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Miami-Dade County Public School District Selects JDL Technologies as a Partner for ‘Bringing Wireless to the Classroom’ Initiative

MINNETONKA, Minn., October 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCS - News) today announced that its JDL Technologies division, based in South Florida, has been selected as one of the partners for a project with the Miami-Dade County Public School District (“M-DCPS”), the fourth largest public school district in the United States.  The Miami-Dade County Public School District serves some 345,000 students, who speak 56 different languages and represent 160 countries, and employs more than 40,000 educators and staff.

As part of the district’s “Bringing Wireless to the Classroom” initiative, M-DCPS applied for and has been granted federal funding under the E-Rate program to expand wireless connectivity for students and staff.  JDL Technologies has been selected to provide the hardware and wiring for 232 district schools as part of the project.

“We are honored to have been selected as a strategic partner in bringing the benefits of wireless connectivity to the students and staff of this important school district,” said Scott Fluegge, Vice President and General Manager of JDL Technologies. “This newest opportunity further strengthens our position as a premier technology partner in the education and enterprise markets.” 

The wireless connectivity project is expected to launch in the fourth quarter of 2012 for completion by year-end 2013, and to contribute up to $23 million in revenue to JDL Technologies.  Under the E-Rate program, the Miami-Dade County Public School District must fund 10 percent of the initiative in order to receive 90 percent from the Schools and Libraries Division of the federal government. 

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