zed.i solutions inc.

zed.i solutions inc.

November 16, 2005 14:04 ET

zed.i solutions inc. Announces the Issuance of a Patent on its Smart-Alek® Technology by the United States Patent Office

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 16, 2005) - zed.i solutions inc. (TSX VENTURE:ZED) (the "Company") today announces that it has received a patent titled "Systems for Acquiring Data from a Facility and Method", which describes the Company's FINE System® and is incorporated in zed.i's Smart-Alek technology. The U.S. Patent Number is 6,963,817.

The patent protects the unique system developed by the Company, which operates as a platform for securely and reliably managing remote data and information in an economical structure. With intelligence embedded in the remote instrument, data is processed and pushed to a network server, unlike conventional polling systems. This facilitates a scalable system and is a fundamental distinguishing feature from conventional approaches. Information is then accessible on an as needed basis over the Internet. While zed.i has initially targeted oil and gas applications, the technology has broad application across multiple industries. The relatively swift market penetration that has been achieved supports the conclusion that the Smart-Alek brings significant value to oil and gas operations.

Toku Ito, the Company's Chief Technology Officer, said, "the issuing of the patent is a key event in the life of zed.i. The protection of the revolutionary FINE System will secure our ability to extract the full value in the market from our significant development efforts."

The Company has further patent applications initiated in the U.S. Patent Office for additional claims related to other aspects of the instrument and communications that are part of the Smart-Alek and FINE System. In addition, patent applications are filed in Canada, Japan and Europe. These will now be proceeding following the issue of the U.S. patent.

zed.i solutions inc. (ZED on TSX Venture Exchange) is a leading provider of innovative technologies for the management of production operations in the energy sector. The focus of our business is three fold. One is zed.i Field Intelligence, including electronic flow measurement and metering as well as optimization solutions that maximize production by controlling equipment in real time. The second focus is zed.i Web Services, comprised of network communications and software designed to manage the business information needs to link remote assets and production with operations, head office and throughout the enterprise. The third focus is the zed.i Services Culture, where we invest in our people and organizational infrastructure to continually improve customer experience. Energy producers can increase earnings by using digital information to improve the complex business processes that impact oil and gas production. zed.i seeks to develop and commercialize technologies that improve customer cash flow from the reservoir to the point of sale and address the needs of field, regional and head office operating personnel. For more information please visit www.zedisolutions.com

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