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CalAmp's Dataradio Unit Signs Contract to Upgrade Genesee County, Michigan, 911 Mobile Data Network


Network to Provide Mobile Data Communications for Fire, Police and EMS Personnel

OXNARD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 15, 2006--CalAmp Corp. (Nasdaq:CAMP), a leading provider of wireless products and engineering services, today announced that its Dataradio operating unit has signed a contract with Michigan's Genesee County E-911 Consortium to replace the Consortium's existing mobile data public safety network for first responders. The contract is valued at approximately $1.3 million and will provide mobile data to 28 police departments and 22 fire departments in Genesee County. Work on the project is expected to begin in the first quarter of calendar 2007, with system acceptance scheduled for December 2007.

The Consortium is comprised of Genesee County and all of the municipalities served by the 911 system. The new Dataradio G3 800 MHz IP platform will operate at 24 Kbps on each of the Consortium's NPSPAC (National Public Safety Planning Advisory Committee) channels, and can be upgraded to higher speeds in the future. The 911 system, which provides mobile access to critical information in emergencies and traffic stops, will initially support approximately 300 first responders and is provisioned for expansion in the future.

"The Genesee County E-911 Consortium is the latest in a growing list of governmental organizations that have selected Dataradio to provide mission critical mobile data communications for their fire, police and EMS personnel," remarked Robert Rouleau, Dataradio Senior Vice President and General Manager. "First responders provide invaluable services to their communities and we are proud to offer the tools they need to safely and effectively perform their day-to-day duties. Dataradio has a well deserved reputation for providing public safety agencies with cost-effective mobile data communications solutions that have fast response times and highly reliable guaranteed coverage. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with the Genesee County E-911 Consortium."

Genesee County 911 Communications Center Director Lloyd Fayling said, "Genesee County's 911 Communications Center is committed to providing our citizens with the finest in emergency communications service. Our current Dataradio system has served us well for the last decade and we firmly believe Dataradio's new G3 product will give us the reliability, coverage, security, and TCP/IP connectivity that we now require, along with a network that can expand as our needs continue to grow in the future."

About CalAmp Corp.

CalAmp is a leading provider of wireless equipment and software that enable anytime/anywhere access to critical information, data, and entertainment content. With comprehensive capabilities ranging from product design and development through volume production, CalAmp delivers cost-effective high quality solutions to a broad array of customers and end markets. CalAmp is the leading supplier of Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) outdoor customer premise equipment to the U.S. satellite television market. CalAmp also provides wireless connectivity solutions for the telemetry and asset tracking markets, private wireless networks, public safety communications, and critical infrastructure and process control applications. For additional information, please visit CalAmp's website at

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CONTACT: CalAmp Corp.
Rick Vitelle, Chief Financial Officer, 805-987-9000
Financial Relations Board
Lasse Glassen, 310-854-8313 (General Information)

SOURCE: CalAmp Corp.

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