IRVINE, Calif., March 31, 2004 - Smarthome, Inc., the world's leading provider of home automation products and personal gadgets, today announced its BoosterLinc? product received the "Mark of Excellence" award from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) at the Electronic House Expo Spring 2004 held earlier this month in Orlando, Fla.

Presented by CEA's TechHome Division, the Mark of Excellence awards program recognizes the best in home automation products, services and installed technology. Manufacturers, distributors and installing dealers enter to compete for the award, which features 21 award categories and is judged by independent experts within the industry.

BoosterLinc — the world's first 110V signal enhancer for X10 technology — competed against 30 finalists in the "Best Home Control Components" category which focused on a product's unique functionality and interface with home automation systems.

One of Smarthome's best-selling products, BoosterLinc is a simple plug-in device that greatly enhances the reliability of X10-based home automation products. X10 is the current standard technology for home automation devices to communicate through the home's existing power line. BoosterLinc is a proprietary, patent-pending Smarthome product that became the firm's bestseller within 48 hours of launch and ended the year as its top selling product. It is priced at $99.99.

"This prestigious award for BoosterLinc is a testament to the hard work and expertise of the Smarthome engineering team and their dedication to improving the home automation experience," said Joe Dada, president and CEO of Smarthome, Inc. based in Irvine, Calif. "We look forward to developing more products to meet the evolving needs and expectations of home automation users."

Smarthome received the award for BoosterLinc at a banquet held during the fifth annual Electronic House Expo, a trade event of the electronic home industry, which joins thousands of industry professionals together with leading manufacturers and service providers.

BoosterLinc is available to consumers through Smarthome's catalog, its Web site at, and by phone at 1-800-SMARTHOME. Home automation installers can purchase BoosterLinc at

About Smarthome, Inc.
Founded in 1992, Smarthome, Inc. is the largest home automation and home control supplier in the world. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Smarthome products are sold to an international customer base via the Web, phone and retail outlets as well as to distributors through its SmarthomePro division and to professional dealers and installers through its Smarthome MFG division. Smarthome, Inc. is dedicated to making life more convenient, safe and fun. Smarthome's on-line catalog can be found at

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