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Real-Time Location System tacks in-plant employees, assets.

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Honeywell Instant Location System (HILS) integrates with process automation system - Experion® Process Knowledge System - as well as technologies such as Ultra-Wideband, GPS, Wi-Fi, and active RFID to ensure safety, promote security, and manage people and assets within facilities. Installed at locations throughout facility, receivers pinpoint location of employee or piece of equipment and send data to HILS server. Positional data can be obtained within seconds.



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Honeywell Introduces Real-Time Locator System for Manufacturing Facilities



Honeywell Instant Location System Improves Safety and Security, Locates Assets and People

PHOENIX, June 11, 2007 - Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today introduced its Honeywell Instant Location System (HILS), a real-time location solution that industrial manufacturers can use to ensure safety, improve security and manage people and valuable assets within their facilities.

HILS integrates the latest identification and location technologies available today, such as Ultra-Wideband (UWB), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Wi-Fi and active radio-frequency identification (RFID), with Honeywell's process automation system, Experion® Process Knowledge System (PKS). Installed at locations throughout a facility, receivers can pinpoint the location of an employee or piece of equipment and send the information to the HILS server, which directly feeds the information to the operator's workstation. The receivers can transmit data wirelessly using Honeywell's new OneWireless(TM) network.

"Every second counts when you're trying to locate employees during a plant emergency. Additionally, when employees spend hours looking for a lost piece of equipment, it wastes production time," said Jack Bolick, president of Honeywell Process Solutions. "Location is not a process variable, but it is a variable that can be monitored and used to improve operations and reduce costs. More importantly, it can save lives."

Within seconds of a major plant incident, HILS can track employees and visitors through personal tags attached to their clothing and generate real-time mustering reports. These reports allow emergency responders to quickly obtain accurate headcounts and locate missing or injured employees.

Integrated with Experion, HILS can use equipment and personnel geo-location information to improve plant safety. For example, HILS can use interlocks to ensure dangerous procedures are only executed when personnel are a safe distance from a process unit or machinery.

"This is the first real-time location system designed with the process industry environment in mind," said Bolick. "Integrating this technology with the control system produces a solution that gives manufacturers even greater awareness of what's happening in their facilities. That awareness leads to safer and more efficient operations."

Honeywell International is a $33 billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London and Chicago Stock Exchanges. It is one of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is also a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. For additional information, please visit www.honeywell.com. Honeywell Process Solutions is part of Honeywell's Automation and Control Solutions group, a global leader in providing product and service solutions that improve efficiency and profitability, support regulatory compliance, and maintain safe, comfortable environments in homes, buildings and industry. For more information about Process Solutions, access www.honeywell.com/ps.

Experion® is a registered trademark of Honeywell International Inc.

OneWireless(TM) is a trademark of Honeywell International Inc.

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