SAN DIEGO, CA, CALIF., March 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LRAD Corporation (Nasdaq:LRAD), the world's leading provider of long range acoustic hailing devices (AHDs), today announced the launch and first sale of its newly designed mobile mass notification platform. The Mobile Mass Notification System is an integrated, self-contained, ruggedized trailer that uses a telescoping/folding mast to deploy an LRAD 360 to reach a maximum height of 30 feet, which provides highly intelligible voice communications for emergency warning and mass notification with area coverage up to 5.3 kilometers. This system was developed to provide emergency warnings and communications for a number of applications including natural disasters, such as tornados, hurricanes and flooding, and for public announcements at large outdoor events, which is where this first unit has been deployed.
"Building on the success of our initial mobile unit launched last year, our engineering team designed a proprietary mobile communication system that can be easily deployed where it is needed. As we have seen with Hurricane Sandy and last year's Oklahoma tornados, critical communications infrastructure, such as cell towers and phone lines, was disabled. Having the ability to deploy mass notification instructions and communications in these times of uncertainty is a valuable tool for municipal, state and federal agencies to help ensure the safety of the public," noted Tom Brown, President and CEO of LRAD Corporation. "Our mobile system enables authorities and emergency responders to communicate real-time, highly intelligible messages and instructions which can lead to safer, more orderly public reaction to these natural disasters."
Unlike the limited voice capability of legacy speaker-based systems and emergency warning siren systems, LRAD brings the same unsurpassed vocal clarity, performance and reliability of its LRAD systems to emergency warning and mass notification. The LRAD Mobile Mass Notification System clearly broadcasts real-time information, multi-language instructions and warnings in a 360° radius over distances up to 1,300 meters, for coverage of 5.3 square kilometers.
About LRAD Corporation
LRAD Corporation is using long range communication to peacefully resolve uncertain situations and save lives on both sides of its proprietary Long Range Acoustic Device®. LRAD® systems are in service in more than 65 countries around the world in diverse applications including fixed and mobile military deployments, maritime security, critical infrastructure and perimeter security, commercial security, border and port security, law enforcement and emergency responder communications, emergency warning and mass notification, asset protection and wildlife preservation and control. For more information about the Company and its LRAD systems, please visit www.lradx.com.
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