EMRISE Receives $1.5 Million Electronic Devices Order for In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFE&C) Systems

Brings Total Value of Orders Announced in Last Month to $2.7 Million;
Airline Industry Demand for IFE&C Systems Continues to be Strong

DURHAM, N.C., May 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EMRISE CORPORATION (OTCBB:EMRI), a multi-national manufacturer of defense and aerospace electronic devices and communications equipment, today announced that it has received a $1.5 million order for electronic devices and subsystems to be used in In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFE&C) systems to be installed in commercial aircraft.

The order, which was received from a longstanding customer by the Company's Pascall Electronics Ltd. subsidiary in England, is expected to begin shipping in the fourth quarter of this year with shipments expected to be completed by the end of 2014.

EMRISE Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Carmine T. Oliva said this order and the $1.2 million order for electronic devices used in IFE&C systems announced in mid-March of this year are strong indicators of the continuing strength of this growing market.

"Increases in the shipment of new aircraft and the refurbishment of existing aircraft combined with the need to create additional revenue sources that improve a passenger's air travel experience are driving the global airline industry's increasing demand for new multimedia IFE&C systems," Oliva added. "As a leading supplier of electronic devices and subsystems to the major OEMs that provide airlines throughout the world with advanced IFE&C systems, we continue to be a beneficiary of that demand."

Today's advanced IFE&C systems are now being installed in both new and existing short- and long-haul aircraft and they can deliver to the passenger seat a variety of multimedia entertainment features including satellite television and a number of communications features such as GSM for in-flight mobile phone use and Broadband for access to Internet, e-mail and messaging services.

About EMRISE Corporation

EMRISE designs, manufactures and markets electronic devices, sub-systems and equipment for aerospace, defense, industrial and communications markets. EMRISE electronic devices products perform key functions such as power supply and power conversion, and radio frequency (RF) and microwave signal processing. Its electronic devices and communications equipment products are used in a range of applications including on-board In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity systems, and network access to public and private communications networks. EMRISE serves its base of customers in Europe, North America and Asia through operations in England, France and the United States. For more information, go to www.emrise.com.

EMRISE common stock trades under the symbol EMRI on OTCQB. Real-Time quotes and Level 2 information for EMRISE stock can be found at www.otcmarkets.com, or on the Company's website at http://www.emrise.com/investor_relations/stock_quote/index.htm.

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 expectation that shipments of the order are to commence in the fourth quarter of 2013 and continue through 2014; and its belief that the industry-wide demand for advanced IFE&C systems from domestic and international carriers remains strong, 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.

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