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

February 23, 2011 15:35 ET

EarthSearch Announces the Development of Oil Pipeline Monitoring System

Global Economy Depends a Great Deal on Oil Energy, Protect the Distribution Line Can Be a Lifeline for a Fledging Global Economy

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - February 23, 2011) - East Coast Diversified Corporation (OTCBB: ECDC), through its subsidiary EarthSearch Communications, Inc., announces the development of Oil pipeline monitoring system based on its proprietary integrated GPS/RFID technology. The system will allow nations and oil companies to monitors tens of thousands of kilometers of pipeline remotely using sensor technology integrated with the EarthSearch proprietary GPS/RFID.

The solution centers around EarthSearch Solar Powered "LogiBoxx" integrated GPS/RFID system which can be deployed along oil pipelines to communicate with sensor based RFID tags. "One only need to look at the turmoil in the world, to understand the need to protect oil distribution lines, the market fluctuation in oil prices are causing havoc on the world economy," said Kayode Aladesuyi, CEO of EarthSearch.

The system uses GSM network for communication and is powered by solar technology which allows it to operate even in some of the most remote areas of the world. Any tampering with or attempt to break into the oil pipeline will cause the sensor technology to send an alert to EarthSearch's LogiBoxx using radio frequency.

"Countries like Nigeria and others are having a difficult time with theft of oil and breakage in the pipeline. We hope to bring solution to these markets to support the oil industry. We have begun to market the solution to Oil and Gas companies," said Mr. Aladesuyi.

"EarthSearch's focus on emerging markets is very strategic, we expect these markets (Africa, Middle East, Eastern Europe) to represent the fastest growth areas in the world's economy over the next decades," said Aladesuyi. "We are positioning ourselves to compete effectively even against some of the biggest players in these market."

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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