JDL Technologies Named "Partner of the Year" at 2013 Industry Awards

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- JDL Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:JCS), was named Partner of the Year at the 8th Annual Information Technology Industry awards hosted by Network Products Guide in Las Vegas on May 7, 2013.

The awards honor the achievements and contributions of organizations in the information technology industry worldwide. JDL Technologies was nominated for the Partner of the Year award by Meru Networks, who also named JDL Technologies Meru Networks' North American Growth Partner of the Year for 2012. Dr. Bami Bastani, CEO of Meru Networks, presented the Meru award while visiting JDL offices in Fort Lauderdale on May 10. JDL is a Meru Networks Platinum Partner.

JDL Technologies began a significant growth and expansion initiative in 2012.

"In 2012, JDL reached beyond its solid foundation in public education information technology to expand very successfully into the commercial business and healthcare markets," said Dr. Bastani. "With Meru Networks excelling in the design and deployment of wireless technology into these verticals, the synergies between our companies are compelling."

According to Scott Fluegge, vice president and general manager of JDL Technologies, the company has achieved solid traction among commercial business and industry in Florida. In early 2013, the JDL TechWatch Managed IT Services brand was launched and construction was completed on the state-of-the-art JDL TechWatch managed services operations center. JDL also extended its reach to Central Florida, hiring a seasoned sales manager for its new Tampa office. The company is a Preferred IT Vendor for two Florida regional extension centers, enabling JDL to efficiently deliver information technology solutions to healthcare providers and practitioners in Florida.

JDL also continues to extend its information technology work in education with impressive results.

"In October 2012 the nation's fourth largest school district, Miami-Dade County, selected us to help bring wireless connectivity to 223 schools in a $23 Million networking project," said Fluegge. "We reached out to Meru Networks to provide their proven, cutting-edge wireless technology for this project, and our companies continue to nurture mutual opportunities in commercial business, healthcare and education."

About JDL Technologies

JDL Technologies designs, deploys and manages information technology solutions that enable organizations to focus on the mission-critical activities that drive their success. Leveraging the power of our state-of-the-art JDL TechWatch managed services operations center, over 300 years of combined technical experience and more than 115 industry and professional certifications, JDL Technologies is uniquely qualified to help organizations optimize their information technology and add substantial value to their business. JDL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, Inc., a publicly traded company (Nasdaq:JCS).  For more information, visit www.jdltech.com.

Statements regarding the Company's anticipated performance in 2013 are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to: competitive products and other factors discussed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


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