Software Module tracks industrial cutting tools.

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BACKTRACK Tool & Die Tracking helps manufacturers move, store, and maintain tool and die equipment throughout its life cycle. It manages hundreds of printing plates and dies in three locations in networked environment. Hand held personal data terminals (PDTs) are used to check dies in and out of storage and control their movement. Software generates bar codes to keep records up to date, and produces two labels to find dies in horizontal or vertical storage facilities.



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Backtrack Module From Teklynx Tracks Manufacturing Tooling



Demonstration application tracks corrugated box cutting dies and printing plates

MILWAUKEE - June 19, 2002 - TEKLYNX® International, the world's leading developer of software products for the automatic identification and data collection (AIDC) marketplace, has introduced a specialized software module for tracking industrial cutting tools and printing plates. Part of the company's BACKTRACK® Applications Library of targeted, pre-formatted template modules, BACKTRACK Tool & Die Tracking helps manufacturers move, store and maintain tool and die equipment throughout its life cycle.

The sample template, available for corrugated box cutting and printing, can be found in the BACKTRACK Applications Library at backtrackgroup.com. It was developed to manage hundreds of printing plates and dies in three locations in a networked environment. And held personal data terminals (PDTs) are used to check the dies in and out of storage, and control their movement.

The BACKTRACK Tool & Die Tracking module provides a central place to record all of the information related to each die, including location, when it is mounted into a machine, production statistics, repair and rework information, and when it is returned to the customer. The BACKTRACK software-generated bar code makes it easy for production personnel to keep records up to date, and reduces setup and storage errors. The BACKTRACK Tool & Die Tracking module produces two labels so that dies can be easily found in horizontal or vertical storage facilities.

"This tool & die tracking application is another example of the ways that BACKTRACK asset and inventory tracking software can be customized for specific applications," said Sheila Lindell, product manager, data collection at TEKLYNX. "We have a series of templates for manufacturing which can be easily customized to fit the exact requirements of virtually any production environment. We've made it easy to develop the tracking applications and, just as important, we've made it easy for production staff to do the record keeping as they use, move, repair and store the equipment."

BACKTRACK asset and inventory tracking software is a comprehensive, flexible tracking system that includes a label designer, report designer and a series of databases for user, location and transaction history. BACKTRACK applications also have security settings to allow specific users access only to the data and reports that contain information that they are authorized to see. This helps ensure that administrators can limit information access to only those who have a need to know.

The BACKTRACK Applications Library

The application announced today is part of the BACKTRACK Applications Library - a series of applications for business, government and other organizations. The applications, developed by knowledgeable systems integrators and end users, are pre-packaged templates that allow users to quickly and easily implement fully developed solutions or use them as starting points for their own special tracking needs. In addition to the tool & die tracking application, the Library includes modules to track other manufacturing assets, as well as modules for Information Technology (IT), clinical labs, the law profession, food handling, child protection and government agencies. All of the add-on applications are available for free at backtrackgroup.com in the "Product Uses" section. The name and contact information of the developers are listed in the event that further information or consulting services are required. Application add-ons require BACKTRACK software version 4.4 or higher running on a personal computer with Microsoft Windows.

About TEKLYNX

TEKLYNX International is the leading software developer of automatic identification and data collection (AIDC) products including software for label design, host connectivity, and data collection. Its software products feature the widest range of device and driver support in the industry. TEKLYNX is a Microsoft Certified Partner and has connectivity relationships with multiple ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software providers. Over 300,000 companies in 120 countries rely on its integrated software solutions for supply chain automation, warehouse management, shipping and receiving, inventory control and asset management. The company is headquartered in Milwaukee with operations in the United States, Europe, Japan, Singapore, and Canada. More information on TEKLYNX International is available at www.teklynx.com.

TEKLYNX and BACKTRACK are registered trademarks of Braton Groupe sarl or its affiliated companies. All other brands and product names are the trademarks of their respective owners.

For further information:

TEKLYNX
Tami Kiecker
TEKLYNX International
715/833-2331 x233
tami_kiecker@teklynx.com

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