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SmartLabs Adds Tech Industry Veteran Gil Amelioto Board of DirectorsFormer Apple Computer and National Semiconductor CEOHelps Shape Future of CompanyIrvine, Calif. ? March 31, 2006 ? SmartLabs Inc.TM, the world?s leadingauthority in home control, today announced the addition of Gil Amelio to the SmartLabsboard of directors. As a director, Amelio will assist in further refining the future directionof the company and will leverage his industry connections and expertise in technology topursue strategic alliances.Amelio is best known as the former CEO of Apple Computer and NationalSemiconductor. More recently, Amelio has been a venture capitalist focusing on earlystagestartups. He is currently a senior partner at Sienna Ventures and serves as a directorof a number of technology companies including AT&T. Amelio is also CEO of AcquicorTechnology Inc. (AMEX: AQR.U.), a company he created with two other former Appleexecutives, Steve Wozniak and Ellen Hancock.?The addition of Gil Amelio, a prominent technology industry veteran, to our boardis further confirmation of our leadership in the wireless and wired home controlnetworking market,? said Joe Dada, SmartLabs founder and CEO. ?Gil brings a wealth ofexperience and strategic insight, and his perspective and expertise will be invaluable aswe continue to experience rapid market acceptance of our INSTEON home controltechnology.??The extremely dynamic home networking market is just beginning to address theneeds of the mass consumer,? said Amelio. ?SmartLabs is at the forefront of that effort,and all the critical success factors are in place, from thought leadership to sophisticatedtechnology and product design to cutting-edge marketing and distribution. I look forwardto helping the company realize its strategic vision.?SmartLabs, formerly known as Smarthome, announced in January the formation ofits new parent company. SmartLabs is divided into three subsidiaries SmartLabsTechnology, architects of the INSTEON home control technology; SmartLabs Design,product design and development and Smarthome Direct, the retail and online distribution channel. The re-organization and name change more accurately reflects its role as avisionary think tank for future of home networking.About INSTEONSmartLabs? INSTEON, the new technology standard in electronic home controlnetworking, uses a simple, low-cost combination of wireless and power linecommunications to link core home systems such as lighting, security comfort control,consumer electronics, appliances and safety sensors, allowing them to be controlled ormonitored from anywhere in the world. INSTEON-enabled products can also bridge toother networks, such as Wi-Fi LANs, the Internet and telephony and entertainmentdistribution systems, allowing products to serve as the foundation for a very robustintegrated home control environment.About SmartLabs Inc.Founded in 1992, SmartLabs, Inc. is the world?s leading authority on home automationand control. SmartLabs is organized into three divisions: Smarthome Direct, whichincludes Smarthome.com, ?the Amazon of home automation? (Newsweek, 2004);SmartLabs Design, creators of best-in-class home control products; and SmartLabsTechnology, the pioneering architects of INSTEON. SmartLabs? INSTEON Allianceoffers a focused community for developers to incorporate the INSTEON standard intotheir products. SmartLabs products are sold to an international customer base via theWeb, phone and retail outlets, as well as to professional dealers and installers throughSmarthomePro. The company?s online catalog can be found at www.smarthome.com;information regarding INSTEON can be found at www.insteon.net. SmartLabs isheadquartered in Irvine, Calif.




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