RFID Labeling System is modular and scalable.

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Able to integrate into existing space and workflow, RFID Plug-and-Comply system includes either 360RW RFID applicator, which will validate, write and affix RFID labels, or 3600RW RFID label printer/applicator which eliminates need for pre-printed RFID labels. Unit accommodates cases up to 34 in. in width and/or length. RFID labels can be written to and affixed at the rate of 10-15 cases/min as they are transported around conveyor at speed of 60 ft/min.

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MPI Label Systems Introduces RFID Plug-and-Comply

Industry's First Modular, Scalable, and Truly Integrated "Slap-and-Ship"

SEBRING, OH - March 9, 2005 - In response to the demand for a truly integrated "slap-and-ship" RFID labeling solution, MPI Label Systems announces the new RFID Plug-and-Comply.

The "slap-and-ship" method of RFID labeling has evolved as the easiest and least expensive way for the majority of suppliers to meet EPC compliance directives from major retailers. MPI's RFID Plug-and-Comply is the first complete system to solve one of the common inefficiencies of this method - integrating the equipment into the existing space and workflow.

MPI's RFID Plug-and-Comply system includes either the 360RW RFID applicator, which will validate, write and affix RFID labels in a single process, or the 3600RW RFID label printer/applicator, which is the print and apply unit that eliminates the need for pre-printed RFID labels. Both can be incorporated in a scalable and modular conveyor loop system that is customized to fit each customer's existing space configurations.

Key benefits of MPI's RFID Plug-and-Comply system are:

o Compact: RFID Plug-and-Comply can be deployed in an area as small as 200 square feet.

o Flexible operator requirements: The automatic labeling capability paired with a loop configuration, allows the system to function with as few as one operator.

o Ease of maintenance: MPI's RFID Plug-and-Comply utilizes industrial components and factory automation systems familiar to maintenance departments.

o Ease of integration: RFID Plug-and-Comply provides data in flat file or XML format. No complex middleware is required for operation.

MPI's RFID Plug-and-Comply accommodates cases up to 34 inches in width and/or length. RFID labels can be written to and affixed at the rate of 10 to 15 cases per minute as they are transported around the conveyor at a speed of 60 feet per minute. Product speed varies depending on the number of operators.

Initial set-up, training and installation services are provided by MPI, with supplemental on-call technical assistance available with service contract. For more information, or to speak to a sales representative, contact an MPI sales representative at 800.837.2134 or info@mpilabels.com.

About MPI Label Systems

MPI Label Systems, with more than 500 employees, seven manufacturing facilities and 35 sales offices, has specialized in pressure-sensitive, flexographic labels and labeling systems for more than 30 years. The company has been a pioneer in the development of RFID and digital label production and application technology. MPI's Machine Division, is an authorized, licensed sales and service agent for Sato and Zebra Technologies RFID printers/encoders and for CTM label application equipment. The read/write head unit for the HF or UHF 360RW applicator was designed by MPI Label Systems for RFID embedded label applications and is available through MPI's sales and service network.

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