EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. Receives FIPS Approval for its System Encryption Product

Company adds federally-mandated encryption to industry-leading system solution

Irving, TX – September 23, 2009 – EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFJI) announced today that it has received Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS 140-2) encryption certification from the National Institute of Standards and Technology for its Johnson Encryption Machine (JEM II) encryption and decryption engine for the Company’s innovative IP25™ infrastructure system offerings for first responders.

“US government departments are mandated to purchase and use cryptographic products that meet the FIPS 140 standard to protect their sensitive information. FIPS 140-2 certification ensures that devices are capable of protecting sensitive information through both physical and digital safeguards,” said Michael Jalbert, president and chief executive officer of EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. “FIPS 140-2 certification on our JEM II solution ensures that first responders using our IP25 Conventional, Trunked, and Hybrid systems offerings can encrypt their calls with a government certified level of security. Secure voice encryption is critical to federal, state, and local systems operators. This certification adds value to our systems offerings and is the latest demonstration of our commitment to our systems business.”

The Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) publication 140-2 specifies technical requirements for certifying cryptographic software and hardware modules. It specifies the security requirements that will be satisfied by a cryptographic module, providing four increasing, qualitative levels intended to cover a wide range of potential applications and environments.

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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