Digital Dispatch Systems Inc.

Digital Dispatch Systems Inc.

January 06, 2005 08:00 ET

Digital Dispatch Systems Inc.: British Columbian Taxi Company First in North America to Use Public Wireless Data Service for Dispatching


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JANUARY 6, 2005 - 08:00 ET

Digital Dispatch Systems Inc.: British Columbian Taxi
Company First in North America to Use Public Wireless
Data Service for Dispatching

RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 6, 2005) - Digital
Dispatch Systems Inc. (TSX:DD) has won its first customer to use a
public Wireless Data Service for the PathFinder dispatch application
with Newton Whalley Hi-Way Taxi Ltd. of Surrey, British Columbia. Under
this agreement, Newton Whalley will purchase Digital Dispatch's
PathFinder application and use Rogers Wireless Communications Inc.'s
GPRS Wireless Data Service to communicate with the iPilot 8000 mobile
computers in each of its vehicles.

"The use of a Wireless Data Service is a very cost effective way for us
to use a computerized dispatch system," said Dale Gosal, Operations
Manager for Newton Whalley. "We are definitely looking forward to the
automated record-keeping and enhanced customer service with faster
response time and in-vehicle card payment options offered by
PathFinder," Mr. Gosal mentioned.

The new Pathfinder Version 3.05 is specifically designed to work
efficiently with public Wireless Data Services and make secure debit and
credit card transactions over such networks. Newton Whalley will be the
first company to use credit and debit payment systems over a cellular
wireless network.

"PathFinder's support for Wireless Data Services offers smaller taxi
companies the opportunity to reap the benefits of a computerized
dispatch system without incurring the infrastructural costs of a Private
Mobile Radio network. PathFinder with Wireless Data Services is a
perfect choice for a 50-vehicle taxi company like Newton Whalley," said
Graeme Harfman, Product Manager for Pathfinder for Digital Dispatch.

Private Mobile Radio infrastructure costs may include capital
expenditures like radio tower equipment and radios in the cars as well
as recurring expenditures like tower site leases, telephone line leases
to the tower site, and radio equipment maintenance. At the end of the
day, Private Mobile Radio infrastructure may not always provide the
coverage offered by the Wireless Data providers.

This agreement also makes Newton Whalley the second Canadian taxi
company to purchase the Windows CE-based iPilot 8000 mobile computers
for its fleet. Digital Dispatch recently announced that it has sold over
500 of iPilot 8000s to Royal Taxi of Toronto.

About Newton Whalley Hi-Way Taxi Ltd.

Newton Whalley Hi-Way Taxi Ltd. is based in Surrey, near Vancouver,
British Columbia, and is a customer-driven, special needs, delivery
business. It has a fleet of 50 vehicles serving Vancouver and its
suburbs.

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