Acsis and Matrics Partner to Provide RFID Technology and Data Collection Capabilities

ATLANTA and MARLTON, N.J. – April 7, 2003 – Acsis, Inc., focused on delivering supply chain solutions for companies using SAP Enterprise Resource Planning software, today announced at the Supply Chain World Conference and Exposition a strategic partnership with Matrics, Inc., a pioneer in the advance development and standardization of low-cost, high-performance, EPC-compliant UHF Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) smart label technology.

Under the terms of the agreement, Acsis will integrate Matrics’ patented RFID technology into the Data-Link suite of solutions that support SAP systems, enabling superior data collection capabilities that comply with the MIT Auto-ID Center standards. The Data-Link suite provides real-time visibility into the extended supply chain, taking users’ data from the warehouse and factory floor using technologies like RFID and barcodes and aggregating it into accurate data that can be shared with external suppliers and customers to enable the most effective and efficient data optimization possible in an SAP environment.

“Partnering with Matrics enables Acsis to provide a world-class data collection solution that understands and supports the real-time supply chain needs of SAP users,” said Steve Brown, vice president of marketing for Acsis Inc. “Matrics’ advance RFID systems and powerful read-range capabilities make them an ideal technology partner for Acsis as we continue to enable SAP users with the real-time data needed to make better, and more timely, supply-chain decisions.”

The widespread adoption of RFID in high profile data collection and logistics tracking applications has historically been limited by high cost and the lack of industry standards. Matrics’ RFID systems are built to overcome such hurdles, being fully compliant with the Auto-ID Center EPC Class 0 UHF RFID specification. The flexibility of the Matrics’ system assures users that their RFID infrastructure has the elasticity to meet evolving standards with no incremental cost.

“Matrics works strategically with key industry players like Acsis to provide complete solutions that support decision-making, process optimization and improved customer satisfaction,” said Tom Coyle, vice president of supply chain solutions at Matrics, Inc. “Acsis’ proven data collection capabilities and SAP expertise is an excellent complement to Matrics’ advance technologies and provides the marketplace with unrivaled data collection performance and extended supply chain visibility.”

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