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School District of DeSoto County Selects JDL Technologies For $401,600 Network Update
   April 10, 2013

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA., Apr. 10, 2013 – JDL Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ-GM: JCS), has been selected by the School District of DeSoto County to update its network through an extensive complement of networking hardware  manufactured by Cisco.  The School District operates elementary, middle and high schools in DeSoto County, located in the southwestern part of Central Florida.

School District of DeSoto County SealResponses to the District’s Request for Proposal were evaluated on a points system to a maximum of 300 points awarded for cost, quality of goods and services, quality of proposal, meeting School District needs, vendor reputation and proximity. JDL Technologies serves information technology clients throughout Central Florida from its Tampa office as well as its Fort Lauderdale headquarters. 

The network update project is part of the School District’s E-Rate 16 initiative for the funding year July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.  The E-Rate program began in 1998 to support the FCC order implementing the Telecommunications Act of 1996 ensuring that all eligible schools and libraries have affordable access to telecommunications and information services. 

JDL Technologies has strong roots in Florida education, establishing and managing the network operations center for the School Board of Broward County for more than a decade, and deploying wireless networking for Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the fourth largest system in the nation. JDL also provides information technology services for The King’s Academy and other private schools. 

In addition to education and commercial businesses, JDL Technologies is an approved Information Technology vendor for two of Florida’s four Regional Extension Centers, federally funded by the Health Information Technology REC Grant Program to help improve healthcare delivery by promoting the widespread adoption and meaningful use of health information technology. 

About JDL Technologies

JDL Technologies is a managed services company designing, deploying and managing information technology solutions that enable organizations to focus on the mission-critical activities that drive their success. Our IT solutions encompass an extensive range of networking, virtualization and cloud services, including business continuity, security, email, telephony and more. Leveraging the power of our state-of-the-art datacenter and JDL TechWatch managed services operations center, 240 years of combined technical experience and more than 100 industry and professional certifications, JDL Technologies is uniquely qualified to help organizations optimize their information technology. JDL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, Inc., a publicly traded company (NASDAQ-GM: JCS).  For more information visit us at

Any 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.

DeSoto School District Selects JDL for Network Project