THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS A BINDING ARBITRATION PROVISION WHICH
MAY BE ENFORCED BY THE PARTIES.
EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT dated this 13th day of October 2005 by and between THE JON
ASHTON CORPORATION, a Texas corporation ("Company"), and MARK TRIMBLE ("Employee").
WHEREAS, the Company and its affiliates are engaged in the business of providing comprehensive low-
voltage products and services to facilitate the creation and operation of “smart home” applications.
WHEREAS, the Employee is presently providing services to the Company in the capacity of President.
WHEREAS, Employee is employed by the Company in a confidential relationship wherein Employee, in
the course of his employment with the Company, will become familiar with and aware of information as to the
specific manner of doing business and the customers of the Company and its affiliates and future plans with
respect thereto, all of which will be established and maintained at great expense to the Company; this information
is a trade secret and constitutes the valuable goodwill of the Company.
WHEREAS, Employee recognizes that the Company's business is dependent upon a number of trade
secrets, including secret processes, techniques, methods and data. The protection of the trade secrets is of critical
importance to the Company.
WHEREAS, the Company will sustain great loss and damage if during the term of this Agreement or
Employee's employment with the Company, or for a period of one (1) year immediately following the termination
of the Agreement or Employee's employment, for whatever reason, Employee should violate the provisions of
Paragraphs 3 or 4 of this Agreement. Further, monetary damages for such losses would be extremely difficult to
WHEREAS, the Company and Employee desire to evidence the terms of employment of the Employee.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises, terms, covenants and conditions set forth
herein and the performance of each, it