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Elecsys Announces New e-Modem Product Family

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OLATHE, Kan., April 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Elecsys Corporation (Nasdaq:ESYS), a provider of industrial machine to machine (M2M) communication technology solutions, data acquisition systems, and custom electronic equipment for critical industrial applications, today announced the introduction of the Elecsys e-Modem series of embedded cellular data modems. Elecsys e-Modems are wireless communication devices that are pre-certified to operate on the Verizon Wireless network and are ready to integrate into industrial products to add M2M connectivity. Elecsys, a member of the Verizon Partner Program, worked in cooperation with Verizon to develop the e-Modem series of M2M data modems to address the needs of industry to integrate M2M communications capabilities into remote field applications and rugged equipment.

Key features of the e-Modem products for the Verizon Wireless network include:

  • Multiple Cellular Technologies – CDMA 1xRTT and EV-DO communication technologies available to match specific M2M bandwidth needs.
  • Network Certified – Elecsys CDMA e-Modems provide Verizon Wireless Open Development certification which reduces development costs and speeds time to market.
  • Designed for Industry – Power efficient with reliable performance from -40C to +85C to support operation in remote locations and harsh field conditions.

Karl B. Gemperli, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "Becoming a Verizon Partner Program member has enabled Elecsys to rapidly develop, test, and certify our own proprietary M2M data modems. Thousands of Elecsys industrial M2M products have already been fielded utilizing our e-Modem designs. Elecsys e-Modems are now available to industrial equipment manufacturers that need a practical and reliable solution to link their products with data networks and connect them to the emerging Industrial Internet of Things. As a leading provider of M2M solutions with broad experience in diverse industries, Elecsys provides field proven solutions to companies seeking to add reliable and secure cellular connectivity to their industrial products while minimizing risk and simultaneously reducing time to market."

The design and performance of Elecsys e-Modems make them an ideal choice to communicate with assets in remote locations and harsh conditions, such as oil & gas wells, energy distribution systems, agricultural facilities, transportation infrastructure, and many other industrial applications. Like all Elecsys products, e-Modems are manufactured in the USA and feature a standard form factor and electrical interface to allow quick adaption into existing equipment and support easy migration to future Elecsys e-Modems as communication technologies continue to evolve and advance. A partner in the Verizon Innovation Program, Elecsys industrial M2M solutions are also being featured at select Verizon technology innovation centers in the U.S.

About Elecsys Corporation

Elecsys Corporation provides innovative machine-to-machine (M2M) communication technology solutions, data acquisition and management systems, and custom electronic equipment for critical industrial applications. The Company's primary markets include energy production and distribution, agriculture, transportation, safety and security systems, and water management. Elecsys proprietary equipment and services encompass wireless remote monitoring, industrial data communication, and mobile data acquisition technologies that are deployed wherever high quality and reliability are essential. Elecsys develops, manufactures, and supports proprietary technology and equipment under several premium brand names. In addition to its proprietary products, Elecsys designs and manufactures rugged and reliable custom solutions for multiple original equipment manufacturers in a variety of industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.elecsyscorp.com.

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The discussions set forth in this press release may contain forward-looking comments based on current expectations that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those projected or suggested in the forward-looking comments. The difference could be caused by a number of factors, including, but not limited to the factors and conditions that are described in Elecsys Corporation's SEC filings, including the Form 10-K for the year ended April 30, 2013. The reader is cautioned that Elecsys Corporation does not have a policy of updating or revising forward-looking statements and thus he or she should not assume that silence by management of Elecsys Corporation over time means that actual events are bearing out as estimated in such forward-looking statements.

CONTACT: Investor Relations Contact: Todd A. Daniels (913) 647-0158, Phone (913) 982-5766, Fax investorrelations@elecsyscorp.com

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