AMERICAN TECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCES OVER
$1 MILLION IN NEW LRAD® ORDERS FROM ASIA
Naval Forces of Singapore, Japan and Korea Deploying
ATC's Long Range Accoustic Device™
SAN DIEGO, CA, March 19, 2009 - American Technology Corporation (ATC) (NASDAQ: ATCO), a leading innovator of directed sound products and technologies, announced today it has received a new LRADŽ order from the Singapore Navy, and an initial order for LRADs destined for the Japanese Navy. This new business brings the total of LRAD orders received from Asian customers in the Company's current quarter (fiscal Q2) to over $1 million. The orders are scheduled to ship before the end of the Company's fiscal third quarter. ATC also announced that it has shipped LRADs destined for the Korean Navy from an order received last quarter.
LRAD directed sound products and systems communicate from 300 meters to over 1500 meters with authority and high intelligibility through vocal commands and powerful warning tones to influence behavior, gain compliance, and determine intent. ATC's proprietary Long Range Acoustic Devices are currently utilized in a variety of government, military and commercial applications around the world, including deployments with the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army, and U.S. Navy.
"Working with our partners in the Far East, we are gaining traction in opening new markets in this important region of the world," said Tom Brown, president and CEO of American Technology. "Due to continuing piracy and terrorist threats, a growing number of Asian military and commercial security organizations are evaluating and procuring LRAD systems."
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 SoundSaber® 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 http://www.atcsd.com/.
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