SOURCE: Fortified Holdings Corp.

October 01, 2007 02:30 ET

Fortified Holdings Ships NOMAD Incident Command Platform to Coventry, Rhode Island -- Sale Facilitated by Dept. of Homeland Security Grant Funding

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - October 1, 2007) - Fortified Holdings Corp. (OTCBB: FFDH) ("Fortified" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Fortified DataCom (, has today shipped its NOMAD C4XSB Command & Control communications package to the Department of Emergency Management for the Town of Coventry, RI (pop. 34,672 -- area 64.8 square miles).

The shipment provides Coventry's emergency managers with a sophisticated level of command networking capability usually available only to larger municipalities with significant financial resources. The NOMAD units have undergone rigorous testing during numerous emergency exercises and simulations held by a variety of Regional and Federal Emergency support agencies since the initial product roll-out just over a year ago and have consistently gone on to meet the capabilities and criteria of equipment and systems usually costing tens of thousands of dollars more.

The NOMAD Incident Command Platform along with the rest of Fortified's products have been designed for interoperability, scalability and are priced affordably for organizations both large and small. This sale represents a clear indication to the emergency services marketplace that the product meets the requirements for alternative funding sources, most notably in this case via a program offered under the auspices of the Department of Homeland Security ( According to an article published in USA Today dated June 25, 2007: "Almost $5 billion of $16.04 billion in grants approved by Congress for states and Washington, D.C., from fiscal 2002 to 2007 remain in federal coffers, according to Homeland Security Department budget figures."

As part of the evaluation of the NOMAD and NOMAD Mesh Network technology by the Town of Coventry, Fortified successfully participated in an exercise held by the municipality simulating a school hostage scenario as well as a chemical and bio-hazard event. During the exercise, the NOMAD provided incident commanders with a number of previously unavailable capabilities. These included:

--  Remote officer dispatch capability initiated from the scene of the
    event. Highlighted NOMAD's ability to communicate directly to cell phone
    and satellite networks including voice-over IP networks.
--  A mobile mesh network was created around the event area to allow for
    the deployment of Fortified supplied wireless IP flashlight-sized cameras
    in strategic locations for remote viewing. This provided remote real-time
    situational awareness to multiple area command laptops and to monitoring
    equipment stationed in command vehicles.
--  The NOMAD provided simultaneous internet access to numerous exercise
    participants using laptops on-scene throughout the exercise.
--  Participants were provided with enhanced situational awareness at the
    scene and ability to communicate with, and access data from officers
    located at the municipal Police Station.

The successful outcome of this exercise is typical of the many simulations and tests the NOMAD platform has participated in throughout recent months. The sale of the product was provided through a lead generated by the team at Stratos Global (, a major global supplier of satellite telecommunications services and a strategic reseller of Fortified's products.

Company CEO Brendan T. Reilly commented, "We are extremely excited to see that even smaller municipalities are now able to access advanced emergency communications capabilities. With nearly 5 billion dollars of grant funding available, virtually every town across the nation could take advantage of this opportunity to ensure their operational capability is intact in virtually any emergency, especially those situations where local power and infrastructure is knocked out. We see this as an extraordinary opportunity for municipal emergency managers from coast to coast to improve their operational readiness with little impact on budgetary restrictions."

Fortified Holdings Corp. (OTCBB: FFDH)

Fortified Holdings Corp. aims to become a diversified internationally focused holding company with a portfolio of dynamic and rapidly expanding industry leading subsidiaries servicing the needs of first responders, the military, relief organizations, high-risk industries and similar sectors. It completed the acquisition of its first such business, Z5 Technologies, in September 2007. The proposed subsidiaries and the portfolio companies within them will all share a common goal of designing, developing, manufacturing and globally marketing products and solutions designed to enhance the ability of personnel in this sector to collaborate, to provide improved security services, and to respond to individuals and communities in need at times of crisis.

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Except for statements of historical fact, this news release contains certain "forward-looking statements" as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, without limitation, expectations, beliefs, plans and objectives regarding future activities. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Fortified Holdings to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include general economic and business conditions, the ability to acquire and develop future assets, the ability to fund operations and changes in consumer and business consumption habits and other factors over which Fortified Holdings Corp., or any affiliates, has little or no control.

Fortified Holdings Corp.
Brendan Reilly, President & CEO

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