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Omnilink Introduces Real-Time Vital Status Services Technology

June 2, 2006

Location-based services platform combines cellular, global positioning, and radio frequency identification technology, as well as situation-specific sensors, to determine the status of mobile assets.


ATLANTA /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- Corporations, institutions, agencies, and even individuals want to know the status of people and objects that are important to them—from the location of a sex offender to a valuable asset. Now the ability to know with certainty, in real-time, is available through new technology from Atlanta-based Omnilink Systems, Inc.

A leader in the emerging field of Vital Status Services (VSS), Omnilink is the first company to use a combination of cellular, global positioning system (GPS), radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, as well as situation-specific sensors, to determine the status of people and objects that can move, and inform clients immediately if relevant vital factors such as location, time, temperature, route, volume and pressure go outside predetermined thresholds.

The next-generation location-services technology allows the judicial system to enforce accountability and compliance among offenders in house arrest and can provide victims an additional sense of security. Omnilink's system uses Advanced Forward Link Trilateration (AFLT) technology, which can provide location information in the most impaired environments, such as inside buildings, buses, trains, and containers (cartons, pallets).

"We have put together an optimal mix of the right technologies to create a first-of-its-kind location platform," said Steve Aninye, Omnilink Systems' president and CEO. "For example, a teenager carrying an Omnilink-activated cell phone who comes within a certain range of a sex offender's home will receive an automatic alert, allowing him or her to proactively modify his/her behavior. The system, if setup to do so, could also notify the parents. In addition, this technology can alert victims, witnesses, judges, etc., when an offender of interest comes within a specified proximity," he added.

Omnilink's VSS technology platform also brings unprecedented levels of efficiencies to mobile-resource-management applications, which analysts predict will benefit workforce management by integrating multiple technologies for monitoring people, places, and things. Omnilink's scaleable software application provides management by exception, in which users define the monitoring criteria and if any exceptions occur, automated alerts are sent to designated users through a range of options, including fax, email, pager, text message, or voice call.

Omnilink has formed key strategic partnerships with numerous companies that have licensed and are reselling its technology for use in their respective markets, such as the financial industry, healthcare, logistics, real estate security, construction-site security, and transportation. The company has been in limited beta tests with select companies and agencies for over a year and will roll out the solution commercially in June 2006.

About Omnilink Systems
Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Alpharetta, Ga., Omnilink Systems, Inc., is the leader in Vital Status Services (VSS). Omnilink provides customers in a variety of industries with the ability to know the vital status of people or valuable assets, anytime, anywhere, in real-time. Omnilink's technology platform combines global positioning system (GPS) technology, radio frequency identification (RFID), and situation-specific sensors. The company's management-by-exception technology requires action only when a problem is detected, thereby increasing efficiency and productivity for clients. For more information, please visit the company's Web site or call 866-466-8113.


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