AirGATE Moves its RFID Child Safety Seat 'Smart Buckle' Into Fast Lane

RFID Developer Contracts Outside Engineering Firm to Speed Development of a

Working Prototype of its RFID-Enabled Seat Buckle for August Demo

Jul 29, 2004, 01:00 ET from X-Change Corporation

    DALLAS, July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The AirGATE Technologies
 subsidiary of the X-Change Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board:   XCHC) has
 accelerated the development of its 'Smart Buckle' child safety seat prototype
 as a result of broad national interest in products that enhance child safety
 in automobiles.  AirGATE has contracted an outside engineering firm to speed
 the development process in order to meet its goal of demonstrating a working
 prototype in August.
     According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, more children are killed
 as passengers in car crashes than from any other type of injury.  The National
 Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that nearly 12% of children who
 weigh less than 60 pounds are riding completely unrestrained in their safety
 seats.  Additionally, a growing number of infants are mistakenly left in
 parked cars every year, sometimes with devastating results.  AirGATE's
 engineers hope that the RFID 'Smart Buckle' they are developing will help
 parents prevent both of these dangerous situations.
     The AirGATE child restraint buckle will be outfitted with a miniature RFID
 (Radio Frequency Identification) tag that will transmit a low-powered radio
 signal to a reader, triggering an audible warning to the driver of the car
 when it detects that a child is riding in a safety seat whose straps are not
 properly buckled, or if the safety seat buckle is not disengaged after the car
 is parked and the ignition is turned off, indicating that the child may have
 been left in the seat.
     AirGATE has applied for a patent for its 'Smart Buckle' product.  It has
 engaged an outside engineering firm to accelerate its development schedule for
 the product, with the goal of having an early working prototype of its
 RFID-enabled 'Smart Buckle' system ready to demonstrate to consumers, media
 and child safety seat manufacturers in mid to late August.
     About AirGATE Technologies
     AirGATE Technologies is a development stage company specializing in
 wireless data management technologies.  The company designs and develops
 applications utilized in RFID deployments.  AirGATE will deliver RFID
 solutions in selected vertical markets built around a data management and
 integration strategy based on its Matrix Analytic Engine.  This strategy is
 designed to ensure rapid market penetration and maximum return on investment.
 AirGATE Technologies is a wholly owned subsidiary of the X-Change Corporation.
 Please visit for more information.
     About the X-Change Corporation
     The X-Change Corporation is a company that was organized to seek merger or
 acquisition candidates.  The Company intends to acquire interests in emerging
 technology opportunities, such as RFID, that the Company believes will
 generate significant revenues and return a profit to shareholders.  Please
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