PCTEL Selected by WiFi -Texas to Launch Hotspot Network Throughout Texas and at Schlotzsky's® Restaur
Segue™ Roaming Client Enables Rapid and Easy Wi-Fi Connections and Roaming
Chicago, IL and Austin, TX - - July 22, 2003 - - PCTEL, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCTI) a leading provider of Wi -Fi and cellular mobility software, software -defined radio products and access technology, and WiFi -Texas.com, Inc., a WLAN service provider based in Austin, announced today their cooperation in improving the subscriber experience in accessing Wi -Fi networks. The PCTEL solution will assist WiFi -Texas customers and Schlotzsky's® Deli (Nasdaq: BUNZ) patrons in connecting to broadband wireless networks at dozens of WiFi -Texas Hotspot locations in the state of Texas and at participating Schlotzsky's Deli restaurants nationwide. Specifically, WiFi -Texas has selected PCTEL's Segue™ Roaming Client to connect and automatically authenticate subscribers and other authorized users on their networks. Users of all WiFi -Texas installed Hotspots, as well as traveling subscribers who use Wi -Fi services on other networks, will benefit from PCTEL's Segue™ Roaming Client. Financial and other terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
The Segue™ Roaming Client offers an intuitive process to give laptop and handheld computing device users secure, seamless access and roaming capabilities to Wi -Fi networks in public areas, at the office, and in the home. The Roaming Client enables rapid scanning of available networks and a user -friendly connection process.
"Not only will the Segue™ Roaming Client greatly reduce technical support questions, it allows a preference list of SSID's, VPN settings, and scripts for breezy logins for present and future Wi -Fi network operators," said Murray Freeman, CEO of WiFi -Texas. "This allows the non -technical user to roam from hot spot to hot spot while controlling expenses and security."
"Our customers tell us they love the free Wi -Fi Internet access and the free use of iMac computers at the restaurants where we've introduced these amenities," said Monica Landers, director of communications at Schlotzsky's, Inc. "We hope the Segue Roaming Client will make it even easier for customers to connect to our Wi -Fi networks." "We're excited to help WiFi -Texas and Schlotzsky's provide the most advanced hotspot services in the state of Texas and nationwide," said Marty Singer, PCTEL Chairman and CEO. "WiFi -Texas joins other network providers who recognize the value that we bring both to Wi -Fi connectivity and cellular data access."
About WiFi -Texas
WiFi -Texas builds and operates "commercial -grade community networks" for its own subscribers and for the benefit of patrons, visitors and users of other hotspot providers and enterprises. Using a range of wireless, wireline and MAN technologies, WiFi -Texas' Amenity Networks™ provide a complete solution for a variety of hotspot business models. Amenity Networks™ features include 24x7 network monitoring, bandwidth usage monitoring and management at user and hotspot level, optional content filtering, and an advanced Radius implementation that significantly increases the service reliability and reduces the costs of operating a hotspot. WiFi -Texas is located in Austin, TX, and on the web at www.wifi -texas.com. Telephone: 512 -479 -0317.
PCTEL, founded in March 1994, is a leading provider of Wi -Fi and cellular mobility software, software -defined radio products and access technology. PCTEL's products include WLAN software products (Segue™ Product Line) that simplify installation, roaming, Internet access and billing. Through its subsidiary, DTI, the company designs, develops and distributes OEM receivers and receiver -based products that measure and monitor cellular networks. The company maintains a portfolio of more than 120 analog and broadband communications and wireless patents, issued or pending, including key and essential patents for modem technology. The company's products are sold or licensed to PC manufacturers, PC card and board manufacturers, wireless carriers, wireless ISPs, software distributors, wireless test and measurement companies, and system integrators. PCTEL headquarters are located at 8725 West Higgins Road, Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60631. Telephone: 773 -243 -3000. For more information, please visit our web site at: http://www.pctel.com.
About Schlotzsky's, Inc.
Schlotzsky's, Inc., founded in Austin, Texas, in 1971, through its wholly -owned subsidiaries, is a franchisor and operator of restaurants in the fast casual sector. Our current menu features upscale made -to -order hot sandwiches and pizzas served on our proprietary buns and crusts, wraps, chips, salads, soups, fresh baked cookies and other desserts, and beverages. As of March 31, 2003, there were 619 Schlotzsky's® Deli restaurants open and operating in 37 states, the District of Columbia and six foreign countries. Visit www.schlotzskys.com or www.cooldeli.com for more information and e -coupons.