SeeByte Board Member and Harvard Sensor Network Expert to Keynote at Wireless Sensing Solutions

FRAMINGHAM, MA – July 18, 2005 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, today announced that SeeByte board member, David Farquhar, and Harvard University professor of computer science, Matt Welsh, will deliver keynote speeches at the second annual Wireless Sensing Solutions(R). Wireless Sensing Solutions is a global event designed to focus on technology, standards and solutions for the budding industry of wireless sensor networking and is scheduled to take place in Chicago on September 27-28, 2005 at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza.

According to a recent IDG World Expo research report, the wireless sensing technologies market is predicted to exceed $5 billion US by 2010 and impact a broad number of markets including industrial, medical, homeland security and others. Wireless Sensing Solutions will explore the promise of wireless sensor networking – based on sophisticated mesh networking techniques – while providing a unique forum to discuss evolving standards, interoperability, technologies, applications and product development strategy.

David Farquhar, board member of SeeByte, will deliver a keynote presentation discussing the critical element often missing from the sensing equation – collective intelligence and reasoning – which provides alternatives and can selectively organize the vast amount of data that comes from the use of multiple sensors. Farquhar will discuss SeeByte's integrated suite of sensor processing and intelligent system tools that provides automatic event detection and classification, intelligent reasoning, data visualization and other resources that offer a real-time view for both military and commercial applications. Farquhar will also discuss two of SeeByte's high-profile projects – a pilot-less underwater inspection system and the development of an automated, underwater tank.

Matt Welsh, PhD, an assistant professor of computer science at Harvard University, will focus his keynote presentation on current research that is looking into the area of wireless sensing networks, with an emphasis on high-level languages and intelligent programming models. Welsh will discuss how his research group is presently working on developing sensor network platforms for such diverse and important applications such as remote medical care and monitoring volcanic eruptions on Tungurahua, an active volcano in central Ecuador. Welsh and his team are also developing an Internet-based infrastructure for collecting and processing large volumes of real-time sensor data and have applied some of the principles to projects that range from a wireless sensor network for doctors at Boston Medical Center as part of a wide-area data collection and querying network to mote tracking systems.

At the end of the conference, a roundtable forum will bring together respected industry experts and analysts to review the highlights of Wireless Sensing Solutions 2005 and discuss the most important issues presented during the conference. The audience is encouraged to take part in the debate and interact with the panelists, which include:

— Moderator, Tim Scannell, president & chief analyst, Shoreline Research

— Jeffrey J. Bussgang, general partner, IDG Ventures

— Ian McPherson, president, Wireless Data Research Group

— John Williams, managing director, The FocalPoint Group, LLC

— Bob Heile, chairman, ZigBee Alliance

Wireless Sensing Solutions also features two days packed with useful and relevant sessions divided among three tracks: The Technology Solutions Track focuses on how wireless sensing works and explores the benefits that it offers. The Systems Integration & Development Track examines how wireless sensors and mesh networks can be implemented and incorporated into new or existing legacy infrastructures. The Wireless Sensing in Action Track is comprised exclusively of real-world case studies that detail the decision and technology paths taken by leading companies to enhance their market position and sharpen their competitive stance through the use of wireless sensor networks and remote sensing solutions.

For more information or to register for the event, visit http://www.wssconference.com.

About Wireless Sensing Solutions

The second annual Wireless Sensing Solutions conference is an event for the budding industry of wireless sensor networking. The event explores the promise of wireless sensor networking – based on sophisticated mesh networking techniques – while providing a unique forum for design engineers, product development managers, system and application developers and executive management to discuss evolving standards, interoperability, technologies and product strategy. For more information, visit http://www.wssconference.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (http://www.idgworldexpo.com) produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of technology-focused events and conferences, enabling technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Bio-IT World Conference + Expo(R), Wireless Sensing Solutions(R), Syndicate(TM), GridWorld(TM), RoboBusiness and RoboNexus. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

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