EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. Launches the 51FIRE ES Portable Radio at FDIC

New Portable Radio Designed for the Firefighting Industry

Irving, TX – April 21, 2010 – EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFJI) announced today that it will unveil its new 51FIRE ES portable radio at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) April 22-24 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.

“With the 51FIRE ES, we have designed and packaged a portable radio especially for the firefighting industry,” said Michael Jalbert, president and chief executive officer of EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. “After conducting market research, we developed a feature set that we believe meets the specific needs of firefighters with the primary focus on safe and reliable communications.”

“The 51FIRE ES includes standard features such as yellow housing, immersibility and a factory mutual intrinsically safe rating to withstand the extreme and hazardous conditions experienced by firefighters. Also, we are offering an upgrade to the new AMBE+2 v 1.6 Vocoder which substantially filters out background noise even in the presence of a personal alert safety system (PASS) and an intuitive out of range (OOR) feature that alerts a firefighter when out of communications range when used with EFJohnson’s IP25™ Conventional system,” 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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