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Pacific DataVision To Be Traded On The NASDAQ Capital Market

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Woodland Park, N.J., February 2, 2015 – Pacific DataVision, Inc. (NASDAQ: PDVW), a leading provider of mobile workforce management solutions, today announced that effective February 3, 2015 its common stock will begin trading on The NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol “PDVW”.


“We are extremely pleased about listing on NASDAQ which provides our investors with liquidity and our company with access to a large investor base as we continue to expand our efforts to become the nation’s leading private wireless carrier dedicated to serving business and critical infrastructure companies. Our decision to list on NASDAQ was based on our determination that this exchange offers the best conditions for adding value for our stockholders,” said John C. Pescatore, CEO of Pacific DataVision.

Pacific DataVision (PDV) plans to launch state of the art, private push-to-talk networks in major U.S. markets dedicated solely to dispatch centric businesses. This follows PDV’s achievement of a number of corporate milestones during 2014, including:

  • Raised more than $218 million in equity funding in a private placement with institutional investors.
  • Acquired Sprint Corporation’s nationwide 900 MHz spectrum licenses.
  • Assembled a management team of proven telecommunications industry veterans whose singular focus is building the nation’s most business-centric, value-oriented wireless communications solutions provider.
  • Filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission requesting re-alignment of the 900 MHz band to create spectrum capable of serving the broadband needs of utilities, energy companies, transportation providers and other business enterprises as well as ensuring priority access for utilities and other critical infrastructure companies.

Mr. Pescatore continued, “We expect 2015 to be an exciting year for PDV as we look forward to launching our first markets and advancing our regulatory initiatives.”

PDV will be launching its next generation push-to-talk solution utilizing state of the art digital two-way radio technology integrated with PDV’s proprietary cloud-based mobile resource management solutions. These solutions, including intelligent call prioritization, worker tracking, status mapping and other workforce management capabilities, are targeted to provide business customers substantial benefits and cost savings including improved workforce productivity and increased operational efficiencies.

About Pacific DataVision, Inc.
Pacific DataVision is a recognized leader in mobile workforce communications and location based solutions that increase the productivity of field-based workers and the efficiency of their dispatch and call center operations. PDV will also be launching the largest private push-to-talk network in major markets throughout the United States. Its patented and industry-validated technology improves team communication and field documentation across a wide array of industries including transportation, distribution, construction, hospitality, waste management and field service. PDV’s Chairman, Brian McAuley and Vice Chairman, Morgan O’Brien, were co-founders of Nextel Communications and have over 60 years of experience in two-way radio operations and FCC regulatory matters. Pacific DataVision, Inc. is headquartered in Northern New Jersey. You can learn more at www.pdvcorp.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
Any statements contained in this press release that do not describe historical facts are forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements contained herein are based on our current expectations, but are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual future results to differ materially from our current expectations or implied by any forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: we have no operating history with respect to our proposed push-to-talk business; we have had net losses each year since our inception and may not achieve or maintain profitability in the future; we may experience delays in launching our nationwide network; customers may not adopt our technology; any efforts we pursue to increase the value of our spectrum may not be successful; we will rely on the equipment and selling efforts of other parties, such as indirect dealers; the wireless communication industry is highly competitive and we may not compete successfully; and government regulation could adversely affect our business and prospects. These and other factors that may affect our future results or operations are identified and described in more detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, (the “SEC”), including our final prospectus to our registration statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-20115) filed with the SEC on January 26, 2015. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date that they were made. Except as required by applicable law,we do not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements to conform these statements to reflect actual results, later events or circumstances or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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Investor Relations Contact:
Timothy Gray 
CFO, Pacific DataVision 
973-771-0981 
ir@pdvcorp.com 

Adam Friedman
Principal, Adam Friedman Associates
917-675-6250
adam@adam-friedman.com

The Enterprise Wireless Alliance and Pacific DataVision, Inc. File Joint Comments in 900 MHz Proceeding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Enterprise Wireless Alliance and Pacific DataVision, Inc. File Joint Comments in 900 MHz Proceeding

HERNDON, V.A. and WOODLAND PARK, N.J., January 15, 2015 – The Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) and Pacific DataVision, Inc. (PDV) joined other industry participants on Monday, January 12 responding to the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) request for comments to the EWA/PDV Petition for Rulemaking regarding realignment of 900 MHz spectrum, which the FCC placed on Public Notice November 26, 2014. These comments are the first formal step in the FCC’s process of determining whether to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking that would structure the rules governing the proposed realignment of the 900 MHz band.


