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Portable 2-way Radio addresses needs of first responders.

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February 28, 2012 - Compatible with Project 25 (P25) Phase 2, Viking(TM) VP600 addresses needs of police, fire, EMS, and other critical users. Audio and visual features, such as top display with backlighting, 1 W speaker, and AMBE+2 vocoder to eliminate background noise, facilitate communication efforts, even in hazardous environments. Other features include interoperability with P25 trunked and conventional modes, APCO 16 Motorola SMARTNET®/SmartZone®, and upgrade capability for P25 Phase 2 TDMA.

EFJ, Inc.

1440 Corporate Dr., Irving, TX, 75038-2401, USA

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EFJohnson Launches Viking(TM) VP600 Portable Radio at International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE)

Press release date: February 20, 2012

IRVING, Texas -- EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. announced today that it will unveil its new Viking(TM) VP600 portable radio at the 2012 International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) February 22-23 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. Designed for outstanding mission critical performance, ruggedness and reliability, the Viking(TM) VP600 represents the next generation of EFJohnson's portable radios serving the needs of police, fire, EMS and other mission critical users.

"The Viking VP600 was designed based on feedback from end-users, enabling our engineers to create a value-packed, high-quality radio that specifically addresses the needs of first responders," said Andrew Adams, president and CEO of EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. "We are excited to introduce our new radio and look forward to continuously developing reliable next generation products for our customers."

Smarter engineering makes the Viking VP600 a reliable option that is easy to operate. Its advanced audio and visual features, such as the top display with backlighting, a one-watt speaker for loud and clear sound, and the AMBE+2 vocoder to eliminate background noise, make communication effortless even in the most hazardous environments.

In addition, the Viking VP600 is compatible with Project 25 (P25) Phase 2, the suite of industry standards enabling operators to communicate with other agencies or teams across city, state and county lines regardless of the equipment brand used by each group. Phase 2 of P25 increases the number of conversations shared on the same radio channel through use of the time division multiple access (TDMA) scheme.

EFJohnson radios are designed and manufactured in America. They have remarkable versatility because of their interoperability with P25 trunked and conventional modes, APCO 16 Motorola SMARTNET®/SmartZone®, and upgrade capability for P25 Phase 2 TDMA.

The Viking VP600 radio provides a smarter way to P25 interoperability and mission critical performance in a rugged, reliable and feature rich package. If you are attending the 2012 International Wireless Communications Expo, we invite you to booth #5051 to experience the VP600, as well as our other mission critical communications solutions.

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 name, and many of them are designed and manufactured in America. For more information, visit http://www.EFJohnsonTechnologies.com.

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