SOURCE: PCS Edventures!.com, Inc.

October 23, 2007 08:00 ET

PCS Edventures! Announces Proprietary Controller and Programming Environment

BOISE, ID--(Marketwire - October 23, 2007) - PCS Edventures!.com, Inc. (OTCBB: PCSV) today announced the international release of its new PCS Robotic Controller and Programming Environment that includes a proprietary hardware and software solution designed for multiple uses within the K-12 educational space. Positioned as an alternative to other market offerings such as the LEGO NXT, VEX, BEAM, and others. The controller, PCS.RC2, will begin shipping to customers purchasing Edventures Robotics Challenge (ERC) and PCS Academy of Robotics™ (AOR) packages in early November. Controllers have already shipped to PCS's distribution partner, Eduwise, in Seoul, South Korea, who is developing an Edventures Robotics Challenge initiative throughout South Korea. Controllers are also being shipped to other PCS International representatives in Singapore, the Middle East, and South Africa.

The programming environment for the controller is proprietary software by PCS developers that provides a flexible, scalable platform for uses such as micro-robotics, data acquisition and analysis for applied science, manufacturing process control, electronic engineering, and applied mathematics. "This product is more flexible and more powerful than many of the current options used by educators," said Robert Grover, Chief Technology Officer for PCS. "And we have specifically designed it around a modular architecture that will apply to multiple uses." The programming environment also provisions for deployment into a variety of foreign language applications and will support programming languages ranging from LOGO, for elementary level students, to BASIC and C, for high school and university level students. In addition to robotics and engineering applications, the controller and environment will also be integrated into the PCS Academy of Science™ product line for data acquisition and analysis activities.

Dr. Suhas Pharkute, the Senior PCS Engineer in charge of the development of the PCS.RC2 is particularly excited about the remote, web-based control capabilities of the product. "This IP-based architecture enables the devices to communicate between themselves. For example, students could collaboratively create a networked robotic device that could collect data from all over the world. Another example would be a student in India remotely controlling another student's robot here in Idaho. The possibilities are tremendous and open up a whole new world of experimentation and opportunity for our students. We are excited to see where it will lead."

About PCS Edventures!

PCS Edventures! is the recognized leader in the design, development, and delivery of products and services rich in technology, imagination, innovation, and creativity that make learning easier, more engaging, and more effective at all levels. Our product lines range from hands-on learning labs in technology-rich subjects like engineering, science, math, robotics, IT, and electronics to administrative tools designed to help schools manage the enormous amounts of data required in day-to-day school administration. PCS programs operate in over 3,000 sites in all 50 United States as well as in 15 countries Internationally. Additional information is at http://www.edventures.com.

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