Zedi Inc.
TSX VENTURE : ZED

Zedi Inc.

December 16, 2008 16:33 ET

Zedi introduces latest gas electronic flow measurement device with smartphone

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Dec. 16, 2008) - Zedi Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ZED), in alliance with TELUS, is launching the Zedi EFM Walk-up™ device. Zedi EFM Walk-up will allow gas companies to electronically measure gas flows at well sites and relay that information to their head office using an advanced RIM Blackberry.

As an alternative to mechanical flow meters and paper charts, Zedi EFM Walk-up is an electronic flow measurement device that provides accurate gas measurement information at the well site. When used in concert with an advanced Blackberry, Zedi EFM Walk-up enables gas workers in the field to instantly retrieve and submit measurement data via Bluetooth technology onto the smartphone. They can view reports and graphs immediately that help field operators quickly make effective production management decisions. Zedi EFM Walk-up for smartphone is compatible on select BlackBerry models with RIM OS of 4.2 or higher.

The smartphone device uses a secure wireless network to transfer the measurement data, collected from the Zedi EFM Walk-up, to Zedi's secure web portal where it is instantly available to all authorized users from the field or head office, contributing to improved productivity across the organization.

In an environment of uncertainty, Zedi EFM Walk-up with smartphone allows organizations to retain current workflow practices while benefitting from high quality, accurate measurement information.

"The Zedi EFM Walk-up is such a time saver since you retrieve data from the device with just a few button clicks on the smartphone, instead of fussing around with paper," said Ron Klys, lead operator for Signalta. "It also gives you more flexibility to retrieve month end data because instead of rushing to pick up charts before data is overwritten, the Zedi device stores the data so you can pick it up at your convenience."

"The simplicity of downloading and uploading well data through the smartphone reduces rework between the field and head office and provides instant visibility to that data, which equates to improved employee productivity," said Debra Deane, Zedi vice president, marketing and investor relations.

Roland Labuhn, TELUS vice president, energy solutions said, "We are pleased to work with Zedi and are aligned in providing solutions for the energy sector that support enhanced productivity for producers."

The Zedi EFM Walk-up is a featured component in TELUS' Field Pack for producers - a solution which focuses on communication, productivity and safety tools for employees in the field. TELUS is the preferred supplier to provide the smartphone solution for Zedi because of its extensive wireless coverage combined with TELUS' significant experience with energy customers.

About Zedi Inc.:

Zedi Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ZED) specializes in production operations management, delivering systems and services that help oil and gas producers to efficiently manage people, assets and information. We enable our customers to increase earnings from production, decrease operating costs, effectively utilize human, physical and fiscal assets and mitigate compliance risk. Established in 1987, Zedi has enhanced the operational performance of more than 200 upstream, midstream and oilfield service customers.

The TSX Venture Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this news release.

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