EF Johnson Technologies, Inc.’s StarGate(TM) Dispatch Console Named Hot Product by Public Safety Communications
IRVING, Texas, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: EFJI) announced today that its StarGate(TM) Dispatch Console has received the Hot Product award from Public Safety Communications magazine, the official magazine of the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO).
“The dispatch console is the core of the first responder’s dispatch operation,” said Michael Jalbert, president and chief executive officer of EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. “We developed StarGate as the next generation in dispatch consoles for the public safety access point (PSAP) market. StarGate has a visually appealing and easy to use graphical user interface that dispatchers adapt to right away. Customers also gain space relief in their crowded equipment rooms because StarGate’s Internet Protocol (IP) based design interfaces with Project 25 trunked and conventional radio systems without requiring central switch equipment.”
Jalbert added, “Our 2010 installation efforts will deploy StarGate in a variety of PSAP applications. The advanced features and multimode capability of StarGate will position EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. to capture its fair share of the P25 digital and legacy console market. The Company expects console sales to increase steadily over the next twelve to eighteen months due to StarGate’s competitive advantages.”
The Company has received the Hot Product award for the third consecutive year. In 2008 the Company’s 5300 ES Series Mobile Radio received the Hot Product award, and its 5100 ES Series Portable Radio received the Hot Product award in 2007.
Public Safety Communications cited StarGate’s customizable user interface, Enhanced (AMBE+2) P25 Vocoder and superior sound capabilities, DES-OFB Multi-Key FIPS 140-2 voice encryption, and enhanced P25 call management features. The Public Safety Communications staff and their Editorial Advisory Committee selected the fifteen most innovative products of 2009 following research conducted during the APCO International Conference and Expo in August.
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 and are Made in America. 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 timing and receipt of orders, the level of demand for the Company’s products and services, dependence on continued funding of governmental agency programs, continued access to bank lines of credit, 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, 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.
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