WEST MELBOURNE, Fla., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- RELM Wireless Corporation (NYSE Amex: RWC) today announced that it has received orders totaling approximately $2.5 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service. These orders are primarily for RELM's long-time flagship D-Series digital P-25 portable and mobile radios. A portion of these orders will be fulfilled in the third quarter 2010, with the remainder to be fulfilled in the fourth quarter.
RELM President and Chief Executive Officer David Storey commented, "We are proud to continue our support of the Forest Service. They have relied upon our BK Radio products in wildfire suppression efforts for over two decades; first deploying our E-Series analog radios, then our G-Series analog radios, and more recently migrating to our P-25 digital D-Series radios. With over 57,000 of our radios in service, clearly the Forest Service has confidence in our company and products. Our goal is to foster similarly strong and long-term relationships with new customers."
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 during events such as the 9/11 attacks and Hurricane Katrina. RELM was one of the first manufacturers to develop P25-compliant technology.About RELM Wireless Corporation As an American Manufacturer for more than 60 years, RELM Wireless Corporation has produced highspecification twoway 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 twoway 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 the current financial crisis and adverse economic conditions; 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, 2008 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. SOURCE RELM Wireless Corporation