RELM Wireless Teams with ARINC On Lancaster County Emergency Radio System Contract
WEST MELBOURNE, Fla., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RELM Wireless Corporation (NYSE AMEX: RWC) today announced that it has teamed with ARINC Incorporated as a supplier of P25 digital two-way radio equipment for deployment on a planned new emergency radio system in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. After a competitive bidding process, ARINC was recently selected to enter contract negotiations to provide the system.
ARINC will replace Lancaster County's current system with one that is state-of-the-art, which will allow local emergency responders to communicate with each other during an incident, as well as with responders from Chester County and Maryland. The ARINC system will support the radios of multiple manufacturers, including RELM.
ARINC's Senior Director of Public Safety Communications, Marvin Ingram, stated, "Hundreds of police, fire and emergency medical responders must be able to rely on a radio system that supports their life-saving work. Not only will the system we build support their mission, but we will help do it in a responsible, cost-efficient way for the taxpayers of Lancaster County."
RELM President and Chief Executive Officer David Storey commented, "We are pleased to work with such a high-caliber and capable system provider in ARINC. We are also excited at the prospect of having our products fulfill the land mobile radio communications requirements for ARINC and Lancaster County. We believe our products offer an exceptional value proposition, combining world-class performance at an attractive cost that can enhance the project's objectives."
About APCO Project 25 (P25)
APCO Project 25 (P25), which requires interoperability among compliant equipment regardless of the manufacturer, was established by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials and is approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The shift toward interoperability gained momentum as a result of significant communications failures in critical emergency situations. RELM was one of the first manufacturers to develop P25-compliant technology.
ARINC Incorporated, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, provides communications, engineering and integration solutions for commercial, defense and government customers worldwide. Headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland with regional headquarters in London and Singapore, ARINC is ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 certified.
About RELM Wireless Corporation
As an American Manufacturer for more than 60 years, RELM Wireless Corporation has produced high‑specification two‑way communications equipment of unsurpassed reliability and value for use by public safety professionals and government agencies, as well as radios for use in a wide range of commercial and industrial applications. Advances include a broad new line of leading digital two‑way radios compliant with APCO Project 25 specifications. RELM's products are manufactured and distributed worldwide under BK Radio and RELM brand names. The Company maintains its headquarters in West Melbourne, Florida and can be contacted through its web site at www.relm.com or directly at 1‑800‑821‑2900. The Company's common stock trades on the NYSE Amex market under the symbol "RWC".
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act Of 1995. These forward-looking statements concern the Company's operations, economic performance and financial condition and are based largely on the Company's beliefs and expectations. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors and risks include, among others, the following: risks relating to uncertain economic conditions in the United States; reliance on contract manufacturers; heavy reliance on sales to the U.S. Government; federal, state and local budget deficits and spending limitations; limitations in available radio spectrum for use by land mobile radios; general economic and business conditions amid the financial crisis; changes in customer preferences; competition; changes in technology; changes in business strategy; the debt and inventory levels of the Company; quality of management, business abilities and judgment of the Company's personnel; and the availability, terms and deployment of capital. Certain of these factors and risks, as well as other risks and uncertainties, are stated in more detail in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 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 assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements.
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