Open Source Module helps develop wireless sensor networks.

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TelosB Mote Platform, TPR2400, is an IEEE 802.15.4 compliant device for wireless mesh networking featuring TI MSP430 microcontroller. It provides integrated processor radio solution including USB interface, 2.4 GHz radio, onboard antenna, sensor interfaces, and optional preinstalled environmental sensor suite. IEEE 802.15.4 radio support allows for communications with other 802.15.4 radios.



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Crossbow Technology Releases TelosB Mote Platform



Crossbow Furthers Commitment to Provide Leading Edge Technology to the Research and University Community to Advance Wireless Sensor Network Development

San Jose, California - May 2, 2005 - Crossbow Technology, Inc. (www.xbow.com), the leading end-to-end supplier in wireless sensor networks and the largest manufacturer of Smart Dust wireless sensors, announced today the release of the TelosB Mote platform, TPR2400. TelosB is an open-source experimental platform developed and published to the community by UC Berkeley. The IEEE 802.15.4 compliant device for wireless mesh networking features the TI MSP430 microcontroller. The platform provides an integrated processor radio solution including a USB interface, 2.4GHz radio, onboard antenna, sensor interfaces, and an optional preinstalled environmental sensor suite.

TPR2400 is an open research platform upon which cutting edge experiments on new ideas in sensor networks can be developed. The IEEE 802.15.4 radio support built into the TelosB module allows for communications with other 802.15.4 radios including the commercial grade, FCC/ARIB certified MICAz mote from Crossbow. TPR2400 is an uncertified radio platform, intended for research and lab studies. TRP2400 is fully compatible with UC Berkeley's open-source TinyOS distribution (www.tinyos.net)

Crossbow's offering of the TelosB Mote reflects its long-standing commitment to support the academic and research community with valuable products and strong customer support. "We want to enable and support research in Wireless Sensor Networks on a very large scale. This product is another testament to Crossbow's continued commitment to the research community," said Mike Horton, President and CEO of Crossbow Technology, Inc. "We have priced TPR2400 aggressively to enable researchers and students to have access to this technology and foster more research in this area." TelosB is priced at $99.

Inaugural Release Promotion
Crossbow Technologies also announced a special inaugural release promotion valid for the months of May and June 2005. During the promotion period, TelosB can be purchased for $79, a 20% discount off its regular price of $99. Orders need to be placed in the months May and June to be valid for the promotional discount.

About Crossbow Technology
Founded in 1995, Crossbow Technology, Inc. is the leading supplier of end-to-end solutions in wireless sensor networks and the largest manufacturer of wireless sensor networks. Crossbow has for years been at the forefront of creating and deploying smaller, smarter, wireless sensing devices and mesh networking platforms for largescale defense, environmental, agricultural, industrial monitoring and control, building automation, security and asset tracking applications.

Crossbow Technology, Inc. is also the leading supplier of inertial sensor systems for aviation, land and marine applications and other instrumentation sensors. Crossbow has a ten-year history of delivering sensors for applications and industries with the most stringent performance requirements in the harshest of environments.

The company has shipped more than 500,000 of its advanced sensors to more than 1,000 customers, including select Fortune 100 and other leading industrial, defense, technology, civil engineering and manufacturing companies. The company's strategic partners include Intel Corporation. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Crossbow has distributors in 24 countries worldwide. The company received its ISO 9001/2000 Certification in May 2002, its FAA Certification for the AHRS500GA in January 2003 and its FCC Certification for the MICAz in October 2004. Contact Crossbow at +1-408-965-3300, e-mail info@xbow.com

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