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Datalogic Becomes Intermec RFID Rapid Start Participant With the Acquisition of PSC

April 042006
EVERETT, Wash., April 4, 2006 - Intermec Inc. said today the Datalogic Group, with headquarters in Bologna, Italy, has become a member of Intermec's RFID Rapid Start program following its acquisition of PSC Inc., an original RFID Rapid Start licensee. The Datalogic Group is a leading manufacturer of CCD and laser-based bar code readers, mobile computers and RFID systems. The Intermec Rapid Start program, which concluded Aug. 31, 2005, provides participants access to various portfolios of the intellectual property encompassed within Intermec's 150+ RFID patents. Although the Intermec Rapid Start Program is now closed, Datalogic's acquisition of PSC triggered various provisions within the Rapid Start license agreement. As the parent of PSC, Datalogic now becomes an Intermec RFID licensee.

Datalogic joins 19 of the RFID industry's leading innovators that elected to license various portfolios of Intermec RFID patents made available to Rapid Start licensees. This community is already providing the market with state-of-the-art RFID equipment that is bringing the business benefits of RFID to supply chain operations around the world.

"We are pleased with the extension of the Intermec RFID license to Datalogic, as this will provide us access to Intermec's current and future RFID technology innovations and simplify intellectual property issues around RFID to accelerate rollouts of this important technology," said Datalogic Vice Chairman and CEO Roberto Tunioli.

About Datalogic
The Datalogic Group manufactures laser and CCD barcode readers and mobile computers for radio and batch data collection and RFID systems, marketed under the brand names of Datalogic, PSC, Informatics and EMS. With Laservall, the company is also active in the laser marking sector. For more than 30 years, the distinctive hallmark of Datalogic products has been their cutting-edge technology, meticulous design and great reliability, satisfying any application need. In 2005, Datalogic (Star: DAL.MI) produced Euro 204.7 million revenues, of which more than 80% is made abroad. The company has about 2,000 employees and has its registered headquarters in the province of Bologna in Italy. For more information, visit www.datalogic.com.

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.
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