Wireless Matrix Corporation
TSX : WRX

Wireless Matrix Corporation

September 30, 2005 10:22 ET

Wireless Matrix SDX 1100 Performs Continuously During Hurricane Katrina

RESTON, VIRGINIA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 30, 2005) - Wireless Matrix Corporation (TSX:WRX) today proudly announced that all SDX 1100-3 satellite modems deployed on towers and oil platforms in South East Louisiana performed without issue during Hurricane Katrina. The SDX1100 continued to successfully transmit data even as torrential rains, hurricane force winds and high waves pounded oil platform locations.

The SDX 1100 Satellite Modem features a poll-mounted design that is easy to install and rugged enough to stand up to any weather condition, providing full-duplex communication between central offices and remote field locations.

"The Wireless Matrix system, with designed redundancy, performed admirably during the Katrina hurricane. Several key customers and partners shared compelling anecdotes of our system reliability, including personnel managing offshore oil and gas installations that were able to continue communicating and receiving the mission critical data they needed even after they evacuated their employees", said J. Richard Carlson, President and CEO of Wireless Matrix. "The cellular companies were proud of restoring 50% of their service after five days. Wireless Matrix maintained 100% service throughout the crisis. This is a tribute to our outstanding engineering team."

About Wireless Matrix

Wireless Matrix is a leading developer and provider of enterprise-class wireless data services for business-critical operations involving mobile workforces and remote assets. Wireless Matrix mobile services are deployed in major corporate industrial markets including oil and gas, utilities, transportation and field service. The Company delivers a data network service that provides 100% real-time wireless communications coverage to all of North America. This service is enabled by the Mobile Base Station hardware platform that provides data connectivity via cellular, satellite, and WiFi networks to enterprise back-office systems enabling field work force mobility. Wireless Matrix is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, and has offices in Burnaby, British Columbia.


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