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The NMRC report will be released during a live, phone-based news conference at 1:30 p.m. EST on February 24, 2005. [See news release below]
Electronic House Expo Spring 2005 (EHX) takes place Feb. 24-26 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Company: Web Mountain Technologies Booth/Stand: 930 Media Contact: Gary Koenig Investor Relations Contact: Terry Bolinger Phone: 720-207-9174 E-mail: gkoenig@xxxxxxxxxx Web: www.webmtn.com Product description: Web Mountain Technologies manufactures products utilizing the revolutionary new powerline carrier technology, Universal Powerline Bus (UPB). In addition to controllable wall switches, lamp and appliance modules, computer interfaces, and other addressable devices, we offer our IP based NetPlace controllers. UPB and TCP/IP -- a Winning Combination! See us in booth 930.
A âRoundtable on European Markets for in-home and access PLCâ to be held on March 3, 2005 in Brussels
ICT World Forum CeBit 2005 10-16 March 2005 Hannover, Germany
Save the Dates! April 25-26, 2005 PLCA will hold a conference in conjunction with EUCI. A special rate will be offered for PLCA members. More information coming soon! at: http://plca.net/newsandevents.asp
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Ascom Powerline contributes to worldwide BPL standard As a member of UPA (Universal Powerline Association) Ascom is actively participating in the process of specifying a worldwide BPL standard, which would be a part of Ascomâs second generation PLC system. UPA is an international non-profit organization. It has been founded to set parameters for a catalyzed growth of powerline technology. The global focus of this organization is to reach an industry standard for both, access and in-home applications, as well as the co-existence of both systems. In addition parameters for a simplified regulation process shall be established. http://www.ascom.com/plc/news_plc.htm?reference=49552.000000&checkSum=967200 74295501DD8A8131EA721B69BD
Telkonet, Inc. (Amex:TKO - News) addressed the status of its pending domestic and international product certifications. In September 2004, Telkonet began the process to obtain certification of its products as suitable for use in government and military applications. In connection with this process, Telkonet has timely submitted all information required and has diligently pursued certification of its products. Telkonet believes it has satisfied all requirements presently applicable and will satisfy all requirements applicable in the future to obtain government certification. http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050217/175157_1.html
PowerLinx, Inc. (OTCBB:PWLX) announced issuance of an additional patent for its portfolio. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued Patent Number 6,842,519, "Communication with Current Detection," on January 11, 2005. The patent, part of a portfolio of powerline and communication patents, describes the ability to transmit and detect current changes using differential magnetic fields on twisted pair cables. http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050218/185363_1.html
The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)
Formed in December 2003, NARUC's task is to "explore the potential for deployment of Broadband over Power Lines and, in particular, the State commission role in advancing use of this technology"
NARUC has recommended that the State commissioners take the time to learn about BPL technology, its trials, deployments, successes and failures.
"For over a year, since its inception in 2003, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Broadband over Power Lines (BPL) Task Force has been meeting to examine the State commission role in advancing the use of BPL technology. Today, the Task Force held an information session to discuss the preliminary results of its meetings as outlined in a 42-page report released this afternoon. A summary overview of that report as well as how to obtain a copy from the Internet is on the attached fact sheet. " http://naruc.org/displayindustryarticle.cfm?articlenbr=24314
REPORT: BROADBAND OVER POWERLINE (BPL) POISED TO BOOM IN 2005?
WASHINGTON, D.C.//News Advisory//2005 could be the year in which broadband over powerline (BPL) services in the United States will experience marked increases in both deployment in key markets and technological innovation. Experts will discuss a New Millennium Research Council (NMRC) report exploring the opportunities and challenges for BPL in order to spur further debate about the future of the technology.
The NMRC report will be released during a live, phone-based news conference at 1:30 p.m. EST on February 24, 2005.
News event speakers will be:
* Allen Hepner, executive director, New Millennium Research Council;
* Robert Olsen, professor of electrical engineering, Washington State University;
* Barry E. Goodstadt, vice president and senior consultant, Harris Interactive; and
* Joseph E. Fergus, president and CEO of COMTek, a Washington, D.C. area firm that owns and operates in Manassas, Va., what is the first city-wide commercial BPL network in the United States.
The BPL experts will participate in the phone-based news conference to discuss the NMRC report.
TO PARTICIPATE: To join the live, two-way phone-based news conference (including full Q&A), dial 1 (800) 860-2442 by 1:30 p.m. EST on February 24, 2005. Ask for the "BPL in 2005" news event.
CAN'T PARTICIPATE?: A streaming audio replay of the phone-based news conference and related documents will be available on the Web as of 5 p.m. EST on February 24, 2005 at http://www.thenmrc.org.
CONTACT: Ailis Aaron, (703) 276-3265, or aaaron@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
The New Millennium Research Council is composed of a network of policy experts who develop workable, real-world solutions to the issues and challenges confronting policymakers. Its work has focused primarily in the fields of telecommunications and technology. For more information, please visit: http://www.thenmrc.org.
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