AMERICAN TECHNOLOGY'S LRAD® SELECTED BY THE
U.S. NAVY AND U.S. ARMY AS THEIR ACOUSTIC HAILING AND
WARNING DEVICE FOR SMALL VESSELS AND VEHICLES
Increasing LRAD Orders Expected from the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army
SAN DIEGO, CA, May 23, 2007 - American Technology Corporation (ATC) (NASDAQ: ATCO), a leading innovator of directed sound products and solutions, announced today that a modified version of its LRAD 500® has been selected by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army as their acoustic hailing and warning device for small vessels and vehicles. The decision comes after more than a year of testing by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army of LRAD and other hailing and warning products. This decision paves the way for ATC's proprietary LRAD 500 to become a program of record and for increasing orders from the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army.
In 2002, ATC created the directed acoustic hailing and warning device market with the introduction of its LRAD products and technology. LRAD communicates in excess of 500 meters with authority and high intelligibility through vocal commands and powerful warning tones to influence behavior, gain compliance, and determine intent. ATC's proprietary technology achieves high intensity 15 - 30º beam directionality with very low power. LRADs are currently deployed in a variety of government, military and commercial security applications around the world, including military deployments with the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army, and U.S. Navy.
"We are gratified with the decision of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army and their validation of LRAD technology," remarked Tom Brown, president and CEO of ATC. "Their selection of our modified version of the LRAD 500 is another milestone in LRAD's acceptance as the directed acoustic hailing and warning device of choice for military, security and commercial interests worldwide."
About American Technology Corporation
San Diego-based American Technology Corporation (NASDAQ: ATCO) provides directed audio solutions that place clear, highly intelligible sound exactly where needed. ATC's Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRAD®) have been in use since 2003 by the U.S. Army, Navy and Marines in the Middle East and Iraq. LRAD systems are also in use by police departments, cruise lines, commercial maritime vessels, the U.S. Border Patrol and the National Guard. For more information on American Technology Corporation and its directed sound products and technologies, please go to www.atcsd.com.
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