ODIN Technologies Selected by APC for Global RFID Deployment

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APC has selected ODIN technologies to lead its RFID solution design and deployment for Wal-Mart and Best Buy Compliance and to drive supply chain efficiencies. ODIN will be deploying RFID infastructure in six U.S. distribution centers and a factory in Asia. APCÂ?s Director of eBusiness, Richard Morrissey, commented, Â?ODIN technologiesÂ? successful track record of RFID deployments, physics expertise and detailed project approach made them an easy choice for our trusted RFID provider."

ODIN technologies today announced that American Power Conversion (APC), an industry leader in network-critical physical infrastructure (NCPI) solutions, has selected ODIN technologies to implement RFID within APC’s supply chain while supporting compliance programs for Wal-Mart and Best Buy. ODIN technologies is the leader in the physics of RFID testing, deployment and certification and has worked with more Target, Wal-Mart and DoD suppliers than any other RFID focused integrator.

APC’s Director of eBusiness, Richard Morrissey, commented, “APC views RFID as a strategic investment which will enable us to better serve our customers. ODIN technologies’ successful track record of RFID deployments, physics expertise and detailed project approach made them an easy choice for our trusted RFID provider. We needed a company with solid RFID credentials and a proven approach to ensure our tight timeframe and requirements beyond compliance could be met. ODIN’s team understood from the start what we would need to be successful.”

Patrick J. Sweeney II, ODIN technologies President & CEO commented, “APC is the recognized leader at designing, manufacturing and deploying network-critical physical infrastructure solutions. They ensure that mission critical systems keep going when power is interrupted. Similarly, ODIN technologies is the recognized industry leader in RFID solution design and deployment. We ensure robust, scalable RFID solutions are deployed and efficiently operated in the US and abroad. We are honored to be chosen in such a competitive selection process to help ensure APC meets its supply chain and customer requirements.”

ODIN technologies is working jointly with APC and its 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) Provider to deploy RFID capabilities in six US based distribution centers and a pilot manufacturing location in Asia Pacific. The solution will integrate with the 3PL’s warehouse management systems and APC’s Oracle ERP suite. ODIN technologies is employing its physics measurement tools to ensure that dense reader deployments will work successfully and its vendor neutral design process to ensure that the right hardware and software are selected.

About APC

Founded in 1981, American Power Conversion (Nasdaq: APCC) is a leading provider of global, end-to-end infrastructure availability solutions. APC's comprehensive products and services for home and corporate environments improve the availability, manageability and performance of sensitive electronic, network, communication and industrial equipment of all sizes. Headquartered in West Kingston, Rhode Island, APC reported sales of $1.7 billion for the year ended December 31, 2004, and is a Fortune 1000, Nasdaq 100 and S&P 500 Company. Additional information about APC and its global end- to-end solutions can be found at http://www.apc.com or by calling 800-877- 4080.

About ODIN technologies

ODIN technologies is the leader in the physics of RFID infrastructure testing, deployment and certification. ODIN technologies leverages its team of RF engineers, physicists and software developers combined with its laboratory facilities to provide RFID consulting services to major retailers, consumer goods manufacturers, United States government agencies and other RFID early adopters. In addition to client deployment services, ODIN technologies is also the publisher of the RFID Benchmark Series, the industry’s first and most referenced head to head performance analysis of leading RFID tags and readers. ODIN’s President and CEO, Patrick J. Sweeney II is also author of RFID for Dummies published by John Wiley & Sons. ODIN technologies is privately held and has labs and offices in Dulles, Virginia.


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