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CalAmp Awarded Contract to Upgrade Mobile Data Communications Network for St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana

OXNARD, Calif., Apr 24, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- CalAmp Corp. (Nasdaq:CAMP), a leading provider of wireless products and engineering services, today announced that its Dataradio operating unit has been awarded a contract to replace the existing mobile data network utilized by Louisiana's St. Tammany Parish law enforcement personnel. The contract is valued at approximately $1.6 million. Work on the project is expected to begin in the second quarter of calendar 2007, with system acceptance scheduled in the fall of 2007.

The new Dataradio G3 700 MHz IP platform is designed to operate at up to 128 Kbps providing reliable and secure Parish-wide public safety data communications over a private network. The system allows dispatchers to relay information to field personnel, and enables remote access by officers in their patrol cars to driver and license plate information as well as other data communications needs. The network will initially support approximately 275 vehicles.

"St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office has depended on Dataradio's mobile data network for over six years now and we look forward to our continued relationship. This upgrade award reaffirms our customer's confidence in our ability to service their critical public safety data communications needs," commented Michael Burdiek, President of CalAmp's Wireless DataCom Division.

"St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain is continuing his efforts to bring the best tools possible to the people who promote, protect and preserve the quality of life here in St. Tammany Parish," stated Lieutenant Mike Boyet. "Our current Dataradio network has proven to be invaluable to our men and women in uniform and we are confident that this new system will offer significant enhancements and make it easier for dispatchers and officers in the field to perform everyday tasks, improve response times and enhance overall public safety services to citizens in the community."

About CalAmp Corp.

CalAmp is a leading provider of wireless equipment, engineering services 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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SOURCE: CalAmp Corp.

CalAmp Corp.
Rick Vitelle, 805-987-9000, Chief Financial Officer or
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