Fujitsu Partners for RFID

Fujitsu signs agreement to resell, deploy, and support ThingMagic's Mercury4 RFID readers

January 16, 2006

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NEW YORK -- Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc. and ThingMagic, Inc., a leading developer of radio frequency identification (RFID) sensing and embedded computing technologies, today announced a reseller and support agreement for RFID technology. The Fujitsu and ThingMagic contract outlines Fujitsu's agreement to resell, deploy and support ThingMagic's Mercury4 RFID readers.

Fujitsu and ThingMagic will continue to evolve their offerings to include the most innovative and cost effective RFID solutions available. Today, many companies are piloting RFID technology on a case and pallet level to improve the efficiency of receiving cases and pallets of merchandise and tracking the flow of goods from the loading dock to sales floor. With RFID readers that automatically identify product movement in real-time, stores improve the accuracy of data and the speed-to-shelf. The improved efficiency and reduced labor cost help stores relentlessly reduce costs.

"As RFID becomes more pervasive and eventually moves to the item level, it is critical that we offer the most advanced and proven RFID technology to our customers," said Steve Beecher, customer marketing for network solutions, Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc. "ThingMagic's leading Mercury4 RFID reader is a great complement to Fujitsu's portfolio and has the potential to be integrated with multiple devices and applications with Fujitsu's Pervasive Retailing Framework."

"By forming an alliance with Fujitsu, we offer a powerful combination of global IT retailing expertise with our RFID leadership," said Kevin Ashton, vice president, marketing, for ThingMagic. "This reflects ThingMagic's aggressive expansion of its alliance program, which provides reliable and advanced end-to-end RFID solutions. Leveraging the reach of Fujitsu's field sales force and strong relationships in the retailing industry, Mercury4 readers will become more available to retailing companies."

Fujitsu Ltd. (Tokyo: 6702; London: FUJ; OTC: FJTSY)

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