Digital Dispatch Systems Inc.
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Digital Dispatch Systems Inc.

June 29, 2005 08:00 ET

Digital Dispatch Gains Momentum in New Markets

RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - June 29, 2005) - Digital Dispatch Systems Inc.'s (TSX:DD) diversification strategy has gained further momentum with the announcement of new contracts in the transit/paratransit and emergency roadside assistance markets and an additional order from an existing customer in the black car market. These contracts are worth over $1 million in total.

In the transit/paratransit markets, Digital Dispatch will provide Avail Technologies Inc. of State College, Pennsylvania, with over 200 Vector 530™ mobile data terminals and communication infrastructure for two projects. Avail will install Vector 530™s in vehicles operated by Volusia County Public Transit System (VOTRAN) of Daytona Beach, Florida. VOTRAN provides fixed route transit as well as paratransit services. Avail has also chosen the Vector 530™ for its Blue Grass Community Action Agency in Kentucky. Blue Grass is involved in operating rural transit systems in nine counties in Kentucky and provides demand response as well as an inter-city route between Danville and Lexington.

In the emergency roadside assistance market, Digital Dispatch will provide iPilot 8000™ mobile computers to the American Automobile Association (AAA)'s Mid-Atlantic and East Tennessee chapters, which are based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Knoxville, Tennessee, respectively. The iPilot 8000™ will support AAA Mid-Atlantic's communication needs over a common cellular data network. This auto club currently serves 3.4 million members in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia. The iPilot 8000™ interfaces with D2000 application software developed by AAA National and provides increased onboard memory as well as removable memory cards for Tow and Lockout Manuals and future applications.

In the black car market, Vital Transportation Inc. of Long Island City, New York, will purchase 90 additional MC 1790™ mobile computers for its fleet. These will be in addition to the 350 MC 1790™s that Vital Transportation has already deployed.

About Avail Technologies, Inc.

Avail Technologies, of State College, Pennsylvania, has taken a different approach to business by making use of the many excellent products already available on the market today, integrating the technologies and providing enhancements to them only when required. By using this strategy, Avail is able to offer reliable solutions by deploying proven products in an efficient and cost effective manner. Avail Technologies offers many services to its customers, including Systems Engineering, Systems Integration, Project Management, Consulting and Product Development. Avail offers a level of experience and understanding unmatched in the market segment for Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL), mobile data communications, and mobile workforce management applications that can only be gained through the deployment of various technologies on over 8,000 vehicles throughout North America.

About American Automobile Association

American Automobile Association (AAA) is the most recognized name in automotive, travel and financial service industry for individual consumers in the United States. This membership-based organization operates all across the United States and around the world through a network of local affiliates. AAA Mid-Atlantic based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is an AAA member club known for implementing leading-edge technology to provide efficient and convenient service to its members.

About Vital Transportation, Inc.

Vital Transportation, Inc., based in Long Island City, NY, has been serving New York City with its fleet of over 400 Lincoln Town cars for over 13 years. It is a shareholder corporation owned by shareholder franchisees. The company's board of directors is elected by its shareholders. The company is registered with the New York State Department of Law and operates under license granted by the United States Federal Communication Commission to operate on certain radio frequencies for the purpose of voice and electronic data transmission. They are in full compliance with the regulations of the New York City Department of Transportation and the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission.

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 61,000 wireless mobile data devices and 174 wireless data systems in 31 countries. 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.

Visit www.digital-dispatch.com for more information.


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