JVCKENWOOD Makes Strategic Investment in Broadband Technology

Yokohama, Japan (Mar. 24, 2017) — JVCKENWOOD Corporation, a global leader in LMR communications solutions for Enterprise and Mission/Operation Critical organizations announced today that it has advanced its broadband strategy thru a financial investment in Sonim Technologies, the leading provider of ultra-rugged LTE handset technology and customer workforce applications for demanding and hazardous environments. JVCKENWOOD’s investment will accelerate the development of solutions that address the emerging LMR-to-LTE interoperability requirements for business and public safety user markets while providing a reliable broadband LTE platform for customer data applications. “Our investment in Sonim is one of the many steps on our path to bring the best broadband-based capabilities to our customers around the world,” explained Kaz Aigami, Public Service Sector COO of JVCKENWOOD. “Sonim is the acknowledged leader in ultra-rugged LTE B14 handsets for the enterprise and public-safety spaces, and we’re excited to partner with them.

About EF Johnson Technologies, Inc.

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. is an independent subsidiary of JVCKENWOOD Corporation. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, EFJohnson focuses on innovating, developing and marketing the highest quality secure communications solutions to organizations whose mission is to protect and save lives. The Company’s customers include first responders in public safety and public service, the federal government, and industrial organizations. The Company’s products are marketed under the EFJohnson and Kenwood brands. For more information, visit www.efjohnson.com.

About JVCKENWOOD

JVCKENWOOD is a global manufacturer specializing in Automotive and Professional System Solutions. It was reborn as one company in October 2011 through the merger of Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC) and Kenwood Corporation (Kenwood) three years after management integration. JVCKENWOOD operates four business segments, Car Electronics, Professional Systems, Optical & Audio, and Entertainment Software with image, sound, and radio technologies, as well as infotainment and visual software. JVCKENWOOD creates excitement and peace of mind, while aiming to achieve profitable growth and become a business group that is widely trusted by society. For more information, visit http://www.jvckenwood.co.jp/en/.

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