State of the Art UWB Devices to Debut in Boston

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The Third ITU-R Task Group 1/8 International Meeting on Ultra-wideband (UWB) will be held in Boston, Massachusetts June 9-18, 2004 providing a unique opportunity for U.S. industry to participate in the development of international policy and technical standards on UWB. Companies will have a rare chance to show the world why the United States is at the forefront of Ultra-wideband development and implementation by demonstrating the latest in technological advances. This conference will be the ONLY meeting of it’s kind held in the United States for the exclusive purpose of advancing global standards and ITU-R regulatory issues for Ultra-Wideband (UWB).

The Third ITU-R Task Group 1/8 International Meeting on Ultra-wideband (UWB) will be held in Boston, Massachusetts June 9-18, 2004 providing a unique opportunity for U.S. industry to participate in the development of international policy and technical standards on UWB. Companies will have a rare chance to show the world why the United States is at the forefront of Ultra-wideband development and implementation by demonstrating the latest in technological advances. This conference will be the ONLY meeting of it’s kind held in the United States for the exclusive purpose of advancing global standards and ITU-R regulatory issues for Ultra-Wideband (UWB).

Mr. Michael D. Gallagher, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and serving as the President’s chief advisor on telecommunications, will be the primary keynote speaker at the international UWB dinner banquet on June 10th. Pulse~LINK, Inc. will be introducing the latest in cutting-edge technology with John Santhoff/ CTO, delivering a keynote address as the Signature Sponsor of the event. UWB industry group-sponsored events including seminars, demonstrations, exhibits and lectures, will be presented throughout the event. A technical symposium on “Exploring the nexus between global adoption of UWB technologies and present operational conditions” will be held on June 14th.

The United States was the first administration to develop rules for the introduction of UWB devices with the issuance of the First Report and Order, 17 FCC Rcd 7435 (2002). Government and industry are participating in the ITU-R TG 1/8 with the objective of developing international standards and recommendations to protect existing radiocommunication services, while exploiting the benefits of the technology for the international community. The meeting will include an address via video by Chairman Powell at the opening plenary session on June 9th. Mr. Ed Thomas, Chief OET, and Mr. Salim Hanna, Chair of TG 1/8 will welcome the delegates at a special event in the evening of June 9th.

In addition to Pulse~LINK, several companies will be demonstrating their use and application of UWB technology. Exhibitors and sponsors of the event include: Staccato Communications, Freescale Semiconductor (a subsidiary of Motorola Inc.), Intel, Wisair, Mercedes Benz (SARA Group), Ubisense, Sensors & Software, Philips, HP, Samsung, TI, Aether Wire & Location, Memsen Corp., Alereon, the MBOA, and the UWB Forum.

Mr. Gary Anderson, CEO of Uraxs Communications, Inc. is the Chair of the U.S. Organizing Committee. Further information on these details, scheduling of events, sponsorship, or exhibitor opportunities is available by contacting Mr. Gary Anderson by telephone (617) 848-4235, by fax (270) 626-7652, by email Boston2004@uraxs.com, or on the Internet via the event web site http://www.uraxs.com/TG_1-8_Boston.htm .

For further information on Task Group 1/8, please contact Mr. Ron Chase, the Chairman of USTG 1/8 by telephone (202) 418-1378, or by email Ron.Chase@fcc.gov.

About Ultra-Wideband Technology

Ultra-wideband is a technology that transmits an extremely low power signal over a wide swath of radio spectrum. Ultra-wideband operates across a wide range of frequency spectrum by transmitting a series of very low power pulses. The combination of broader spectrum and lower power means that Ultra-wideband causes less interference than conventional radio solutions enabling it to deliver wire-like performance in a wireless environment. The robustness of Ultra-wideband technology makes it ideal for multimedia-rich content and advanced applications that are increasingly pervasive in consumer electronics.

About Uraxs

Uraxs Communications, Inc. is an Ultra-wideband (UWB) systems and solutions company. Our products will employ cutting-edge UWB and server technology to deliver low-power, flexible, robust, and low-cost mobile communication applications. Uraxs is breaking new ground in the application of Ultra-wideband technology to enhance communication and personal safety. Among many applications, our products will enable children to communicate with their parents, the infirmed to signal for assistance, and public safety personnel to keep track of people in their charge. Uraxs' vision is to become the leading developer of UWB based applications that enable low cost, secure, peer-to-peer, remote communication. ”Your access to what matters most!” More information about Uraxs and its products is available at http://www.uraxs.com or contact info@uraxs.com

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