EF Johnson Technologies, Inc.’s 5300 ES Series Mobile Radio Named Hot Product by Public Safety Communications

Leading industry magazine recognizes EFJohnson Project 25 radio

Irving, TX – November 18, 2008 – EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFJI) today announced that its 5300 ES Series Mobile Radio has received the Hot Product award from Public Safety Communications magazine, the official magazine of the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO).

"Our new ES Series of Mobile Radios is designed specifically for public safety, and first responders are beginning to make it their choice for critical communications," said Michael Jalbert, president and chief executive officer of EFJohnson Technologies, Inc. "We are pleased to receive this prestigious award for the second consecutive year." The company’s 5100 ES Series Portable Radio received the Hot Product award in 2007.

The magazine cited the radio’s support for up to 864 channels, Project 25 trunked and conventional operation, DES encryption, new loudspeaker and easy to use knobs. The Public Safety Communications staff and their Editorial Advisory Committee selected the 25 most innovative products of 2008 following research conducted during the APCO International Conference and Expo in August.

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.


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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