SOURCE: American Technology Corporation

September 24, 2007 08:30 ET

American Technology's LRAD-R® Takes Center Stage at 53rd Annual ASIS International

LRAD-R Being Showcased This Week to Public and Private Security Professionals

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - September 24, 2007) - American Technology Corporation (ATC) (NASDAQ: ATCO), a leading innovator of security and military directed sound products and technologies, today announced that its proprietary LRAD-R® is being showcased this week (September 24 - 27) in Las Vegas at ASIS 2007, The Epicenter for Breakthrough Security Solutions. More than 23,000 security professionals from around the world are expected to attend ASIS 2007, which features the latest cutting-edge technologies, products and services from over 950 exhibiting companies. LRAD-R will be featured in ATC's Booth #676, at L-3 Communications' Booth #2659 and at QuickSet's Booth #137.

Developed for military force protection, LRAD-R uses its directionality and focused acoustic output to clearly transmit critical information, instructions and warnings well beyond 500 meters. Through the use of powerful voice commands and deterrent tones, large safety zones can be created while determining the intent and influencing the behavior of an intruder.

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.

"LRAD-R security operators can now turn a passive surveillance network into an active defense system that can locate, track, communicate with, and deter an intruder," said Tom Brown, ATC's president and chief executive officer. "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 which require critical infrastructure protection."

LRAD-R features an emitter head, integrated camera, high-intensity searchlight (optional) and full pan and tilt capability for precise aiming and tracking. Audio output from ATC's LRAD-R is highly directional so nearby personnel and system operators are not exposed to excessive audio levels, while still providing exceptional voice intelligibility and tonal clarity over long distances. Because of its automated capabilities, LRAD-R reduces manpower and false alarms while providing a more effective and cost-efficient security solution.

"LRAD-R has been specifically designed for use in a variety of security environments where low maintenance, trouble-free operation is a must," Brown concluded. "LRAD-R is a necessary and significant security upgrade for valuable infrastructure and securing perimeters."

About ASIS International

ASIS International (ASIS) is the largest organization for security professionals, with more than 35,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, governmental entities, and the public. By providing members and the security community with access to a full range of programs and services, and by publishing the industry's number one magazine -- Security Management -- ASIS leads the way for advanced and improved security performance. For more information on ASIS, please visit http://www.asisonline.org/

About American Technology Corporation

American Technology Corporation provides directed audio solutions that place clear, highly intelligible sound exactly where needed. ATC's HyperSonic® Sound, NeoPlanar® and Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD®) 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 www.atcsd.com.

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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