Psion Teklogix to deploy GlobeRanger iMotion Edgeware(TM) to Defense Distribution Centers worldwide
Erlanger, KY, United States - July 17, 2006 - Psion Teklogix (LSE: PON), a global provider of solutions for mobile computing, wireless data collection, imaging and RFID and GlobeRanger today announced that the United States Defense Distribution Center (DDC) has awarded Psion Teklogix a contract worth an estimated $1.8 million. Under the agreement, Psion Teklogix will deploy GlobeRanger's iMotion Edgeware throughout DDC facilities by the end of 2007.
Under the terms of the contract, Psion Teklogix will work with GlobeRanger, the leading provider of RFID, mobility and sensor-based software, to deploy iMotion Edgeware in 26 DDC sites around the world. This three-year contract, which begins immediately, will start with installations in the U.S. in 2006 and will be completed in worldwide sites by 2007.
The contract was issued to help DDC comply with the passive RFID mandatory tagging mandates set by the United States Department of Defense (DoD). DDC began an initial implementation in December of 2004 at two strategic distribution centers to receive goods from suppliers that have been tagged with passive RFID tags. With this new contract and the additional installations, DDC will now have the largest passive RFID installation within the U.S. government.
Prior to the awarding of the contract, Psion had been working with DDC on various projects over the past several years. In addition, GlobeRanger began working with DDC on their initial RFID implementation in December of 2004. Recognizing the synergies between the two companies, Psion and GlobeRanger partnered together in early 2005 to deliver RFID solutions for government entities, including the addition of GlobeRanger products to the Psion Teklogix GSA Schedule. This DDC contract win is the first joint effort for the companies.
"Integrating RFID technology into the DoD's immensely complex global supply chain is a critically important endeavor," said Susan King, Vice President Government Solutions, Psion Teklogix Corporation. "We are excited to continue our relationship with the DoD and to provide the highest level of RFID Edgeware through GlobeRanger. The partnership with GlobeRanger has enabled us to deliver the exact RFID solution that will meet the needs of the DoD and its vendors. The iMotion platform represents a scalable, cost effective model for low risk implementation of RFID hardware systems."
"Since our initial implementation and deployment with DDC in 2004, GlobeRanger has been delivering RFID Edgeware technology and solutions that helps DDC in receiving goods into their facilities, " said Michael Bigbee, Vice President, Federal Solutions for GlobeRanger. "We are excited to continue this relationship with the DLA and are delighted to be working side-by-side with Psion to develop the products and services that directly meet the needs of the DoD."
GlobeRanger is the leading provider of RFID, mobility and sensor-based software solutions. Its innovative Edgeware(TM) platform, iMotion(TM), provides the critical infrastructure layer for managing devices, networks, data and processes at the edge of the enterprise, enabling real-time response. iMotion serves as the foundation for GlobeRanger and its partners to rapidly develop, deploy and manage edge solutions. Founded in 1999, GlobeRanger is headquartered in Richardson, Texas. For more information: www.globeranger.com
About Psion Teklogix
Psion Teklogix is a global provider of solutions for mobile computing and wireless data collection. The company's fully integrated mobile computing solutions include rugged hardware; secure wireless networks, robust software, professional services and exceptional support programs. Psion Teklogix is committed to helping its customers reap the benefits of new and emerging technologies, including image capture and RFID. With over three decades of industry experience, Psion Teklogix has customers in more than 80 countries around the world, and over 36 sales and support offices in 17 countries. Psion Teklogix is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, with additional corporate offices in America, Europe and Asia. Psion Teklogix is the operating business of Psion PLC, which is publicly listed in the London Stock Exchange (PON.L). For more information, visit www.psionteklogix.com.
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