Eden Prairie Selects EFJ, Inc.’s EFJohnson Subsidiary for Upgrade to Project 25 Radios
EFJohnson to assist in migration from Multi-Net® to Project 25
IRVING, Tex. – EFJ, Inc. announced today that its EFJohnson subsidiary has received a contract from the city of Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The contract, valued at $2.9 million, calls for EFJohnson to provide its Ascend™ Project 25 compliant portable and mobile radios and replace the city’s APCO 16 800 MHz communications system with a Project 25 system.
George F. Esbensen, Eden Prairie fire chief and emergency preparedness director, said "Police, fire, and school departments use the system to protect the more than 60,000 residents of this city. EFJohnson has provided us with a secure and reliable communications system. We are looking forward to using the new system and to upgrading to Project 25." Added Michael E. Jalbert, chairman and chief executive officer of EFJ, Inc., "Eden Prairie has been an EFJohnson customer for more than 10 years. They are one of the first customers of our Multi-Net® system. We are pleased to assist Eden Prairie with their transition to Project 25 and with their continued confidence in our communications solutions." The company anticipates it will ship the order in the third quarter.
EFJohnson is a leading provider of two way radios and communication systems for law enforcement, fire fighters, EMS, and the military. Founded in 1923, the company has a lengthy history of leadership in numerous communication industry standards initiatives and organizations and was one of the first developers of wireless communications products to be fully compliant with federal government Project 25 interoperability standards. EFJohnson offers a comprehensive portfolio of digital and analog radio communications solutions which assist in effectively and affordably managing the transition to digital P25 compliant systems. For more information, visit http://www.EFJohnson.com.
About EFJ, Inc.
EFJ, Inc. is the Irving, Texas based technology company parent to 3e Technologies International, EFJohnson Company, and Transcrypt International providing industry-leading secure wireless and private wireless solutions for homeland security, first responders, business and industrial customers around the world. EFJ, Inc. is a leading provider of FIPS validated wireless data infrastructure and software with interoperable security; one of the first developers of Project 25 mobile communications products and solutions; and is a leader in secure solutions to protect sensitive voice communications. For more information, visit http://www.efji.com.
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