Partnership Enables Lowry to Build Upon its 30-Year Heritage in Delivering Flexible Solutions That Deliver Value to Customers
BRIGHTON, MI, July 9, 2008 - Lowry Computer Products, one of the nation's leading RFID solution providers, announced that it has entered into a partnership with OATSystems to deliver turnkey asset
tracking and work-in-process solutions for the industrial manufacturing sectors including automotive,
aerospace and consumer packaged goods companies.
OATSystems is a division of Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CKP), a US $834 million (2007 revenue)
multinational manufacturer and marketer of technology-driven integrated solutions to protect people and
assets and to facilitate the merchandising, tracking and securing of consumer goods at key checkpoints in
the supply chain. Checkpoint and OATSystems offer complementary merchandise protection and
inventory management applications.
Lowry customers will benefit from OATSystems' flexible RFID solution framework that has been
successfully deployed across several industries leading to significant returns on investment capital.
Delivered through Lowry's RFID certified Professional Services Division, OATSystems capabilities will
enable businesses to improve local processes such as shipping and receiving, asset tracking, and workin-
process while delivering increased supply chain visibility across multiple and remote sites. The
flexibility of the solution architecture, unique to OATSystems, enables businesses to deploy RFID
business logic using a lightweight and low-cost infrastructure, while maintaining centralized systems
management and control capabilities.
"With over 30 years of RFID & AIDC deployment experience with customers throughout the
manufacturing, CPG, defense, and distribution marketplaces, Lowry is committed to continuing to drive
business value by providing flexible integrated solutions; eliminating the need for custom software
development. OATSystems solutions enable our customers to harness the power of RFID faster than
ever before. Our customers can now capitalize on significant returns by automating complex business
operations to achieve a competitive advantage," said Michael Lowry, Chief Executive Officer of Lowry
"OATSystems has the RFID industry's most scalable solution as well as the most
innovative approaches to providing enterprise-wide RFID capabilities. We are excited about leveraging
this robust and comprehensive solution set for our ongoing integration projects."
"We're very pleased to enter into a partnership with a company with the heritage and track record that
Lowry has," said Prasad Putta, OATSystems' founder and VP of Business Development. "As a provider
of RFID solutions that add value to the customer's bottom line, we seek strategic relationships with
partners who share similar objectives for delivering comprehensive customer solutions, and Lowry most
About Lowry Computer Products
Lowry Computer Products is a leading manufacturer, systems integrator and software provider of RFIDEPC
products, wireless, barcode and data collection solutions with an install base of several thousand
customers. Lowry's end-to-end solutions for food safety traceability, asset management, supply chain
visibility, work-in-progress, track and trace, and mandate compliance deliver real ROI for its customers.
Lowry also manufactures fully converted, tested and ready-to-use Smart Trac(TM) labels with Gen 2 inlays
as well as automated labeling systems for supply chain, packaging and RFID software applications.
Through its 15 U.S. sales offices, 25 service centers and a nationwide network of more than 200 service
partners, Lowry provides certified technical support and trusted customer service throughout North
America. To find out more about Lowry's products and services, visit www.lowrycomputer.com.
OATSystems, Inc. is the recognized radio-frequency identification (RFID) solution leader with software
that empowers businesses to achieve competitive advantage and ROI from RFID enabled applications.
As a pioneer in developing RFID technology, OATSystems has been setting the standards in RFID for
over half a decade and is responsible for industry firsts that include the largest scale and largest scope of
deployments, as well as the most innovative approaches to providing enterprise-wide RFID solutions.
OATSystems' multinational client base consists of over 100 customers in retail, consumer packaged
goods, consumer electronics, manufacturing, life sciences, aerospace and defense. A division of $834.2
million Checkpoint Systems, Inc., OATSystems is located in Waltham, MA, and has a development office
in Bangalore, India and various direct sales offices and resellers around the globe.
To learn more, visit www.oatsystems.com and www.checkpointsystems.com.
About Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
Checkpoint Systems, Inc. is the leading supplier of retail shrink management solutions. Checkpoint's
global team helps retailers - and their suppliers - reduce theft, increase inventory visibility and provide
consumers with greater merchandise availability through the company's rapidly evolving RF technology,
expanding shrink management offerings and Check-Net labeling solutions. Checkpoint has more than
one million RF devices installed in stores today and has secured more than 100 billion products. Scaling
cost efficiently, Checkpoint's solutions provide increased revenues and profits to a fast-growing
community of successful retailers and a superior experience for their consumers.