EF Johnson Press Release 1-19-2009
EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. Introduces Discover™ GPS Speaker Microphone
Discover™ GPS Speaker Microphone provides accurate real time location and tracking information
Irving, TX – January 19, 2009 – EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFJI) today introduced the Discover™ GPS Speaker Microphone. The Discover™ GPS Speaker Microphone transmits location, text messages, and tracking information over the award-winning EFJohnson 5100 ES series P25 portable radios.
“Military users and search-and-rescue teams need a reliable tool for accurate real time locating and tracking information,” said Michael Jalbert, president and chief executive officer of EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. “Our new Discover GPS Speaker Microphone is an excellent tool for coordinating field operations and seeing the location of group members in real time.” A large, backlit LCD screen provides an easy to use icon-based operation and allows for graphic representation of relative distance and direction to other team members. Text messages and waypoints can be transmitted to groups, individuals or dispatch. Highly accurate location data can be transmitted over analog or digital channels, clear or encrypted, with every push-to-talk or at pre-determined time or distance intervals. The Discover GPS Speaker Microphone is compatible with a number of commercially available graphic and mapping applications for complete real time situational awareness and group coordination.
“Our new GPS offering is more than just an accessory – it is a complete GPS location solution. The real time location of personnel can be transmitted to other group members or back to a central location. This data can be used in conjunction with compatible mapping and tracking software to provide new information beneficial for maximum efficiency and safety of personnel,” Jalbert said.
About EF Johnson Technologies, Inc
Headquartered in Irving, Texas, EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. 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, 3e Technologies International, and Transcrypt International names. For more information, visit http://www.EFJohnsonTechnologies.com.
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, the level of demand for the company’s products and services, reliance on contract manufacturers, the timely procurement of necessary manufacturing components, software feature development and the implementation of application software, successful integration of the system components, dependence on continued funding of governmental agency programs, 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, 2007 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.
Jana Ahlfinger Bell, 972.819.0700