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SmartLabs Promotes Rajeev Kapur to President to LeadThe Newly Structured CompanyKapur to Shape Home Automation Industry by Focusing on the ConsumerIRVINE, Calif. ? April 4, 2006 ? SmartLabs Inc.TM, the world?s leading authority in homeautomation and control, today announced that Rajeev Kapur, previously vice president of salesand marketing, has been promoted to president. In his new position, Kapur will lead the strategicdirection of the company, create an agile corporate culture and oversee operations forSmartLabs? three divisions.SmartLabs, formerly known as Smarthome, announced in January the formation of its newparent company. SmartLabs is divided into three divisions: SmartLabs Technology, architects ofthe INSTEON home control technology; SmartLabs Design, product design and development;and Smarthome Direct, the retail and online distribution channel. The restructuring and namechange more accurately reflects its role as a visionary think tank for the future of homenetworking.?SmartLabs has experienced tremendous growth in the last few years and, as a multi-businesscompany, we need to continue to scale our management structure for future success,? said JoeDada, SmartLabs founder and CEO. ?Rajeev is an extraordinary leader and manager and isperfectly suited to lead our business. As CEO, I will continue to create the vision for thecompany and develop technologies that will shape the connected home.?Kapur joined SmartLabs in 2004 as vice president of sales and marketing. In that role, heserved as head of the SmartLabs Design division, which is responsible for product development,sales and marketing of Smarthome-branded products as well as sales and marketing tactics forINSTEON?, the company?s flagship home-control networking technology.?I see a tremendous opportunity in helping to shape the home automation industry,? saysKapur. ?I envision home control becoming ubiquitous in all our home interactions. SmartLabswill lead the industry by continuing to listen to what consumers want while remaining agileenough to deliver technologies and products that enable consumers to personalize and controltheir homes.?Kapur?s background includes 11 years at Dell Inc., where he served in a variety ofincreasingly more responsible positions throughout the United States and in Asia. Prior to joiningDell, he worked for Gateway and Computer Peripherals, Inc.Kapur holds a bachelor?s degree in international business from California State University,Fullerton.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: Smarthome Direct,which includes, ?the Amazon of electronic home improvement? (Newsweek,2004); SmartLabs Design, creators of best-in-class home control products; and SmartLabsTechnology, the pioneering architects of INSTEON. SmartLabs? INSTEON Alliance offers afocused community for developers to incorporate the INSTEON standard into their products.SmartLabs products are sold to an international customer base via the Web, phone and retailoutlets, as well as to professional dealers and installers through SmarthomePro. The company?sonline catalog can be found at; information regarding INSTEON can befound at SmartLabs is headquartered in Irvine, Calif.

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