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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

Charlie Jerabek, President and CEO, OSRAM SYLVANIA, Joins SmartLabs, Inc. Board of Directors As a Special Advisor

via PRNewswire

SmartLabs, formerly known as Smarthome, announced in January the formation of its new parent company. SmartLabs is divided into three subsidiaries: SmartLabs Technology, architects of the INSTEON home control technology; SmartLabs Design, product design and development and Smarthome Direct, there tail and online distribution channel. The re-organization and name change more accurately reflects its role as a visionary think tank for the future of home networking, control and automation.


SmartLabs' INSTEON, the new technology standard in electronic home control networking, uses a simple, low-cost combination of wireless and power line communications to link core home systems such as lighting, security comfort control, consumer electronics, appliances and safety sensors, allowing them to be controlled or monitored from anywhere in the world. INSTEON-enabled products can also bridge to other networks, such as Wi-Fi LANs, the Internetand telephony and entertainment distribution systems, allowing products to serve as the foundation for a very robust integrated home control environment.

About SmartLabs, Inc.

Founded in 1992, SmartLabs, Inc. is the world's leading authority on home automation and home control. SmartLabs is organized into three divisions: SmartLabs Technology, the pioneering architects of INSTEON wireless home control technology; SmartLabs Design, creators of best in class home control products and Smarthome Direct, which includes, "the Amazon ofhome automation" (Newsweek, 2004). SmartLabs' INSTEON Alliance offers a focused community for developers to incorporate the INSTEON standard into their devices and home networking products. SmartLabs products are sold to an international customer base via the retail outlets and distributors. Complete information about home automation can be found online as well as informationconcerning INSTEON home control networking technology at SmartLabs is headquartered in Irvine, Calif.


Headquartered in Danvers, Mass., OSRAM SYLVANIA is the North American lighting operation of OSRAM GmbH. Together we are the second-largest lightingand materials enterprise in the world, serving customers in more than 140 countries. We manufacture and market a wide range of lighting products, including automotive, electronic and magnetic ballasts, and precisionmaterials and components for industrial and commercial users, original equipment manufacturers and consumers, sold primarily under the SYLVANIA brandname, but also under the OSRAM brand. OSRAM SYLVANIA also offers lighting systems installation and maintenance services. For further information, please refer to our Web site at

SOURCE SmartLabs, Inc.

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