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ESCORT And Verizon Wireless Join Forces For Public Safety

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January 9, 2012

Debra Lewis
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Ron Gividen
ESCORT Inc.
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LAS VEGAS, NV, and BASKING RIDGE, NJ — From the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Verizon Wireless and ESCORT Inc. today announced a technology collaboration using Verizon’s 4G LTE network and the ESCORT SmartOffice Mobile Rugged PC, which will interface with public safety and emergency response command centers, assisting public safety first responders in monitoring, managing and answering emergency calls. The new collaboration will be on display in the Verizon booth (Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Booth #30259).

ESCORT SmartOffice Mobile Rugged PC is a single, integrated, in-vehicle, solution. This product improves safety and productivity, while significantly reducing operating costs for public safety, consumers and fleets. ESCORT SmartOffice provides full PC functionality with Verizon 4G LTE internet connectivity, navigation, Bluetooth® and also includes a reverse camera. ESCORT SmartOffice also offers mobile credit card processing, barcode reader, RFID reader and digital TV capabilities. Mobile Rugged PC is a complete, portable, office solution that can be used for private, commercial and industrial applications.

This demonstration also features TechRadium’s Command Core software and the Sierra Wireless AirPrime™ MC7750 embedded wireless module. The Command Core software and the AirPrime module are integrated into the ESCORT SmartOffice.

“By collaborating with Verizon Wireless, we are able to offer a connected mobile office solution featuring the power of 4G LTE, the next level of wireless communication,” said John Larson, ESCORT president and chief executive officer.

Verizon Wireless leads the way in 4G with the largest 4G LTE network and most reliable 4G network in the United States, which now covers more than 200 million people in 190 markets.

Verizon established its Innovation Program to encourage collaboration and help advance the 4G LTE ecosystem. The company’s LTE Innovation Center in Waltham, Mass., and its Application Innovation Center in San Francisco were created to inspire, enable and develop non-traditional devices, services and applications that take advantage of Verizon Wireless’ industry-leading wireless networks.

For more information about Verizon at CES, visit www.verizonwireless.com/ces or follow Verizon Wireless news on Twitter at @VerizonNews. Visit ESCORTinc.com for more information about ESCORT Inc.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Media attending CES 2012 in Las Vegas can visit Verizon Wireless and ESCORT Inc. at LVCC, South Hall, Booth #30259 or the ESCORT Booth, North Hall, #1509.)

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 107.7 million total wireless connections, including 90.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About ESCORT
ESCORT Inc. is the leading manufacturer of high-performance radar and laser detectors, the patented ESCORT Live™ real-time ticket protection network, ESCORT Smart Office™ mobile rugged PC, ESCORT MobileTV™, ESCORT Smart Mirror™ GPS NAV enabled OEM replacement rearview mirror, Guardian Alert reverse obstacle detection systems, Entourage GPS enabled navigation and tracking products and other Drive Smarter products. ESCORT manufactures products under the ESCORT, PASSPORT, REDLINE, SOLO, Vector and BELTRONICS brands. The company is headquartered in West Chester, Ohio with its principal manufacturing facility located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. For more information, visit ESCORTinc.com.

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