MARKEM Awarded SAP Interface Certification

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KEENE, N.H. (October 26, 2006) - MARKEM Corporation, a trusted world leader in product identification and traceability solutions, announced today that it has been awarded SAP® interface certification for the CoLOS(TM) Exchange(TM) interface, providing peace of mind for manufacturers who need dependable connections between SAP and the factory floor.

The CoLOS Exchange interface will connect the SAP® Auto-ID Infrastructure (AII) to MARKEM CoLOS(TM) software and the MARKEM 800 Series High Speed RFID Applicator, applying enterprise data to packaging and reporting plant floor events to SAP for enterprise RFID applications.

"Many consumer goods manufacturers depend on SAP to run their operations," said Todd Warden, Vice President of Business Development for MARKEM. "The certified CoLOS Exchange interface gives them the security of knowing that MARKEM CoLOS software and RFID equipment communicate to SAP in a standard way, allowing plant to enterprise connections to operate and scale properly."

Using the CoLOS Exchange interface, SAP AII customers now have access to easier production line RFID tagging. The 800 Series High Speed RFID Applicator is built for production lines and can tag in excess of 100 cases per minute, keeping up with the most demanding factory environments.

"Having a certified connection to SAP is crucial for manufacturers who want to tag products in volume," said Chantal Polsonetti, Vice President of Advisory Services at ARC Advisory Group. "The certified CoLOS Exchange interface creates a standard, multi-purpose solution, providing flexible RFID middleware on the plant floor and a stand-alone high speed RFID applicator for the SAP AII platform."

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MARKEM CoLOS(TM) software automates and improves management of packaging lines, product identification and product traceability. Beginning with data acquisition and device management, CoLOS manages product identification and the packaging line including label templates and data, also providing for reporting and integration to enterprise systems including MES, ERP and WMS. These functions provide a scaleable, enterprise-level foundation for MARKEM Enterprise Coding and Traceability Solutions: pallet labeling, coding integrity, centralized coding management, track and trace, RFID compliance and automated shipping.

MARKEM Corporation

MARKEM Corporation is a trusted world leader in product identification and traceability solutions, offering a full line of reliable and innovative thermal transfer, laser, ink jet and RFID-based systems. With more than 95 years experience on the factory floor, MARKEM delivers fully integrated solutions that enable product quality and safety, regulatory and retailer compliance, better product recalls and improved manufacturing processes. Headquartered in Keene, New Hampshire, the company has additional development and manufacturing facilities in San Diego, California, Nottingham, England, Schoten, Belgium and Jaishan, China, with subsidiary companies, distributors, and representatives in over 50 countries.

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