U.S. Wireless Developing Next Generation Cell Phone Location Solution for GSM Wireless Carriers

RadioCamera(TM) Location System to Support All Cellular Standards



Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from U.S. Wireless Corporation

    SAN RAMON, Calif., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Wireless Corporation
 (Nasdaq:   USWC, Frankfurt: USP), an industry leader in wireless location
 information and traffic-related services, announced today that it plans to
 support E-911 caller location for GSM carriers.  The company's RadioCamera(TM)
 location system, which is available for CDMA, TDMA, AMPS and iDEN networks,
 enables wireless carriers to meet the demands of Phase II of the Federal
 Communications Commission's (FCC) E-911 Mandate.  Adding a GSM wireless air
 interface to the company's location system will allow GSM carriers in the
 United States to meet the E-911 Mandate's requirements for wireless
 911 caller-location.
     GSM is the dominant cellular standard in Europe and is widely deployed
 throughout the world.  Recent developments within the wireless industry
 suggest increased adoption of GSM technology may take place over the next few
 years in the United States as well.  By offering a multi-standard wireless
 location service bureau that includes GSM, CDMA, TDMA, AMPs and iDEN wireless
 standards, U.S. Wireless will enable carriers to easily migrate from
 one generation of wireless technology to the next, without overlapping
 investments in location infrastructure.
     "We intend to enable emergency caller location and location based services
 for all mobile phone standards," said Dr. Oliver Hilsenrath, Chairman & CEO of
 U.S. Wireless.  "Our location service bureau will be available to wireless
 carriers and their subscribers, regardless of their individual operating
 standards and handset models, allowing them to benefit from the efficiencies
 and economies of a shared location network platform."
     U.S. Wireless has pioneered an advanced network-based geolocation
 technology that locates wireless phones and other devices, without
 compromising accuracy in environments with heavy multipath and obstructed line
 of sight.
     In a recent test conducted in Seattle, Washington for public safety's
 National Emergency Number Association (NENA), U.S. Wireless' Location Pattern
 Matching system demonstrated availability and accuracy levels within the FCC
 Mandate's 100-meter accuracy requirements.  During the NENA test, 67% of all
 calls placed were located within an accuracy of 61 meters, and 60% of the
 calls were located within 50 meters.
     U.S. Wireless' RadioCamera(TM) Location Pattern Matching technology does
 not rely on triangulation or require new or upgraded handsets.  The company is
 leveraging this innovative technology to build and operate a wireless location
 service bureau that will provide wireless carriers, telematics providers,
 mobile commerce, and others with accurate, continuous high-speed location and
 traffic-related data.
     U.S. Wireless' GSM interface is expected to be available in the first
 quarter of 2002.
 
     More on U.S. Wireless' Technology
     U.S. Wireless' RadioCamera(TM) network enables dramatic benefits for
 cellular subscribers, such as life-saving E-911 caller location, as well as a
 broad array of advanced location-sensitive applications and services,
 including navigational assistance, personalized traffic updates, asset
 tracking, RF network management and design, and location sensitive billing.
     The award winning RadioCamera(TM) system can pinpoint the location of any
 mobile telephone subscriber anywhere, anytime, with close precision.  Using
 proprietary Location Pattern Matching technology, the RadioCamera(TM) system
 determines a wireless subscriber's location by measuring the radio signal's
 distinct radio frequency (RF) patterns and multipath characteristics, creating
 a "signature," and comparing it to a database of previously identified RF
 signatures and their corresponding locations.  Unlike other location
 technologies, the RadioCamera(TM) system does not require direct line of sight
 to multiple base stations to identify locations, making it highly effective in
 dense urban environments, where an estimated 70% or more of the wireless
 population currently resides.
     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.
 
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    SAN RAMON, Calif., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Wireless Corporation
 (Nasdaq:   USWC, Frankfurt: USP), an industry leader in wireless location
 information and traffic-related services, announced today that it plans to
 support E-911 caller location for GSM carriers.  The company's RadioCamera(TM)
 location system, which is available for CDMA, TDMA, AMPS and iDEN networks,
 enables wireless carriers to meet the demands of Phase II of the Federal
 Communications Commission's (FCC) E-911 Mandate.  Adding a GSM wireless air
 interface to the company's location system will allow GSM carriers in the
 United States to meet the E-911 Mandate's requirements for wireless
 911 caller-location.
     GSM is the dominant cellular standard in Europe and is widely deployed
 throughout the world.  Recent developments within the wireless industry
 suggest increased adoption of GSM technology may take place over the next few
 years in the United States as well.  By offering a multi-standard wireless
 location service bureau that includes GSM, CDMA, TDMA, AMPs and iDEN wireless
 standards, U.S. Wireless will enable carriers to easily migrate from
 one generation of wireless technology to the next, without overlapping
 investments in location infrastructure.
     "We intend to enable emergency caller location and location based services
 for all mobile phone standards," said Dr. Oliver Hilsenrath, Chairman & CEO of
 U.S. Wireless.  "Our location service bureau will be available to wireless
 carriers and their subscribers, regardless of their individual operating
 standards and handset models, allowing them to benefit from the efficiencies
 and economies of a shared location network platform."
     U.S. Wireless has pioneered an advanced network-based geolocation
 technology that locates wireless phones and other devices, without
 compromising accuracy in environments with heavy multipath and obstructed line
 of sight.
     In a recent test conducted in Seattle, Washington for public safety's
 National Emergency Number Association (NENA), U.S. Wireless' Location Pattern
 Matching system demonstrated availability and accuracy levels within the FCC
 Mandate's 100-meter accuracy requirements.  During the NENA test, 67% of all
 calls placed were located within an accuracy of 61 meters, and 60% of the
 calls were located within 50 meters.
     U.S. Wireless' RadioCamera(TM) Location Pattern Matching technology does
 not rely on triangulation or require new or upgraded handsets.  The company is
 leveraging this innovative technology to build and operate a wireless location
 service bureau that will provide wireless carriers, telematics providers,
 mobile commerce, and others with accurate, continuous high-speed location and
 traffic-related data.
     U.S. Wireless' GSM interface is expected to be available in the first
 quarter of 2002.
 
     More on U.S. Wireless' Technology
     U.S. Wireless' RadioCamera(TM) network enables dramatic benefits for
 cellular subscribers, such as life-saving E-911 caller location, as well as a
 broad array of advanced location-sensitive applications and services,
 including navigational assistance, personalized traffic updates, asset
 tracking, RF network management and design, and location sensitive billing.
     The award winning RadioCamera(TM) system can pinpoint the location of any
 mobile telephone subscriber anywhere, anytime, with close precision.  Using
 proprietary Location Pattern Matching technology, the RadioCamera(TM) system
 determines a wireless subscriber's location by measuring the radio signal's
 distinct radio frequency (RF) patterns and multipath characteristics, creating
 a "signature," and comparing it to a database of previously identified RF
 signatures and their corresponding locations.  Unlike other location
 technologies, the RadioCamera(TM) system does not require direct line of sight
 to multiple base stations to identify locations, making it highly effective in
 dense urban environments, where an estimated 70% or more of the wireless
 population currently resides.
     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.
 
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