Irving, TX – December 2, 2008 – EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFJI) announced today that it was named as a contractor under a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). This BPA will be used by federal government agencies for the purchase of EFJ analog and P25 digital subscribers, Native Internet Protocol conventional and trunked networks, operating in the VHF, UHF and 700/800 MHz frequency bands.
The total estimated value of the BPA is $381 million over a maximum term of five years. The BPA named EFJohnson Technologies among a select group of companies that meet technical criteria established by the U.S. government.
“We have a lengthy and proud tradition of providing secure wireless communications solutions to the U.S. government,” said Michael Jalbert, president and chief executive officer of EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. “This BPA demonstrates and validates the government’s growing interests in our Project 25 compliant solutions.” The BPA does not specify purchase dates or quantities of equipment from any particular supplier, Jalbert added.
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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