EHX 2000: Where Are They Now?

Remember Panja, PHAST, Smart Corp., Home Director, Invensys, Grayson Evans ... and Microsoft? We have pics and updates from the first EHX 11 years ago.

Dave Hill was the beloved poster child of AMX ... PHAST ... Panja .... After a long career with those organizations, he opened a few RadioShack franchises and was a top earner in his first year.
Julie Jacobson · March 3, 2011

In the custom electronics world, things change pretty quickly from year to year—one year there’s no iPad, one year there is.

So imagine the changes over the 11-year period between the first Electronic House Expo in 2000 and the upcoming event this March 17-19.

CE Pro just uncovered some images from EHX Y2K, starring Panja, Home Director, Microsoft and other big brands of the day—along with some really bad haircuts and waist-high pants.

This is part 1 of our EHX 2000 retrospective.

View the slide show here.

Look for a second batch next week.

Meanwhile, make plans to attend EHX March 17-19, 2011 in Orlando, Fla. Then check back in another decade or so and see which companies thrived ... and which ones went the way of Home Director.

Were you at EHX 2000? Share your stories and your pics in the comments below or email


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Julie Jacobson is founding editor of CE Pro, the leading media brand for the home-technology channel. She has covered the smart-home industry since 1994, long before there was much of an Internet, let alone an Internet of things. Currently she studies, speaks, writes and rabble-rouses in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V, wellness-related technology, biophilic design, and the business of home technology. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, and earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a recipient of the annual CTA TechHome Leadership Award, and a CEDIA Fellows honoree. A washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player, Julie currently resides in San Antonio, Texas and sometimes St. Paul, Minn. Follow on Twitter: @juliejacobson Email Julie at

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