Digital Dispatch Systems Inc.
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Digital Dispatch Systems Inc.

June 12, 2007 12:08 ET

Digital Dispatch Approved for SmartCab™ Rollout in NYC

RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 12, 2007) - Digital Dispatch Systems Inc. (TSX:DD) has been awarded Notice to Proceed (NTP) from the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) of New York City to roll-out its new state-of-the-art SmartCab™ taxi management solution to enhance passenger experience in New York City's approximately 13,000 medallion yellow cabs. Digital Dispatch is one of four companies awarded NTP by the TLC for its initiative.

As part of New York City's landmark taxi technology enhancement project to improve the overall passenger experience, this TLC mandated solution includes an interactive multi-media personal information monitor (PIM) for passengers in the taxi back seat providing a self serve, secured credit/debit card payment mobile eCommerce facility and offering real time route maps, news, entertainment, and local information.

The PIM places information and entertainment at the passengers' fingertips during taxi rides in New York City through easy and convenient access to local information and news for passengers and opens up a targeted channel for advertising and the media. For Digital Dispatch, this taxi passenger orientated network opens up a new, independent and substantial market.

Transparent to passengers, the new solution also offers business benefits to the fleet owners and drivers by incorporating advanced fleet management technologies to provide comprehensive back-end reports, paperless trip reports, real-time traffic updates, assigned driver log-in as well as the options to integrate other peripheral devices like mobile printers or existing taxi meters if needed.

"We are excited that the technology and functionality of our new SmartCab™ solution has been validated by the TLC as this will revolutionize the experience for taxi passengers. New York City taxi operators can expect the proven high quality, reliable customer support and the dependability that our decades of leadership in taxi fleet management bring in addition to the numerous benefits of this new innovative technology solution," said George Lipski, VP Development and Operations for Digital Dispatch.

The iView 8000™ PIM, a part of Digital Dispatch's SmartCab™ solution, comes with an integrated card swipe, a 10.4" color display with a wide viewing angle, a rugged touch screen and a user friendly interface with Internet-type interaction. Complete with volume control and mute options, the iView 8000™ allows passengers to be in full control of their in-vehicle riding experience including the option to swipe their own cards for payment without having to hand it over to the driver.

The activation of taxi medallion owners will likely commence in late 2007 and thus, revenue for 2007 attributable to the TLC initiative is uncertain at this time as it is dependant upon market conditions and the number of contracts entered into by Digital Dispatch with taxi medallion owners.

About Digital Dispatch

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 dispatch software, wireless communication infrastructure and a range of in-vehicle mobile devices.

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