HK Systems/Irista Becomes Intermec RFID Authorized Partner

3/17/2004 - Intermec Technologies Corp. announced that HK Systems/Irista, an Intermec Honors Partner, has been named an Intermec RFID Authorized Partner. HK Systems/Irista and Intermec have teamed up to help customers develop comprehensive plans for adding RFID capabilities to their supply chain operations.

RFID Authorized Partners complete a rigorous qualification and training process that authorizes them to resell Intermec RFID products and services and to specify Intermec RFID solutions.

“HK Systems/Irista is a highly valued Intermec partner with a long history of deploying automated data collection systems to customers who use Irista software,” said Intermec Vice President Rod Crane. “Working with Intermec as a RFID Authorized Partner, both companies will help their customers add RFID capabilities to their supply chain operations.”

“Our relationship with Intermec goes back many years,” said Jim Stollberg, vice president and general manager of Irista. “The advances they have made in developing RFID equipment are world class. Like HK Systems and Irista, Intermec has been working with this technology for years and has many successful installations. We are truly looking forward to including Intermec equipment as part of our RFID-enabled logistics solution”.

Intermec RFID technology already is at work throughout the world in wide-ranging applications, from providing inventory and pallet tracking to increasing levels of access control at U.S. border crossings. Intermec offers a complete, integrated line of RFID products and services for virtually any supply chain application.

Its RFID product line includes a wide variety of tags, labels and printers designed to meet specifications of a complete range of industries and environments, from heavy manufacturing to retail. Intermec also offers RFID interrogators, both fixed and handheld, including multifunction devices that can read and write to RFID tags as well as scan bar codes, allowing easy transition between technologies.

About Intermec
Intermec Technologies Corp., a UNOVA Inc. (NYSE:UNA) 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 information about Intermec, visit

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

About HK Systems and Irista
HK Systems is North America’s leading automated material handling and logistics software total solutions provider. The company develops, implements, and supports integrated solutions for the management of enterprise-wide inventory, distribution, logistics management, and automated material handling systems. The company also manufactures a full line of automated guided vehicles, automated storage and retrieval machines, conveyors, palletizers, and sortation equipment.

Irista, HK Systems’ software subsidiary, has a proud history of delivering unique logistics solutions that enable the efficient and accurate flow of raw materials and finished goods through the production, distribution, and delivery process for manufacturers, distributors, and their 3PL partners. Working in concert, Irista’s warehouse and transportation management applications optimally direct logistics activities based upon real-time conditions, constraints, and priorities of an enterprise’s logistics assets.

For more information regarding HK Systems or Irista, call 1-800-HKSYSTEMS or 1-866-4IRISTA, and visit our web sites at and

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