FIPS Validation for RELM's P25 Digital Over-The-Air Rekeying (OTAR) by the National Institute of Standards and Technology

Sept. 27, 2007

WEST MELBOURNE , Fla., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RELM Wireless Corporation (Amex: RWC) today announced that it has received Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 validation from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) validating over-the-air rekeying (OTAR); a functionality utilized with the cryptographic module for BK Radio-brand P25 digital radios, which are compliant with the APCO Project 25 (P25) technical standard for interoperable communications. OTAR enables encryption security keys to be changed over the air electronically, eliminating the need to return radio units for manual rekeying. This functionality improves the efficiency of the rekeying process and reduces associated costs.

"FIPS validation confirms that the OTAR functionality has passed the toughest field standards. OTAR becomes another of our products to be FIPS validated, joining our encryption module, both of which we believe expand our addressable markets," comments RELM President and CEO David Storey . "We continue to strive for the highest performance standards combined with great value.

"As with encryption, the FIPS validation for OTAR is significant," adds Storey. "For agencies and radio users requiring secure encrypted communications, FIPS validation provides independent assurance that our products meet stringent requirements."

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 towards interoperability has gained momentum as a result of communications failures such as those experienced during Hurricane Katrina, the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the Oklahoma City bombing. RELM was one of the first manufacturers to develop P25-compliant technology.

About RELM Wireless

For six decades, RELM Wireless Corp. has manufactured and marketed high-specification two-way communications equipment for use by public safety professionals and government agencies, as well as radios for use in a wide range of commercial and industrial applications, including disaster recovery. Revolutionary advances include new interoperable, low-cost digital two-way radios compliant with APCO Project 25 technical specifications. Products are manufactured and distributed worldwide under BK Radio, RELM/BK and RELM product lines. The company maintains its headquarters in West Melbourne , Florida and can be contacted through its web site at or directly at 1-800-821-2900.

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 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: reliance on contract manufacturers; heavy reliance on sales to the U.S. Government; federal, state and local budget deficits and spending limitations; limitations in available radio spectrum for use by land mobile radios; general economic and business conditions; changes in customer preferences; competition; changes in technology; changes in business strategy; the debt and inventory levels of the Company; quality of management, business abilities and judgment of the Company's personnel; and the availability, terms and deployment of capital. 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 year ended December 31, 2006 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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