Zebra Technologies Joins Intermec RFID Rapid Start Licensing Program

  • June 23, 2005
  • Intermec Technologies Corporation
  • News
EVERETT, Wash., and VERNON HILLS, Ill., June 22, 2005 - In a move to drive continued development and deployment of state-of-the-art RFID systems and to accelerate adoption of RFID, Intermec Technologies Corp. and Zebra Technologies Corp. today announced that Zebra has joined Intermec's Rapid Start RFID intellectual property licensing program. The Rapid Start Licensing Program provides Zebra access to a number of Intermec portfolios of patented RFID technology, including RFID tags, fixed and portable readers, and fixed and portable printers. In addition, Zebra (NASDAQ:ZBRA) has exercised the cross-licensing provision of the Rapid Start program, providing Intermec access to Zebra's RFID innovations.Intermec, a UNOVA Inc. company (NYSE:UNA), holds more than 145 RFID patents covering broad areas of UHF supply chain RFID practice and application. Its 90-day Rapid Start Licensing Program, available only through Aug. 31, is designed to provide access to Intermec RFID innovations and to clearly indicate which manufacturers and vendors are licensed to use Intermec's patented RFID technologies. "Intermec's Rapid Start program was created because end-user customers realize the benefits of RFID in mission-critical applications and want access to the full power of these systems," said Intermec President Tom Miller. "Our relationship with Zebra Technologies will continue to spur innovation of RFID applications and will drive adoption of powerful, flexible and reliable RFID systems." "This agreement between two leading companies in the automatic identification field will encourage the rapid deployment of RFID technology and will enhance the development of high-quality RFID products that enable customers to meet the growing number of RFID mandates worldwide," said Zebra Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Edward Kaplan.About IntermecIntermec Technologies Corp., a UNOVA Inc. (NYSE:UNA) company, develops, manufactures and integrates technologies that identify, track and manage supply chain assets. Core technologies include Intellitag® RFID, mobile computing 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 information about the Rapid Start Licensing Program, contact Intermec Director Chris Kelley, 425-267-2998, or visit www.intermec.com/90days. For more information about Intermec, visit www.intermec.com, or call 800-347-2636. To learn more about UNOVA, visit www.unova.com.About ZebraZebra Technologies Corp. (Nasdaq: ZBRA) delivers innovative and reliable on-demand printing solutions for business improvement and security applications in 100 countries around the world. More than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies use Zebra-brand printers. A broad range of applications benefit from Zebra-brand thermal bar code, "smart" label, receipt and card printers, resulting in enhanced security, increased productivity, improved quality, lower costs and better customer service. The company has sold more than 4 million printers, including RFID printer/encoders and wireless mobile solutions, and also offers software, connectivity solutions and printing supplies. Information about Zebra bar code and RFID products can be found at www.zebra.com.

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