December 20, 2022 bktech

BK Technologies’ BKRplay Now Available in the Apple App and Google Play Stores

WEST MELBOURNE, FL / ACCESSWIRE / December 20, 2022 / BK Technologies Corporation (NYSE American:BKTI) today announced that its public safety smartphone application, BKRplay is now available for free download to owners of IOS or android smartphones. BKRplay hosts innovative public safety communications services designed for first responders, to help keep them safe and make them more efficient when they exit their vehicles during an incident response. BKRplay’s first service, InteropONE was launched in mid-October.

John Suzuki CEO of BK Technologies commented, “InteropONE is the first service that delivers universal, interoperable, Push-To-Talk Over Cellular (PTToC) service to the public safety market, facilitating multi-agency incident response and mutual aid in planned and unplanned incidents. During day-to-day operations, federal law enforcement agencies often work closely with both state and local law enforcement agencies. Historically, establishing a common communications platform for each mission has taken days or weeks to set up and typically falls short of expectations. Since InteropONE’s launch in October, a variety of federal, state and local agencies have conducted field trials and initial customer feedback has been overwhelmingly positive as first responders experience the speed at which they can set up interoperable group communications. Communications platforms that took days to set up with previous services, now take five minutes or less to set up using InteropONE.”

Joe Barasoain, Deputy Chief, Atlanta Fulton County Emergency Management Agency, stated, “We have used all the available Push-To-Talk Over Cellular services on the market today, and in our experience, InteropONE is the only service that offers the unique capability to create ad-hoc talk groups with any at-large smartphone user. We see this capability as a valuable enhancement to our ability to deliver mission critical public safety services to our community”.

The Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency is the lead organization responsible for providing management and coordination of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery activities within Fulton County. Responsible for covering 534 square miles and over 1 million people, the Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency is a joint agency and the primary emergency management agency for Fulton County and the City of Atlanta.

“As we developed InteropONE, Joe was one of the first public safety industry thought leaders we reached out to. His observations and advice related to his experience in managing large-scale, emergency response and public events has been front and center in our development of InteropONE and we greatly appreciate Joe’s participation and critical feedback,” Mr. Suzuki concluded.

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About BK Technologies

BK Technologies Corporation manufactures high-specification, American-made communications equipment of unsurpassed reliability and value for use by public safety professionals and government agencies. BK Technologies SaaS business focuses on new, innovative public safety smartphone services that will make the first responders safer or more productive. BK Technologies is honored to serve these heroes when every moment counts. The Company’s common stock trades on the NYSE American market under the symbol “BKTI”. Maintaining its headquarters and primary manufacturing facility in West Melbourne, Florida, BK Technologies can be contacted through its web site at or directly at 1-800-821-2900.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the “Safe Harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements concern the Company’s operations, economic performance, and financial condition, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the Company’s long-term strategic plan, and are based largely on the Company’s beliefs and expectations. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance, or achievements of the Company, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors and risks, some of which have been, and may further be, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, include, among others, the following: changes or advances in technology; the success of our land mobile radio product line; disruption in the global supply chain creating delays, unavailability and adverse conditions; successful introduction of new products and technologies, including our ability to successfully develop and sell our anticipated new multiband product and other related products in the planned new BKR Series product line; competition in the land mobile radio industry; general economic and business conditions, including federal, state and local government budget deficits and spending limitations, any impact from a prolonged shutdown of the U.S. Government, and the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic; the availability, terms and deployment of capital; reliance on contract manufacturers and suppliers; risks associated with fixed-price contracts; heavy reliance on sales to agencies of the U.S. Government and our ability to comply with the requirements of contracts, laws and regulations related to such sales; allocations by government agencies among multiple approved suppliers under existing agreements; our ability to comply with U.S. tax laws and utilize deferred tax assets; our ability to attract and retain executive officers, skilled workers and key personnel; our ability to manage our growth; our ability to identify potential candidates for, and to consummate, acquisition, disposition or investment transactions, and risks incumbent to being a noncontrolling interest stockholder in a corporation; impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the companies in which the Company holds investments; impact of our capital allocation strategy; risks related to maintaining our brand and reputation; impact of government regulation; impact of rising health care costs; our business with manufacturers located in other countries, including changes in the U.S. Government and foreign governments’ trade and tariff policies, as well as any further impact resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic; our inventory and debt levels; protection of our intellectual property rights; fluctuation in our operating results and stock price; acts of war or terrorism, natural disasters and other catastrophic events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic; any infringement claims; data security breaches, cyber-attacks and other factors impacting our technology systems; availability of adequate insurance coverage; maintenance of our NYSE American listing; risks related to being a holding company; and the effect on our stock price and ability to raise equity capital of future sales of shares of our common stock. Certain of these factors and risks, as well as other risks and uncertainties, are stated in more detail in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, and in the Company’s subsequent filings with the SEC. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements.


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