See Who's Fufilling U.S. Army's $75 Million Passive RFID Contract

By PRESS RELEASE — November 21, 2008

Lowry Computer Products, Northrop Grumman Corporation, and ODIN technologies have selected the Zebra RZ400 RFID printer/encoders for the pRFID hardware component
Vernon Hills, Ill. -- Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in specialty printing and automatic identification solutions, has been selected by three leading government contractors as a hardware partner in fulfilling a contract recently awarded by the U.S. Army's Product Manager Joint-Automatic Information Technology (PM J-AIT) for total RFID and AIT solutions.  The IDIQ (Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity) contract is valued at over $75 million. 

Lowry Computer Products, Northrop Grumman Corporation, and ODIN technologies all selected Zebra's RZ400 RFID printer/encoders as a key hardware component in their pRFID solutions.  Under the terms of the PM-J AIT contract, the prime contractors and their business partner networks will provide complete turnkey RFID solutions, software, acquisition support and technical services to the DoD Joint Services, Federal agencies, NATO, and multinational forces.

"Zebra is very honored to have been chosen as a preferred hardware partner by these three leading defense contractors," said Greg O'Connell, Director of Government Sales for Zebra Technologies. "These awards illustrate Zebra's leadership position in the market, and reinforce our continuing commitment to serve government and DoD customers with the technology solutions they need to carry out their mission-critical responsibilities."
"Lowry Computer Products has been supplying the Federal Government, as well as the DoD with Zebra's printing technologies for over 20 years, using our GSA and AIT Schedules, and we are extremely pleased to be able to include them in this contract," said Steve Lowry, executive vice president, Lowry Computer Products. 

Commenting on the selection of Zebra as a hardware partner, Daniel Connolly of ODIN technologies said: "Zebra's versatility and adherence to the DoD's rigorous standards made it the right choice for ODIN technologies to partner with in support of the warfighter."

The Zebra RZ400 is a UHF RFID Gen 2 midrange printer/encoder offering rugged, all-metal construction, high reliability and broad functionality at a competitive price point.  The RZ400 units are well-suited for on-demand printing/encoding of 4-inch, EPC-compliant RFID labels and tags for supply chain and asset tracking applications. Additional advantages of the RZ400 in military supply chain applications include wireless connectivity, multi-language support, and easy integration into existing IT platforms and applications. Zebra also offers a full complement of Genuine Zebra supplies for use with Zebra RFID printer/encoders to ensure smooth operation and compatibility.
About Lowry Computer Products
Lowry Computer Products is a leading manufacturer, systems integrator and software provider of RFID/EPC products, wireless, barcode and data collection solutions with an install base of several thousand customers. Lowry's end-to-end solutions for the government, mandate compliance, asset management, food safety traceability, supply chain visibility, work-in-progress, and track and trace deliver real ROI for its customers. Through its 15 U.S. sales offices, 25 service centers and a nationwide network of more than 200 service partners, Lowry provides certified technical support and trusted customer service throughout North America.

About ODIN technologies
ODIN technologies is the leader in the physics of RFID solutions for healthcare, aerospace, financial services, oil & gas and government agencies. Global corporations on five continents leverage ODIN technologies' expert engineers and patented RFID deployment automation and monitoring tools to achieve accuracy, speed and visibility for their RFID deployments. ODIN serves clients from offices in Dulles, Virginia, USA; Tokyo, Japan; Dublin, Ireland; and Budapest, Hungary.

About Zebra Technologies
Zebra Technologies Corporation helps companies identify, track and manage assets, transactions and people with on-demand specialty digital printing and automatic identification solutions. In more than 100 countries around the world, more than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies use innovative and reliable Zebra printers, supplies, RFID products and software to increase productivity, improve quality, lower costs, and deliver better customer service.


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