Pentagon orders RFID readers from ADT

BOCA RATON, Fla., 19 May 2005. ADT Security Services Inc. today announced it has been awarded a blanket purchase agreement from the U.S. Department of Defense for the sale of fixed and portable radio frequency identification (RFID) readers and antennas as the department moves forward with its initiative to use RFID.

May 20th, 2005

BOCA RATON, Fla., 19 May 2005. ADT Security Services Inc., a unit of Tyco Fire & Security, today announced it has been awarded a blanket purchase agreement from the U.S. Department of Defense for the sale of fixed and portable radio frequency identification (RFID) readers and antennas as the department moves forward with its initiative to use RFID for logistic identification, tracking, locating and monitoring of commodities and assets.

The agreement runs through June 2007 and is part of the DOD's effort to standardize RFID technology pricing and compatibility for all of the department's branches. The agreement includes ADT's Sensormatic Agile Series II readers, Sensormatic Agile Series II Omnipoint antennas, and GlobeRanger's iMotion RFID software.

The agreement was awarded because of ADT's global capabilities and long history of working with UHF technologies and large-scale systems integration, said Randy Dunn, national director of RFID sales and marketing for ADT.

"We are able to provide them with quality competitive products, and we have the expertise, longevity and worldwide presence to back those products," Dunn said.
The DOD will use RFID technology to better track and monitor the movement of supplies and assets in a number of areas including inventory control, supply chain tracking and the tracking of shipments from DOD depots and warehouses.

Celebrating its 130th anniversary, ADT Security Services, Inc., a unit of Tyco Fire & Security, is the largest provider of electronic security services to more than six million commercial, federal and residential customers throughout North America. ADT's total security solutions include intrusion, fire protection, closed circuit television, access control, critical condition monitoring, electronic article surveillance, radio frequency identification (RFID) and integrated systems. For more information, see www.adt.com.

Through its Sensormatic solutions, Tyco Fire & Security, a major business segment of Tyco International Ltd., develops innovative solutions using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) for the retail and manufacturing supply chains. Tyco Fire & Security also designs, manufactures, installs and services electronic security systems, fire protection, detection and suppression systems, sprinklers and fire extinguishers. With $11 billion in annual sales and more than 90,000 employees, Tyco Fire & Security includes more than 60 brands, which are represented in over 100 countries. Its products are used to safeguard firefighters, prevent fires, deter thieves and protect people and property.

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