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Richards-Zeta, Panduit and Cisco Systems, Inc. (CPRZ), Platinum co-sponsors of the Building Intelligence Tour, McCormick Place Chicago, January 25, 2006.

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Santa Barbara, CA – Richards-Zeta Building Intelligence, Inc., Panduit and Cisco Systems, Inc., announced that they will be collectively represented at the Building Intelligence Tour (BIT) www.buildingintelligencetour.com as joint co-sponsors of the educational seminar at a Platinum level. The Building Intelligence Tour is being held concurrently with the AHR Expo 2006 www.ahrexpo.com at which Richards-Zeta is also exhibiting.

Richards-Zeta, Panduit and Cisco, having jointly exhibited at other industry events throughout 2005, continue to focus on educating the industry to the fact that IP (Internet Protocol) is the world-wide standard that will drive the integration of building systems with traditional Information Technologies (IT) currently being used by companies universally to operate their businesses today.

One example of such integration being pioneered by the companies, is the ability to link VoIP telephony to building systems via legacy and other industry “open” protocols such as BACnet and LonWorks, to provide users with the capability of controlling environmental conditions HVAC, lighting etc. This simple, but powerful ability to link these systems derives substantial operational benefits to the client, tenants and operations staff alike, including gains in productivity, energy cost containment and a sound financial return.

During the Building Intelligence Tour seminar, the partnership of companies will present a case use model for a building that will incorporate a detailed analysis of the energy efficiency improvements, inflation impacts on future operations, the creation of new revenue streams and improvements in NOI (Net Operating Income) and increased Asset Valuation realized from the deployment of a comprehensive and strategic IP solutions platform. In addition, the joint sponsorship will strengthen the recognition of Cisco and Panduit’s channel partners, and Richards-Zeta’s system integrators combined core value proposition, defined by the “Building Intelligence and Infrastructure for Connected Real Estate™” philosophy embraced by the companies.

In addition to jointly sponsoring the Building Intelligence Tour, representatives from the each company will be present in Richards-Zeta’s AHR Expo booth, along with a display of their respective technology platforms, to meet with clients, engineers and other partners to address questions on integration. The coordinated exhibit will show how to connect to disparate building systems using Richards-Zeta OMEGA® platform through the infrastructure of Panduit’s rack, PoE (Power over Ethernet) patch panel and structured cabling solutions, to route information using Cisco’s Catalyst series switches, CallManager® and VOIP telephony products to a user. The demonstration of a purely IP centric platform will clearly show how a company can utilize the IP technologies of today, to manage the buildings of tomorrow.

Together, the three companies plan to jointly exhibit at many other conference throughout 2006, and well beyond. The coordinated Platinum sponsorship between Richards-Zeta, Panduit and Cisco at the AHR Expo 2006 extends the collaboration announced at the AHR Expo in February 2005, to promote the adoption of IP centric technologies and platforms for users worldwide.

PlantPROCORE About Richards-Zeta

Richards-Zeta Building Intelligence, Inc., is a manufacturer of IP centric building integration controls. Richards-Zeta has a legacy of first to market innovations, including perfectHOST®, the industry’s first all-in-one graphical programming and graphical user interface package, now an integral component of the Omega® platform suite. For more information on Richards-Zeta please go to: www.richards-zeta.com.

About Panduit

PANDUIT is a global leader in cabling and communication products and systems, delivering end-to-end solutions in support of demanding networking requirements. The PANDUIT solution is built on a foundation of quality and durability to ensure maximum reliability and performance. Continually focused on market needs, research and development enables PANDUIT to provide innovative products that meet leading applications and environments. This provides leading-edge solutions that allow businesses to move forward with their strategic objectives. Panduit’s global organization provides world-wide support. For more information, please visit our website: www.panduit.com.

About Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, this year celebrates 20 years of commitment to technology innovation, industry leadership and corporate social responsibility. Information on Cisco can be found at http://www.cisco.com. For ongoing news, please go to http://newsroom.cisco.com.
 

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