EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. Awarded $3.3 Million Statewide Hybrid Project 25 Trunked and Conventional First Responder Radio System

Irving, TX – November 12, 2009 – EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFJI) announced today that it has been awarded a contract valued at $3.3 million. The Company will provide its innovative Hybrid IP25™ system, the first Project 25 compliant infrastructure system that will enable first responder two-way radio calls to roam between trunked and conventional systems.

“Our Hybrid IP25 system is the first true hybrid network, in which first responders can operate and interoperate between conventional and trunked systems,” said Michael Jalbert, president and chief executive officer of EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. “This hybrid radio system is based on Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) which enables it to gracefully scale to accommodate future expansions. Our Hybrid IP25 system is the most cost-effective way to provide wide area coverage and innovative features such as roaming and mobility, which are normally only found on trunked systems that cost millions of dollars more. The Company’s award-winning ES Series P25 compliant radios and accessories are also included in the contract,” Jalbert added.

Key features of this hybrid system include:

  • Seamless roaming between trunked and conventional systems, which eliminates the need for dispatchers to manually route calls
  • Fully distributed switchless architecture that eliminates single point of failure
  • Common network management and dispatch between trunked and conventional systems, which substantially reduces capital expenses and operating costs

“Over the last few years, we have invested significant resources into our systems infrastructure with unique technology applications, user interfaces, and cost effective approaches for our customers,” Jalbert noted. “We are pleased to note that contract awards like this one, which are integral to our long term strategic growth, validate the direction we have taken in this market.”

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Certain matters discussed in this press release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed, suggested or implied by the forward-looking statements due to a number of risk factors including, but not limited to, successful integration of the system components, software feature development and the implementation of application software, reliance on contract manufacturers, the timely procurement of necessary manufacturing components the level of demand for the Company’s products and services, dependence on continued funding of governmental agency programs the timing and receipt of orders, continued access to bank lines of credit, general economic and business conditions, and other risks detailed in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2008 and in the Company's subsequent filings with the SEC. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

 

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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