Intermec Names Informs as Authorized RFID Partner

5/3/2004 - Intermec Technologies Corp. announced that Informs Inc., an Intermec Platinum Honors Partner, has been named an Intermec RFID Authorized Partner. Informs will work directly with Intermec 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.

“Informs has been at the cutting edge of wireless and printing technology for a number of years, dealing with clients in the manufacturing, distribution and health care industries,” said Rod Crane, Intermec vice president of channel partner sales. “Implementing RFID technology is a natural complement to Informs’ business experience and technological depth.”

Customers often require the professional expertise that the Informs/Intermec relationship provides to allow them to capitalize on the benefits of RFID technology. Informs uses well-established methodologies and project management techniques that allow its clients to take full advantage of their RFID implementations.

“We have seen extraordinary changes in our industry in recent years,” said Kyle Hall, Informs executive account manager. “New technologies, increased consumer awareness, and global competitive pressures are largely responsible for these changes. Informs always keeps its customers ahead of the curve by providing systems from companies such as Intermec that maximize efficiencies and minimize capital investment.”

RFID, a complement to current bar code-based tracking systems, allows companies to automatically track inventory throughout an entire supply chain. Intermec RFID products and services already are 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.

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 Informs
Informs, Inc. provides many services for their customers including supply chain management, warehousing, fulfillment, distribution, forms management, and barcode and RFID solutions. Informs' excellent product knowledge, innovation, and deep concern for the needs of the customer have propelled them into Intermec’s fastest growing Platinum Level Honors Partner. Their strength is their ability to listen to the customers, develop a strategy and implement a solution. Informs serves North America, Canada, Mexico, Honduras, and El Salvador with regional offices in Holland, MI, Cleveland, OH, Detroit, MI, Scottsdale, AZ, Huntsville, AL and Cincinnati, OH.

Contact Informs, Inc. at, 13055 Riley Street, Holland, MI 49424 USA; telephone 616-399-7010; or visit Informs's web site at

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