Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
Retail Systems 2003 Tradeshow
EVERETT, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 6, 2003--
Includes Integrated Hardware, Software and Professional Services;
Allows Retail Suppliers to Begin Integrating RFID into Operations
Intermec Technologies Corp. today introduced Intellitag(R)
Ready-To-Go Retail RFID, an integrated package of hardware, software
and professional services designed to give retail suppliers everything
they need to develop a pilot application for radio frequency
identification (RFID) pallet and case tracking. Intermec is announcing
the new package as part of its presence at Retail Systems' annual
conference, held this week in Chicago.
Intellitag Ready-To-Go Retail RFID provides the means to begin
development of a complete RFID system for retail supply chain pallet
and case-level tracking. Major retailers have announced they will
begin requiring pallets and cases of merchandise to be tracked using
The new Intellitag RFID retail kit offers the hardware, including
Intellitag RFID tags and readers, software and professional services,
all necessary components for designing and installing an RFID system.
RFID, a complement to the retail industry's current bar code-based
tracking systems, allows retailers and their suppliers to
automatically track inventory throughout an entire supply chain. RFID
automatic data collection does not require line of sight or manual
scanning as do bar code-based systems. For example, information about
RFID-tagged cases on a pallet can be read automatically as the pallet
passes through a doorway, rather than requiring cases to be
individually manually scanned.
Intermec's Intellitag RFID read/write technology allows
information about goods to be updated as they make their way through a
supply chain. Intermec Intellitag offers two additional powerful
advantages: a commitment to interoperability and the ability to meet
existing and developing RFID standards, both critical investment
protections for companies adopting new technologies.
"We call it 'RFID that works,'" said Business Development Manager
Mike Sitek, who leads Intermec's retail initiatives. "Intermec has 20
years of experience in supply chain technology solutions for retail,
logistics and distribution applications. We don't make just RFID tags.
Intermec is the only company to offer a truly integrated approach.
From our RFID readers, wireless LANs, scanners and terminals to the
expertise of our professional services organization, Intermec's
strength is the ability to offer one, integrated system."
"Well-organized supply chains always will require a combination of
technologies, each to suit its purpose," said Intermec Vice President
James Evans, who leads Intermec's Intellitag business development
activities. "RFID, as part of an integrated system, offers business
results compelling enough that major retailers will be requiring it
from their suppliers."
Intermec's Intellitag RFID already is at work throughout the world
in wide-ranging applications, from providing inventory and pallet
tracking in Metro AG's Future Store in Germany to increasing levels of
access control at U.S. border crossings.
For more information about Intellitag Ready-To-Go Retail RFID,
call 800/934-3163 and reference #9214.
Intermec Technologies Corp., a UNOVA Inc. (NYSE:UNA) company, is a
leader in global supply chain solutions and in the development,
manufacture and integration of wired and wireless automated data
collection, Intellitag(R) RFID (radio frequency identification) and
mobile computing systems. The company's products and services are used
by customers in many industries to improve productivity, quality and
responsiveness of business operations, from supply chain management
and enterprise resource planning to field sales and service.
To learn more about how companies can benefit from Intermec's
technologies and services, contact Intermec Technologies Corp., 6001
36th Ave. West, Everett, WA 98203 USA; telephone 800/347-2636; or
visit Intermec's web site at www.intermec.com. To learn more about
UNOVA, visit www.unova.com.
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