Epic Data International Inc.

Epic Data International Inc.

March 15, 2005 17:00 ET

Epic Data Announces Completion of an $850,000 Contract with a Leading Global Defense Contractor


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FOR: EPIC DATA INTERNATIONAL INC.

TSX SYMBOL: EKD

MARCH 15, 2005 - 17:00 ET

Epic Data Announces Completion of an $850,000 Contract
with a Leading Global Defense Contractor

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 15, 2005) - Epic Data
International Inc. (TSX:EKD) today announced the completion of an
$850,000 contract with a US-headquartered leading global defense
contractor for upgrading their existing shop floor time and attendance
system at their California facility.

The organization is evolving to eXpresso Server, a more open system
architecture based on Ethernet and 802.11 wireless technologies, from
their existing proprietary network. This new system will be faster, more
reliable and will graphically present information to users. It will also
be cost effective to manage, as eXpresso has the ability to support
other networks running in their manufacturing plant.

"We're pleased that this long-time Epic Data customer is migrating
towards a more advanced, wireless, scalable system to improve labor
tracking and efficiency in their manufacturing operations," said Peter
Murphy, President & CEO at Epic Data.

The solution includes an integrated data collection system of 170
MPT9100 workstations running on the eXpresso Server and Epic Data's
Professional Services for implementation and project management.

The MPT workstation product family is used by many leading aerospace &
defense and industrial equipment & machinery manufacturers around the
world, including Lockheed Martin, Bell Helicopter, CAE and Komatsu.

The MPT9100 is a data collection and communications workstation
specifically designed for capturing manufacturing data, and for time &
attendance and access control applications. It facilitates the flow of
data to and from the shop and warehouse floor, providing visibility to
managers and employees. The MPT9100 offers users enhanced productivity
and security and full support for lean manufacturing practices. Features
include:

- a large, user-friendly high resolution color touch screen

- bar-code, proximity, magnetic stripe and other data capture options

- fixed or vehicle-mount configuration options

- wired or wireless (802.11) options

- a rugged exterior for vibration, shock and water resistance

- an upgradeable CPU

More information on the MPT9100 terminal is available at:

www.epicdata.com/site/products/capture/mpt9100/

About Epic Data International Inc.

For 30 years Epic Data has been a leader in automatic identification and
data capture solutions for the world's most progressive aerospace,
automotive, high technology and industrial equipment & machinery
manufacturers. We increase plant productivity and velocity while
identifying the continuous improvement initiatives vital to winning in
today's competitive manufacturing environments. Epic Data's enterprise
mobility solutions for parking enforcement and route management increase
productivity while improving customer service and worker safety by
connecting mobile personnel to central offices in real time. People and
technology make Epic Data a global leader in automated data capture
solutions for the extended enterprise.


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