SmartLabs' CEO Joe Dada to Speak About INSTEON and the Smart Grid at the CONNECTIONS Summit at CES: Monetizing Connectivity in the Home

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SmartLabs' CEO Joe Dada to Speak About INSTEON® and the Smart Grid at the CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES: Monetizing Connectivity in the Home

Irvine, CA - December 14, 2009 - SmartLabs, Inc. CEO Joe Dada will be a panel speaker at the CONNECTIONS Summit at CES: Monetizing Connectivity in the Home. Dada will be speaking about INSTEON and the Smart Grid on the panel "Bringing the Smart Grid to the Smart Home." The event takes place January 7, 2010 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Currently in use in millions of homes today, INSTEON is an award-winning proven technology that has emerged as a source for energy management, demand response and load-shedding in Smart Grid trials with four of the top 10 utilities in the United States.

For the fourth year, Parks Associates is hosting the CONNECTIONS Summit at CES. The 2010 event features sessions focusing on trends, emerging business models and technologies, and growth opportunities for companies developing products and services for the digital home. Parks Associates finds that already over six percent of all U.S. meters are smart meters, and many U.S. utilities are announcing new deployments and pilot programs, which will push the number of smart meters to almost 50 million by 2012.

"There is a lot of buzz about the Smart Grid, however, as the panel topic suggests, it's what can be done in the home that will push us toward optimizing our nation's energy usage, moving us towards energy independence and minimizing our carbon footprint," stated Dada.

Dada founded SmartLabs in 1992 as a startup. Shortly thereafter he launched Smarthome.com, becoming one of the world's first ecommerce companies. During the late 1990's, he acquired two product engineering firms, formed SmartLabs Design, and began designing and manufacturing proprietary remote control lighting and related products. Between 2000 and 2005, he led the development of INSTEON, a dual-mesh (RF plus Powerline) networking technology which is now the best selling home area networking technology. Dada is currently on the University of California, Irvine Extension's Sustainable Buildings: Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy advisory board, assisting in the direction and development of the curriculum, marketing and partnership opportunities. Dada holds a bachelor's degree with honors in engineering and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana.


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About SmartLabs®, Inc.
Founded in 1992, SmartLabs, Inc. is an integrated technology company in the home area networking (HAN) and home automation markets. SmartLabs is organized into three divisions: SmartLabs Technology, the pioneering architects of INSTEON wireless HAN technology; SmartLabs Design, which designs and develops Smarthome™ products; and Smarthome Direct, which sells its own, as well as, third-party products to consumers via its award-winning website - Smarthome.com, through their direct mail catalog and via their brick and mortar retail store located in Irvine, CA.

About INSTEON®
INSTEON is a proven, award-winning home area networking (HAN) technology that is currently in trials with four of the top 10 U.S. utilities, serving over 10 million customers. INSTEON has been used in homes since 2005 and has a record of over 28 billion successful messages. Its unique dual-band (radio frequency and powerline), mesh, wireless network makes it ultra-reliable. Its innovative simulcast design allows it to be the most cost-effective HAN available. INSTEON enables energy management, demand response, scheduled load-shedding, real-time email reporting and alerts, daylight harvesting and automated control or response. With over 100 INSTEON products selling in the marketplace - all of which are completely backwards and forwards compatible - INSTEON is the proven HAN solution.

About CONNECTIONS™ Summit
For the fourth year, Parks Associates is hosting the CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES. The 2010 event, held on January 7 in Room S225 in the South Hall, features sessions focusing on trends, emerging business models and technologies, and growth opportunities for companies developing products and services for the digital home.

About Parks Associates
Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups.


For more information:
www.insteonsmartgrid.com
www.smarthome.com
www.connectionssummit.com
www.parksassociates.com

Press Contact:
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Scott Holder, 949-252-6962
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