DoD orders interoperable radios from EFJohnson

IRVING, Texas, 6 May 2005. EFJ, Inc. announced today that its EFJohnson subsidiary has received a $2.9 million order from the Department of Defense (DOD) for Project 25-compliant radios and accessories.

IRVING, Texas, 6 May 2005. EFJ, Inc. announced today that its EFJohnson subsidiary has received a $2.9 million order from the Department of Defense (DOD) for Project 25-compliant radios and accessories.

"Our mission is to provide first responders with Project 25 compliant communications solutions," said Michael E. Jalbert, chairman and CEO of EFJ. "We continue to experience solid growth in sales to the federal government and we are pleased to see that trend continue as we assist the DOD with their critical communication needs and objectives."

To address the problem of interoperability as well as make better use of scarce radio frequencies, in 1989 the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials International (APCO) established Project 25 (P25). Representatives from federal, state, and local governments began an effort to develop a set of common technical standards for land mobile radio systems. An additional benefit of a common standard would allow any number of manufacturers to produce compatible equipment, thus increasing competition and lowering prices. P25 promised to avoid locking customers into a proprietary system from a single manufacturer.

EFJohnson makes 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 Co., 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. EFJohnson and Transcrypt International are wholly owned subsidiaries of EFJ, Inc. For more information, see www.efji.com.

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