Mark Crosby, President and CEO of the Enterprise Wireless Alliance, stated, “The comments filed this week contain few surprises since EWA and PDV have been working for over a year with representatives from critical infrastructure industries (CII) to craft a broadband proposal and listening to their concerns. Support for a new broadband opportunity below 1 GHz, voiced even by incumbents with the most apprehension, suggests to me that the industry has plenty of incentive to continue the detailed process of evaluating the best way of handling realignment.”

Morgan O’Brien, Vice Chairman of PDV, added, “I have a lot of experience with and respect for the FCC process from prior rebanding proceedings, particularly this initial phase in which incumbents on the affected spectrum have their first chance to put their questions and concerns on the record.” He continued saying, “Any change to an established radio environment, particularly among the entities that use their radio systems for vital services, often involving the safety of life, must be considered with great care. Comments filed this week voice a variety of concerns and identify technical issues that must be examined by the FCC in a rulemaking proceeding.”

Many of the licensees in this 900 MHz band are critical infrastructure industries such as utilities and energy companies, as well as airlines, major manufacturers, municipal transportation and entities offering commercial services. Mr. O’Brien added, “As many parties made clear in their comments, the obvious benefits of a new broadband opportunity for CII entities on licensed spectrum below 1 GHz must be carefully weighed against the short-term inconvenience of changing the status quo. That process has now commenced.”

EWA and PDV’s joint comments can be found on both the EWA website at www.enterprisewireless.org and the PDV website at www.pdvcorp.com.

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About EWA:
EWA is an FCC-­‐certified frequency advisory committee that provides license preparation, spectrum management and associated services to business enterprises, public safety entities and wireless sales and service organizations. Membership within EWA is open to users of wireless communications systems, vendors, system operators and service organizations. EWA is the creator of Cevo™, the industry’s first multiple platform program for automated frequency inquiries. EWA publishes its e-­‐newsletter Insider™ and Wireless Connections e-­‐magazine, provides regulatory updates, offers the Enterprise Wireless Solutions Center® and co-­‐hosts the annual Wireless Leadership Summit, a showcase for wireless technology and the latest in business operations. Additional information about membership and services is available at www.enterprisewireless.org.

About Pacific DataVision:
Pacific DataVision is a recognized leader in mobile workforce communications and location based solutions that increase the productivity of field-based workers and the efficiency of their dispatch and call center operations. PDV will also be launching the largest private push-to-talk network in major markets throughout the United States. Its patented and industry-validated technology improves team communication and field documentation across a wide array of industries including transportation, distribution, construction, hospitality, waste management and field service. PDV’s Chairman, Brian McAuley and Vice Chairman, Morgan O’Brien, were co-founders of Nextel Communications and have over 60 years of experience in two-way radio operations and FCC regulatory matters. Pacific DataVision, Inc. is headquartered in Northern New Jersey. You can learn more at www.pdvcorp.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
Any statements contained in this press release that do not describe historical facts are forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements contained herein are based on our current expectations, but are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. The factors that could cause our actual future results to differ materially from our current expectations include, but are not limited to: we have no operating history with respect to our proposed push-to-talk business; we may experience delays in launching our nationwide network; customers may not adopt our technology; we may not keep pace with rapid technological changes or the changes in the demands of our customers; any efforts we pursue to increase the value of our spectrum may not be successful; we will rely on the equipment and selling efforts of other parties, such as indirect dealers; the wireless communication industry is highly competitive and we may not compete successfully; spectrum is a limited resource, and we may not be able to obtain sufficient spectrum to support our planned business operations and future growth; and government regulation could adversely affect our business and prospects. These and other factors are identified and described in more detail on the Company’s web site. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date that they were made. These cautionary statements should be considered with any written or oral forward-looking statements that we may issue in the future. Except as required by applicable law, including the securities laws of the United States, we do not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements to conform these statements to reflect actual results, later events or circumstances or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:
EWA
Elaine Walsh
E Comm Int.
520-620-0063
elaine@ecommint.com

Pacific DataVision
Thor Harris
201-206-0903
tharris@percepture.com

PDV Vice Chairman Addresses What’s Next for Utilities Communication During Industry Webinar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WOODLAND PARK, N.J., December 8, 2014 – Morgan O’Brien, vice chairman of Pacific DataVision, Inc. (PDV), a leading provider of mobile workforce management solutions, participated in Urgent Communications’ webinar “What’s Next for Utilities Communication” on November 6 to address why wireless priority status is essential for utilities and why accessing the necessary spectrum remains a challenge.


