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Matrics Teams with Apriso to Provide RFID Solutions

LONG BEACH, CA and COLUMBIA, MD – September 15, 2003 – Apriso Corporation, the leader in “bottom-out” enterprise software, and Matrics, a pioneer in low cost, high-performance Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) smart label technology, announced today that they are partnering to deliver high-value-added, turnkey production automation, inventory management, and asset management solutions to enterprises based upon Matrics’ leading-edge RFID technology and Apriso’s respected suite of real-time, collaborative supply and manufacturing applications. The two companies recently teamed with a Fortune 100 company to deploy a high profile RFID system."

“RFID is rapidly being recognized as a crucial technology for competitiveness in the 21st century,” said Adam Bartkowski, president and CEO of Apriso. “The electronic tracking and management of inventory – from containers or pallets to components – provides substantial benefits in new business flexibility and cost structure that will rapidly differentiate a company from its competitors. Apriso’s software is the world’s first suite of enterprise software applications that can natively deal with the new business processes and massive amounts of real-time information that a fully-realized RFID deployment can generate, and our process-based production, warehouse, and inventory management applications, in particular, are perfectly matched with Matrics’ technology.”

An RFID tag is comprised of a tiny microchip programmed with a unique “identity” number. The Matrics RFID tags can be read from 10-30 feet at rates of 1000 tags per second from any orientation, resulting in the ability to collect data automatically without human intervention. Unlike bar code systems, RFID tags can be read even when hidden from view, a common situation in manufacturing or warehouse operations. Advanced asset management techniques, uniquely supported by Apriso software, enable the management of inventory and assets in real time.

“Apriso enterprise software allows customers to quickly realize the optimal strategic value from their RFID implementations,” said Tom Coyle, Matrics vice president, supply chain solutions. “Matrics provides the most affordable and best performing RFID solutions; Apriso software turns the vast amounts of data being collected into actionable information to greatly impact the enterprise.”

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