هل له تأثير مع الشكر Applied Digital's Government Telecommunications, Inc. (GTI) Subsidiary Awarded Task Order by U.S. Social Security Administration Wednesday June 29, 8:45 am ET Richard R. Patton Assumes Role as GTI's New President DELRAY BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 29, 2005--Applied Digital (NASDAQ: ADSX - News), a leading provider of security and identification technology, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary Government Telecommunications, Inc. (GTI) was awarded a $1 million Task Order by the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) Office of Acquisition and Grants. The order is for encrypted, high speed wireless links between SSA's buildings on its Woodlawn (Baltimore, MD) campus. Task Order performance will begin immediately and will be completed in approximately three months, the company said. Rich Patton, newly-appointed President of GTI, commented, "GTI is particularly pleased with this task award because it marks an expansion of our service offerings. This Task Order ensures that all SSA current wireless gigabit links on the Baltimore campus are encrypted to the most stringent government standards. The SSA high speed wireless network will also be expanded to six additional high speed encrypted links. We look forward to adding further value and strengthening a long-standing relationship with SSA." Mr. Patton joined the company on Tuesday, May 24th as the new President of GTI. Mr. Patton is a 23-year telecommunications industry veteran who has most recently been involved with development-stage companies focused on the Homeland Security marketplace. Mr. Patton began his telecommunications career in 1978 at AT&T Bell Labs and has held management positions in Operations, New Product Development, Business Development, Product Management and Strategic Planning. About Government Telecommunications, Inc. (GTI) GTI, a subsidiary of Computer Equity, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Applied Digital, is headquartered in Chantilly, VA. GTI specializes in designing, deploying and maintaining voice, data and telecommunications networks for agencies of the federal government. Key customers include the Departments of Defense, Justice and Agriculture, and the Social Security Administration. For more information on GTI, please visit www.govtel.com. About Applied Digital - "The Power of Identification Technology" Applied Digital develops security and identification technology products and services for consumer, commercial, and government sectors worldwide. The Company's unique and often proprietary products provide security for people, animals, the food supply, government/military arena, and commercial assets. Included in this diversified product line are RFID applications, end-to-end food safety systems, GPS/Satellite communications, and telecomm and security infrastructure, positioning Applied Digital as the leader in Identification Technology. Applied Digital is the owner of a majority position in Digital Angel Corporation (AMEX: DOC - News). For more information, visit the company's website at www.adsx.com. Statements about the Company's future expectations, including future revenues and earnings, and all other statements in this press release other than historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, and the Company's actual results could differ materially from expected results. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequently occurring events or circumstances.