During the webinar, Mr. O’Brien discussed PDV’s recent acquisition of Sprint’s nationwide 900 MHz licenses and its plans to petition the FCC to re-align the 900 MHz band for broadband while enabling incumbent licensees to maintain current operations if desired. The realignment would create broadband spectrum capable of serving the long-expressed needs of utilities, energy companies, transportation providers, and other large-scale business enterprises for broadband service specifically designed to their demanding specifications. Further, utilities and other critical infrastructure companies would have priority access to such broadband service.

“Pacific DataVision is committed to utilizing this spectrum to deliver our next-generation dispatch solution, which will be offered as an enhancement to the workforce management dispatch and mobile resource management solutions we have developed over the past decade,” said Mr. O’Brien. “When we acquired these frequencies, we took on an obligation just like every other licensee to use the spectrum in the most efficient way possible. We believe that repurposing and realigning the 900 MHz channels so that on one end of the spectrum there is a block for broadband and at the other end a block for narrowband achieves that goal. We recently filed a petition suggesting this to the FCC, with the rationale of providing a place in a prime frequency band where priority access on broadband for critical infrastructure would be guaranteed.”

Mr. O’Brien also pointed out that the utility industry now has a number of choices for how they might want to pursue broadband. “Everybody gets an advantage when they have choices, and another choice for critical infrastructure is a ‘built-to-suit’ private network. That is essentially what we are proposing: taking existing spectrum that we and the other incumbents already have and establishing at the FCC a process to realign users through re-tuning thus providing critical infrastructure with another choice.”

“What’s Next for Utilities Communication,” which can be accessed on demand at this link, offered valuable insights from three industry experts about the various options and challenges facing critical-infrastructure entities, with smart-grid technologies promising new levels of reliability, flexibility and functionality. Brett Kilbourne, VP, Government and Industry Affairs and Deputy General Counsel, UTC and Wendell Little, IT Communications Operations Department Manager at Con Edison, New York, joined Mr. O’Brien on the panel, and Donny Jackson, editor of Urgent Communications magazine, moderated.

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About Pacific DataVision, Inc.
Pacific DataVision is a recognized leader in mobile workforce communications and location based solutions that increase the productivity of field-based workers and the efficiency of their dispatch and call center operations. PDV will also be launching the largest private push-to-talk network in major markets throughout the United States. Its patented and industry-validated technology improves team communication and field documentation across a wide array of industries including transportation, distribution, construction, hospitality, waste management and field service. PDV’s Chairman, Brian McAuley and Vice Chairman, Morgan O’Brien, were co-founders of Nextel Communications and have over 60 years of experience in two-way radio operations and FCC regulatory matters. Pacific DataVision, Inc. is headquartered in Northern New Jersey. Learn more at www.pdvcorp.com.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Pacific DataVision
Thor Harris
201-206-0903
tharris@percepture.com

EWA and PDV Submit Petition to Create a New Private Enterprise Broadband Allocation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HERNDON, VA. & WOODLAND PARK, N.J., November 18, 2014 – Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) and Pacific DataVision (PDV) yesterday submitted a joint Petition for Rulemaking to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposing realignment of the Part 90 land mobile radio 900 MHz band.


Grant of the Petition would allow the introduction into the private enterprise user community of advanced broadband technology that is rapidly gaining global acceptance. It would create broadband spectrum capable of serving the long-­‐expressed needs of utilities, energy companies, transportation providers, and other large-­‐scale business enterprises for broadband service specifically designed to their demanding specifications.

Mark Crosby, President of EWA, whose membership includes many 900 MHz incumbents, said,”When employee safety and property are threatened, our nation’s critical infrastructure providers cannot afford to lose communications. Unfortunately, that happens all too often when a crisis prompts capacity issues on commercial wireless networks.”

