MDSI Mobile Data Solutions Inc.

MDSI Mobile Data Solutions Inc.

March 22, 2005 07:30 ET

BGE HOME Chooses MDSI's Advantex r7; Solution to Improve Enterprise Field Service Efficiency and Performance


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MARCH 22, 2005 - 07:30 ET

BGE HOME Chooses MDSI's Advantex r7; Solution to
Improve Enterprise Field Service Efficiency and
Performance

RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 22, 2005) - MDSI Mobile
Data Solutions Inc. (TSX:MMD)(NASDAQ:MDSI)

BGE HOME, a Maryland based provider of home improvement, appliance
service, plumbing and electrical sales and service, and HVAC sales and
services, has selected MDSI Mobile Data Solutions' Advantex r7 software
to manage its field service operations.

For BGE HOME, Advantex will replace an earlier version of MDSI's
software used for scheduling, work order assignment, dispatching, and
managing fieldwork. Advantex r7 will also enable dispatchers to use GPS
to locate and monitor the exact position of the fleet on detailed maps.
Field workers will be able to use Street Level Routing to identify the
quickest route between assignments, sequence assignments to minimize
driving time, and request driving directions on-demand. Advantex
Business Intelligence will enable managers to monitor workforce
performance and control operational costs.

According to Kevin Klages, BGE HOME's Chief Operating Officer, "We have
had a very positive experience working with MDSI in the past. They
understand our business needs and that is reflected in their product,
Advantex. Advantex is a natural choice to help us going forward. Using
Advantex Compose, we can configure the solution quickly and easily
ourselves, as our business changes and grows."

"We are pleased to receive continuing validation of Advantex r7 from
long-time customers like BGE HOME. We look forward to building our
relationship with BGE HOME well into the future as their business needs
change and grow," commented Erik Dysthe, MDSI's President, CEO and
Chairman. "Advantex r7 is the only mobile workforce management solution
available that is scalable and flexible enough to meet those challenges."

Advantex helps companies provide better customer service and improves
field productivity. It automatically schedules and dispatches work
orders, and helps field workers, supervisors and dispatchers record and
manage their work throughout the day and report results wirelessly, in
real time.

About Constellation Energy

Constellation Energy, a Fortune 200 company based in Baltimore, is the
nation's leading competitive supplier of electricity to large commercial
and industrial customers and one of the nation's largest wholesale power
sellers. Constellation Energy also manages fuels and energy services on
behalf of energy intensive industries and utilities. It owns or co-owns
107 generating units at 35 locations in 11 states, totaling
approximately 12,500 megawatts of generating capacity. The company
delivers electricity and natural gas through the Baltimore Gas and
Electric Company (BGE), its regulated utility in Central Maryland. In
2004, the combined revenues of the integrated energy company totaled
$12.5 billion. www.constellation.com.

About MDSI

MDSI is the largest, most successful and experienced provider of mobile
workforce management software in the world. MDSI's software improves
customer service and relationships and reduces operating costs by
allowing companies to manage field resources more effectively.
Headquartered in Richmond, BC, Canada, MDSI was founded in 1993 and has
approximately 325 employees. The company has operations and support
offices in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. MDSI
services approximately 100 customers and has licensed more than 80,000
field service users around the world. MDSI is a public company traded on
the Toronto Stock Exchange (MMD) and on NASDAQ (MDSI).

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    Rick Wadsworth
    Investors
    (519) 729-7998
    ir@mdsi.ca
    www.mdsi.ca