SOURCE: EarthSearch Communications International, Inc.; East Coast Diversified Corp.

January 31, 2011 13:45 ET

EarthSearch Announces Purchase Order With NairaNET Technology for Nigerian Education Program

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - January 31, 2011) - East Coast Diversified Corporation (OTCBB: ECDC), through its subsidiary EarthSearch Communications, Inc., announces purchase order and shipment to NairaNet Technology, Ltd. for wireless pilot project with Nigeria's Ministry of Education to improve security and class attendance at schools nationwide.

Under the program, EarthSearch "LogiBoxx" integrated GPS/RFID system, in conjunction with NairaNet Technology, has developed a network to wirelessly monitor student attendance and access control at Nigerian schools nationwide. The LogiBoxx technology will provide school authorities with not only access to real-time information on a particular student's class attendance, which would be useful for school administrators to take proactive steps against truancy, but would also enhance access control and security at schools to prevent kidnappings which has become an epidemic within the African nation.

"Our technology and the solutions we offer can be a game changer in improving access control and security, while improving class attendance and enhance learning in Africa's largest economy," said Kayode Aladesuyi, CEO of ECDC. "In addition to Nigeria, we will also look to deploy these student monitoring systems for other school districts around the world to showcase how they can implement our technology to combat poor student attendance and security."

EarthSearch Solar Powered GPS and RF readers avoid power shortage issues which are a common occurrence in Nigeria. "We are delivering a innovative solution powered by Green Energy," said Kayode Aladesuyi CEO, ECDC.

The School Connect project is the creation of Kenneth Adoki the Chairman/CEO of NairaNET Technology. "Education is the future of our nation, providing real time class attendance information to both school authority and parent creates a parent/school awareness that can only enhance the educational process," said Kenneth Adoki, CEO NairaNET Technology.

About EarthSearch Communications

EarthSearch Communications, an ECDC Company (OTCBB: ECDC), is a US-based business whose flagship product, LogiBoxx™, integrates GPS and RFID at the hardware level. When combined with its proprietary Global Asset Tracking and Identification System (GATIS) middleware, LogiBoxx and GATIS become the centerpieces of a LogiBoxx Certified Solution. An unprecedented business decision-making tool, a LogiBoxx Certified Solution offers continuous visibility within the Supply Chain, Logistics, and Asset Management and Control industries. Along with its integrated, patent-pending GPS and RFID technologies, EarthSearch also offers a complete line of innovative RFID solutions. Its expertise with GPS and RFID technologies, combined with exceptional support and service facilities, distinguishes EarthSearch as a leading manufacturer and supplier of real-time location solutions in the marketplace. For more information on EarthSearch, visit www.earthsearch.us.

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