This announcement appears as a matter of record only

eXI Wireless


has been acquired by

Applied Digital

The undersigned initiated the transaction, acted as financial advisor to, and assisted with the negotiations as the representative of eXI Wireless Inc.

About eXI Wireless Inc. (CDNX: EXI.V)

eXI Wireless Inc. is a pioneer in wireless identification, control and location technologies that protect, track and locate individuals and assets. eXI develops, manufactures and distributes patient wandering , infant protection, and asset tracking systems uniquely combining radio frequency identification (RFID) and real-time location system technologies. eXI Wireless, Inc. will become a part of VeriChip Corporation which is wholly owned by Applied Digital (NASDAQ: ADSX). For more information on eXI Wireless, Inc. and Verichip Corporation, visit www.4verichip.com

About Applied Digital Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSX)

Applied Digital develops innovative security products 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 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 of Security Through Innovation. Applied Digital owns Verichip Corporation. For more information on Applied Digital, visit www.adsx.com.

About FOCUS

FOCUS, founded in 1982 in Washington, DC, provides a range of investment banking services tailored to the needs of middle market and small businesses. Today the firm is national in scope, serving clients from offices in major cities across the United States. FOCUS specializes in transactions for entities with $5-100 million in revenues, serving entrepreneurs, corporate owners, and various types of investors. As of April 2005, FOCUS has over 25 investment banking professionals in its four offices in Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. To find out more about the specialized services of Washington, D.C.-based FOCUS, visit www.focusbankers.com.