LEAGUE CITY, TX--(Marketwire -06/28/12)- ERF Wireless (ERFB), providing the largest national terrestrial wireless network servicing the domestic oil and gas exploration sector, has today announced a GPS-based e911 technological advancement that further distinguishes its "best of class" wireless network servicing the oil and gas sector through its Energy Broadband subsidiary.
The majority of the Company's revenue is derived from providing terrestrial wireless broadband communications, including VoiP telephone service, to oil and gas rigs operated in remote areas of the United States. These rigs operate in areas that many times do not have marked roads, highways or streets with the only access being a pathway across open ranch land or at best a road newly scraped out of the rocks and sagebrush. In addition, even if a physical address could be established for 911 purposes, it would not appear on any current map and the drilling rig moves to a new drilling location in a matter of weeks. A major challenge has been the ability of any communications company supplying telephone service to provide 911 ("emergency services") to these "nomadic" drilling and fracing crews operating in such remote oil and gas rich regions.
ERF Wireless has successfully implemented a specialized e911 system that uses GPS coordinates, associated with the VoIP telephones being provided to the drilling site, to locate the appropriate 911 call center and to dispatch emergency personnel who are suitably GPS equipped to specific geographic locations rather than physical street addresses. Before this breakthrough, the lack of physical address precluded the remote locations from having the same 911 service that most stationary work locations in the U.S. now have. Commenting on the e911 breakthrough, ERF Wireless CEO Dr. Dean Cubley said, "As our client base and network continues to expand, we recognize that from time to time customer emergencies may arise. We are very pleased to have deployed a solution to help protect the rig-site workers. This new development is just another example of our continuing effort to improve our products and services as we gain new business on a weekly basis and expand our networks to meet the ever changing oil and gas sector needs."
About ERF Wireless
ERF Wireless Inc. is a fully reporting public corporation located in League City, Texas, and is the parent company of Energy Broadband Inc., ERF Enterprise Network Services, ERF Wireless Bundled Services, ERF Wireless Messaging Services and ERF Network Operations. The company specializes in providing wireless and broadband product and service solutions to enterprise, commercial and residential clients on a regional, national and international basis. Its principals have been in the wireless broadband, network integration, triple-play FTTH, IPTV and content delivery business for more than 40 years. For more information, please visit our websites at http://www.erfwireless.com/ and http://www.erfwireless.net/ or call 281-538-2101. (ERFBG)
Forward-looking statements in this release regarding ERF Wireless Inc. and Energy Broadband Inc. are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, continued acceptance of the company's products, increased levels of competition, new products and technological changes, the company's dependence upon third-party suppliers, intellectual property rights, and other risks detailed from time to time in the company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.