Wireless Sensing Solutions Event in Chicago Highlights Leading Wireless Sensor Networking Companies and Associations

FRAMINGHAM, MA – SEPTEMBER 7, 2005 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for IT markets, today announced the exhibitor/sponsor lineup for Wireless Sensing Solutions(R), which will take place September 26-28 at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza. Exhibiting companies and sponsors include the Zigbee Alliance, Millennial Net, Freescale Semiconductor, WINA (Wireless Industrial Networking Alliance) and many others.

Wireless Sensing Solutions (WSS) is a conference exploring the recent successful deployments of wireless sensor networking. Exhibitors and sponsors at the event are the leaders of the wireless sensor network industry. In addition to the two full days of conference plus a half day of workshops, WSS will also provide several opportunities to test drive and explore the many applications for wireless sensors.

The WSS Showcase lets attendess experience first-hand the latest products, services and solutions in the industry. 17 of the leading companies (protocol & stack manufacturers; system integrators & designs; OEM's; components; and sensors) will showcase their products, allowing attendees to demo, network and discuss many important issues with the leading vendors in the industry.

A new event feature called "8 Minute Sensors" are quick, rapid-fire presentations given by the exhibiting companies. Attendees will learn about new solutions in the industry, discover company goals and strategies, and see first-hand product demonstrations. This is an ideal opportunity to get educated about wireless sensor networking technology that enables immediate impact on business models and other bottom-line requirements.

Exhibiting Companies:

— Chipcon

— Coronis Systems

— Crossbow Technology

— Dust Networks

— Embedded Research Solutions (ERS)

— EnOcean

— Freescale Semiconductor

— Inetco

— Innovative Wireless Technologies (IWT)

— Integration Associates

— Luxoft

— Machine Talker

— Mesh Systems

— Millennial Net

— Newtrax Technologies

— Sensicast Systems

— Smarthome

Association Sponsors:

— Zigbee Alliance

— WINA (Wireless Industrial Networking Alliance)

— SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers)

Media Sponsors:

— InfoWorld

— AutomatedBuildings.com

— RFID Update

A networking pass that gives access to the WSS Exhibitor Showcase, the "8 Minute Sensors" presentations, the keynote addresses and the opening night "Meshing Reception" are $25.00 if purchased on or before September 25. The cost is $50.00 thereafter.

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

About Wireless Sensing Solutions

The second annual Wireless Sensing Solutions(R) conference is an event for the budding industry of wireless sensor networking. The event explores the recent successful deployments 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 www.wssconference.com .

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( 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), Real Time CRM Solutions(TM), OSBC(TM), RoboBusiness and RoboNexus. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About IDG

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, research, and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World, and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Macworld Conference & Expo(R), DEMO(R), and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com .