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Penton Media and PCIA Announce Co-location of Wireless/Portable Engineering Technology Conference and Pavilion at PCS `99.



HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 1999--

Penton Media Inc. (NYSE NYSE

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) announced that Penton's Wireless/Portable Engineering Technology Conference and Pavilion will be co-located at the Personal Communications Showcase '99 (PCS (1) (Personal Communications Services) Refers to wireless services that emerged after the U.S. government auctioned commercial licenses in 1994 and 1995. This radio spectrum in the 1.  '99).

Produced by PCIA, PCS `99 will be held Sept. 21-24 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is a collection of buildings in New Orleans, Louisiana. The lower end of building one is located 500 m (1640 feet) upriver from Canal Street on the banks of the Mississippi River. Named after former mayor of New Orleans Ernest N.  in New Orleans.

The wireless/portable event will showcase the best of Penton's annual Wireless Symposium/Portable by Design Conference and Exhibition, held each spring in Silicon Valley for the past seven years. The Wireless/Portable Engineering Technology Conference and Pavilion at PCS `99 will offer the same technological focus as the spring event.

"Our readers and attendees are the technology pioneers who are creating tomorrow's cutting-edge wireless products," said Marc Spector, group publisher of Penton's Wireless Systems Design and Microwaves & RF. "PCS has always been an important show for the entire industry. We will add a new focus on core technologies for a broad range of engineers, designers and developers from electronic OEMs."

Penton Media publishes Electronic Design, Internet World, Embedded Systems Development, Wireless Systems Design, Microwaves and RF, and EE Product News.

"We are excited that Penton will be joining PCS `99," said PCIA President Jay Kitchen. "Our event offers an excellent opportunity for attendees to exchange ideas while experiencing the latest technological innovations. The partnering of these two great shows is a winning situation for everyone."

Scheduled tracks include: cellular and PCS design; wireless Data and LAN (Local Area Network) A communications network that serves users within a confined geographical area. The "clients" are the user's workstations typically running Windows, although Mac and Linux clients are also used.  design; high power design, modulation techniques, test and measurement; batteries and power management; CPUs and DSPs for portable devices; and advanced packaging. Intensive workshops will be offered on Phase Locked Loops, Digital Modulation, Fundamentals of CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) A method for transmitting simultaneous signals over a shared portion of the spectrum. The foremost application of CDMA is the digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800 MHz band and 1.9 GHz PCS band. , 3G Wideband CDMA, DSP Made Simple, Wireless Made Simple, and RF Fundamentals, and Oscillators for Wireless. A concurrent product showcase will feature core technologies for wireless products, including semiconductors, components, displays, battery technologies and more. For more information on the Wireless/Portable Engineering Technology Conference and Pavilion, call: 888/947-3734, fax: 201/393-6297, or e-mail: brutledge@penton.com.

For additional information on PCS '99, visit PCIA's Web site at www.pcs99.com.

PCIA is the international trade association exclusively representing the wireless communications industry. PCIA represents the broadest segments of wireless communications, including PCS, messaging and paging, fixed wireless, including LMDS (Local Multipoint Distribution Service) A digital wireless transmission system that works in the 28 GHz range in the U.S. and 24-40 GHz overseas. It requires line of sight between transmitter and receiving antenna, which can be from one to four miles apart  carriers, communications site owners and managers, equipment manufacturers, private system users, ESMRs and others providing goods and services In economics, economic output is divided into physical goods and intangible services. Consumption of goods and services is assumed to produce utility (unless the "good" is a "bad"). It is often used when referring to a Goods and Services Tax.  to the wireless industry.

Penton Media Inc. (NYSE:PME) is a leading business media company that publishes magazines and electronic information products, produces trade shows and conferences, and provides marketing and business development products and services, including direct mail lists, research and custom publishing. Penton serves the electronics, Internet/IT, design/engineering, food/retail/hospitality, government/compliance, leisure, management, manufacturing, mechanical systems/construction and supply chain/aviation markets.
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