National Emergency Number Association Puts U.S. Wireless' E-911 Caller-Location System 'to the Test'

Conducted Over Nine Days, Rigorous Testing in Seattle Confirms Accuracy and

Availability of U.S. Wireless' E-911 Cell Phone Location Solution



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from U.S. Wireless Corporation

    SAN RAMON, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ --
 U.S. Wireless Corporation (Nasdaq:   USWC, Frankfurt: USP), an industry leader
 in wireless location information and traffic-related services, announced today
 that it has successfully completed a series of tests for the National
 Emergency Number Association ("NENA"), confirming that the U.S. Wireless
 RadioCamera(TM) caller location system satisfies the Phase II requirements of
 the Federal Communications Commission's ("FCC") E-911 Mandate. NENA represents
 more than 7,000 public safety workers, most of whom manage the 4,300 primary
 911 call centers that answer and process 911 calls. NENA also develops and
 recommends standards and protocols for emergency 911 services.
     Issued in 1996, Phase II of the FCC's E-911 Mandate requires that by
 October 1, 2001, wireless service providers have the ability to pinpoint the
 locations of subscribers that call 911 from mobile phones. As the FCC-mandated
 deadline draws near, public and private debate over the availability of E-911
 technology is increasing. To ensure public safety interests, NENA is serving
 as a neutral party in evaluating and reporting on the availability of existing
 wireless location technologies and their ability to meet the upcoming
 FCC-mandated deadline for caller location capability.
     "We requested a demonstration and trial of U.S. Wireless' E-911 solution,
 as part of our effort to assess the state of available location technologies,"
 said Mark Adams, Executive Director of NENA. "After this testing, we are
 confident that there are existing location technologies meeting FCC
 requirements. E-911 is critical for public safety, and its implementation must
 not be delayed. We hope other location technology vendors will similarly allow
 us to evaluate their location systems, so that we can help guide the industry
 toward reinforcing the safety of the public through timely implementation of
 wireless E-911 service."
     NENA's test of U.S. Wireless' E-911 caller location solution was conducted
 over nine days in March, in a Seattle, Washington test area which included
 dense urban, residential, light industrial, waterfront, and freeway
 (Interstate 5 & State Highway 99) environments. Over 16,000 location "fixes"
 were evaluated at 18 stationary test points and 9 mobile test routes,
 encompassing a wide range of test environments. Following exhaustive testing
 of the system, NENA concluded that U.S. Wireless' E-911 solution was currently
 available, had demonstrated accuracy within the requirements of the FCC's
 E-911 Mandate, and would not require replacement of existing handsets for
 subscribers to benefit from emergency caller-location services.
     "As the FCC-mandated E-911 deadline draws near, it is difficult for
 wireless service providers and the FCC to keep track of technological
 progress, and gauge the true state of the industry," said Oliver Hilsenrath,
 Chairman and CEO of U.S. Wireless. "NENA is providing a valuable service to
 the industry by acting as a neutral party to validate claims of availability
 and accuracy of E-911 technology. We are hopeful that NENA's efforts are
 successful in ensuring that E-911 technology is implemented this year, and the
 public is not denied the life-saving benefits of currently available emergency
 location capabilities."
     U.S. Wireless' RadioCamera(TM) system is a network-based E-911 solution
 that uses Location Pattern Matching technology to locate wireless phones and
 other devices, without compromising accuracy in environments with heavy
 multipath and obstructed line of sight. Without requiring new or upgraded
 handsets, the RadioCamera(TM) system provides accurate location information
 for emergency purposes as well as commercial location-based services. The
 system enables wireless carriers to meet the demands of the FCC's E-911
 mandate, and powers a host of new mobile location services and e-commerce
 applications, such as personalized driving directions, live traffic updates,
 and mobile yellow pages. The RadioCamera system supports the wireless
 standards of AMPS, TDMA, CDMA, and iDEN, and a GSM interface is currently
 being developed.
     U.S. Wireless is leveraging this innovative technology to build and
 operate a wireless location service bureau that will provide wireless
 carriers, telematics providers, Internet portals, and others with accurate,
 continuous high-speed location and traffic-related data.
 
     About U.S. Wireless Corporation
     U.S. Wireless provides mobile location and traffic-related information to
 wireless carriers, Internet providers, the public safety community,
 transportation agencies and telematics companies. The company is building a
 national location network, based on its patented RadioCamera(TM) Location
 Pattern Matching technology, which pinpoints the locations of cellular callers
 to enable the delivery of mobile services. Next generation mobile services
 enabled by location include life-saving emergency 911 caller location, live
 traffic updates, localized directory assistance, and vehicle and asset
 tracking. More information on U.S. Wireless, mobile location data, and the
 RadioCamera(TM) network can be found on the U.S. Wireless web site at
 www.uswcorp.com.
     NOTE:  RadioCamera(TM) is a trademark of U.S. Wireless Corporation.
 
     Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:  A number of statements
 contained in this press release which are not historical in nature are
 forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities
 Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties that could
 cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in
 the applicable statements, including, among others, the speed at which the
 network is deployed, the size and scope of the geolocation services market,
 the timing of governmental requirements, and the success of the Company in
 this market. A description of these and other risks and uncertainties can be
 found in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
 

SOURCE U.S. Wireless Corporation
    SAN RAMON, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ --
 U.S. Wireless Corporation (Nasdaq:   USWC, Frankfurt: USP), an industry leader
 in wireless location information and traffic-related services, announced today
 that it has successfully completed a series of tests for the National
 Emergency Number Association ("NENA"), confirming that the U.S. Wireless
 RadioCamera(TM) caller location system satisfies the Phase II requirements of
 the Federal Communications Commission's ("FCC") E-911 Mandate. NENA represents
 more than 7,000 public safety workers, most of whom manage the 4,300 primary
 911 call centers that answer and process 911 calls. NENA also develops and
 recommends standards and protocols for emergency 911 services.
     Issued in 1996, Phase II of the FCC's E-911 Mandate requires that by
 October 1, 2001, wireless service providers have the ability to pinpoint the
 locations of subscribers that call 911 from mobile phones. As the FCC-mandated
 deadline draws near, public and private debate over the availability of E-911
 technology is increasing. To ensure public safety interests, NENA is serving
 as a neutral party in evaluating and reporting on the availability of existing
 wireless location technologies and their ability to meet the upcoming
 FCC-mandated deadline for caller location capability.
     "We requested a demonstration and trial of U.S. Wireless' E-911 solution,
 as part of our effort to assess the state of available location technologies,"
 said Mark Adams, Executive Director of NENA. "After this testing, we are
 confident that there are existing location technologies meeting FCC
 requirements. E-911 is critical for public safety, and its implementation must
 not be delayed. We hope other location technology vendors will similarly allow
 us to evaluate their location systems, so that we can help guide the industry
 toward reinforcing the safety of the public through timely implementation of
 wireless E-911 service."
     NENA's test of U.S. Wireless' E-911 caller location solution was conducted
 over nine days in March, in a Seattle, Washington test area which included
 dense urban, residential, light industrial, waterfront, and freeway
 (Interstate 5 & State Highway 99) environments. Over 16,000 location "fixes"
 were evaluated at 18 stationary test points and 9 mobile test routes,
 encompassing a wide range of test environments. Following exhaustive testing
 of the system, NENA concluded that U.S. Wireless' E-911 solution was currently
 available, had demonstrated accuracy within the requirements of the FCC's
 E-911 Mandate, and would not require replacement of existing handsets for
 subscribers to benefit from emergency caller-location services.
     "As the FCC-mandated E-911 deadline draws near, it is difficult for
 wireless service providers and the FCC to keep track of technological
 progress, and gauge the true state of the industry," said Oliver Hilsenrath,
 Chairman and CEO of U.S. Wireless. "NENA is providing a valuable service to
 the industry by acting as a neutral party to validate claims of availability
 and accuracy of E-911 technology. We are hopeful that NENA's efforts are
 successful in ensuring that E-911 technology is implemented this year, and the
 public is not denied the life-saving benefits of currently available emergency
 location capabilities."
     U.S. Wireless' RadioCamera(TM) system is a network-based E-911 solution
 that uses Location Pattern Matching technology to locate wireless phones and
 other devices, without compromising accuracy in environments with heavy
 multipath and obstructed line of sight. Without requiring new or upgraded
 handsets, the RadioCamera(TM) system provides accurate location information
 for emergency purposes as well as commercial location-based services. The
 system enables wireless carriers to meet the demands of the FCC's E-911
 mandate, and powers a host of new mobile location services and e-commerce
 applications, such as personalized driving directions, live traffic updates,
 and mobile yellow pages. The RadioCamera system supports the wireless
 standards of AMPS, TDMA, CDMA, and iDEN, and a GSM interface is currently
 being developed.
     U.S. Wireless is leveraging this innovative technology to build and
 operate a wireless location service bureau that will provide wireless
 carriers, telematics providers, Internet portals, and others with accurate,
 continuous high-speed location and traffic-related data.
 
     About U.S. Wireless Corporation
     U.S. Wireless provides mobile location and traffic-related information to
 wireless carriers, Internet providers, the public safety community,
 transportation agencies and telematics companies. The company is building a
 national location network, based on its patented RadioCamera(TM) Location
 Pattern Matching technology, which pinpoints the locations of cellular callers
 to enable the delivery of mobile services. Next generation mobile services
 enabled by location include life-saving emergency 911 caller location, live
 traffic updates, localized directory assistance, and vehicle and asset
 tracking. More information on U.S. Wireless, mobile location data, and the
 RadioCamera(TM) network can be found on the U.S. Wireless web site at
 www.uswcorp.com.
     NOTE:  RadioCamera(TM) is a trademark of U.S. Wireless Corporation.
 
     Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:  A number of statements
 contained in this press release which are not historical in nature are
 forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities
 Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties that could
 cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in
 the applicable statements, including, among others, the speed at which the
 network is deployed, the size and scope of the geolocation services market,
 the timing of governmental requirements, and the success of the Company in
 this market. A description of these and other risks and uncertainties can be
 found in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
 SOURCE  U.S. Wireless Corporation