WebTech Wireless Inc.
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WebTech Wireless Inc.

August 30, 2007 07:00 ET

WebTech Wireless Quadrant System Supports the State of Texas and the Governor's Division of Emergency Management Evacuation Efforts

Evacuation communication kits use WebTech Wireless locators and service to help keep track of evacuation residents

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 30, 2007) - WebTech Wireless Inc. (TSX:WEW), a provider of location-based and fleet Telematics services, confirmed today that it provided the National Guard in Texas with the WebTech Wireless™ Quadrant™ system as part of the National Guard's evacuation communication system designed to keep track of evacuated residents, as part of preparation for natural disasters such as Hurricane Dean earlier this month.

As Hurricane Dean was building in strength, the National Guard began preparations for its emergency evacuation procedure which includes allocating Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) tags to keep track of people, pets and medical supplies in the event of evacuation. The system ensures that if evacuation is required, the location of evacuated residents would always be known, preventing the separation and detachment of families that caused major problems during Hurricanes Rita and Katrina.

The State's National Guard equipped buses with evacuation communication kits in portable cases that included the WebTech Wireless WT5000™ Locator, as well as a laptop, external vehicle battery, cigarette lighter adaptor, Symbol RFID reader and cellular phone. The WT5000 Locators are activated on the AT&T GSM/GPRS/EDGE cellular network to ensure a reliable communication signal. Each person, pet or medical supply kit assigned with an RFID tag has their information entered into a central database as they board evacuation buses. The WT5000 Locator then transmits the exact location of each bus every minute, enabling the Quadrant system to update the database and allow administrators to keep track of evacuees.

"The WebTech Wireless Quadrant system was demonstrated as part of evacuation exercises conducted by the State of Texas, Governor's Division of Emergency Management in July 2006 and June 2007, the success of which has led to this latest deployment," said Anwar Sukkarie, President and CEO of WebTech Wireless. "Our experience supplying emergency departments such as fire, ambulance and police enable us to confidently deploy Quadrant for these critical evacuation procedures. Whether it is a natural disaster or a matter for Homeland Security, we look forward to helping others prepare for emergency and life threatening situations."

The initial order was for delivery of 1100 portable WT5000 Locators in August, with further expansion of the service possible in Texas and other hurricane affected regions.

A news report video on the evacuation is available at: www.myfoxaustin.com/myfox/MyFox/pages/sidebar_video.jsp?contentId=4124322&version=1&locale=EN-US (Due to the length of this URL, it may be necessary to copy and paste this hyperlink into your Internet browser's URL address field.)

About WebTech Wireless Inc.

WebTech Wireless Inc. (TSX:WEW) is a global Telematics, location-based services provider that develops, manufactures, and delivers turnkey wireless solutions designed to improve productivity and profitability. WebTech Wireless products include wireless hardware and software services running on cellular and satellite networks, and include Automatic Vehicle Location, Mapping, Reporting, Vehicle Diagnostics, Driver Status, In-vehicle Telemetry, Messaging, In-vehicle Navigation, and wireless application and Internet connectivity. WebTech Wireless is currently providing devices and services worldwide in eight languages to over forty-one countries covering five continents. WebTech Wireless' scalable solutions are used by a broad range of small, medium and Fortune 500 companies and by governments. For more information, please visit www.webtechwireless.com.

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