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GiveMePower Corporation

June 29, 2005 08:30 ET

Mapping Solutions Inc. Utilizes GiveMePower Corporation's PowerCAD Software to Provide Life-Saving Solution for First Responders

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - June 28, 2005) -

Advanced Rescue Technology magazine describes how new FIREbasePIP software system delivers a complete and affordable mapping solution for over 30,000 prospective fire departments in the United States

GiveMePower Corporation (OTCBB:GMPW), today announced that Mapping Solutions, Inc. of Oregon City, Oregon, a GiveMePower embedded solutions partner and a provider of turn-key solutions for fire, 911, police and telecommunications industries since 1981, has introduced FIREbasePIP™, a new life-saving mapping solution for first responders which utilizes GiveMePower's PowerCAD® Embedded™ software at its core.

Featured in the recent April/May issue of Advanced Rescue Magazine, FIREbasePIP (pre-incident planning) software allows first responders to create computer-drawn maps of specific buildings and details before incidents happen. Once logged into the department's central database, maps can be accessed by any radio-linked laptop deployed in a first-responder vehicle.

The best news is FIREbasePIP's price. At just $695, FIREbasePIP makes it possible for an estimated 30,310 fire departments in the U.S. with over 1 million career and volunteer firefighters (source: NFPA 2002 National Fire Experience Survey), to affordably deploy the software on their office PCs and in-vehicle laptops, ensuring immediate access to critical building layouts with electrical, gas, water and hazardous material locations.

One happy customer is Lt. Tom Bingham, of the West Licking, OH Joint Fire District. "To anyone who is looking for their own mapping solution, look no further." Not only does FIREbasePIP make it easy to map the interior of local buildings, "it's the only program on the market that allows you to edit and update your maps as your district grows."

Lt. Bingham's praise is echoed by Deputy Chief Terry Scholl of the Creve Coeur Fire District in St. Louis County, MO. "We have equipped all our emergency vehicles with FIREbasePIP-equipped laptops, so when dispatch calls, teams can punch up the location and instantly view maps."

"We've tried to make FIREbasePIP as easy to use as possible," said Tim York, president of Mapping Solutions. "This is why our program relies on National Fire Protection Association 172 icons for accurate, easy to understand mapping. It is also why creating maps is easy...just a matter of pointing, clicking and dragging." Bingham concurs, with "believe me, if I can do it, anyone can."

In an ideal world, firefighters would be aware of the hazards waiting for them inside an industrial/commercial building before they entered. Unfortunately, firefighters live in the real world. The bottom line is that for under $700, FIREbasePIP now makes it possible for any first-responder department to quickly and efficiently compile, update and distribute up-to-date maps of local buildings - in a business where seconds count. And, best of all, anyone can use it.

About Mapping Solutions

Established in 1981, Mapping Solutions Inc. is a leading provider of special-purpose geographic information and CAD-based software solutions, serving the public safety and telecommunications industries. Mapping Solutions also provides a full range of drafting, telecommunications design, file conversion and IT services. For more information on Mapping solutions products and services, please visit www.mapsol.com.

About GiveMePower Corporation

GiveMePower develops, markets, and supports high-performance desktop, mobile and wireless CAD/graphics software for end-users and OEM business partners involved in design, construction, engineering, manufacturing, mapping and related industries. A Microsoft Mobile Solutions and Windows® Embedded Partner, an Intel® PCA Developer Network member and an IBM and HP Business Partner, GiveMePower is the first company to offer full-featured 2 and 3-dimensional, AutoCAD®-compatible design and digital blueprint processing for "anytime, anywhere and anyone" use on Windows desktop, laptop and XP tablet PCs - and for the first time on Windows Mobile® handheld pocket PCs, pocket PC cell phones, handheld PCs, CE tablets and industry-specific devices. For more information, call 1-888-97-POWER or visit www.givemepower.com.

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  • GiveMePower Corporation
    Deb Walton
    (403) 287-6001 or Toll Free: 888-97-POWER
    Email: media@givemepower.com
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