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  HipLinkXS Features Speed, Reliability and Scalability

SAN JOSE, California, August 15, 2001 – Semotus Solutions (AMEX: DLK, formerly, a market-leading wireless application service provider (w-ASP) and infrastructure architect, today announced an agreement with Tampa Electric Company, the principal subsidiary of TECO Energy, Inc, to deploy HipLinkXS with their existing application. 

HipLinkXS, a powerful wireless messaging solution, will play a key role in the expedient paging of and messaging to some of Tampa Electric’s largest commercial and industrial customers. A fully scalable business solution was essential to address fundamental issues of speed, reliability, and support for the notification needs of Tampa Electric’s Energy Delivery operations.

Most significantly, HipLinkXS reduced page delivery time from forty-five minutes to five minutes. Additional benefits of HipLinkXS include built-in self-monitoring/correcting and alert features, which notify the system administrator of possible modem failure and/or carrier problems. HipLinkXS has fail-over capabilities and is fully scalable – it allows the employment of multiple modems and utilization of SNPP (Internet Paging Protocol) to increase the speed and reliability of the delivery of paging messages.

“HipLinkXS has been fully deployed and we are extremely pleased with the reduction in message delivery time. This is a critical issue when communicating with large commercial and industrial customers,” said Mary Ebel, Senior Engineer, Tampa Electric. “In addition to a superior product, Semotus has provided us with an excellent and dependable support system – an element that is fundamental to the successful implementation of a wireless business solution.”

“We are proud that HipLinkXS has been able address and resolve the challenges at Tampa Electric. We believe HipLinkXS is an exceptional product and boasts the full capabilities and functionalities necessary at any magnitude,” said Valerie Goodwin, VP, Marketing. “As we continue to expand into various industries and increase our market share, we are confident that HipLinkXS will become the industry standard in wireless messaging solutions for global enterprises.”

HipLinkXS is a powerful, state-of-the-art enterprise messaging software solution that enables delivery of critical messages to and from the field with the customer’s choice of carriers and devices. HipLinkXS is designed to fully integrate with any enterprise application and provides the seamless and rapid link between applications, clients, customers, partners and employees. Users can send messages and request a response back from the receiver, with the ability to automatically trigger server processes based on the response from the field.

About Tampa Electric
Tampa Electric is the principal subsidiary of TECO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: TE). TECO Energy is a diversified energy holding company based in Tampa, Florida. The companys regulated operations include electric generation/distribution and natural gas distribution. Its diversified businesses include international electric distribution and independent power generation, domestic and international water transportation, coal mining, natural gas production from coalbeds, and propane distribution.

About Semotus Solutions – The Wireless ArchitectsTM
Semotus Solutions, formerly, is a market-leading wireless infrastructure provider delivering end-to-end wireless solutions to its enterprise customers. Semotus Solutions’ patented technology and real-time delivery systems enable enterprise customers and employees to utilize any wireless device to receive and respond to critical data 24x7x365.

Semotus Solutions is leveraging its core XpressLink technology across high demand, vertical markets, including finance, medical and the mobile workforce, to allow for the use of any wireless device and any digital communication language to push and pull data on demand. This technology produced the wireless market’s first truly integrated enterprise product, Global Market Pro, which is Semotus Solutions’ advanced, fully customizable wireless application for the financial professional. Global Market Pro was co-developed with The Chase Manhattan Bank and is employed by individuals and institutions throughout the financial community.

The Company serves a portfolio of marquee customers, including AOL, AT&T, Bank of America, Dow Jones, Citibank, EDS, Fidelity Investments, JPMorganChase, Lucent Technologies, Motorola and Qualcomm.

Semotus Solutions is headquartered in San Jose, California, with research facilities and offices throughout North America. For more information on our wireless business solutions, please visit

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