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 OCALA, Fla., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Intellon Corporation will play an important role in providing advanced home automation, now available through the multi-million dollar Universal Bidirectional Interactive Program (UBI) being installed in Canadian homes. UBI's home automation capabilities, such as energy management, security, lighting, and telemetering, are enabled by CEBus(R), the in-home LAN.
 CEBus, the Consumer Electronics Bus (EIA IS-60), was developed by the Electronics Industries Association in the U.S. It is the North American standard for communications and control of devices in the home. Intellon's Spread Spectrum Carrier(TM) technology is specified as the communications technology for implementing CEBus power line and radio frequency products.
 The investment by a consortium group of six companies in the UBI Quebec system will total more than $750 million in Canadian dollars. In Phase One, the program calls for the installation of 34,000 UBI home systems in the Saguenay region next year.
 Videoway Communications Inc., a Canadian consortium partner, will provide the new interactive multimedia system which includes the Intellon power line transceiver for communication with CEBus devices in the home.
 Hydro-Quebec, the electric utility company for the Province of Quebec and also a member of the consortium, could provide the CEBus devices Intellon's power line technology. CEBus power line modules for lighting, thermostats, and appliances are among the products to be used, as well as CEBus electric meters for experimental remote meter reading.
 UBI subscribers will be able to look at their television screens and immediately view exact measures of power usage, to determine how and when that usage should be altered.
 In Phase Two, 1.4 million homes could be using Intellon's CEBus technology through the consortium which includes Hydro-Quebec, Groupe Videotron Ltee, and Videoway Communications Inc., Loto Quebec, Canada Post, National Bank of Canada and the Hearst Corporation. Videotron is Canada's second largest cable operator.
 "Intellon's CEBus technology is revolutionizing the way consumers worldwide look at the efficient management of their homes. Product development and real world applications will continue to grow in areas such as security, lighting systems, and residential thermostats," says Eric Buffkin, Director of Marketing.
 Intellon Corporation of Ocala, Fla., is the developer of Spread Spectrum Carrier technology. The company designs and develops technology, components, subsystem products, and development tools for CEBus and other intelligent-distributed control applications. Intellon's products are used in commercial, industrial, and home automation applications in the United States and worldwide.
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 /CONTACT: Eric Buffkin, Director of Marketing, Intellon Corporation, 904-237-7416; Dawn M. Yankeelov, Public Relations Consultant of Mediamakers, 904-236-5566, for Intellon Corporation/

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