API Technologies Develops ‘Push to Talk’ Function on VoIP Handsets for Use in Classified and Sensitive Communications Areas

ORLANDO, FL — July 25, 2012 — API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ATNY) (“API” or the “Company”), a trusted provider of RF/microwave, microelectronics, and security solutions for critical and high-reliability applications, announced today that it has developed a security enhancement ‘Push to Talk’ function for Cisco mobile VoIP handsets that enables the extension of VoIP infrastructure to mobile users who may be involved with sensitive information.

“Government agencies are often challenged with how to use mobile technologies to ease communications while still protecting sensitive information,” said Matthew Richards, Vice President/Managing Director, SSIA International, API Technologies “This new Push-to-Talk feature enables users to utilize mobile VoIP handsets in sensitive areas so that the line is ‘open’ only when the button is pressed. This eliminates the ambient background noise--which may contain sensitive information--that would typically be overheard with traditional telephone handsets.”

This security enhancement enables mobile VoIP communications to be extended into areas where sensitive information is being discussed. The modified handset retains all the VoIP and security/encryption, QoS and management features delivered by the original Cisco handset.

“The return on investment for site-mobile phones has been proven time and time again – being able to contact the person rather than their desk speeds communication and improves productivity,” added Richards.

For more information on secure VoIP, including ‘Push to Talk’ and Fiber products, or any of API’s secure communications solutions, please contact the Secure Systems and Information Assurance (SSIA) Group at ssiauk@apitech.com, or by calling +44 (0) 1452 37199. 

Secure Systems and Information Assurance (SSIA) products by API Technologies provide security for both government and commercial customers worldwide. Featured product lines include the EMCON® (USA & Canada) and SST™ (Europe) brands, the Netgard™ line of security, and encryption products and the ION Networks® line of network security devices for remote device management.  

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About API Technologies Corp.
API Technologies designs, develops and manufactures electronic systems, subsystems, RF and secure solutions for technically demanding defense, aerospace and commercial applications. API Technologies' customers include many leading Fortune 500 companies. API Technologies trades on the NASDAQ under the symbol ATNY. For further information, please visit the Company website at www.apitechnologies.com. 


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