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LIFEWARE SEAMLESSLY INTEGRATES INSTEON LIGHTING ANDHOME CONTROL PRODUCTSOrlando, FL ? EHX 2006 ? March 30?April 1, 2006, Booth #1228 - Exceptional Innovation,makers of Lifeware, hardware-friendly home control software, today announced allINSTEON?-enabled products are now compatible with a Lifeware home control solution.INSTEON is the wireless home control technology developed by SmartLabs Inc. the world?sleading authority in home automation and control.?Making INSTEON products compatible with Lifeware makes perfect sense,? said MikeSeamons, Exceptional Innovation?s Vice President of Marketing. ?They?re very popular withour dealers and provide another great option for a Lifeware whole-home control solution.?Lifeware is seamlessly integrated into Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.Using the same Media Center remote they use to access and enjoy their music, movies andphotographs, a Lifeware user can now easily control their entire INSTEON home controlsystem ? including lighting, security, comfort control, consumer electronics, appliances andsafety sensors from all manufacturers integrating the INSTEON technology. Lifewareintegration includes all INSTEON products from SmartLabs Design including SwitchLinc,KeypadLinc, SignaLinc, LampLinc ApplianceLinc and ControLinc as well as its ICON line ofdimmers and switches.?We are continuing to drive INSTEON home automation and control into the digital home,? saidRajeev Kapur, president of SmartLabs Inc. ?By partnering with Lifeware, we can now offer anycompany looking for a way to manage home control via the Media Center an elegant solution."?Lifeware brings a rich control experience together with digital entertainment in a compellingway, and we?re pleased to have INSTEON products be part of that experience,? saidSeamons.Lifeware leverages Web Services for Devices standards to be hardware-neutral, an approachthat allows dealers to offer their customers more choices among available systems, and givesthem the flexibility to create unique new offerings to expand their business.At EHX-Spring, Lifeware can be experienced controlling lighting, audio, security, camera, andclimate control systems from a wide variety of hardware partners in a fully-functioning, livewiredbooth that features six full room vignettes with seamlessly integrated digitalentertainment and control.Logos and images available at www.exceptionalinnovation.comAbout Exceptional InnovationBased in Columbus, Ohio, Exceptional Innovation produces Lifeware, home control software for lighting,thermostats, security systems, cameras and media management systems. Exceptional Innovation?s lineof elegant, all-digital, high-definition touch panels and robust system controllers round out a completeLifeware solution. Led by software industry professionals with extensive experience with distributedcomputing based on open standards and open architecture, Exceptional Innovation combines Microsoftdevelopment expertise with years of home control experience to deliver simple, seamless, life-enhancingsolutions for the digital home.About INSTEONINSTEON delivers a dual-mesh (wireless and powerline) networking technology optimized for homemanagement and control. Simple, affordable and reliable, INSTEON links together core home systemssuch as lighting, security, comfort control, consumer electronics, appliances and safety sensors forremote monitoring and control. All INSTEON devices are peers, meaning any device can transmit, receiveand repeat other messages without requiring a master controller or complex routing software. Addingmore devices makes an INSTEON network more powerful by virtue of a simple protocol forcommunication retransmissions and retries.All product and company names referred to herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.




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