Intermec and Cascade Introduce Mobile RFID Forklift Adaptable

Load Backrest for Rugged, Industrial Warehouse Use 
Forklift system creates fully integrated automated data collection 
system to lower costs, increase asset utilization and improve 
warehouse productivity and safety 
ProMat 2007  
NRF Annual Convention 2007 
EVERETT, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--January 08, 2007
Intermec Inc. (NYSE:IN) today introduced the Adaptable Load
Backrest and Antenna Cell system. This ground-breaking RFID (radio
frequency identification) forklift installation system allows forklift
drivers to use RFID and other data collection technologies to gather
complete real-time inventory data efficiently and safely without
leaving their vehicle. Intermec partnered with Cascade Corporation,
the world leader in the design and manufacture of lift truck
attachments, to create an RFID-enabled forklift system that integrates
durable, rugged inventory and data collection technology with existing
forklift equipment. The system improves performance and safety while
significantly reducing the cost of RFID forklift deployments in
warehouse applications. 
The Intermec Adaptable Load Backrest and Antenna Cell system can
be made to accommodate almost all forklifts on the market, providing
customers a factory-certified product designed specifically for their
lift trucks that meets OSHA and industry safety requirements. Flexible
and configurable, the Adaptable Load Backrest switches easily from one
application to another, allowing the driver to accomplish pallet-,
case- and even shelf-level readings without the costly and intensive
labor associated with retrofit systems. 
Intermec Mobile RFID forklifts bring together a variety of
integrated Intermec products, such as the CV30 vehicle mount computer,
the IV7 vehicle-mount RFID reader and the Adaptable Load Backrest and
Antenna Cells to create an efficient platform for warehouse and
distribution center applications requiring RFID tag shelf location,
pallet and case level reading. Other featured products include
Intermec's SR60 industrial-strength handheld scanner designed to
quickly scan barcodes from as close as 27 inches and as far away as 36
feet, and the cordless SR61 scanner with mobility up to 100 feet from
the host. 
Industry experts will be able to see the Adaptable Load Backrest
for themselves at two upcoming conferences: ProMat 2007 on Jan. 8 -11
at McCormick Place South in Chicago, and the National Retail
Federation show Jan. 14 -17 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
in New York City, booth 337. 
The Adaptable Load Backrest is available in North America, Europe,
the Middle East, Africa and Latin America and can be ordered directly
through authorized distributors of Cascade Corporation attachment
products. 
About Intermec 
Intermec Inc. (NYSE:IN) develops, manufactures and integrates
technologies that identify, track and manage supply chain assets. Core
technologies include RFID, mobile computing and data collection
systems, bar code printers and label media. The company's products and
services are used by customers in many industries worldwide to improve
the productivity, quality and responsiveness of business operations.
For more information about Intermec, visit www.intermec.com or call
800-347-2636. Contact Intermec Investor Relations Director Kevin
McCarty at kevin.mccarty@intermec.com, 425-265-2472. 
About Cascade Corporation 
Cascade Corporation (NYSE:CAE) is the global leader in the design,
manufacture, and marketing of materials handling equipment and related
technologies. Cascade's advanced damage reduction technology, short
lead times, flexible manufacturing, and quality products, strengthens
its position as the premier supplier to the material handling
industry. Visit www.cascorp.com for additional information on Cascade
Corporation. 
CONTACT:
Mulberry Seattle
Cathy Spencer, 253-653-0456
cathy@mulberry-seattle.com
www.intermec.com
 
 
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