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PLANETLINK COMMUNICATIONS ENGAGES KARTA TECHNOLOGIES TO BEGIN DESIGN PHASE ON ITS ‘PLANETRAK’ GPS TECHNOLOGY PRODUCT

 -Expects Technology Evaluation To Be Completed During August -

 CUMMING, GA, August 12, 2003 – PlanetLink Communications Inc., (OTCBB: PLKC), a provider of satellite-based products and services announced today that it has engaged San Antonio, Texas-based Karta Technologies Inc. under an existing consulting agreement to immediately begin work on the design phase of its PlaneTrak GPS technology product line.  The PlaneTrak device uses GPS technology to track the movement and location of automobiles and people via a secure, password-protected web site.

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Karta Technologies, a leader in information technology, engineering, training and program management services, will immediately begin evaluation of potential open-architecture software solutions to perform the tracking functions of the system.  Karta will also evaluate the price, performance and availability of existing GSM/GPRS-compatible vehicle units and the feasibility of developing a proprietary tracking element based on the ease of interfacing with a compatible unit.

PlanetLink expects to have a proposal by late August for completion of the project.  “This is an important and necessary step toward making the critical "make or buy" decision. At that point we will have established the basic design approach and technology for PlaneTraks and will be able to proceed with detailed design and development of the system,” said M. Dewey Bain, president of PlanetLink Communications Inc.

Satellite-enabled technology, including GPS technology, is at the core of some of the most innovative new products on the horizon.  PlanetLink launched an aggressive sales and marketing initiative this year designed to increase sales of its DISH Network satellite TV products and services through established direct sales organizations.

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PlanetLink expects retail launch of its revolutionary PlaneTrak GPS product-line in early 2004. Using PlaneTrak, consumers will be able to log on to the Internet and immediately pinpoint the location of an automobile or person equipped with its device, such as a child, a hiker or an elderly person.  PlaneTrak products will be leased on a monthly-service and usage-charge basis alleviating consumer concerns about technology changes and upgrades.  

PlanetLink’s PlaneTrak GPS-related products will include: 

·        Kidangel:    A personal tracking system to help parents locate a child within minutes

·        Parentrak:   Designed to permit users to track the location of aging adults/parents

·        Autotrak:    Will enable parents and others to know the speed at which their children are driving and the location of their vehicle. This product can also be used to track the location of commercial fleet vehicles used by transportation and delivery companies and a variety of other businesses

·        Guardian:    Designed as a security device for business executives and others

·        Protector:   This location device is designed to deliver a panic signal, identify the location, and includes a 2-way audio signal that can be remotely monitored

PlanetLink, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., has three primary business segments based on satellite-enabled technology. Providing the consumer both products and services, PlanetLink businesses include: DISH Network (satellite television), StarBand (High-Speed Internet Access) and Global Positioning System (GPS) personal tracking devices.  PlanetLink’s goal is to become a single-source dealer / distributor of technologically advanced, satellite-based products and services.  With a strong and growing product offering and brand name, PlanetLink is building this unique category into a class all its own.

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