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EMRISE Receives $1 Million Network Access Products Order to be Installed in Telephone Network in the Union of the Comoros

DURHAM, N.C., April 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EMRISE CORPORATION (OTCQB:EMRI), a multi-national manufacturer of defense and aerospace electronic devices and communications equipment, today announced that it has received an order for approximately $1 million in network access products to be installed in a telephone network operated by a public carrier in the Union of the Comoros. The Union of the Comoros is a small island nation located less than 200 miles off the East coast of Sub-Saharan Africa between the island of Madagascar and northern Mozambique.

The order was received by the Company's CXR-Anderson Jacobson (CXR-AJ) subsidiary based in France from a longstanding customer in French-speaking North Africa. The order is expected to be shipped to that customer in the second quarter of this year for installation in the public carrier's telephone network in the Union of the Comoros.

EMRISE Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Carmine T. Oliva said order activity for its communications products in Europe and French-speaking countries in North Africa is increasing, which is helping to drive the continued growth of the Company's communications equipment backlog in France.

"We are starting to see meaningful increases in demand for communications equipment in Europe and French-speaking countries in North Africa and elsewhere," Oliva said. "Because of our operations in France, our longstanding relationships with resellers and system integrators in French-speaking countries and our proven line of products, we believe we are well positioned to capture an increasing share of the growing demand for communications products in those areas of the world.

About CXR-Anderson Jacobson

CXR-Anderson Jacobson manufactures transmission and network access products for private networks, utilities, public carriers, transportation, and government/military applications. Its products include multiplexors, routers and terminal servers, media convertors, DSL and fiber optic modems for large private and public networks, and an increasing array of IP and Pseudo-wire products.

About EMRISE Corporation

EMRISE designs, manufactures and markets electronic devices, sub-systems and equipment for aerospace, defense, industrial and communications markets. EMRISE products perform key functions such as power supply and power conversion; radio frequency (RF) and microwave signal processing; and network access to public and private communications networks. The use of its network products in public and private, legacy and latest Ethernet and Internet Protocol (IP) networks is a primary growth driver for the Company's Communications Equipment business units. The use of its power supplies, RF and microwave signal processing devices and subsystems in on-board In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity systems is a primary growth driver for the Company's Electronic Devices business units. EMRISE serves the worldwide base of customers it has built in North America, Europe and Asia through operations in the United States, England and France. For more information on EMRISE, go to www.emrise.com.

EMRISE common stock trades under the symbol EMRI on OTCQB, the venture marketplace for companies that are current in their reporting with a U.S. regulator. Investors can find Real-Time quotes and market information for EMRISE at www.otcmarkets.com.

Safe Harbor Statement under Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

With the exception of historical information, certain matters discussed in this press release, including but not limited to EMRISE's beliefs that the order will ship in the second quarter of 2013; it is starting to see meaningful increases in demand for communications equipment in Europe and French-speaking countries in North Africa and elsewhere; and that it is well positioned to capture an increasing share of the growing demand for communications product in those areas of the world are forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties. Actual future results of EMRISE could differ from those statements. EMRISE also refers you to those factors contained in the "Risk Factors" Section of EMRISE's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K filed recently, and other EMRISE SEC filings.

CONTACT: Allen & Caron Inc Jill Bertotti or Rene Caron (investors) Jill@allencaron.com or rene@allencaron.com Len Hall (media) 949-474-4300 len@allencaron.comSource:EMRISE Corporation