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Coactive Networks and Silicon Energy Partner to Deliver an End-to-End Solution for Internet-Based Energy Monitoring and Analysis

Coactive Gateway Connects to Enterprise Energy Management to Reduce Costs and Enhance Control

SAUSALITO, Calif, -- (September 19, 2000) -- Coactive Networks, the leading provider of gateways for connecting the Internet to all devices in homes and businesses, and Silicon Energy, a leader in business-to-business energy management software solutions for the enterprise, today announced a strategic agreement to deliver an end-to-end solution for Internet-based energy management.

Using the Coactive Connector(R) Internet gateway with Silicon Energy's EEM Suite(TM) and MSP (managed service provider) hosted value-added services, corporations and service providers will be able to use the Internet to monitor real-time energy usage across homes and businesses; use intuitive visualization software to analyze energy usage; implement load management and alarming; link to billing and accounting; and significantly reduce operating costs enterprise-wide.

About Silicon Energy Corporation, a leader in business-to-business energy management software solutions, is a privately held technology company based in Alameda, California. Silicon Energy's EEM Suite(TM) is designed to reduce energy costs by improving energy management and procurement processes across an enterprise. Silicon Energy allows real-time assessment and intelligent control of enterprise-wide energy usage as well as comprehensive reporting and monitoring capabilities via the Internet. In addition to its software, Silicon Energy offers Managed Service Provider (MSP) Internet-based energy management services that are more cost effective and quick to deploy for utilities and enterprises. Silicon Energy also offers professional services designed to provide ongoing support to its installed base. For more information visit http://www.siliconenergy.com 


Smart Home Technology Leader Intelli Selects Coactive Networks Internet Gateways

Emergency Lighting Service Built on Coactive Connector® Gateway

SAUSALITO, CA, -- September 11, 2000 -- Coactive Networks, the leading provider of gateways for connecting the Internet to all devices in homes and businesses, today announced it has won an exclusive contract with Intelli, as the sole supplier of gateway solutions for delivering web-based emergency lighting control. Intelli, which originated as the Smarthouse Project at Telenor, Norway's leading telecom and communications company, offers smart-home technology-based solutions to both consumer and commercial markets.

contemporary Using the Coactive Connector(R) 1000 Series gateway, Intelli's Internet-based solution for controlling emergency lighting streamlines and automates testing, monitoring and reporting activities. System status, test results, logs, and reports can all be viewed from the web, while error notifications and alarms can be received by e-mail or as an alert on a wireless phone. The market for this solution is particularly strong since recent Norwegian legislation requires that all emergency lighting, from the light tubes to the battery backup, be tested regularly and that each building maintain a historical log of all activity.

Currently, there are 80,000 commercial buildings in Norway, and many of these still manually maintain their emergency lighting equipment. Intelli, with Coactive, is the first and only company to offer an integrated solution that routinely tests emergency lighting, automatically sending alerts when a problem is detected and producing detailed reports, without requiring costly and time-consuming on-site inspections.

"Recent Norwegian legislation has spurred the demand by commercial building owners for an automated and intelligent testing and reporting mechanism," said Elling Nygaard, Managing Director of Intelli. "By choosing Coactive, Intelli was able to immediately offer an integrated, full-service emergency lighting solution to a market bursting with customers and void of competitors. All in all, it's a fantastic business opportunity."

David Gaw, president of Coactive Networks, added, "From a technical standpoint, this is a perfect example of the breadth of applications that are being revolutionized by the telemetry gateway. Together, Coactive and Intelli offer a cost-effective solution for the building owner, while at the same time establishing a powerful Internet platform for future automation and maintenance applications in businesses and homes alike."

Intelli represents Coactive's latest major customer win in the Scandinavian countries. Earlier this year, Coactive began the world's first large-scale deployment of residential gateways to a half million homes in Sweden.

About Intelli Intelli provides a Smart-home platform that enables users to communicate with their own homes or offices through the Internet, to control and access information from internally networked electric and electronic equipment. This platform is based upon open and international standards for telecommunication, internal home networking and Internet technology. Intelli, in cooperation with other service providers, also offers a wide range of Smart-home applications that include energy control and metering systems, emergency lighting systems, heating control, alarm and notification, electrical device control systems, and care solutions. The Intelli platform is designed with full modularity, giving the individual user maximum flexibility.

About Coactive Networks Coactive Networks extends Internet access to every device, appliance, control system and computer -- Connecting Networks to the Real World(TM). By providing a central link from these devices to the Internet in homes and businesses, the Coactive Connector(R) and Coactive Router product families deliver a new class of telemetry e-services. The leader in Internet telemetry, Coactive Networks delivers affordable, scalable connectivity with a highly integrated third-generation residential gateway platform and the patent-pending distributed object technology of the IOConnect Architecture(TM). Coactive is a privately held corporation based in Sausalito, California.

 More information on Coactive can be found at http://www.coactive.com .


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