Multi-room home control on flat-panel TVs, touch pads and computers using Microsoft’s XP Media Center PC operating system were displayed in Denver in the CEDIA Home of Electronic Lifestyles at the 2006 expo of the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA), Sept. 13-17. Sponsored by Hewlett Packard, Palo Alto, Calif., and Exceptional Innovation, Westerberg, Ohio, the 2,000-square-foot home used Exceptional Innovation's home control software called LifeWare to integrate the security, whole-house audio, video, photos, lighting, HVAC and even the appliances. Hewlett Packard computers, televisions and touch pads displayed the software around the house. More than 28,000 people attended the expo at the Denver Convention Center, an eight percent increase over last year’s expo in Indianapolis.