This 10 MHz band of spectrum at 896-­‐901 MHz paired with 935-­‐940 MHz has been used intensively since its allocation in the mid-­‐1980s for narrowband operations by private enterprises and critical infrastructure industry (CII) providers such as utilities, oil and gas refineries, and by Specialized Mobile Radio operators (including Nextel). The realignment would create a contiguous 3/3 MHz “Private Enterprise Broadband (PEBB)” block while retaining a 2/2 MHz block for incumbent narrowband operations.

PDV is the licensee of a nationwide 900 MHz spectrum position and holds a majority of licenses in this band as a result of the FCC’s approval in September 2014 of PDV’s acquisition of these channels from Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S). In the Petition for Rulemaking, PDV offers to play a major role in facilitating the realignment by exchanging its licenses with those of incumbents who prefer to continue operating narrowband systems. The Petitioners propose that broadband licenses issued to PDV and others would be conditioned by the FCC with the obligation to grant priority access to critical infrastructure entities, subject to negotiation of terms and conditions by the parties. The proposal contemplates, as is typical for similar realignment efforts, for PDV to pay all expenses associated with the process.

“EWA members that will continue operating 900 MHz narrowband systems are satisfied that the Petition offers a balanced approach for addressing the traditional and advanced communications needs,” said Mr. Crosby. “Our members with broadband coverage, reliability, security and operating requirements not currently fulfilled on commercial networks have endorsed the Petition.”

“We recognize that there is a long road ahead as the industry works through the complex, but manageable, details of implementing this proposal,” said Morgan O’Brien, co-­‐founder and former Chairman of Nextel Communications, who is serving as Vice Chairman of PDV. “It has become increasingly difficult for the FCC to identify ‘greenfield’ spectrum to meet important new requirements of its enterprise constituents. Realignments and repurposing of existing allocations are today’s only practical way of addressing these needs.”

CII Incumbents at 900 MHz are also represented by the American Petroleum Institute (API), the Utilities Telecom Council (UTC), and other associations with which EWA and PDV have been discussing the Petition. Mr. Crosby states, “EWA and PDV plan to continue this productive process and to assist the FCC in crafting the best possible PEBB band plan and regulatory structure to address CII broadband requirements while respecting the many important licensees for which narrowband operations continue to be the preferred choice.”

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About EWA:
EWA is an FCC-­‐certified frequency advisory committee that provides license preparation, spectrum management and associated services to business enterprises, public safety entities and wireless sales and service organizations. Membership within EWA is open to users of wireless communications systems, vendors, system operators and service organizations. EWA is the creator of Cevo™, the industry’s first multiple platform program for automated frequency inquiries. EWA publishes its e-­‐newsletter Insider™ and Wireless Connections e-­‐magazine, provides regulatory updates, offers the Enterprise Wireless Solutions Center® and co-­‐hosts the annual Wireless Leadership Summit, a showcase for wireless technology and the latest in business operations. Additional information about membership and services is available at www.enterprisewireless.org.

About Pacific DataVision:
Pacific DataVision is a recognized leader in mobile workforce communications and location based solutions that increase the productivity of field-­‐based workers and the efficiency of their dispatch and call center operations. PDV will also be launching the largest private push-­‐to-­‐talk network in major markets throughout the United States. Its patented and industry-­‐validated technology improves team communication and field documentation across a wide array of industries including transportation, distribution, construction, hospitality, waste management and field service. PDV’s Chairman, Brian McAuley and Vice Chairman, Morgan O’Brien, were co-­‐ founders of Nextel Communications and have over 60 years of experience in two-­‐way radio operations and FCC regulatory matters. Pacific DataVision, Inc. is headquartered in Northern New Jersey. You can learn more at www.pdvcorp.com.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:
EWA
Elaine Walsh
E Comm Int.
520-620-0063
elaine@ecommint.com

Pacific DataVision
Thor Harris
201-206-0903
tharris@percepture.com

Pacific DataVision, Inc. Completes Equity Raise of $218 Million and Acquires Nationwide 900 MHz Licenses to Expand Its Business and Offer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Pacific DataVision, Inc. Completes Equity Raise of $218 Million and Acquires Nationwide 900 MHz
Licenses to Expand Its Business and Offer Two-way Radio Voice and Data Services

Morgan O’Brien and Brian McAuley, co-founders of Nextel Communications, have raised capital and assembled a team of two-way radio experts to offer advanced mobile push-to-talk radio service in major metropolitan areas throughout the United States.

