— Many companies new to Macworld Conference & Expo
— MWNY 2002 Pavilions even larger than both MWNY 2001 & MWSF 2002

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA — July 15, 2002 — Xplain Corporation, the leader in
pavilion management, announced today that the six Special Interest
Pavilions at IDG World Expo’s Macworld Conference & Expo, in New York (July
15-19, 2002), are bigger and have many products new to the Macintosh. These
special interest pavilions allow exhibitors to target attendees interested
in particular technology categories.

Macworld Conference & Expo is the world’s most comprehensive Macintosh OS
event. The upcoming Macworld Conference & Expo will take place July 15-19,
2002 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. To
register, see more information at (http://www.macworldexpo.com/)

Special Interest Pavilions have long featured both up-and-coming companies,
as well as showcased technologies. These pavilions provide exhibiting
companies with a cost-effective, turnkey method to reach their target
audiences face-to-face without requiring a large staff or display. In turn,
attendees with particular interests can experience first-hand the very
latest Macintosh technology for specific market segments in a cohesive

Macworld Conference & Expo, New York 2002, has 51 companies in the
pavilions. Not only does the special interest pavilions have more
companies than last New York’s expo (July, 2001), but there are more
companies than San Francisco’s expo (Jan, 2002).

A complete list of companies, with descriptions, is located at

The six pavilions contain a number of new companies that have never
exhibited before at any Macworld. And, for those returning companies, many
are releasing new products on the first day of the show. Attendees can
stop by for more information.

The pavilions are located in Booth #2023. For more information on Macworld
Conference & Expo, see http://www.macworldexpo.com

Xplain Corporation has been managing pavilions around the world since 1994
including the very long running MacTech Central. For exhibitors wishing to
partake in future pavilions, contact mailto:pavilions@xplain.com or see

There are six Special Interest Pavilions at Macworld Conference & Expo,
2002 in New York defined as follows:

SciTech Pavilion

Here you’ll find a broad collection of hardware and software for
mathematics, the pure sciences, engineering, and data visualization.
Researchers, scientists, educators, and students will find plenty to
stimulate the cerebral cortex. Macintosh has great solutions in the areas
of Scientific Imaging, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Research Tools and
Technologies for Discovery.

MacTech Central: Developer Tools and Technical Products

The premiere place for the technical audience attending Macworld Expo —
developers and programmers will showcase the latest applications and custom
solutions for the Mac OS, and give you a glimpse of what the future holds.
See scripting solutions that provide a powerful hidden interface — a way
to control and automate much of what we do every day. Look at Desktop
Innovations that show how productivity and efficiency can rely on powerful
and versatile tools that won’t break your budget. See how excellent Java
support is done through great products built on top of Mac OS X’s
highly-optimized, tightly-integrated implementation of Java 2.

Enterprise, Networking and Server Solutions

Apple has a lot to offer in the industrial strength market. From Mac OS X
to Xserve, Apple offers wide-ranging support for the network file services
supporting every major file server protocol on every major server platform
on the market today. Add to it industrial strength wireless technologies,
Bluetooth, mobile computing, and of course, Enterprise level networking,
and the possibilities are endless. And, with Mac OS X, there are a number
of new Internet and Consulting services available from companies that
specialize in industry solutions.

Digital Media Pavilion

You’ll find the most innovative companies, all exhibiting cutting-edge
applications and solutions for creating, editing, storing, and delivering
digital media content. Come and see not only the hottest products, but
those that work with music, video and print, alongside Apple’s assorted
technologies ranging from QuickTime and iPhoto, to iMovie and Final Cut Pro.

QuickTime Pavilion

When first released over ten years ago, QuickTime revolutionized the
industry. Today, with over 100 million Mac and PC users, the revolution
continues. QuickTime 6 features MPEG-4, the next-generation of the most
advanced digital media technology on the Internet. This latest release of
Apple’s cutting-edge digital media software for both Mac and Windows-based
computers delivers unparalleled quality for creating, playing and streaming
audio and video content over the Internet. Come and see the hottest
products that work with QuickTime!

Education and Assistive Technologies

It’s been more than 20 years since Apple computers first entered the
classroom and helped teachers revolutionize the way students learn. Today,
the revolution continues in K-12 and Higher Education with innovative
solutions like desktop movies, wireless networking, and high-quality
curriculum and professional development solutions. Computerized assistive
technologies consisting of hardware and software solutions that meet the
needs of students and others with learning and physical disabilities. Come
and see a showcase of software, Internet tools, curriculum building
solutions, multimedia for schools, training, and products for K-12 and
higher education.

“Macworld Conference & Expo is the premier Macintosh community event. The
special interest pavilions are a focal point at the Expo for Macworld
attendees seeking out technologies and solutions in a specific market
segment.” said Neil Ticktin, CEO of Xplain Corporation. “With a mission
focused on serving the specific communities, these pavilions have vendors
of all types and sizes showcasing the best the Mac has to offer.”


About Xplain Corporation

Xplain Corporation has three divisions — publishing, mail order and custom
services. The publishing division includes MacTech(r) Magazine, and THINK
Reference(tm). The mail order division operates DevDepot(r) and RadGad(sm).
Custom Services provides turnkey production services for publishers, and
tradeshow services including turnkey pavilions and onsite management.
Founded in 1984, the company has its offices in Westlake Village, CA. See
http://www.xplain.com for more information.

About Macworld Conference & Expo

Owned and produced by Framingham Mass.-based IDG World Expo, Macworld
Conference & Expo is the world’s most comprehensive Macintosh OS event.
Macworld Conference & Expo showcases products and services for
professionals involved in media and creative content development for
corporate and home applications, as well as consumers using the Mac at
home. Macworld Conference & Expo brings together the loyal base of Mac OS
audiences in creative services, education, application development,
entertainment, small office/home office and Internet-based environments.
Macworld Conference & Expo offers professionals and consumers alike the
opportunity to discover the latest developments and hottest products these
markets offer. For more information, please visit the Web site at

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (http://www.idgworldexpo.com) produces IT-focused
tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class
education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the
leading IT event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its
experience and knowledge of IT-focused events and conferences, enabling
technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential
buyers. IDG World Expo’s portfolio of conferences and events includes
Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, BioITWorld
Conference & Expo and COMNET Conference & Expo. IDG World Expo is a
business unit of IDG, the world’s leading technology media, research and
event company.

About IDG

IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and offers online
users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world
through IDG.net (http://www.idg.net), which comprises more than 330
targeted Web sites in 80 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168
computer-related events worldwide, and IDG’s research company, IDC,
provides global market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43
countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.