Finn-ID Modernizes the Mobile Computers at Itella Logistics Solutions to Meet the Challenges of the Next Decade


WARRINGTON, England, September 20/ -- Finn-ID will take part in updating the mobile-based real time tracking and tracing solution at Itella. The deal includes Dolphin mobile terminals from Hand Held Products as well as a device registry to support servicing the devices.

The terminals will be used in 40 distribution units to track the deliveries of Itella packages, containers and trolleys. The first phase of the update includes approximately 1000 devices and will be implemented by early 2008.

The contract is worth up to 2 Million Euros, which is the highest value in the history of the industry in Finland.

"With the help of the portable data collection devices which operate in real time we can improve our customer service and efficiency. Thanks to these new mobile computers we can track the deliveries even more closely than at the moment. This in turn results in higher customer satisfaction", Jari Paasikivi, development manager at Itella explains.

"This contract is very significant for Finn-ID, both financially as well as for our image. We are extremely pleased that after a selection process including several other potential suppliers, Itella trusted our expertise and the devices from Hand Held Products", Petteri Tarkkonen, managing director at Finn-ID concludes.

About Finn-ID
Finn-ID provides its customers automatic identification based enterprise solutions for logistics. These solutions link transactions into information

Founded in 1986, Finn-ID is the leading supplier of AIDC (Auto ID and Data Collection) solutions and has provided solutions to numerous companies operating in for example manufacturing, logistics, retail and government.
http://www.finn-id.fi

About Itella
Itella Group is an intelligent logistics service company providing services for managing the customers' information and material flows. The Group operates in nine northern European countries. In 2006, it reported a turnover of EUR1,550 million, employing some 25,000 staff. The Group's corporate services are delivered under the Itella brand, while the Posti brand is used for services targeted at consumers. Itella Corporation operates in mail communication, information logistics and logistics. Itella Corpration's old name was Finland Post Plc. More information on the Group is available at http://www.itella.com/group.

About Hand Held Products
Hand Held Products is the world's largest manufacturer of image-based linear and 2D handheld scanners. The company's product offering includes mobile computers, handheld barcode scanners, image kiosks, barcode verification devices and image engines powered by Adaptus(TM) Imaging Technology.

The privately-owned company has over 980 employees and its headquarters are located in Skaneateles Falls (NY, USA), with European headquarters in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. www.handheld.com.

Source: Hand Held Products

For more information, please contact: Mr. Magnus Lofgren, Sales Manager at Hand Held Products Scandinavia, Tel: +46-702-198-464, E-mail: magnus.lofgren@handheld.com; Mr. Petteri Tarkkonen, Managing Director at Finn-ID, Tel: +358-(0)9-3510-1310, E-mail: petteri.tarkkonen@finn-id.fi; Mr. Jari Paasikivi, Development Manager at Itella, Tel: +358-(0)204-51-7587, E-mail: jari.paasikivi@itella.com

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