EPCglobal Ratifies UHF Generation 2 Air Interface Protocol

12/21/2004 - Intermec Technologies Corp. congratulated the EPCglobal Inc community on ratification of a UHF RFID Generation 2 air interface protocol specification. As the first company to demonstrate working Generation 2 products, Intermec believes ratification of the air interface protocol specification by the EPCglobal board of directors represents a significant step toward making the power of RFID available to the market and clears the way for broad-based adoption of the technology.

“It is important to remember that the claim of a royalty-free air interface protocol specification does not mean royalty-free UHF RFID products,” said Intermec President Tom Miller. “We believe companies that offer UHF RFID products and solutions will still require a license to use Intermec intellectual property.”

In addition to the IP claims included in the Generation 2 standard, Intermec holds more than 125 other UHF RFID patents. The company, a UHF RFID pioneer, has established a licensing program to make access to its current and future RFID innovations available to all on a reasonable and non-discriminatory basis.

About Intermec
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, RFID (radio frequency identification), mobile computing systems, bar code printers and label media. The company’s products and services are used by customers in many industries to improve productivity, quality and responsiveness of business operations, from supply chain management and enterprise resource planning to field sales and service.

To learn more about how companies can benefit from Intermec technologies, contact Intermec Technologies Corp., 6001 36th Ave. West, Everett, WA 98203 USA; telephone 800-347-2636; or visit Intermec's web site at www.intermec.com. To learn more about UNOVA, visit www.unova.com.

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