ParkerVision’s SignalMAX Wireless Networking Products Win Best of RetailVision Award
Winners Selected by Top 100-Level Retailers
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 20– ParkerVision, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRKR), announced today that ParkerVision’s SignalMAX(TM) wireless networking products have won the Best Product Award in the peripherals category at the RetailVision(R) Fall 2004 event, September 7-10 in San Diego, CA. RetailVision is produced by Vision Events(R), a Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT ITb) company. Winners were selected by the top 100-level retailers, which account for $60 billion in consumer electronics sales annually.
SignalMAX networking products are targeted at consumers seeking maximum wireless distance connectivity for their cable and DSL modems. SignalMAX products are compatible with all 802.11b/g compliant products and are guaranteed to improve distance and eliminate “dead-zones” even when used with other manufacturers’ gear. The company guarantees coverage of an entire home without the added complexity or cost of repeaters, boosters, or special high-gain antennas. When SignalMAX notebook or desktop cards are utilized with SignalMAX routers, one-mile open field distance performance is achieved.
“These awards represent an extraordinary benchmark for technology vendors because they are voted on by the top retailers in North America,” said Pete Prentice, senior director for RetailVision. “For both winners and nominees, the awards carry the prestige and the confirmation that a vendor’s products and strategies are succeeding in the consumer channel demonstrating both innovation and leadership.”
For the past 15 years, the “Best of RetailVision Awards” have been acknowledged as one of the computer retailing industry’s leading honors. Among the record number of leading retailer organizations attending RetailVision and voting on this fall’s awards were CompUSA, Best Buy, Circuit City, Dell, Staples, and many others.
“We are proud to get yet another significant award that demonstrates ParkerVision’s progress in converting our technology and performance advantages into attractive product offerings,” said Jeffery L. Parker, Chairman and CEO of ParkerVision. “We hope this will signify that the products we make available to consumers are not just of the highest quality, but will noticeably outperform the most recognizable brand names.”
SignalMAX products are based on ParkerVision’s patented Direct2Data(TM) (D2D)(TM) wireless RF technology. ParkerVision has successfully fielded thousands of units, many with users that were unable to provide adequate coverage or who required multiple access points, antennas or additional equipment.
ParkerVision, Inc., headquartered in Jacksonville, with additional facilities in Orlando, Florida, designs, develops and manufactures complete solutions for wireless products based on the enabling, patented D2D(TM) technology. This technology, along with system engineering, enables the development of wireless products that offer the highest performance and reliability with low power consumption and competitive cost. Additional information about ParkerVision is available at http://www.parkervision.com.
About Vision Events
Vision Events, a Gartner (NYSE: IT ITb) company, is a leading producer of highly focused business events that bring resellers and end-users together with leading and emerging vendors in private boardroom appointments to form strategic partnerships and secure new business in the technology sector. Additional information about Vision Events can be found at http://www.visioneventscom.
This press release contains forward-looking information. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, each of which speaks only as of the date made. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties which are disclosed in the Company’s SEC reports, including the Form 10K for the year ended December 31, 2003 and the Form 10Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2004 and June 30, 2004. These risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated or projected.
ParkerVision, the ParkerVision logo, SignalMAX, Direct2Data, and D2D are trademarks or registered trademarks of ParkerVision, Incorporated. All other trademarks or company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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