Telephonics Completes Mobile Surveillance System Upgrades for U.S. Customs and Border Protection
4/27/2009 - Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF) recently announced that it had completed upgrades to thirty Mobile Surveillance System (MSS) platforms as part of the companys contract with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The initial contract was awarded in December 2007, followed by a second contract for an additional four platforms to be delivered later this year. The current upgrades incorporate system enhancements developed from the experience gained during field use and consist of mechanical, electrical and software improvements for even greater reliability, better performance and simplified human/machine interface
Telephonics Electronic Systems Division is a world leader in integrated security systems and products for the Homeland Security and Anti-Terrorism Force Protection markets providing superior technology and state-of-the-art hardware and software designs. The Mobile Surveillance System combines the Telephonics ARSS Ground Surveillance Radar with day and night cameras, laser range finder and laser pointer to provide a fused surveillance picture for the border patrol agents operating the system. We are pleased to provide these enhancements as part of the fielding of the MSS system, said Donald Pastor, President of Telephonics Electronic Systems Division. The MSS has become a critical force multiplier for the U.S. Border Patrol, and its contribution will increase significantly as more of these systems are deployed.
A subsidiary of Griffon Corporation, Telephonics' high-technology engineering and manufacturing capabilities provide integrated information, communication and sensor system solutions to military and commercial markets worldwide. Telephonics specializes in aircraft intercommunication systems, wireless communication systems, radars, identification friend or foe products, integrated security systems, air traffic management systems, aerospace electronics, and the performance of threat and radar system analyses.
About Griffon Corporation
Griffon Corporation is a diversified manufacturing company headquartered in Jericho, NY with operations in three business segments: Garage Doors; Specialty Plastic Films; and Electronic Information and Communication Systems.
Forward-Looking StatementsSafe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Certain statements other than statements of historical fact included in this release are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs of the companys management, as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to the companys management. Actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Information concerning risks and uncertainties that may impact the companys results and forward-looking statements are set forth in the companys filings with the SEC. The company does not undertake to release publicly any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
|Carrie Petrocca 631-755-7785|