CMP Media Announces Best of Show Award Finalists

From Wireless Wearable Computers to a Sporty BMW Z4 Roadster to the Mars Rover - The Competition Heats Up as 11 Exhibitors with 14 End-User Products Vie for Best of Show

Mar 23, 2004

CMP Media LLC (NASDAQ: UNEWY) today announced that 14 products have been selected as finalists for the Best of Show award at electronicaUSA with the Embedded Systems Conference, to be held March 29 - April 1 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. A prestigious panel of judges selected the finalists from a total of 34 entries, all featuring innovative technology in end-user applications. One winner from each category and one overall Best of Show winner will be announced at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30 on the exhibit floor. For more information about each finalist and to view a complete list of all entries, please visit

   Exhibitor Name:  Analog Devices
   Booth:  1902

The BMW Z4 uses embedded technology to provide a multimedia driving experience that combines in-car professional Navigation System featuring with visual display, speech processing and GPS.

   Exhibitor Name:  Texas Instruments
   Booth:  1314

Digital Auto Drive (Team D.A.D.), a research and development organization was one of 15 self-navigating, unmanned vehicles that qualified in the Grand Challenge sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

   Exhibitor Name:  Applied Data Systems
   Booth:  2726

RoninCast™ is a groundbreaking visual communication system that wirelessly dispatches user-scheduled digital content to multiple displays at different sites -- even in different states or countries -- from one central location.

   Exhibitor Name:  QNX Software Systems
   Booth:  2542

InFocus, the world leader in digital projection technology, has created LiteShow, the world's first "connect and project," zero-configuration wireless projection system.

   Exhibitor Name:  Wind River
   Booth #:  1602

The Intellistar is the next generation of The Weather Channel's WEATHER STAR, and has the "intelligence" to select content based on the relevance to a particular viewing area.

   Exhibitor Name:  Applied Data Systems
   Booth:  2726

The Wurlitzer Digital Jukebox incorporates cutting edge technologies, elegant industrial design and an extremely simple user interface to provide the most comprehensive feature set of any digital audio device on the market.

   Exhibitor Name:  Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc.
   Booth:  1026

The HomePod allows users to take advantage of their existing wireless to send MP3 music files stored on their Macintosh, Windows or Linux computer to other playback devices located anywhere in the house.

   Exhibitor Name:  Xilinx
   Booth:  1326

The SENSIO 3D Video Processing System is breakthrough 3D video processing technology that transforms conventional home theaters into a 3D stereoscopic movie experience that rivals the best theme park experiences.

   Exhibitor Name:  Applied Data Systems
   Booth:  2726

The Nomad® Expert Technician System is the world's only wireless wearable computer with a head-worn, head-up display.

   Exhibitor Name:  NEWPORT Electronics
   Booth:  2722

The iTHX-M allows users to monitor temperature and relative humidity in real-time over an Ethernet network or the Internet.

   Exhibitor Name:  Agilent Technologies
   Booth:  926

This is the industry's first commercially available dynamic probe application for logic analyzer-based debug of FPGAs.

   Exhibitor Name:  Tektronix
   Booth:  820

Tektronix' TDS7000B Series features the most advanced Silicon Germanium (SiGe)-based triggering system and DPX™ technology.

   Exhibitor Name:  Nallatech
   Booth:  1041

The High Speed Disk Storage System is based on the PC/104Plus standard. It consists of the BenNUEY-PC104+ from Nallatech.

   Exhibitor Name:  Wind River
   Booth #:  1602

The Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) -- "Spirit" and "Opportunity" -- are NASA's twin robot geologists, which are part of NASA's Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the red planet.

The following exhibiting companies will also display their entries in their respective booths: Accelerated Technology, ADLINK Technology, Diversified Technology, ERNI Electronics, M-Systems, Accelerated Technology, LynuxWorks, MontaVista Software, PQI Corporation, Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas, SMA Computers, Amulet Technologies, Parasoft, and DoubleWide Software.

About electronicaUSA with the Embedded Systems Conference

electronicaUSA with the Embedded Systems Conference is an integrated event featuring three technology conferences under one roof: The Embedded Systems Conference, Communications Design Conference, and Power Electronics Conference. Featuring a series of business sessions, technology conferences, and an exhibition showcasing the latest technologies and products from leading companies, the event will welcome 15,000 system design engineers, architects, technical managers, and embedded software developers, and more than 400 exhibitors, including pavilions of manufacturers representing countries including China, Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, Japan, and Germany. More information visit

About CMP Media LLC

CMP Media LLC ( is a leading integrated media company providing essential information and marketing services to the entire technology spectrum -- the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide. Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer comprehensive, integrated media solutions tailored to meet the individual needs of marketing professionals. Its diverse products and services include newspapers, magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education and training, trade shows and conferences, and custom publishing.

About Messe Muenchen

Munich Trade Fairs International, MMI, ( stages more than 30 trade fairs a year in the investment goods and consumer goods sectors, and also high-tech fairs in the fields of electronics, photonics, information technology, analysis, and product engineering. Each year, over 30,000 exhibitors from more than 90 countries, and over two million visitors from at least 180 countries travel to Munich for these events. MMI also organizes trade fairs in Asia and South America.

   Linda Riedman
   Fleishman-Hillard -- for CMP Media LLC


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