will feature over fifty expert speakers and panelists from a cross-section of industries. Additional speakers and executives at the Conference include representatives from Arkados, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), Comcast, Conexant, Current Technologies, devolo, Duke Power, Earthlink, Intellon, Leviton, NETGEAR, Parks Associates, Philips, RadioShack Corporation, Sharp and Sony, among others.

Sponsors of the Conference to date include Arkados, Asoka USA, Current Technologies, Earthlink, Intel, Intellon, Leviton, Motorola, PowerPlus Communications, RadioShack Corporation, Sony and Spidcom Technologies.

All interested parties are invited to join the HomePlug Powerline Alliance and contribute to the development of its specifications and broaden the growing list of applications. Companies interested in receiving information about the HomePlug Powerline Alliance are invited to contact Executive Director Rob Ranck ( for details on membership and activities.

About the HomePlug® Powerline Alliance:

The HomePlug Alliance is an industry-led initiative committed to creating specifications and enabling standard-based applications for home networking products, home automation (command & control) among platforms within the home and broadband access services to the home. Additionally, the Alliance is chartered to foster and accelerate demand for HomePlug-enabled products and services worldwide through the sponsorship of market and user education programs. Membership in the Alliance has grown to include about 50 industry-leading companies. HomePlug Sponsor companies include Cisco (CSCO); Comcast (CMCSK); EarthLink (ELNK); Intel Corporation (INTC); Motorola (MOT); RadioShack Corporation (RSH); Sharp (SHCPFM); and Sony (SNE). Contributor members include Arkados, Inc. a subsidiary of, Inc. (OTCBB:CDKN); Conexant (CNXT); and Intellon Corporation. Additional information about the Alliance, including a complete listing of certified products, is available online at


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