Telephonics Selected for Wireless Crew Communications System

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF) announced today that it has been awarded a five-year Indefinite Delivery/ Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract from the U.S. Coast Guard for the TruLinkTM Wireless Intercommunication System. The IDIQ contract streamlines acquisition by creating a more direct buying route for customers to use in purchasing TruLink equipment. This IDIQ contract has a potential contract value in excess of $6M over the next five years.

The U.S Coast Guard Office of Small Boat Forces plans to install a Wireless Crew Communication System (W-CCS) on its fleet of 47’ Motor Life Boats.

Current noise conditions on-board the Motor Life Boat creates an environment that prevent normal conversational voice. Crewmembers must alter normal routine, move close to each other and shout or yell in each other’s ears to communicate. This altered routine in conjunction with yelling to communicate causes a fatiguing and potentially hazardous environment. TruLink, configured for the W-CCS mission, will allow crewmembers the capability to communicate to one another during all aspects of mission. The boat’s coxswain will have the additional capability to communicate to land based stations, operational commanders, other boats, ships and aircraft that may be encountered in the performance of assigned missions.

Telephonics is supplying a modified version of its TruLink Wireless Intercommunication System currently in use by commercial and military customers. The modified version of TruLink is repackaged to survive the harsh maritime environment U.S. Coast Guard small boats are subject to. The modified version of the system will survive submergence depths of up to 20 feet.

Work on this program will be performed at the Telephonics facilities in Farmingdale and Huntington, NY.

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