EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. Enhances Award-Winning ES Series Radios with Project 25 Packet Data and Trunking Features

Company adds P25 Packet Data and over-the-air-programming capabilities

Irving, TX – May 22, 2009 – EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFJI) announced today that it has enhanced its award-winning ES Series of Project 25 compliant mobile and portable radios with Project 25 Packet Data and many other new features.

“We have added several innovative Project 25 Trunking features into our award-winning radios, including P25 Packet Data. Data in a land mobile radio opens up new applications for first responders. For example, the ability of a police officer to use a computer in their vehicle to run NCIC queries or get visuals and warrants could make the difference in an emergency,” said Michael Jalbert, president and chief executive officer of EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. “We have introduced Over-the-Air-Programming (OTAP) which enables you to provision new radio personalities without having to send the radios to a service shop. The radios are programmed over the air, which saves considerable time and administrative costs. Our new P25 Conventional features include an Out of Range indicator that transmits a P25 Data beacon at regular intervals to alert the radio that it is out of range, and automatic registration that registers a radio on the network when it moves from site to site. These features are ideal for radio systems covering a large geographical area.” The company is shipping these new features now, Jalbert added.


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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