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DDS Wireless' StrataGen Announces $0.8 Million in New ADEPT(TM) Orders

Thursday, April 19, 2012

DDS Wireless' StrataGen Announces $0.8 Million in New ADEPT(TM) Orders08:00 EDT Thursday, April 19, 2012RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 19, 2012) - DDS Wireless International Inc. ("DDS" or "the Company") (TSX:DD) announces today that its Transit business unit, StrataGen Systems Inc., has been awarded additional contracts to upgrade existing customers to the new ADEPT™ 6.1 transit scheduling platform. The largest of these contracts is for Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority ("MBTA"), and calls for upgrading and expanding the existing ADEPT™ installation that supports THE RIDE, MBTA's ADA Paratransit program which provides door-to door transportation to eligible riders. The MBTA is one of the largest transit agencies in the United States, and its Paratransit program provides over 8,000 trips daily. Two additional customers in Southern California and Illinois have also issued upgrade orders with several other existing StrataGen customers in active project discussions."We are pleased to see the rapid and favorable customer reaction to our new ADEPT™ release in the market and we are grateful for the ongoing support from our existing clients", states Matt Scheuing, President of StrataGen Systems Inc. "We already note that clients have seen improvement in their scheduling efficiency through such innovations as automatic GPS based travel time predictions, additional automated scheduling routines such as center-based scheduling and ability to automatically enforce agency restrictions." The new ADEPT™ platform is a powerful enterprise-wide solution for managing the complex and dynamic operating conditions of transit providers. Built on a Microsoft SQL Server platform, the new release offers a flexible and user-friendly Microsoft Reporting Services based business intelligence environment that provides out-of-the-box performance indicators for transit. It also includes a significant number of enhancements such as integration of automated GPS travel speed profiles for route planning, deeper support for non-emergency medical providers including taxi companies and a new trip brokering module.The bulk of the revenue from these contracts will be recorded in fiscal 2012, with customary maintenance contracts commencing upon completion of the upgrades expected later in the year.About DDS Wireless International Inc.DDS Wireless International Inc. is a global leader in providing application software for multiple vertical markets within the transportation industry. The Company specializes in transit routing and scheduling, real-time dispatching, vehicle location and tracking software applications, communications infrastructure as well as in-vehicle wireless devices. DDS Wireless operates four businesses dedicated for Transit, Taxi, Limousines and Work Truck, and Wireless Devices and Communication Infrastructure. The Company supports its customers worldwide through its offices in Canada, Finland, Singapore, Sweden, U.K. and U.S.A.About StrataGenUsing patented technology and expertise from all levels of the industry, combined with experience gained from installations worldwide, StrataGen Systems is an international leader in the transit industry. StrataGen provides enterprise-wide and service based solutions to transit agencies of all sizes, focusing on Demand Response, ADA (Americans with Disability Act) compliant and Special Needs providers. Striving to achieve delivery of the best results possible, StrataGen prides itself on responsiveness, commitment and class leading customer service. Forward-Looking StatementsThis press release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other things, operations, anticipated financial performance, business prospects and strategies, statements about future market conditions, supply and demand conditions, revenues, gross margins, operating expenses, profits, and other expectations, intentions, and plans contained in this press release that are not historical facts. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, business risks, changes in market and competition, technological and competitive developments and potential downturns in economic conditions generally. Given these risks and uncertainties DDS Wireless cannot guarantee that any forward looking statements will be realized.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Investor RelationsDDS Wireless International Inc.(604) 241-1441Investors@ddswireless.comORCaroline J. DunnDDS Wireless International Inc.Chief Financial Officer(604) 214-7206www.ddswireless.com