WEST MELBOURNE, Fla., Jan. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- RELM Wireless Corporation (NYSE MKT: RWC) today announced that it received a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The BPA encompasses the Company's entire line of radio products and accessories operating in all the primary frequency bands. The BPA provides an eleven month base period (January 25, 2016 expiring on December 14, 2016) and four one-year option periods, and limits each individual order to a maximum of $1,250,000. There is no minimum or maximum total procurement under the BPA, nor does the contract specify or guarantee purchase quantities or dates of equipment orders.
RELM President and Chief Executive Officer David Storey commented, "As we have for so many years, RELM is proud to support the BLM's wildland firefighting professionals. With so many lives on the line in critical situations, ours is a support role that our entire company takes very seriously, and one that we value a great deal. The BLM has relied upon thousands of our BK Radio products in wildland fire suppression efforts for over two decades; first deploying our E-Series analog radios, our G-Series analog radios, our P-25 digital D-Series radios, and more recently migrating to our P25 digital KNG-Series radios. We are committed to our relationship with the BLM for the full term of this BPA and for many years thereafter."
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".
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act Of 1995. These forward-looking statements concern the Company's operations, economic performance and financial condition and are based largely on the Company's beliefs and expectations. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors and risks include, among others, the following: changes or advances in technology; the success of our LMR product line; competition in the land mobile radio industry; general economic and business conditions, including federal, state and local government budget deficits and spending limitations; the availability, terms and deployment of capital; reliance on contract manufacturers and suppliers; heavy reliance on sales to agencies of the U.S. government; our ability to utilize deferred tax assets; retention of executive officers and key personnel; our ability to manage our growth; government regulation; business with manufacturers located in other countries; our inventory and debt levels; protection of our intellectual property rights; acts of war or terrorism; any infringement claims; maintenance of our NYSE MKT listing; and the effect on our stock price and ability to raise equity capital of future sales of shares of our common stock. Certain of these factors and risks, as well as other risks and uncertainties, are stated in more detail in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014 and in the Company's subsequent filings with the SEC. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements.
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