SOURCE: American Technology Corporation

January 07, 2010 08:30 ET

American Technology to Report Record Fiscal Q1 Revenues

LRAD® Sales Drive Fiscal Q1 2010 Revenues Over $5.0 Million

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - January 7, 2010) - American Technology Corporation (ATC) (NASDAQ: ATCO), the innovator and distributor of the Long Range Acoustic Device™ (LRAD®) product line, announced today that it will report record fiscal Q1 revenues of over $5.0 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2009 (fiscal Q1 2010). With continuing LRAD sales growth, ATC expects to report a fourth consecutive year of record LRAD revenues and a third consecutive year of record Company revenues for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010.

"We're off to a solid start in fiscal 2010, building on our record fiscal year 2009 results through growing orders from the U.S. Army," remarked Tom Brown, president and CEO of American Technology. "We're also seeing increasing interest in our expanded line of proprietary LRAD systems for military, maritime security, law enforcement, and wildlife preservation and control applications."

"With piracy and terrorist activity continuing to escalate in 2010, LRAD is positioned as an essential element of a layered defense strategy for domestic and international military, law enforcement and maritime security forces," added Brown.

Brown concluded, "LRAD is increasingly recognized as the global standard in acoustic hailing devices and we are working on business initiatives expected to strengthen our leadership position and create greater market awareness for LRAD and ATC."

About American Technology Corporation

American Technology Corporation is providing directed audio solutions that place clear, highly intelligible sound exactly where needed. ATC's Long Range Acoustic Device™ (LRAD®) and other directed sound technologies comprise the core of an expanding portfolio of products being used around the world in diverse applications including, global military deployments, maritime security, critical infrastructure and commercial security, border and port security, law enforcement and emergency responder communications, and wildlife preservation and control. For more information about ATC and its directed sound products, please visit the company's web site at

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