PCTEL, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCTI), a leader in antenna and scanning receiver solutions, announced today that its joint venture, PCTEL Secure LLC, released its ProsettaCore™ security solution as a Software Developer’s Kit (SDK) to beta test customers. During the beta test, the customers will evaluate the solution, provide feedback to PCTEL, and negotiate the terms of their potential license. As previously discussed during PCTEL’s first quarter earnings release conference call, the beta test customers include government, defense systems integrators, and semiconductor entities. “We are excited about this milestone,” said Marty Singer, PCTEL’s Chairman and CEO. “This program has been on track for 15 months. During that period, we created and filed three patent applications, developed a prototype that demonstrated the pervasive security threats to Android-based, mobile devices, and now we have delivered the ProsettaCore product in the form of a well-documented SDK which third parties can incorporate into their mobile solutions. We are pursuing three business paths: the licensing of the SDK to significant players in the industry, the packaging of a security test environment, and our own development of security solutions for SCADA applications,” added Singer. The ProsettaCore solution allows for a trusted execution environment whereby multiple distinct security policies can run on Android. The tools provided help the developer create simple XML policies and burn them into the image. For example, the target could have a "Personal Use" policy, and a "Secure" policy, each having different configuration files, apps, access privileges, and more. ProsettaCore adds a thin layer around Linux to enforce Mandatory Access Control (MAC) security policies at both the operating system level and below, while still allowing for complete compatibility with existing Linux and Android security models and applications. In fact, the ProsettaCore model allows for applications to be placed into secure categories without the re-engineering associated with traditional isolation architectures, which reduces cost and time to market.
Defense systems integrators, government entities, semiconductor platform vendors, and handset manufacturers interested in licensing the SDK should contact PCTEL at firstname.lastname@example.org. All such requests will be qualified.Separately, PCTEL disclosed in its most recent 10Q, filed May 9, 2012, that it was exercising its option to acquire an additional 19 percent interest in PCTEL Secure at a cost of $931,000. PCTEL will acquire the remaining interest in PCTEL Secure LLC after acceptance testing of the SDK is successfully completed. These investments are expected to be completed by third quarter 2012. ABOUT PCTEL PCTEL, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCTI), develops antenna, scanning receiver, and network solutions for the global wireless market. The company's SeeGull® scanning receivers, SeeHawk® visualization tool, and CLARIFY® system measure, monitor and optimize cellular networks. PCTEL develops and supports scanning receivers for LTE, TD-LTE, EVDO, CDMA, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, GSM, and WiMAX networks. PCTEL's MAXRAD®, Bluewave™ and Wi-Sys™ antenna solutions address private network, public safety, and government applications. PCTEL develops and delivers high-value YAGI, Land Mobile Radio, WiFi, GPS, In-Tunnel, Subway, and broadband antennas (parabolic and flat panel). The company’s vertical markets include SCADA, Health Care, Smart Grid, Precision Agriculture, Indoor Wireless, Telemetry, Off-loading, and Wireless Backhaul. PCTEL Secure focuses on Android mobile platform security. For more information, please visit the company's web sites www.pctel.com, www.antenna.com, www.antenna.pctel.com, www.rfsolutions.pctel.com or www.pctelsecure.com. PCTEL SAFE HARBOR This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, these forward-looking statements include statements regarding PCTEL Secure's ability to deliver a meaningful security solution involving multiple distinct security policies running on Android, and the ability of PCTEL Secure's ProsettaCore solution to secure mobile devices and fixed networks. These statements are based on PCTEL's current expectations. Anticipated customer benefits and product capabilities may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those detailed from time to time in PCTEL's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and PCTEL disclaims any obligation to update or revise the information contained in any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.