ISH North America

24.06.2003

America – International Trade Show for Kitchen & Bath, Plumbing, PVF, Heating and Air Conditioning,Las Vegas, Nevada,October 1-3, 2003

SmartHouse 2003 – The Intelligent House from Europe is coming to ISH North America

Lectures on latest innovative SmartHouse technology complete with video display presentations and a 360° PC panorama tour will be featured in a special show area

Las Vegas, NV: ISH North America is bringing the latest innovative SmartHouse showcasing advanced building technology from Europe to the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Convention Center, October 1 – 3, 2003. SmartHouse was a special showcase at this year’s ISH trade fair held in Frankfurt, Germany.

The SmartHouse showcases the latest developments of innovative, intelligent, and networked house and building technology, which made it one of the popular highlights of this year’s ISH in Frankfurt. Displaying the latest development and products, SmartHouse presents market-mature solutions for remotely monitoring and controlling building technology. This “home automation” offers the user attractive benefits in terms of security, comfort and quality of life. For installers, the new smart technology and associated services represent an additional array of business opportunities including “online” buildings that can accommodate the overall living and working concepts of tomorrow as well as the needs of assisted living for the elderly or disabled today.

At the core of the SmartHouse concept is “intelligence” – including networking and communication technology. Most notably, the individual components of the SmartHouse are no longer isolated but are linked together. For example, whereas up to now a conventional heat-generator has exclusively provided comfortably regulated heat, the boiler in SmartHouse is connected to a data network. The data is coordinated and transported via a “data bus processor” to the correct area of the house. This process allows monitoring information on operational states of the entire system, errors, measurements, heating needs based on space, etc. An optimization of the system’s performance and savings can be achieved. Other applications include energy saving options for the kitchen and bath as well as other rooms throughout the home. Air conditioning, security and communications are all integrated features.

While the entire SmartHouse will not be presented in Las Vegas, ISH North America will feature the bathroom portion. Video showings on this “high-tech” initiative as well as short presentations by Udo Wirges of ZVSHK (German Central Association Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning) will be available. ISH North America attendees will also have the opportunity to take a virtual photographic tour of the entire SmartHouse.

ISH North America will be held from October 1 - 3, 2003 at the new Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Convention Center in Las Vegas. Over 500 companies are expected to present their latest products and services. Show organizers expect a total of 15,000 attendees.

ISH North America

Sponsors

American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA)

Association of Industry Manufacturers Representatives (AIM/R)

Association of the European Heating Industry (EHI)

Association of the German Heating Industry (BDH)

Canadian Association of Pump Manufacturers (CAPM)

Canadian Water Quality Association (CWQA)

Construction Contractors Alliance (CCA)

International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO)

Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA)

Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC)

Plumbing Contractors of America (PCA)

Professional Institute for Air Conditioning in Buildings (FGK)

PVF Roundtable

Quality Service Contractors (QSC)

Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES)

Union Affiliated Contractors (UAC)

World Plumbing Council (WPC)

Web: www.ish-na.com

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