SOURCE: PCS Edventures!.com, Inc.

January 11, 2007 08:00 ET

PCS Edventures! Announces Strategic Relationship With Fischertechnik® & Expanding Robotics Challenge Program

BOISE, ID -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 11, 2007 -- PCS Edventures!.com, Inc. (OTCBB: PCSV) today announced the continued progress and growth of its PCS Edventures Robotics Challenge (ERC) program, a global engineering and robotics program for students in grades 3-12. Launched in 2003, the ERC has enjoyed wide participation from around the United States and foreign countries including Pakistan, Korea, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE. This new expansion and next generation of the ERC involves a new strategic relationship with Fischertechnik®, a German manufacturer that produces premier quality engineering manipulatives used in K-12, university, and corporate environments.

PCS has selected Fischertechnik® as the new primary vendor for their engineering and robotics programs due to the superior and more sophisticated nature of the building manipulative, the high level of support and customer service Fischertechnik® is providing, and a strategic marketing relationship that will enable PCS to expand its market reach quickly. Engineered to scientific precision and manufactured using high strength nylon, plastic, and steel, Fischertechnik® components are designed to last for decades and beyond. The unique design of Fischertechnik® results in far stronger and more consistent physical connections when modeling and building than in other manipulatives PCS has utilized. The multitude of options for mechanization and power are also extensive with access to an advanced power motor system that enables serious engineering endeavors.

Robert O. Grover, Executive Vice President and CTO, said, "The capabilities of this system are vastly superior to the simple bricks & blocks we had been using, and our curriculum development staff is very excited about the improved power and flexibility of this new system. While we enjoyed our 20-year relationship with Lego®, it was clearly time to move up to this level of sophistication in the manipulatives for our engineering and robotic labs. To spread the word about this exciting new program for educators, we have launched a major giveaway and marketing promotion that organizations from across the country are participating in. Some lucky organization will be winning a complete PCS Academy of Robotics™ package, and we will be announcing the winner at the conclusion of our February ERC, culminating at the end of National Engineer's Week in February."

Laurenz Wolfarth, Vice President in charge of International Sales at Fischertechnik®, said, "We are delighted to be working with PCS Edventures! and are excited about this new relationship. They are aggressively integrating our materials into their product lines and we are impressed with the quality of their programs, marketing, and sales initiatives. We look forward to significantly expanding our market presence in the United States and around the world through this exciting, strategic partnership."

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. PCS programs operate in over 3,000 sites in all 50 United States as well as in 15 countries Internationally. Additional information is at

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