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Guy Kawasaki, Jonathan S. Adelstein, and Daniel Ford to Keynote TESSCO ONE

Retail and commercial experience centers to bring mobile and wireless technology applications to life

HUNT VALLEY, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 19, 2016-- TESSCO has assembled three expert keynote speakers and two experience centers for TESSCO ONE, which brings together over 120 manufacturing partners of wireless technology and thousands of professionals who build, operate, and maintain wireless networks. The retail and commercial experience centers will offer hands-on exploration of drones, the Internet of Things, virtual reality, and the newest mobile technologies while placing their potential in a broader industry context.

Held in Phoenix from Feb. 23-24, TESSCO ONE will bring together keynote speakers Guy Kawasaki, author and entrepreneur; Jonathan S. Adelstein, President and CEO of the PCIA; and Daniel Ford, D.Sc., CSO of Silent Circle. Their presentations will advance some of the most important conversations among wireless manufacturers and engineers today, including:

  • Robert Barnhill. Welcome remarks. Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. & Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 9 a.m.
  • “Views and Insights on the Wireless Industry” - Jonathan S. Adelstein. Jonathan will discuss the current state of the wireless industry and key imperatives important to moving the industry forward. Tuesday, Feb. 23, 10:15-11:30 a.m.
  • “Lessons from a Startup CSO”—Daniel Ford. This talk will center around lessons learned based on personal experience, how obstacles are overcome, and how to evolve as a security professional, all of which will significantly increase the risk posture of any organization operating in the global economy. Tuesday, Feb. 23, 10:15-11:30 a.m.
  • “The Art of Innovation”—Guy Kawasaki. Guy’s most popular speech, this talk draws on his decades of experience working with companies like Apple and Google, and as a brand ambassador for the likes of Mercedes Benz USA, to offer tips on creating innovative products and services using tactical and practical techniques. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 9:15-10:30 a.m.

The two experience centers will place these themes on a more intimate stage, modeling storefronts, vehicles, and other applications where mobile communications, Wi-Fi, the Internet of Things, and virtual reality will have the greatest impact.

The retail experience center will more than double the space of last year’s exhibit and expand its focus. A mock storefront with freestanding merchandise will present an ideal model of both how to display devices and accessories to consumers, as well as how to use mobile technology to improve the retail experience.

The space will also present connected home products in a mock living room and bedroom, showing how netcams, connected lighting, sensors, and other wireless products advance standard living environments. Wearables and smartwatches, wireless charging, and rapid charging for mobile devices will show the latest evolutions of mobile devices. Finally, for a look at one of the newest consumer experiences, Samsung will demonstrate its Gear VR headsets.

The commercial experience center will feature several interactive scenarios covering everything from fleet management and backhaul to office Wi-Fi, drones for site survey, and integrated power solutions. In the middle of the space, a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck and a RAM Mount forklift will offer examples of how mobile devices mounted in these vehicles can keep drivers connected.

A simulated office environment split between Wi-Fi and enhanced cellular coverage and capacity will demonstrate ways to eliminate dead zones and scale capacity as a business grows. Other areas of the commercial experience center will feature new and convenient tools, including Silent Circle’s BlackPhone 2 in a section on secure communications, drones for site inspections of cellular towers, and TESSCO’s integrated power solutions that optimize network stability. In addition to the experience center, hourly tours of University of Phoenix stadium will point out the considerations behind the arena’s distributed antenna system (DAS) installation.

“Both the keynotes and experience centers will offer a glimpse of the present impact and future potential of wireless technologies from industry veterans, top manufacturers, and the engineers bringing them to life,” said Robert Barnhill, CEO at TESSCO. “We’ve expanded the interactivity of our experience centers this year to not only give attendees an overview of Wi-Fi, fleet management, the Internet of Things, virtual reality, and the most secure, encrypted connections, but give them a hands-on look at what the technology can do.”

Register for TESSCO ONE and find more information at http://www.tessco-one.com.

About TESSCO Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ: TESS)

TESSCO (NASDAQ: TESS), a leading supplier for the product and chain solutions to enable organizations to build, use, maintain and resell Cellular, Mobile Communications, Wi-Fi, Machine-to-Machine, Internet of Things and Wireless Backhaul systems.

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