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Meedio and Global Caché Form Alliance To Enable Smart Home Networks

Partnership Provides Solution for Digital Home Automation, Networking, and Control


Houston, TX - August 8, 2005 - Meedio LLC, the award-winning developer of software that powers the digital home, and Global Caché, a leading provider of hardware that network-enables devices in homes and businesses, announced today they have signed an agreement to work together to deliver and promote compatible products that address the fast-growing home automation and control market.


Meedio provides a suite of software applications to manage and control home entertainment, information, and automation systems using customizable graphical interfaces that run on TVs, PCs, touchscreens, and wireless PDAs. By combining the convenience and simplicity of the TV with the power and flexibility of the personal computer, Meedio has created a new way to access virtually any kind of information and entertainment from the living room couch. Meedio products allow you to control your lights, appliances, telephone, heating/cooling, security system, and any other electronic device from a single interface.


Global Caché's award-winning GC-100 Network Adapter is designed to IP-enable existing hardware, bringing Ethernet connectivity to equipment that otherwise could not be accessed over a network. The first of its kind, the GC-100 is an essential enabling piece, connecting networks to infrared (IR), serial (RS232), and digital I/O relay devices so they can be accessed and managed simply and inexpensively by network-based software. Additionally, Global Caché offers the award-winning GC-IRL IR Learner, full-spectrum sensors and other network connectivity products.


Walt Keller, Global Caché President, describes the partnership as one that "delivers a powerful, but simple and cost-effective solution that addresses a real need in today's home environment." He adds, "We're very pleased to be partnering with Meedio. Their quality software solution based on open systems, and our open standards-based hardware is an excellent fit. Combine that with both companies' commitment to assuring that our products work together seamlessly, and we believe our mutual customers will benefit greatly with this alliance."


Meedio CEO, Victor Koosh said, "This is the kind of partnership we like. Global Caché products have great synergy with ours and can address one of the fastest growing segments of the home automation and control market: the guy next door. No longer are the convenience, energy savings, and just plain fun aspects of home control available to just the wealthy. Today, thanks to alliances like this, anyone can enjoy the benefits of a digital home."


About Meedio LLC - http://www.meedio.com

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Meedio develops innovative software for digital home entertainment and automation systems. Meedio provides a robust middleware platform, a suite of plug-in applications, a customizable user interface, and an extensible media library. Meedio's software is enjoyed by users in 41 countries and is licensed to resellers, OEMs, and ISVs worldwide.


About Global Caché, Inc. - http://www.globalcache.com

Global Caché manufactures state-of-the-art products that enable technology in homes and businesses. Our GC-100 Network Adapter provides the means for PC-based home automation and management software to access, control, and deliver services in a networked home to diverse and previously unconnected devices and appliances. Global Caché sells through distributors, VARs, and OEMs.


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Media Contacts:

Meedio/Alan Cheslow

877-MEEDIO-1 x704
[email protected]


Global Caché/Rusty Keller

541-899-4800
[email protected]
 
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