Intermec Introduces RFID Consulting and Professional Services

EVERETT, Wash. - Intermec Technologies Corp. today introduced an integrated suite of professional services specifically designed for companies that require successful assessment, coordination and installation of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology into their current automatic data collection and warehouse management systems.

Intermec provides RFID expertise that spans assessment to installation. Its RFID professional services include RFID site surveys, project management, training, security analysis, civil work, engineering consultation and system installation support. The Intermec professional services team works with companies to specify the optimal placement of Intellitag RFID hardware by conducting site surveys that include physical evaluations of lanes, layout of required lane coverage, relation of antenna and vehicle detection loop and spacing between adjacent lanes. Following engineering and civil evaluations, Intermec recommends the optimal technology to meet the desired coverage for reading and writing tags for each company individually. Finally, the team provides comprehensive installation services and training, as well as coordination of all outside resources.

"There is a notable need for qualified RFID integrators in the market today," said Intermec Vice President Jim Evans, who leads Intermec's Intellitag business development activities. "Intermec has a 20-year legacy in the RFID market and a history of providing RFID consulting services to leading companies. We can offer customers a comprehensive assessment, coordination of logistics and professional installation of RFID technology suited to their particular business requirements."

RFID, a complement to current bar code-based tracking systems, allows companies and their suppliers to automatically track inventory throughout an entire supply chain. RFID automatic data collection does not require line of sight or manual scanning as do bar code-based systems. For example, information on RFID tags, placed on cases or pallets, can be read automatically as the load passes through a doorway, rather than requiring individual bar code scanning.

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® RFID (radio frequency identification) and mobile computing systems. For more information, visit Intermec's web site at www.intermec.com

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