Wireless Matrix Corporation

Wireless Matrix Corporation

May 16, 2006 08:00 ET

Wireless Matrix Receives Third Order from Dominion for MBS2 Units

RESTON, VIGINIA--(CCNMatthews - May 16, 2006) - Wireless Matrix Corporation (TSX:WRX) today announced the receipt of the third in a series of purchase orders from Dominion (NYSE: D) for 400 additional Mobile Base Station 2 (MBS2) units.

This order brings the total number of units purchased by Dominion under the agreement with Wireless Matrix to 1,223. Wireless Matrix has shipped 1,102 of these units to Dominion in fiscal 2006, for their phased roll-out within their field service fleet, which will continue throughout fiscal 2007.

The three-year agreement, valued at approximately $5 Million during the initial term, provides Dominion with multi-mode MBS2 vehicle hardware and airtime service for deployment to service workers in the field. The MBS2 integrates satellite, cellular and 802.11b (WiFi) wireless technologies to provide seamless data communications coverage, no matter where workers are in the field. This level of coverage enables Dominion to deploy and coordinate their service fleet with the maximum flexibility and control to respond to critical situations as they develop.

"The 100% availability of our wireless data network provides the functionality Dominion needs for their mission-critical field operations," said J. Richard Carlson, President and CEO of Wireless Matrix. "Not only will our solution add measurably to Dominion's bottom line by powering productivity improvements but it also provides built-in wireless communications redundancy in the event of extreme weather. We are excited to be a key partner in this vital project."

About Dominion

Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers of energy. The company's asset portfolio consists of about 28,100 megawatts of power generation, 6,000 miles of electric transmission, about 6.3 trillion cubic feet equivalent of proved natural gas reserves, 7,800 miles of natural gas pipeline and the nation's largest natural gas storage system, with about 950 billion cubic feet of storage capacity. Dominion also serves retail energy customers in nine states. Corporate headquarters are in Richmond, VA.

About Wireless Matrix

Wireless Matrix is a leading developer and provider of enterprise-class wireless data services for business-critical operations involving mobile workforces and remote assets. Wireless Matrix mobile services are deployed in major corporate industrial markets including oil and gas, utilities, transportation and field service. The Company delivers a data network service that provides 100% real-time wireless communications coverage to all of North America. This service is enabled by the Mobile Base Station hardware platform that provides data connectivity via cellular, satellite, and WiFi networks to enterprise back-office systems enabling field work force mobility. Wireless Matrix is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, and has offices in Burnaby, British Columbia. For more information visit www.wrx-us.com.

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this press release may contain forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements.

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