Dulles, VA (PRWEB) May 18, 2006
The United States Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) announced that ODIN technologies, the leader in the physics of RFID testing, software and deployment, has been awarded the contract to deploy passive RFID equipment throughout 26 facilities globally by the end of 2007. The award is up to a maximum of $7,000,000. ODIN was selected out of a competitive field of eleven bid responses that included some of the world’s largest systems integrators. The project will begin immediately.
The objective of the contract is to have all Defense Distribution Centers capable of receiving incoming shipments tagged with passive RFID. Since 2005, the DLA has required some suppliers to add RFID tags to cases and pallets of select military supplies being shipped to two of its busiest distribution centers. The intent of the contract is to extend the RFID capability to all distribution centers worldwide. The contract will enable the use of passive RFID tags broadly within the military supply chain.
ODIN technologies President and CEO Patrick J. Sweeney II commented, "We are very proud to be chosen for the most important RFID deployment to date. The chance to support the war fighter and help make Department of Defense logistics faster, cheaper and more effective is a great opportunity. ODIN's RFID methodologies and software tools were developed to address the type of challenge faced by the Department of Defense today. The strength of our team and the years of hard work are evident by this award. We are humbled to have been chosen over world class competition."
About ODIN technologies
ODIN technologies is the leader in the physics of RFID infrastructure testing, solution design and deployment. 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 and Budapest, Hungary. For more information: http://www.ODINtechnologies.com.
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