Harmon Acquires Syseca, Inc.

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. (ots-PRNewswire) - Harmon Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: HRMN) announces it has completed the acquisition of Syseca, Inc. A former affiliate of the Syseca group of companies under the Information Technology Group of Thomson-CSF (Paris, France), Syseca, Inc., is located in Marina del Rey, Calif. and Carrollton, Texas. Syseca, Inc., is one of the leaders in the design and installation of operations control systems for the transportation and energy markets. Its advanced systems are used by numerous clients, including rapid transit authorities and governmental institutions throughout the world, to meet their daily operational challenges. Syseca, Inc.'s system capabilities for heavy and light rail include: -- Train Control/Centralized Traffic Control (CTC) and Train

Movement Planning -- Automatic Train Supervision (ATS) -- Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) -- Network Optimization -- Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) systems These systems are currently used by: New York City Transit Authority; Metropolitan Baltimore Mass Transit Authority; Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority; Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority; Chicago Transit Authority; Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority and others. Syseca, Inc. combines in-depth knowledge of technology in the Energy sector with extensive expertise in data processing. The company has designed, developed and installed numerous SCADA, plant control, plant security and energy management systems for utility companies. "Through this acquisition, we have obtained some of the leading control systems technology in existence today," said Bjorn E. Olsson, president and chief executive officer of Harmon Industries, Inc. "This technology augments the work Harmon is already doing in the development of Communications Based Train Control. The Syseca, Inc. control systems technology helps complete Harmon's total systems offerings to its customers in both the transit and freight railroad markets. This acquisition also gives Harmon a window into the rapidly evolving energy market." Terms of the acquisition are not disclosed. Harmon Industries, Inc., is a leading supplier of signal, inspection, train control and communications products and systems to freight and transit systems throughout the world. The company is traded in the over-the-counter market and is quoted on the Nasdaq National Market System under the symbol HRMN. For further information, please contact Charles M. Foudree, executive vice president-finance, Harmon Industries Inc., 1600 N.E. Coronado Drive, Blue Springs, Mo. 64014. The telephone number is 816-229- 3345. ots Original Text Service: Harmon Industries, Inc. Internet: http://www.newsaktuell.de Contact: Charles M. Foudree of Harmon Industries, 816-229-3345, email cfoudree@harmonind.com

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