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CalAmp Signs Follow-On Contract with Los Angeles Police Department; LAPD to Deploy CalAmp's E-Ticketing Solution


OXNARD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 24, 2005--CalAmp Corp. (Nasdaq:CAMP), a leading provider of wireless solutions, today announced that it has signed a follow-on contract with the Los Angeles Police Department to develop a mobile electronic ticketing system to be used in the field by LAPD officers. This latest agreement builds upon the Portable Officer Data Device System (PODDS), a handheld computing solution developed for the LAPD by CalAmp in 2003 to record traffic stop data and field interview reports.

Under the new agreement, CalAmp will enhance PODDS through the integration of CalAmp's electronic citation software to automate the time-consuming aspects of issuing a traffic ticket. During traffic stops, the e-ticketing solution will enable LAPD officers to electronically scan the digital data encoded in the magnetic stripe on the drivers license to instantly record driver information, print citations with handheld devices as well as transmit data via an 802.11 Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN).

"This is a great example of the ways in which CalAmp combines our skills in wireless technologies, software and business process improvement to enable our customers to streamline their workflow, eliminate paperwork, and access critical information in the field," said Fred Sturm, CEO of CalAmp. "We look forward to the opportunity to provide our solutions to other law enforcement agencies both in California and across the country."

The contract was approved by the City of Los Angeles earlier this month and is valued at approximately $1.3 million. The program is expected to begin deployment in April of this year.

About CalAmp Corp.

CalAmp is a provider of breakthrough wireless solutions. With comprehensive capabilities ranging from product inception through production, CalAmp is a trusted partner delivering cost-effective high quality solutions to a broad array of customers and markets. CalAmp is a leading supplier of direct broadcast satellite (DBS) outdoor customer premise equipment to the U.S. satellite television market and offers solutions for digital multimedia delivery, residential broadband data delivery, healthcare, retailing applications, public safety markets and wireless enterprise connectivity. The Company is headquartered in Oxnard, California and has approximately 600 employees. Founded in 1981, CalAmp has been publicly traded since 1983 as Nasdaq:CAMP.

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CONTACT: CalAmp Corp.
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CCG Investor Relations
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SOURCE: CalAmp Corp.

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