SmartLabs Named One of the Best Companies to Work For 2007 by OC Metro Magazine

SmartLabs Named One of the Best Companies to Work For 2007 by OC Metro MagazineIrvine, CA -- June 11, 2007 - IRVINE, Calif. - SmartLabs has been named by OC Metro Magazine as one of the Best Companies to Work For 2007. SmartLabs is recognized in the magazine's June 7 cover story "How Cool is Your 9 to 5." Companies chosen for OC Metro's 10th annual report on the Best Companies to Work For were chosen for the culture created for their employees, responsibilities handed to them and the reward system for a job well done. According to the magazine, it is the sum of the people, the environment and the way it cares for its own."Making SmartLabs one of the best places to work in Orange County is my top priority," said Rajeev Kapur, president of SmartLabs. "At SmartLabs, we give people freedom to do their best and reward them in unexpected ways for a great job well done."The article cites "no email Fridays" as great way for face-to-face communication to take place and break down barriers within the company. Online marketing specialist Jessica Hasenplaugh enjoys the morale boost that comes from a "no email Friday" visit by the vice president of marketing. "It makes me feel important," she says. "The direct communication in general makes me feel more at ease with my co-workers, especially those with whom I don't work as closely." "Communication is what links us together and the link to our success," continued Kapur. "In addition to 'no email Fridays', we host brown bag lunches with managers and give on-the-spot recognition to our employees. We want people to feel good about coming to work everyday and we want them to know we appreciate them." "We get submissions all year long for this issue. Our editorial team, after much debate, selects the real standouts. SmartLabs was among them this year because we loved the 'no email Friday' concept," said Kimberly Porrazzo, editor for OC Metro Magazine. "Everyone from the president to the staffers are so enthusiastic about the company, it was impossible not to include them on our list."About SmartLabs, Inc. Founded in 1992, SmartLabs, Inc. is an integrated technology company in the home automation and control industry and the only one of its kind to offer technology, product development and a distribution channel for selling to dealers and installers and direct to consumers. SmartLabs is organized into three divisions: SmartLabs Technology, the pioneering architects of INSTEON wireless home control technology; SmartLabs Design, which designs and develops private-label home control products; and Smarthome Direct, which sells its own as well as third-party products to consumers at, "the of home automation" (Newsweek, 2004), and via the Smarthome catalog. More information about SmartLabs is available at SmartLabs is headquartered in Irvine, Calif.# # #

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