Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) Accelerates Adoption of Roaming Messenger

10/17/2005 - Roaming Messenger® (OTCBB: RMSG), the provider of a breakthrough mobile messaging platform, reported that its membership in the Washington D.C. based industry group, COMCARE Alliance, appears ready to bear fruit.

COMCARE Alliance is a non-profit emergency communications group working to encourage the deployment of life-saving wireless communications networks and technologies that will more efficiently connect America's mobile public to emergency agencies. One of COMCARE's recent initiatives has been to help the Department of Homeland Security write open standards for emergency communications.

In comments reported earlier this week(a), David Aylward, director of COMCARE, noted, "After Katrina hit, there was no (common communications) system left in place that was still operating." The communication systems, fractured at the hardware, software and message format level, made it very difficult for responders in the field to receive necessary information about what was happening.

To solve this, COMCARE has been working with other standards consortium to create a universal message format for emergency warnings and alerts. This universal format is known as the Common Alerting Protocol or CAP.

Natural disasters and terror threats globally continue to drive the heightened interest in making sure that emergency workers get the communications hardware and software they need to do their job. With CNN reporting that the FCC is now demanding that emergency responders be supplied with new communications equipment, new and updated emergency management systems will most likely be CAP compliant.

"This is great news for Roaming Messenger," said Jon Lei, CEO of RMSG. "We have been involved in various CAP-related demonstrations with COMCARE and other system integrators. By having full support for the CAP standard, a lot of systems will be able to easily integrate Roaming Messenger as a turnkey delivery system for their emergency and time-critical communications to people in the field. CAP information encapsulated in our messengers will be instantly made interactive, dynamic, secured and GPS location based. We believe that the CAP standard is going to be a great launchpad for us to spur adoption in the Homeland Security and Emergency Response markets."

About Roaming Messenger
Roaming Messenger is the provider of a breakthrough mobile messaging technology that delivers a completely new and better way for government agencies and corporations to extend information and business processes to the mobile world. The Company, based in Santa Barbara, Calif., has developed a proprietary technology that encapsulates workflow logic and data into smart software "messengers." Unlike regular e-mail and text messages, these messengers are encrypted and have the ability to automatically move across wired and wireless devices, track down recipients, confirm receipt, deliver interactive content and transmit real-time responses back to the sending application. The Roaming Messenger product is easily integrated into existing systems. It serves as a communication gateway to the mobile world for a variety of applications such as those used in emergency response, homeland security, logistics, healthcare, business continuity and financial services.

Roaming Messenger is certified as a member of the BlackBerry® Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Alliance program and has received Microsoft® Certified for Windows Mobile designation.

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