Photo credit: Jake Harper
LRAD® CORPORATION Provides LRAD 100X Systems for
GAIA Elizabeth Taylor Mobile Health Clinics in Malawi
SAN DIEGO, CA – October 25, 2016 – LRAD Corporation (NASDAQ: LRAD), the world’s leading provider of acoustic hailing devices and advanced mass notification systems, announced today that the Company has donated four LRAD 100X systems to The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (“ETAF”) for use on its mobile health clinics in Malawi. The communication systems are being utilized to broadcast Anti-Siren® acoustic tones, greetings, clinic services and health education information to rural villagers in the Mulanje and Phalombe districts.
“Our sonic placemaking firm, Public Decibel®, developed Anti-Siren acoustic tones for ETAF to help break down the social stigmas of receiving care,” said Public Decibel Creative Director, Jake Harper. “More village residents are now coming for medical treatment after reportedly hearing the LRAD broadcasts from over 1 km away.”
“Through our implementing partner GAIA (the Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance), our mobile health care clinics have provided life-sustaining health care to the 1 million residents in these districts for almost a decade,” commented ETAF Managing Director, Joel Goldman. “LRAD Corporation’s generous donation equips our mobile clinics with versatile public address systems to better reach the communities we serve in Malawi.”
Elizabeth Taylor established ETAF in 1991 to support organizations delivering direct care and services to people living with HIV and AIDS, often to the most marginalized populations. Today, ETAF also provides funding for HIV prevention education and advocacy programs throughout the world, including existing organizations creating new and innovative techniques that help spread awareness of HIV prevention and treatment.
“LRAD systems broadcast tones and exceptionally intelligible voice messages in any language to ensure clear communication at close range and over long distances,” remarked Richard S. Danforth, Chief Executive Officer of LRAD Corporation. “We appreciate this opportunity to support ETAF and its lifesaving work in Africa.”
About LRAD Corporation:
Using advanced technology and superior voice intelligibility, LRAD Corporation’s proprietary Long Range Acoustic Devices® and revolutionary ONE VOICE® mass notification systems safely hail and warn, inform and direct, prevent misunderstandings, determine intent, establish large safety zones, resolve uncertain situations, and save lives. LRAD systems are in service in more than 70 countries around the world in diverse applications including mass notification and public address, fixed and mobile defense deployments, homeland, border, critical infrastructure, maritime, oil & gas, and port security, public safety, law enforcement and emergency responder communications, asset protection, and wildlife control and preservation. For more information, please visit www.lradx.com.