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Omron Sponsors University of Arkansas RFID Research Center

June 102005
FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, (June 10, 2005)—Omron Electronics LLC is a sponsoring member of the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Research Center established at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Arkansas, which celebrated its official opening today. The 19 sponsoring members will participate in the Center’s research activities and include retail, market and industry leaders, all intimately involved in the technical development and practical application of RFID technology, and in public policy which will govern its future.

“As a manufacturer of RFID and automation systems,” said Bill Arnold, Omron’s Partner Business Manager, “Omron is delighted to be working alongside such a distinguished group of colleagues to advance not only RFID technology, but also industry and public understanding of the opportunities and challenges deploying the technology presents to us.”

The center, a unit of the university’s Sam M. Walton College of Business, plans to become an internationally recognized leader in RFID application research and the study of its impact on business and society. It includes a “live-environment” laboratory and will offer product testing. It will draw on expertise from its sponsoring members.

The center’s official opening was recognized with an RFID Forum featuring comments by the sponsors, followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of the research facility.

For additional Omron information,
Contact Omron or visit their web site at www.omron.com/oei.

Omron Electronics LLC is a leading manufacturer and provider of industrial automation products and solutions. Offering complete automation connectivity, extensive product groups include RFID systems, machine vision systems, programmable controllers, sensors, operator interfaces, timers, counters, servo motors and drives and software. Omron also provides data collection, inspection systems, motion systems and automation systems services and products. Omron Electronics LLC is the Americas subsidiary of Omron Corporation, a $5.6 billion global leading supplier of reliable, advanced electronics and control system components and services.

The University of Arkansas is a nationally competitive, student-centered research university serving Arkansas and the world with a three-fold mission of teaching, research and public service. Located in Fayetteville, Ark., the University is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas System and serves as the state’s major center for liberal and professional education for more than 17,000 students. On the web: www.uark.edu.
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