SOURCE: American Technology Corporation

April 16, 2008 08:30 ET

American Technology's New LRAD-X™ AHD Product Line Being Presented at America's Premier Homeland Security Event

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - April 16, 2008) - American Technology Corporation (ATC) (NASDAQ: ATCO), the company that created the acoustic hailing and warning device (AHD) market with directed sound products and technologies for commercial and military security, announced today that its proprietary LRAD-X™ products will be presented at America's premier homeland security event, GovSec 2008, April 23 - 24, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. GovSec provides an unparalleled forum that fosters communication and cooperation between private industry and government security, law enforcement and first responders at the federal, state, local and tribal level in order to protect America's citizens and critical assets. Selected LRAD® (Long Range Acoustic Device) and LRAD-X products will be featured in ATC's Booth #2413 including the LRAD 100X™, which combines video and directed sound for homeland security and mass notification applications.

ATC also announced it will be showing its LRAD 500X™, with the assistance of a Chinese partner, at CIEPE, April 16 - 19, at the Beijing Exhibition Center in China. CIEPE is an Asia Pacific Police Logistics and Equipment expo where the latest police equipment and technologies are presented.

LRAD-X products use directionality and focused acoustic output to clearly transmit critical information, instructions and warnings well beyond 500 meters. The LRAD-X product line can be manually operated or integrated into a remotely controlled security network's command and control center. 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-X is the only fully integrated solution available today that uses directed sound effectively to assist in securing perimeters and critical infrastructure, and has the potential to save lives on both sides of the device.

ATC recently held its first public demonstration of the LRAD 500X in San Diego for Congressman Brian Bilbray and other local representatives from law enforcement and public safety agencies. Please go to this link for a brief video report of the event:

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

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 fiscal year ended September 30, 2007 and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 31, 2007. American Technology Corporation disclaims any intent or obligation to update those forward-looking statements, except as otherwise specifically stated.

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