2/4/2004 - Intermec Technologies Corp. announced it has joined EPCglobal, a joint venture of the standards bodies EAN International and the Uniform Code Council.
EPCglobal is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and overseeing standards for the newly emerging Electronic Product Code. As part of that work, Intermec and other EPCglobal members are leading development of standards for the use of RFID technology in the retail industry.
“Intermec is looking forward to working with other industry leaders and EPCglobal to establish global standards that bring the powerful business benefits of RFID to the world’s retailers and retail suppliers,” said Intermec Vice President Mike Wills, who leads Intermec RFID initiatives.
RFID, a complement to current bar code-based tracking systems, allows companies to automatically track inventory throughout an entire supply chain. Intermec RFID already is at work throughout the world, deployed in wide-ranging applications that include inventory and asset management, access control, compliance tracking and personnel and vehicle identification.
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, Intellitag® 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. For further information, visit www.intermec.com.
To learn more about how companies can benefit from Intermec’s wireless 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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