|[April 30, 2012]
Teletouch Public Safety Equipment Division Named Winner of 2011 Excellence Award by Whelen®
FORT WORTH, Texas --(Business Wire)--
Communications, Inc. (OTCBB: TLLE), a leading U.S.
wireless services, cellular, consumer electronics and public safety
equipment distributor, today announced that Whelen
Engineering Company, Inc. recently named Teletouch's Public
Safety Equipment (PSE) division as the winner of its
Excellence Award for Outstanding Sales of Whelen® Products in 2011.
"Teletouch PSE has seen solid sales growth over the past few years
by aligning with top manufacturers of public safety equipment for first
responders, federal, state and local governments and commercial vehicle
needs," said T.A. "Kip" Hyde, Jr., President and COO of Teletouch.
"After securing a multi-year GSA
contract for public safety products in 2010 [GS-07F-0024X], and the
subsequent awards last year of similar agreements for the Texas
Multiple Awards Schedule [TXMAS-11-84060] and Texas
BuyBoard, this year's sales growth has been outstanding, at
greater than 540% through the third quarter this year over the prior
year period. A large partof this growth is attributed to our
relationship with Whelen."
Hyde added, "For over 60 years, Whelen Engineering has been a
leading developer of automotive, aviation and mass notification
equipment. Their commitment to bring leading edge technology to market
has placed them at the forefront of their industry. We are proud to have
received this recognition from Whelen for all of our sales and
installation teams' hard work and effort through 2011 and ongoing
through this year."
Whelen offers a large array of public safety equipment including
lightbars, traffic advisors, beacons, flashers, sirens and speakers. The
NFPA Edge® Ultra Freedom™ and LFL Liberty™ all Linear-LED® lightbars
feature the next generation of ultra-bright, ultra-wide-angle Super-LED™
technology, in a warning package that rivals strobe in impact, but
provides heavy-duty, long life operation with low, low current draw.
The NFPA Justice® Series Super-LED® offers high performance, cost
competitive Super-LED lightbars with a wide range of options, designed
for ease of operation, upgrade and serviceability.
For more information on Teletouch's government and cooperative
purchasing programs, public safety equipment and two-way radio
communications products, go to shop.teletouch.com.
About Teletouch Communications (News - Alert)
For over 47 years, Teletouch has offered a comprehensive suite of
wireless telecommunications solutions, including cellular, two-way
radio, GPS-telemetry and wireless messaging. Teletouch is a leading
Authorized Services Provider and billing agent for AT&T
(NYSE: T) products and services to consumers, businesses and government
agencies, as well as an operator of its own two-way radio network and
LTR systems in Texas. Teletouch operates a chain of 19 retail and
authorized agent stores under the "Teletouch" and "Hawk Electronics"
brands, in conjunction with its direct sales force, call center
operations and various retail eCommerce websites including: www.hawkelectronics.com,
Public safety equipment products for government agencies, first
responders and commercial enterprises are available directly and through shop.teletouch.com.
Teletouch also operates a national distribution business, PCI (News - Alert) Wholesale,
primarily serving large cellular carrier agents and rural carriers, as
well as auto dealers and smaller consumer electronics retailers, with
product sales and support available through www.pciwholesale.com
among other sites.
Teletouch's common stock is traded Over-The-Counter under stock
symbol: TLLE. Additional information about the Teletouch family of
companies can be found at www.teletouch.com.
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