PATERSON, N.J., September 16, 2014 – Pacific DataVision Inc. (PDV), a leading provider of mobile workforce management solutions, announced that it has received FCC approval and has acquired all of Sprint Corporation’s (NYSE: S) 900 MHz spectrum licenses (approximately 6 MHz nationwide). PDV now becomes the only nationwide licensee of spectrum focused on launching a state-of-the-art two-way radio network dedicated solely to serving businesses. The service will target dispatch-oriented small and medium-sized businesses in the major metropolitan markets of the United States and will be offered primarily through Motorola Solutions, Inc.’s (NYSE: MSI) Authorized Dealer Network.

Mr. McAuley, Chairman of PDV, said, “Morgan and I are proud of the role we played in building Nextel into a carrier focused on the needs of the enterprise community. With the availability of Motorola Solutions’ digital radio technology, we see an opportunity to incorporate PDV’s proprietary cloud-based mobile resource management solutions into a next generation offering for businesses. These solutions increase productivity through the delivery of real-time information from and about mobile workers to their managers.”

“We have brought together an extraordinarily talented team of telecommunications industry veterans whose singular focus is on becoming the nation’s most business-centric, value-oriented communications solutions provider,” said John C. Pescatore, PDV’s Chief Executive Officer. “In addition to supporting and growing our existing wireless solutions business, we will be launching the largest private push-to-talk network in major markets throughout the United States.”

Mr. O’Brien has joined PDV as Vice Chairman leading the Company’s spectrum strategies and utilization enhancement efforts. “By acquiring Sprint’s nationwide spectrum at 900 MHz, we take on the challenge of making the most efficient use of that spectrum,” said Morgan O’Brien. “The selection of Motorola Solutions’ digital radio technology is the first step in that process. We will continue to explore ways to further improve spectrum efficiency.”

PDV recently raised over $218 million in equity funding in a private placement with institutional investors. FBR Capital Markets & Co (NASDAQ: FBRC) acted as the sole initial purchaser and placement agent. In addition, as part of the spectrum transaction, Sprint received $10 million of the spectrum purchase price in the form of PDV common stock at the same price per share paid by the institutional investors. Further, Motorola Solutions has agreed to lease a portion of the spectrum from a PDV subsidiary.

Proceeds from these transactions are being used to acquire the spectrum licenses, build the nationwide push-to-talk network, and support PDV’s existing solutions business.

Forward-Looking Statements

Any statements contained in this press release that do not describe historical facts are forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements contained herein are based on our current expectations, but are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. The factors that could cause our actual future results to differ materially from our current expectations include, but are not limited to: we have no operating history with respect to our proposed push-to-talk business; we may experience delays in launching our nationwide network; customers may not adopt our technology; we may not keep pace with rapid technological changes or the changes in the demands of our customers; any efforts we pursue to increase the value of our spectrum may not be successful; we will rely on the equipment and selling efforts of other parties, such as indirect dealers; the wireless communication industry is highly competitive and we may not compete successfully; spectrum is a limited resource, and we may not be able to obtain sufficient spectrum to support our planned business operations and future growth; and government regulation could adversely affect our business and prospects. These and other factors are identified and described in more detail on the Company’s web site. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date that they were made. These cautionary statements should be considered with any written or oral forward-looking statements that we may issue in the future. Except as required by applicable law, including the securities laws of the United States, we do not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements to conform these statements to reflect actual results, later events or circumstances or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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About Pacific DataVision, Inc.
Pacific DataVision is a recognized leader in mobile workforce communications and location based solutions that increase the productivity of field-based workers and the efficiency of their dispatch and call center operations. PDV will also be launching the largest private push-to-talk network in major markets throughout the United States. Its patented and industry-validated technology improves team communication and field documentation across a wide array of industries including transportation, distribution, construction, hospitality, waste management and field service. PDV’s Chairman, Brian McAuley and Vice Chairman, Morgan O’Brien, were co-founders of Nextel Communications and have over 60 years of experience in two-way radio operations and FCC regulatory matters. Pacific DataVision, Inc. is headquartered in Northern New Jersey. You can learn more at www.pdvcorp.com.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Pacific DataVision
Thor Harris
201-206-0903
tharris@percepture.com