Illinois buys emergency service radios from EFJ

IRVING, Texas, 3 March 2005. EFJ, Inc. announced today that its EFJohnson subsidiary has received a $1.3 million order from the Illinois Emergency Services Management Association to supply Project 25 compliant Netelligent Infrastructure System, radios, and repeaters for the state's national Terrorism Task Force.

IRVING, Texas, 3 March 2005. EFJ, Inc. announced today that its EFJohnson subsidiary has received an order from the Illinois Emergency Services Management Association. The order, valued at $1.3 million, calls for the company to provide its Project 25 compliant Netelligent Infrastructure System, radios, and repeaters for the national Terrorism Task Force to be used in Illinois.

In this national homeland security-funded initiative, the EFJohnson equipment is to be used in 9 trailers that will be deployed throughout the state of Illinois. Each trailer will contain repeaters, portable and mobile radios, satellite uplinks, along with other communications and first responder equipment. The trailers will provide interoperable communications at the site of a disaster response.

"Our mission is to provide the tools for our first responders to keep us safe," said Michael E. Jalbert, chairman and chief executive officer of EFJ, Inc. "We are pleased to provide our solutions to the Illinois Emergency Services Management Association to assist them in protecting our homeland and providing much needed critical communications in times of emergencies."

EFJohnson is a leading provider of two-way radios and communication systems for law enforcement, fire fighters, EMS, and the military. Founded in 1923, the company has a lengthy history of leadership in numerous communication industry standards initiatives and organizations and was one of the first developers of wireless communications products to be fully compliant with federal government Project 25 interoperability standards. EFJohnson offers a portfolio of digital and analog radio communications solutions, which assist in managing the transition to digital P25 compliant systems. For more information, see www.efjohnson.com.

EFJ, Inc. is the Irving, Texas based parent company to industry-leading wireless telecommunications solutions businesses. EFJ, Inc. is home to the EFJohnson Company, one of the first developers of Project 25 mobile communications products compliant with federal government interoperability standards, and Transcrypt International, a leader in secure voice communication solutions. For more information, see www.efji.com.

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