SOURCE: GPSFlight, Inc.

October 31, 2006 14:58 ET

GPSFlight Selected to Provide GPS Tracking for Edwards Air Force Base

TUKWILA, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 31, 2006 -- GPSFlight, the leader in high-performance, miniature wireless GPS telemetry, is pleased to announce it has been selected as a technology provider to Edwards Air Force Base for tracking base personnel and vehicles as they travel in and around the practice bombing range to help ensure the safety of base workers and security at the base. The GPSFlight tracking system is a combination of base stations, tracker units, and software, which can be rapidly deployed to cover large areas, such as military bases and cities.

Several GPSFlight base stations have been strategically placed around Edwards Air Force Base to provide a low cost tracking solution without the need for cellular or satellite services. The GPSFlight STXe Micro Transmitters will be carried by range personnel. The system is capable of tracking hundreds or thousands of people (or vehicles) at one time while updating the control tower with vital location/position data every few seconds. The solution enables range supervision to have precise locations of all range personnel over the 200-square-mile base increasing the safety of base operations.

Gary Daneshmand, Program Manager 412 Test Wing, explains, "We are counting on GPSFlight to deliver important location information that is vital to the welfare of our Base personnel working around certain areas of Edwards AFB." Daneshmand continued, "The performance and flexibility of the GPSFlight technology, and the fact it eliminates monthly cellular charges, makes it more cost-effective than other systems. GPSFlight is an important part of our overall safety program at Edwards AFB, which enables tracking and monitoring of the locations of multiple personnel and vehicles operating on the PIRA (e.g., East Range and West Range) 24/7 and displays their position to the Range Safety Officer's graphical user interface (GUI) in the main terminal Control Base Station at West PIRA, or to those organizations who need to know where, when, and how fast their assets are moving in real-time."

Craig Kairis, CEO of GPSFlight, elaborated, "GPSFlight is proud to be part of a program that enhances range safety and are delighted that our technology will help enable Edwards Air Force Base to increase safety and security for years to come."

About GPSFlight:

GPSFlight's advanced telemetry provides the most cost-effective, long-range GPS tracking solution available in the market today. The company also develops and manufactures hardware and software that delivers a complete communications package allowing customers to easily set up wireless networks (without the need for cellular or satellite communications), and to also track and monitor assets, whether in the air, or on the ground. Another attribute of this unique technology, is the ability to track thousands of assets at one time over long distances, utilizing the ISM 902-928 unlicensed frequency band. This gives the user an effective way to track assets, at a fraction of the cost of cellular. GPSFlight customers include commercial, military, and recreational companies worldwide. For more information visit or call 425-653-2477.

About Edwards Air Force Base:

Edwards Air Force Base occupies territory once explored by Spanish colonists and settled by pioneer homesteaders. The military base began as a stark and remote bombing range in 1933 and went on to become a major bomber training base in World War II. The Air Force Flight Test Center originated during the darkest days of the war, and has since achieved more major milestones in flight than anywhere else in the world.

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