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Cortexa And SmartLabs Deliver High Quality Home AutomationProducts at Affordable PriceCortexa Products Now Available to Consumers on Smarthome.comEHX, ORLANDO, FL - March 28, 2006 - Cortexa Technology Inc., today announcedthat the company is partnering with SmartLabs in their mutual desire to bring high qualityhome automation products to consumers at an affordable price. As part of the agreement,Cortexa's home automation products are now available on Smarthome.com.Following three years of research and development, Cortexa Technology launched themost affordable fully functional home automation system on the market in November2005. The company is founded on the principles that technology can be easy-to-use andreliable while being affordable for the consumer. Now, Cortexa has selected SmartLabInc.'s Smarthome.com website as its distribution partner in an effort to reach morehomeowners with high quality, affordable solutions."SmartLabs and Cortexa share the same vision - develop and deliver quality homeautomation products at a price point that homeowners can afford," said Joe Dada, founderand CEO of SmartLabs, Inc. of Irvine, Calif. "There is a real change afoot in the marketas consumers begin to realize that home automation and control adds value to the home,makes life more convenient and efficient and is not beyond their budget."This distribution agreement is a natural progression of the relationship between thecompanies. Recently, Cortexa announced both compatibility with SmartLab'sINSTEON-enabled lighting products and full support for the INSTEON protocol, arobust, redundant dual-mesh network that combines wireless radio frequency (RF) withthe home's existing electrical wiring to provide low cost, yet highly reliable automationproducts for use within the home."Smarthome.com is the leading retailer of home automation products in the United Statesand an easy choice as a distribution partner for Cortexa's products," said Billy Martin,chief executive officer, Cortexa Technology. "SmartLab's has nearly 15 yearsexperience with the consumer in the home automation market enabling them to truly helpdrive cost effective quality products to market. As we champion this crusade to automateevery home in America, we thrilled that our products are now available onwww.smarthome.com."Furthermore, the Cortexa system fully integrates with many products available fromSmarthome, including the INSTEON lighting control products, NuVo audio distribution,Global Cache, Rain8 Irrigation, video surveillance cameras, and HAI and ELK securitysystems, thus providing a one-stop shop home automation system for the end user.Cortexa will be exhibiting with SmartLabs at Booth 1228 at the Electronic HouseExposition in Orlando, Florida, March 28- April 1, 2006.About SmartLabs Inc.Founded in 1992, SmartLabs, Inc. is the world's leading authority on electronic homeimprovement and automation. SmartLabs is organized into three divisions: SmarthomeDirect, which includes Smarthome.com, "the Amazon of home automation" (Newsweek,2004); SmartLabs Design, creators of best-in-class home control products; andSmartLabs Technology, the pioneering architects of INSTEON. SmartLabs' INSTEONAlliance offers a focused community for developers to incorporate the INSTEONstandard into their products. SmartLabs products are sold to an international customerbase via the Web, phone and retail outlets, as well as to professional dealers and installersthrough SmarthomePro. The company's online catalog can be found atwww.smarthome.com; information regarding INSTEON can be found atwww.insteon.net. SmartLabs is headquartered in Irvine, Calif.About Cortexa Technology, Inc.Based in Austin, Texas, Cortexa Technology Inc. is a privately held company that develops andmarkets home automation systems to bring increased functionality and efficiency to all homeswith an emphasis on mid-market homes. The Cortexa product is engineered from the ground upand includes both the software and solid state hardware. The company's founders are passionateabout providing home automation for all and, during development of the product, focused onaffordability, dependability and usability. To find out more about Cortexa Technology, visitwww.cortexatechnology.com.




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