RELM Wireless Corporation and E-Comm Emergency Communications
for British Columbia Enter Agreement for Project 25 Portable and Mobile Radios
WEST MELBOURNE, FL, September 13, 2016 – RELM Wireless Corporation (NYSE MKT: RWC) today announced that it has entered into a Master Standing Offer agreement (MSO) with E-Comm Emergency Communications for British Columbia, Canada (E-Comm) to provide P25 700MHz portable and mobile radios, accessories and service. The MSO is for an initial base term of three years with renewal options for four additional years comprised of two, two-year periods. The renewals, if exercised, provide for renegotiated prices, with all other terms and conditions remaining unchanged. No minimum or maximum procurement is established under the MSO, nor does the MSO specify or guarantee purchase quantities or dates.
E-Comm is the largest 9-1-1 center in British Columbia, responsible for 88% of the province’s emergency call volume; an estimated 1.35 million calls annually. E-Comm serves 25 regional district and communities ranging from Vancouver Island and Metro-Vancouver to the Alberta and U.S. borders, providing dispatch service for 35 police and fire departments.
RELM President and Chief Executive Officer David Storey commented, “E-Comm is one of the largest and most respected public safety organizations in Canada. We are very excited about our new relationship with E-Comm and our growing market share in Canada. This is our second announced Canadian contract, following last year’s agreement with another Canadian emergency medical service provider, which to-date has yielded over $3.1 million in sales and helped establish our reputation for quality, reliability and value. We believe the agreement with E-Comm is equally promising and further raises RELM’s profile in Canadian public safety. Combined, these agreements give us a strong presence in two Canadian provinces and a solid foundation for success in other parts of Canada. We look forward to making this relationship a mutual success for both E-Comm and RELM”.
About APCO Project 25 (P25)
APCO Project 25 (P25), which requires interoperability among compliant equipment regardless of the manufacturer, was established by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials and is approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The shift toward interoperability gained momentum as a result of significant communications failures in critical emergency situations. RELM was one of the first manufacturers to develop P25-compliant technology.
About RELM Wireless Corporation
As an American Manufacturer for almost 70 years, RELM Wireless Corporation has produced high‑specification two‑way communications equipment of unsurpassed reliability and value for use by public safety professionals and government agencies, as well as radios for use in a wide range of commercial and industrial applications. Advances include a broad new line of leading digital two‑way radios compliant with APCO Project 25 specifications. RELM’s products are manufactured and distributed worldwide under BK Radio and RELM brand names. The Company maintains its headquarters in West Melbourne, Florida and can be contacted through its web site at www.relm.com or directly at 1‑800‑821‑2900. The Company’s common stock trades on the NYSE MKT market under the symbol “RWC”.
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