SAMSys Technologies and UK-Based Systems Integrator TrenStar UK Sign VAR Agreement

May 1, 2003
TORONTO, - SAMSys Technologies Inc. (SMY:TSX-VEN) ("SAMSys"), a leading provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) hardware solutions, today announced

TORONTO, - SAMSys Technologies Inc. (SMY:TSX-VEN) ("SAMSys"), a leading provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) hardware solutions, today announced it has signed a value-added reseller (VAR) agreement with UK-based systems integrator TrenStar UK. Under this agreement, SAMSys will provide its RFID reader hardware to TrenStar for integration with its supply chain solutions for companies in various industries including inventory tracking, delivery services and warehouse logistics. Trenstar UK has integrated RFID solutions for supply chain logistics with Scottish Courage Breweries, Carlsberg-Tetley Brewing Company Limited, Somerfield, Lynx Express and others such as Prada and UK Port Thamesport.

"TrenStar is a major player in the RFID market with extensive experience in implementing successful RFID solutions across a wide range of applications such as pallet, baggage, parcel, rollcages and clothing tracking," says Cliff Horwitz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SAMSys. "We're extremely pleased to provide our reader architecture to a company with such a large breadth of RFID applications as it demonstrates that our products are well suited to align with a provider of this caliber."

"RFID technology provides our customers with a reliable means to control, detect and track different objects," said Mark Boswell Technology Manager of TrenStar. "SAMSys' portfolio of readers will be an asset to our integrated tracking solutions, so we can continue to offer the best solutions to our customers to meet the demands of their business."

SAMSys offers a selection of reader solutions including standard frequency-specific modules, custom-made application specific reader systems, and OEM modules aimed at providing tailored solutions for a wide variety of supply chain management applications. The comprehensive line of RFID readers spans low frequency, high frequency and UHF, supports a very broad range of protocols, and is available in a wide range of form factors, including:

- packaged and ready to use low power readers,

- high power readers for demanding applications,

- smart shelves,

- modules for integration into OEM products,

- RFID reader networks for TCP/IP connectivity, and

- dual frequency readers at 125KHz/13.56MHz and 134KHz/13.56 MHz.

SAMSys Technologies Inc. (SAMSys), founded in 1995, is a leading provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) hardware solutions. SAMSys offers a family of products to simplify the installation and ensure the ongoing performance of the overall RFID hardware infrastructure. Visit SAMSys at: and

TrenStar is a leader in mobile asset management solutions. TrenStar focuses on the brewing, food/beverage, chemical and automotive industries among others.