Plugtek BPL eLibrary :: News Alert: Plugtek Powerline eLibrary Feb 22 2005

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Upcoming Events:

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
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:


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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. 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.

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.


The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners

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. "



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

* 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

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

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