Demonstration Center for Consumer Goods Companies High-Tech Writers / Business Editors Frontline International Supply Chain Week 2003 Booth #1000 EVERETT, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 15, 2003 CONTACT: Intermec Technologies Corp. Jennette Seward, 425-356-1747 email@example.com or Georgia-Pacific Anna Umphress, 404-652-4627 ACUmphre@GAPAC.com Intermec Technologies: -- Builds on companies' experience in RFID solutions -- Center to help companies understand how to meet retailers' RFID requirements Intermec Technologies Corp. and Georgia-Pacific Packaging today announced a new initiative to illustrate the capabilities of RFID technology in a variety of supply chain scenarios. Georgia-Pacific Packaging and Intermec will demonstrate a model of the technology next week at the EPC Symposium and in Intermec's booth (#1000) at Frontline's International Supply Chain Week in Chicago. Georgia-Pacific Packaging will supply corrugated boxes with enabled read/write Intellitag(R) RFID inserts. This current combination of packaging and technology is intended to meet the requirements established by major national and international retailers for RFID-enabled cases and pallets. Intermec is supplying its Intellitag RFID technology for use in Georgia-Pacific Packaging's Norcross, Ga., research and development facility, which recently was remodeled into a state-of-the-art customer solution center. The arrangement leverages the experience of Intermec and Georgia-Pacific and they will work together to generate RFID solutions and to support international RFID standards. It will provide an environment that enables the testing of the technology in many real world supply chain applications. "Our goal is to take the lead in bringing clarity and focus to the strategic direction needed to achieve an RFID-enabled supply chain," said James Dallas, vice president, Information Technology for Georgia Pacific. "Intermec solutions support our focus on innovation and on the value we add to our customers and our shareholders." The Intermec/Georgia-Pacific model will support all levels of case and pallet tracking at distribution centers and in the stores via a variety of systems. These include portal readers for dock doors, fixed readers for high-speed conveyors and forklifts, and wireless Pocket PC-based handheld computers to read cases moving from receiving to the sales floor. "Intermec's partnership with Georgia-Pacific will show companies how they can integrate RFID technology into their current supply chain management systems in ways that meet Wal-Mart's requirements," said Intermec Vice President Scott Medford. "Intermec's Intellitag technology supports international RFID standards, so companies can confidently invest today to reap the long-term business advantages RFID offers." Intellitag's read/write capabilities provide greater flexibility in managing data throughout the supply chain. Its data storage can be written to thousands of times at any step in the process with any data-numbering requirements or track and trace codes. Intellitag RFID technology 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. Intermec offers a complete, integrated line of RFID products for virtually any supply chain application, including tags and inserts, fixed and handheld readers, and integration and support services. About Georgia-Pacific Headquartered at Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific is one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, packaging, paper, building products, pulp and related chemicals. With 2002 annual sales of more than $23 billion, the company employs approximately 61,000 people at 400 locations in North America and Europe. Its familiar consumer tissue brands include Quilted Northern(R), Angel Soft(R), Brawny(R), Sparkle(R), Soft 'n Gentle(R), Mardi Gras(R), So-Dri(R), Green Forest(R) and Vanity Fair(R), as well as the Dixie(R) brand of disposable cups, plates and cutlery. Georgia-Pacific's building products business has long been among the nation's leading suppliers of building products to lumber and building materials dealers and large do-it-yourself warehouse retailers. For more information, visit www.gp.com. About Intermec 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.om. To learn more about UNOVA, visit www.unova.com.
Intermec Teams with Georgia-Pacific Packaging on RFID
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