Quatech Develops New RFID Readers for Mobile and Stationary Applications

6/21/2004 - Quatech, Inc., one of the world's leading suppliers of data connectivity solutions, announced its plans to develop a complete line of RFID readers for a variety of computing environments, including mobile and stationary applications. Implemented with advanced SkyeTek RFID reader modules, these new devices will deliver the best in RFID technology coupled with the proven reliability of Quatech connectivity products.

"This new RFID line is a natural progression of our rich history of helping customers address serial, network, and mobile connectivity requirements," said Steve Runkel, Quatech's President and CEO. "RFID is the latest execution of our strategy to provide products that Quatech customers use to leverage their investments in current systems while taking advantage of the latest technology advances."

"SkyeTek is pleased to partner with Quatech to develop innovative RFID reader solutions that leverage Quatech's extensive expertise in data connectivity," said Jonathan Bein, Ph.D., SkyeTek's president. "This partnership is positioned to meet a growing demand for RFID devices across a wide variety of computing environments."

Since its inception in 1983, Quatech has served Fortune 500 and SMB customers in all industries. Quatech's new RFID line will include readers for PCMCIA, SDIO, serial and Bluetooth interfaces. In addition, the company will produce wired and wireless network-enabled devices. In conjunction with SkyeTek, the company displayed its first prototype-a network-enabled RFID reader that can be remotely accessed and controlled via Ethernet-at the RFID World conference in Denver, CO on April 20-22, 2004. Products are scheduled for release at the end of 2004.

For more information see Quatech's website at www.quatech.com, e-mail sales@quatech.com, or call 800-553-1170.

About Quatech
Quatech delivers the industry's most reliable data connectivity solutions. Through quality design, superior manufacturing and world-class support, Quatech maintains the highest levels of reliability that our customers need to achieve lower total cost of ownership. Customers include Fortune 500 and SMB companies as well as OEMs, VARs and System Integrators in industries such as financial services, retail, industrial process control, security, aerospace, and hospitality. Quatech is the number one provider of serial connectivity to financial institutions, serving five of the top 10 U.S. banks. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Hudson, Ohio, Quatech sells and supports its solutions both direct and through a global network of distributors. www.quatech.com.

About SkyeTek
SkyeTek develops and manufactures the most flexible, easily embedded and low-cost advanced radio frequency identification (RFID) read/write modules for OEMs, VARs and Systems Integrators to meet the demands of emerging RFID markets worldwide. The SkyeReadTM family of RFID reader modules includes one-inch square models, mini models and encrypted-data models complete with development kits and a wide range of software interfaces to enable fast starts for developers. SkyeTek supports a full range of ISO, EPC and industry standard RFID tags and smart labels. SkyeTek markets high-volume licensing and private-label options directly to OEM customers in a variety of verticals, as well as through a network of distributors, value-added resellers (VARs) and system integrators. SkyeTek is based in Boulder, Colorado. www.skyetek.com.

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