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EADS Defence & Security Selects CalAmp's Sentry 4G for Wireless Communication Applications Outside North America

06/17/09
New Broadband Communications Platform Extends EADS Defence & Security Product Portfolio Broadband Capabilities Ideally Suited for Customer Needs

OXNARD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 17, 2009-- CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP), a leading provider of wireless products, services and solutions, today announced it has entered into an exclusive agreement with EADS Defence & Security to supply a customized version of its WiMAX-based Sentry 4G™ Wireless IP Router, a new rugged broadband communications and networking platform for mission-critical broadband communication applications. The custom high-power mobile data terminal will be marketed under the EADS Defence & Security brand name to address customers in the defense and public safety markets outside the United States and Canada.

CalAmp’s Sentry 4G provides high-speed, long-range broadband wireless connectivity based on IEEE 802.16e-2005 (mobile WiMAX) technology and also supports an embedded Wi-Fi module as well as GPS.

The targeted market will be defense and security customers where licensed 2.5 GHz frequencies are available for mobile broadband wireless applications. Applications for the device include video surveillance and other visual multimedia applications providing officers with increased situational awareness through a WiMAX network overlay to existing mission-critical Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) networks.

“We were looking to extend the EADS Defence & Security portfolio in order to better respond to customer requirements for wireless broadband connectivity,” said Dirk Borchardt, Head of Security and Communication Solutions in EADS Defence & Security. “CalAmp is a leader in wireless data communication and understands the unique needs of mission-critical public safety communications. We selected CalAmp’s Sentry 4G as an ideal platform to address the broadband wireless connectivity needs of our customers and are pleased to welcome CalAmp as a trusted partner.”

“Video Surveillance is just one of the applications that highlight the need for mobile, high-speed, long-range broadband wireless connectivity in the defense and security markets,” commented Michael Burdiek, Chief Operating Officer of CalAmp. “We are proud to be selected by EADS Defence & Security as supplier of the broadband wireless subscriber units for EADS customers outside the U.S. and Canada. EADS is a global leader for mission-critical communications systems and we look forward to contributing our wireless technology expertise to a long-term alliance with EADS.”

About CalAmp Corp.

CalAmp provides wireless communications solutions that enable anytime/anywhere access to critical data and content. The Company serves customers in the public safety, industrial monitoring and controls, mobile resource management, public utilities and direct broadcast satellite markets. The Company’s products are marketed under the CalAmp, Dataradio, SmartLink, Aercept, LandCell and Omega trade names. For additional information, please visit www.calamp.com.

About EADS Defence & Security

EADS Defence & Security is a world leading provider of mission-critical communication and Command & Control solutions through its line of business Security and Communication Solutions. Its portfolio ranges from sensors and secure networks through missiles to aircraft and UAVs as well as global security, service and support solutions. In 2008, DS – with around 23,000 employees – achieved revenues of € 5.7 billion. EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2008, EADS generated revenues of € 43.3 billion and employed a workforce of about 118,000. For additional information, please visit www.eads.com.

 

Source: CalAmp Corp.

CalAmp Corp.
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