SOURCE: American Technology Corporation

January 10, 2008 08:30 ET

American Technology Announces LRAD® Orders for Azerbaijan and Sacramento Sheriff's Department

Receives New LRAD-R® Order From L-3 Communications

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - January 10, 2008) - American Technology Corporation (ATC) (NASDAQ: ATCO), a leading innovator of directed sound products and technologies, announced today it has received a new LRAD-R® order from L-3 Communications and an opening LRAD® systems order destined for Azerbaijan. The Company also announced it has received LRAD 500® and LRAD 1000® orders from the Sacramento Sheriff's Department. The orders total over $450,000.

"We are pleased to receive our second LRAD-R L-3 order and add Azerbaijan to our growing list of global LRAD installations," remarked Tom Brown, president and CEO of American Technology. "The U.S. Navy's September selection of our enhanced LRAD 1000 as its acoustic hailing and warning device (AHD) for large vessels, and the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army's selection in May of our enhanced LRAD 500 as their AHD for small vessels and vehicles, continue to open many doors and increasing worldwide LRAD deployments."

ATC created the directed acoustic hailing and warning device market category with the introduction of its proprietary LRAD (Long Range Acoustic Device) technology and products in 2002. LRAD uses high intensity 15 degrees - 30 degrees focused acoustic output to communicate well in excess of 500 meters with authority and high intelligibility. Through the use of powerful voice commands and deterrent tones, large safety zones can be created while determining the intent, influencing the behavior and gaining the compliance of an intruder or suspect.

"The orders from the Sacramento Sheriff's Department and from other law enforcement agencies signal an increasing awareness and appreciation of LRAD's unique directed sound capabilities and versatility in the field," added Brown. "Powered by growing foreign and domestic LRAD and LRAD-R orders facilitated through our direct sales, and through integrated sales by major defense firms, we expect the quantity, quality and margins of our fiscal year 2008 revenues to be significantly improved over fiscal 2007."

About American Technology Corporation

American Technology Corporation is Shaping the Future of Sound® by providing directed audio solutions that place clear, highly intelligible sound exactly where needed. ATC's Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD®), HyperSonic® Sound, and NeoPlanar® product lines make up the core of an expanding portfolio of directed sound products and technologies. For more information about ATC and its directed sound solutions please visit the company's web site at

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