SOURCE: CopperGate Communications, Inc.

CopperGate Communications, Inc.

August 31, 2009 09:00 ET

CopperGate to Speak at Smart Energy Conference

Learn How Home Entertainment Networks Can Drive Implementation of Smart Homes

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - August 31, 2009) - Smart Energy Conference -- CopperGate Communications, Inc., the Everywire Home Networking Company™, today announced that company executive Michael Weissman, Vice President, North American Marketing, will be a featured speaker at the Smart Energy West Coast Conference. Weissman will be part of a panel discussion on Tuesday, September 1st called, "Powerline Communications, Applications for Utilities, Smarter Grids." During his presentation, Weissman will explain how smart energy customers can leverage the entertainment networks infrastructure to accelerate smart home initiatives. (Other panelists listed below.)

Executive Quotes:

Michael Weissman, Vice President, North American Marketing, CopperGate:

"The future of home entertainment networking is G.hn. This new standard will allow up to 1 Gbit/s of performance over coax, phone lines and powerlines within the home. This exciting new standard is near final standardization in ITU and is perfect for home entertainment networking applications. Over the next 10 years, G.hn has the potential for one billion PCs, TVs, routers, modems, set top and other consumer devices to be deployed."

"The smart energy industry will benefit greatly from leveraging home entertainment networks based upon G.hn. These networks will already exist in the home, will support low-cost, low bit rate, low power profiles for smart energy and will enable new customer management applications."

Highlights / Key Facts:

-- The Smart Energy West Coast 2009 conference will create a platform for utilities, technology vendors and government and municipal managers to find solutions for the West Coast's energy and technological demands. The conference will touch on issues such as how to gain interoperability through collaboration, effective cyber-security, governmental regulations, corporate carbon footprints, and putting the meter data to work and net-metering. AMI for sub-metering will be a key focus area within the conference as well as the smart grid advancement initiatives.

-- Panel Discussion: Powerline Communications Applications for Utilities - Smarter Grids Chairman: Chris Graham-Fielding, Director Smart Grids, Freedom Digital Networks & UPA Smart Grid Working Group Chairman, CA

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.
John J. Joyce, President and CEO, Ambient Corporation, MA

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Michael Weissman, Vice President, North American Marketing, CopperGate, CA

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Venkat Shastri, CEO, PCN Technology, CA

-- CopperGate is the only company that provides standards-based chipsets to enable carrier-class distribution of broadband digital content over all three types of existing wires in the home: coax, phone, and power. CopperGate's chips are used in set-top boxes, residential gateways, optical network terminators and Ethernet bridges deployed by four of the top five telcos in North America who are deploying IPTV. CopperGate is leading the way in Home Entertainment Networks with solutions for IPTV Solutions, Triple Play Services, or Whole Home DVR.

-- G.hn, the working name for the ITU-T recommendation G.9960, is a new home networking standard designed to enable the connected home. It is the only proposed home networking standard with a unified solution for delivering IP traffic across AC powerlines, coax cables and phone lines. The new standard is the only one for performance improvements up to three times the existing standards available today.

-- G.hn will enable consumer electronic devices such as TVs, set-top boxes, video download equipment, media storage solutions and gaming devices to connect with personal computers and home networking equipment such as routers, wireless access points, Internet gateways, Optical Terminal Networks (ONTs) and iNIDs.

-- Bio: Michael Weissman, Vice President, North American Marketing, CopperGate, has over 20 years of high technology management experience. Previously, Weissman was CEO of a venture-backed start-up; advised over 50 leading technology companies including Adobe, Amazon, Apple, Intel and Qualcomm; and managed a $680 million business unit for Canon. Weissman is co-author of the Amazon business bestseller The Paradox of Excellence which appeared in Harvard Business Review and Fast Company magazine. He holds a B.S. in BA from Babson College and an MBA from UC Irvine. Weissman is also on the board of the HomeGrid Forum.

Links / URLs to Learn More:

CopperGate Communications - http://www.copper-gate.com

Smart Energy Conference - http://www.spintelligent-events.com/sewc2009/en/index.php

About CopperGate

CopperGate Communications is the only company whose standards-based chipsets enable carrier-class distribution of broadband digital content over all three types of existing wires in the home: coax, phone, and power. The company sells its technology to OEMs who build solutions for multimedia home networking and multi-dwelling unit (MDU) broadband access markets. CopperGate's chips are used in set-top boxes, residential gateways, optical network terminators and Ethernet bridges. CopperGate is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel with offices in the United States, Taiwan, Korea, China, and Japan. Please visit: http://www.copper-gate.com.

CopperGate and CopperGate Communications, the Everywire Home Networking Company and the CopperGate Emblems are trademarks or registered trademarks of CopperGate in the U.S.A. and other countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein are believed to be trademarks of their respective owners.

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