SOURCE: CalAmp Corp.

CalAmp Corp.

April 25, 2011 06:00 ET

CalAmp Awarded $1.7 Million Contract to Upgrade Mobile Data Communications Network for Halton Regional Police Service, Ontario, Canada

Mission Critical Network to Provide Enhanced Mobile Data Communications for Public Safety Personnel

OXNARD, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 25, 2011) - CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP), a leading provider of wireless products, services and solutions, announced today it has been selected by the Halton Regional Police Service, Ontario, Canada to upgrade the Region's mobile data network used by public safety personnel. The contract is valued at approximately US$1.7 million and is scheduled to be completed in CalAmp's fiscal 2012.

CalAmp designed and installed the Halton Regional Police Service's original mobile data communications network in 1999 and subsequently upgraded the network in 2004. The upgrade project announced today calls for the deployment of CalAmp's latest generation native-IP Paragon4 base stations and Gemini3 agile dual-band mobile modems. The mobile data network will be deployed across the Region and allow for multi-network operation with seamless roaming to a private WiFi network maintained by the Halton Regional Police Service. Operating in the 700 MHz licensed band with speeds up to 128 Kbps, the data communications network will use CalAmp's proprietary Parallel Decode technology for dependable, high-speed mobile data delivery. In addition to the network equipment, the project award includes system engineering, implementation and project management services, and technical support for five years following deployment. The network has the capacity to be expanded in the future to include other first responder agencies in the Halton Region.

"Our prior experience with CalAmp and their proven track record of providing mission critical reliability strongly influenced our decision to stay with CalAmp for this upgrade project," commented Brian Green, Halton Police's Director of Information Services. "While our network has served us well for more than a decade, we firmly believe that this upgrade will give us the reliable mobile data connectivity and higher data rates that we now require."

"We are gratified that the Halton Regional Police Service has decided to continue evolving their wireless data network with CalAmp technology," said Rick Nozel, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing for CalAmp's Wireless Networks business. "Our current generation 700MHz Paragon/Gemini platform offers the increased data speed and multi-network capability that Halton needs today, with additional capacity to support system expansion to other agencies in the future. We look forward to continuing our long and mutually beneficial relationship with Halton."

About Halton Regional Police Service

The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) contributes to the safety and well-being of the Region's more than 490,000 residents. Working in partnership with the communities of Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills, the HRPS delivers quality, cost-effective public safety and crime prevention services, as mandated by the Ontario Police Services Act. The Halton Regional Police Service is recognized as a leading police agency in the areas of diversity and community policing and is committed to ensuring Halton Region remains as safe tomorrow as it is today. For more information, visit www.haltonpolice.ca.

About CalAmp

CalAmp develops and markets wireless communications solutions that deliver data, voice and video for critical networked communications and other applications. The Company's two business segments are Wireless DataCom, which serves utility, governmental and enterprise customers, and Satellite, which focuses on the North American Direct Broadcast Satellite market. For more information, please visit www.calamp.com.

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