SOURCE: American Technology Corporation

December 19, 2007 08:30 ET

American Technology Receives Opening $1.1 Million LRAD-R® Order for Critical Infrastructure Protection Project in the United Arab Emirates

Additional Orders for the Protection Project Expected This Fiscal Year

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - December 19, 2007) - American Technology Corporation (ATC) (NASDAQ: ATCO), a leading innovator of directed sound products and technologies, announced today it has received a $1.1 million opening LRAD-R® order for a critical infrastructure protection project in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Company expects to begin LRAD-R (Long Range Acoustic Device - Remote) system deliveries under the order next quarter. ATC also expects this to be the first of several LRAD-R system orders for this UAE project.

"This opening LRAD-R order is a milestone in our efforts to deploy these systems throughout the Middle East," said Tom Brown, president and chief executive officer of American Technology. "With LRADs currently deployed in government, military and commercial security applications around the world including several hundred in Iraq, LRAD-R is the solution for a variety of security environments where low maintenance, trouble-free operation is a must."

Developed for military force protection in 2002, ATC created the directed acoustic hailing and warning device market category with the introduction of its proprietary LRAD technology and products. LRAD-R 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.

LRAD-R features an emitter head, integrated camera, high-intensity searchlight (optional) and full pan and tilt capability for precise aiming and tracking. LRAD-R can be operated remotely across an IP network enabling system operators to respond to potential threats from a safe environment while creating a complete unmanned perimeter security solution. LRAD-R accepts intruder position information from other IP-enabled sensor systems to automatically find and track potential threats. LRAD-R's large safety zone gives security personnel additional time and valuable information if an elevated intruder response becomes necessary.

Added Brown, "LRAD-R system operators can locate, track, communicate with, and deter intruders. Our system is ideal for port and border security, enforcement of exclusion zones around oil and gas platforms and pipelines, perimeter security for petrochemical and nuclear plants, and many other areas requiring critical infrastructure protection."

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® (HSS®), 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

Safe Harbor statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Except for historical information contained herein, the matters discussed are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act. You should not place undue reliance on these statements. We base these statements on particular assumptions that we have made in light of our industry experience, the stage of product and market development as well as our perception of historical trends, current market conditions, current economic data, expected future developments and other factors that we believe are appropriate under the circumstances. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested in the forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, the performance of our management team, market acceptance of our directed sound technologies and products, entry of competitors, the possibility our intellectual property protections will not prevent others from marketing products similar to or competitive with our products, potential technical or manufacturing difficulties that could delay product deliveries or increase warranty costs, and other risks identified and discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements are based on information and management's expectations as of the date hereof. Future results may differ materially from our current expectations. For more information regarding other potential risks and uncertainties, see the "Risk Factors" section of the company's Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2006 and the company's Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2007. American Technology Corporation disclaims any intent or obligation to update those forward-looking statements, except as otherwise specifically stated.

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