UWB Out of the Gate at Breakneck Speed as FCC Loosens Reins

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The next hurdle in the race for global adoption will provide U.S. industry an opportunity to participate in the development of international policy and technical standards on UWB. The Fifth ITU-R Task Group 1/8 International Meeting on Ultra-wideband (UWB) will be held in San Diego, California May 18-27, 2005. This meeting is paramount to setting the global parameters for UWB adoption and proliferation.

There’s never been a better time to get involved. UWB Industry leaders from the WiMedia Alliance and the UWB Forum, experts from the FCC, and other high ranking government officials will be giving lectures and addressing the ITU-R Delegates. Prominent keynote speakers will host an international dinner banquet on May 19th. UWB industry group-sponsored events including demonstrations, exhibits, and lectures will be presented throughout the event. The lecture series will feature both technology and business tracts. The public, members of the press and industry professionals are strongly encouraged to attend, please visit the event web site to register http://uraxs.net.

Several companies will be demonstrating their use and application of UWB technology. Exhibitors and sponsors that have enlisted so far are: Freescale Semiconductor, Pulse~LINK, Uraxs, Staccato Communications, Aether Wire & Location and several members of the WiMedia Alliance and the UWB Forum. More details will be available soon on the event web site as they develop.

In order to attend this conference as a Delegate, you must be an active member in the Task Group 1/8. The deadline for registering as a Delegate or an Observer with the USTG1/8 Delegation is 18 March 2005. The registration form may be downloaded at http://uraxs.net. All U.S. Delegates must send their form to USTG1/8 Chairman Chase via fax +1.202.418.1918 or via the email link at the event web site. For all Non-U.S. citizens, please follow the instructions on the form and contact us if you have any questions.

ITU-R Delegate- one who takes an active part in the work of the assigned agenda in determining global consensus on adoption of radiocommunication regulations, usually appointed or accredited by a Member State.

ITU-R Observer- one who does not take an active part in the work of the assigned agenda but is an interested party, usually appointed or accredited by a Member State. Observers may not participate in the meetings or work of the conference but may attend all open plenary sessions.

This conference will be the last meeting of its kind held in the United States for the exclusive purpose of advancing global standards and ITU-R regulatory issues for Ultra-wideband (UWB). This meeting is being organized for the ITU-R by Uraxs in conjunction with the FCC and other U.S. Government Agencies. 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 UWB standards.

Further information on scheduling of events, sponsorship or exhibitor opportunities, registration and other details is available on the Internet via the event web site http://uraxs.net.

For further information on U.S.Task Group 1/8, please contact Mr. Ron Chase, Chairman of USTG 1/8 by telephone (202) 418-1378 or visit the event web site.

For information or assistance in regards to attaining a foreign entrance Visa, please contact Mr. Gary Anderson, CEO of Uraxs, Inc. and Chairman of the USTG 1/8 Executive Committee by phone (888) 584-7105 or visit the event web site.

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 approach employs cutting edge UWB and server technology to deliver low power, flexible, robust, and low-cost mobile communication applications. We use Ultra-wideband technology to enhance remote communications and personal safety. Our solutions are reliable, robust, and virtually hack proof communication systems that include geo-location capabilities. More information is available at http://www.uraxs.com.

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