Department of Defense contracts Psion Teklogix and GlobeRanger for RFID application

Erlanger, Ky., 18 July 2006. Psion Teklogix, a global provider of solutions for mobile computing, wireless data collection, imaging, and RFID, and GlobeRanger announced that the U.S. Defense Distribution Center (DDC) has awarded Psion Teklogix a contract worth an estimated $1.8 million. Under the agreement, Psion Teklogix will deploy GlobeRanger's iMotion Edgeware throughout DDC facilities by the end of 2007.

Jul 18th, 2006

Erlanger, Ky., 18 July 2006. Psion Teklogix, a global provider of solutions for mobile computing, wireless data collection, imaging, and RFID, and GlobeRanger announced that the U.S. Defense Distribution Center (DDC) has awarded Psion Teklogix a contract worth an estimated $1.8 million. Under the agreement, Psion Teklogix will deploy GlobeRanger's iMotion Edgeware throughout DDC facilities by the end of 2007.

Under the terms of the contract, Psion Teklogix will work with GlobeRanger, the leading provider of RFID, mobility, and sensor-based software, to deploy iMotion Edgeware in 26 DDC sites around the world. This three-year contract, which begins immediately, will start with installations in the U.S. in 2006 and will be completed in worldwide sites by 2007.

The contract was issued to help DDC comply with the passive RFID mandatory tagging mandates set by the United States Department of Defense (DoD). DDC began an initial implementation in December of 2004 at two strategic distribution centers to receive goods from suppliers that have been tagged with passive RFID tags. With this new contract and the additional installations, DDC will now have the largest passive RFID installation within the U.S. government.

"Integrating RFID technology into the DoD's complex global supply chain is a critically important endeavor," says Susan King, vice president Government Solutions, Psion Teklogix Corporation. "The partnership with GlobeRanger has enabled us to deliver the exact RFID solution that will meet the needs of the DoD and its vendors. The iMotion platform represents a scalable, cost effective model for low-risk implementation of RFID hardware systems."

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