Lowry, Lockheed Martin Sign Agreement

Lowry Computer Products, Inc. (Brighton, Mich.), a manufacturer and integrator of wireless, RFID, bar code, labeling and data collection solutions, announced a distribution agreement whereby Lowry will market Lockheed Martin's (Bethesda, Md.) I-GUIDES software to Department of Defense (DoD) contractors and suppliers as part of its overall UID/RFID compliance solution.

I-GUIDES is a flexible software application that streamlines management of the global unique identification (UID) process. UID is an automated product and component identification and tracking system that is now a DoD shipping requirement for its suppliers.

"We're excited to offer Lockheed Martin's I-GUIDES UID software as part of our government RFID compliance solution that includes RFID printers and readers, Smart Trac labels, plus installation and training services," said Mark Brown, vice president of new business development for Lowry. "DoD agencies and suppliers will be able to take advantage of our integrated solution to generate UID labels that comply with the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) UID marking requirement."

Lockheed Martin developed I-GUIDES compliance software in response the DoD's requirement for unique identification of new production, government-furnished property and legacy inventory. Lowry's distribution agreement with Lockheed Martin serves to expand the network through which defense and commercial contractors nationwide will have access to I-GUIDES.

"UID compliance requirements represent a big change for Defense Department suppliers, and this distribution agreement can make it easier for suppliers to access a complete UID solution and accelerate the success of the Defense Department's UID program," said Richard Erickson, program manager for I-GUIDES at Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors' Tactical Systems line of business.

Source: Lowry Computer Products, Inc.

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