Digital Dispatch Systems Inc.
TSX : DD

Digital Dispatch Systems Inc.

November 05, 2007 08:00 ET

First Wins for Digital Dispatch for Managed Dispatch Service (eTaxi)

Q3 2007 Earnings Release on November 14, 2007

RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 5, 2007) - Digital Dispatch Systems Inc. (TSX:DD) is pleased to announce that it has won several new customers in North America for eTaxi, its new managed dispatch service, including Central Valley Taxi & Limousine Service of Abbotsford and Alouette Transit Systems Ltd. of Mapleridge, both of British Columbia, and Green Cab Taxi & Disabled Services, Association LLC. of Kent, Washington. Digital Dispatch also won a new contract for its enterprise taxi application PathFinder™ and 170 iPilot 8000™ mobile computers from STITA Taxi of Seattle, Washington. These contracts are worth approximately $1 million in aggregate.

"Within weeks of announcing the eTaxi solution at the Taxi Limousine and Paratransit Association annual conference, we have attracted a lot of attention, and have succeeded in having several local customers subscribe to our managed dispatch service," said Michael Hryb, Vice President of Sales for Digital Dispatch. "The recent acquisition of MobiSoft has provided us with a market ready product to commence servicing the significant demand experienced in North America for our new eTaxi offering."

The new eTaxi solution offers managed dispatch services which includes the dispatch application and the Vector 530™ mobile data terminal with electronic credit card payment facility, vehicle tracking and an in-vehicle printer. This new offering targeted at the small taxi fleet market, which comprises the majority of the taxi industry, is a comprehensive packaged service from Digital Dispatch inclusive of communications infrastructure. It is hosted on Digital Dispatch servers and thus eliminates large capital outlays or need for technology maintenance by the customer.

"Referrals from other satisfied customers and Digital Dispatch's professional service are what prompted us to opt for their hosted solution," said Margaret Curran for Central Valley Taxi. "This is our first data dispatch solution and we expect to improve our operational efficiencies by at least 25 percent."

The need for real-time credit card processing and GPS-based AVL for better fleet management were the factors for STITA Taxi to look for a computerized dispatch solution. "We decided to go with Digital Dispatch because we know their systems are the most advanced and reliable in the market today," said Kanwaljit Singh Dhaliwal, President for STITA Taxi. "We look forward to increasing our operational efficiency with their solution, which will help us provide even better service to our customers and support the SEA-TAC airport."

Q3 Earnings Release

Digital Dispatch will announce its 2007 third quarter financial results on November 14, 2007. The financial statements and MD&A will be available on the Company's web site and on SEDAR at that time. The Company will also host a conference call at 5:00 PM EST (2:00 PM PST) on the same day to discuss the financial results. Please call 416-641-6142 or 1-866-300-7687 to participate in the call. A replay of this conference call will be available until November 21, 2007, by dialing 416-695-5800 or 1-800-408-3053 and entering access code 3241375.

Update on StrataGen Acquisition

Digital Dispatch's pending acquisition of StrataGen Systems Inc. of Kirkland, Washington, is expected to be completed on or prior to November 16, 2007.

About Central Valley Taxi & Limousine Service

Central Valley Taxi & Limousine Service of Abbotsford, British Columbia, has been in operation since 1989. They have a taxi and a van division. The vans division has 10 vehicles and primarily services the Canadian Pacific Rail company servicing Fraser Valley to Kamloops. The taxi division operates 18 vehicles.

About STITA Taxi

Located in Seattle, Washington, STITA Taxi is the only cab company serving the SEA-TAC airport exclusively. In operation for the last 10 years, STITA Taxi aims to provide highest quality taxi services at the lowest possible cost.

About Digital Dispatch Systems Inc.

Digital Dispatch Systems Inc. is a worldwide provider of mobile data solutions for fleet and mobile workforce management. Founded in 1987, we have an installed base of more than 75,000 wireless mobile data devices and nearly 200 wireless data systems in four continents. We offer products and services to manage vehicle fleets and mobile workforces, including a range of dispatch solutions and in-vehicle mobile devices, wireless communication infrastructure, and implementation and maintenance of these solutions.

Visit www.digital-dispatch.com for more information.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements which, to the extent that they are not recitations of historical fact, may constitute forward-looking information. Such forward-looking statements may include the Company's success in generating future sales and customers including but not limited to, closing of the StrataGen transaction, financial and other projections as well as statements regarding the Company's future plans, market opportunities, objectives, performance, revenues, growth, profits, operating expenses or the Company's underlying assumptions. Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those suggested by these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: the need to develop, integrate and deploy applications to meet our customer's requirements; the possibility of development or deployment difficulties or delays; the dependence on our customer's satisfaction with Digital Dispatch Systems' products; the timing of entering into significant contracts; our customers' continued commitment to the deployment of our solutions; and including but not limited to other factors described in Digital Dispatch Systems' reports filed on Sedar, including its Annual Information Form and financial report for the year ended December 31, 2006. In drawing a conclusion or making a forecast or projection set out in the forward-looking information, the Company takes into account the following material factors and assumptions in addition to the above factors: the Company's ability to execute on its business plan; the acceptance of the Company's products and services by its customers; the timing of execution of outstanding or potential customer contracts by the Company and the sales opportunities available to the Company. This list is not exhaustive of the factors that may affect our forward-looking information. These and other factors should be considered carefully and readers should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking information. All forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by this cautionary statement and there can be no assurance that actual results or developments anticipated by the Company will be realized. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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