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08/16/2004

LG ELECTRONICS TO PARTICIPATE AS PREMIUM SPONSOR

16 additional vendors sign on as Conference partners

16 additional vendors sign on as Conference partners

MANHASSET, N.Y., and HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, D&H Distributing and CRN's Digital Connect Magazine announced that LG Electronics® IT Brand Division will support the Digital Convergence Road Show™. LG Electronics IT Brand Division will be a premier sponsor for the 4-city road show this September. The addition of the LG Electronics IT Brand Division sponsorship demonstrates the importance of this event for digital convergence.

"The organizations we are attracting to support the road show confirms our belief that the digital convergence marketplace is where the industry is heading," said Dan Schwab, vice president of marketing for D&H. "We welcome LG Electronics and are excited to be partnering with them."

The road show, powered by CMP XChange, will bring digital convergence focused vendors together with IT resellers, A/V installers and home integrators and will educate them on digital convergence opportunities in the home and small office marketplace.

"We are looking forward to providing Solution Providers with the information they need to be successful in this emerging digital convergence market." commented Lisa MacKenzie, publisher, Digital Connect Magazine. "Having LG Electronics join the road show only demonstrates the importance of these educational and networking events in the digital convergence marketplace."

"LG is proud to be a part of the Digital Convergence Road Show and to support D&H and Digital Connect Magazine in their efforts to educate vendors on best practices in the industry," said Morris Lee, vice president of LG Electronics IT Brand Division. "We feel that this event represents a strong opportunity for us to showcase the quality and innovation of the LG brand to the people on the front lines of digital convergence."

The Digital Convergence Road Show, powered by XChange, will travel to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on September 14; Dallas, Texas on September 16; Chicago, Illinois on September 21; and Santa Clara, California on September 23. Each city will host a full day session with vendor presentations, industry panels, keynote and editorial addresses as well as a networking reception and product exhibits. Attendees will gain extensive knowledge of this emerging market and get hands on product experience.

D&H Distributing and CRN's Digital Connect Magazine are ideal partners to supply the channel with information on the digital convergence marketplace. As the leading digital convergence distributor, D&H recently launched a one- stop micro-site where resellers can educate themselves on digital convergence technologies, market dynamics and business strategies. The site was developed specifically to assist VARs preparing to enter this new marketplace. Digital Connect Magazine is the leading authority for integrators on digital convergence in the home and small-office markets and is the only publication that reaches IT professionals that provide the intelligence behind the truly smart home.

Additionally, sixteen vendors have signed on for DCRS conference partnerships including, Adobe, Creative Labs, SVA, DLink, Logitech, HAI, Samsung, Aopen, BenQ, LiteOn, Motorola, Panasonic, Linksys, ATI, Russound, and Microsoft.

The Digital Convergence Road Show is free of charge to IT resellers, home integrators and A/V installers, however, space is limited. For additional information on the road show or to reserve a seat, visit http://www.dandh.com/dcrs.

For additional information on D&H Distributing visit http://www.dandh.com.

For additional information on Digital Connect Magazine visit http://www.digitalconnectmag.com.

About LG Electronics
Established in'58 as Korea's pioneer consumer electronics company, LG Electronics is a major global force in Electronics and Information & Communications products. More than 64,000 employees working in 73 overseas subsidiaries and marketing units around the world, strengthen LG Electronics' core competencies in three main business companies: Digital Appliance, Digital Display and Media, Telecommunication Equipment & Handset. The Digital Displays and Media Company provides core technologies and cutting-edge digital products such as Digital TVs including PDP and LCD TV and digitally integrated products like AV products, optical storage, set-top boxes, and home servers. LG Electronics' goal is to enable the intelligent networking of digital products that will make consumers' lives easier than ever. For more information, please visit http://www.LGusa.com

About D&H Distributing
One of America's largest wholesale distributors of microcomputer products, consumer electronics, educational products and security products, D&H has been distributing to the reseller and solution provider community for 85 years.

D&H leads the computer industry in emerging technologies and is known for providing every solution provider - from large, national accounts to small, independent business owners - with top-quality products, competitive prices and highly personalized service. D&H received the highest loyalty rating of the distributors named in the Performance Index section of CRN magazine's'th Annual Sourcing Study.

D&H Distributing is headquartered in Harrisburg, PA, with shipping locations in Harrisburg, Boston, Ft. Lauderdale, Chicago, Dallas and Visalia, CA. For more information on D&H, call toll-free, (800) 340-1001, or visit the company's web site at http://www.dandh.com.

About CRN's Digital Connect Magazine
CRN's Digital Connect Magazine provides a unique editorial perspective on the convergence of IT and consumer electronics products that create innovative applications in the home and small office. Digital Connect Magazine is for business technology integrators and solution providers engaged in the digital home networking market providing the technology information and related channel programs to enhance their business models and go-to-market strategies.

About CMP Media LLC
CMP Media LLC (http://www.cmp.com) is a leading integrated media company providing essential information and marketing services to the entire technology spectrum-the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide. Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer marketers comprehensive, integrated media solutions tailored to meet their individual needs. Its diverse products and services include newspapers, magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education and training, trade shows and conferences, and custom publishing.

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