Alien Technology Wins U.S. Government BPA Award

Blanket purchase agreement allows Alien to supply EPC Class 1 RFID tags; DoD program designed to improve inventory management

Morgan Hill, CA — March 17, 2005 — Alien Technology today announced the award of a Blanket purchase agreement (BPA) from the Army Contracting Agency (ACA) Information Technology, E-Commerce and Commercial Contracting Center (ITEC4), for passive radio frequency identification (RFID) electronic product code (EPC) -1 tags.

According to the ACA ITEC4, RFID EPC-1 technology will provide standardization and interoperability requirements among all Government users of passive RFID EPC-1 tags and components.

The BPA serves all of the Department of Defense (DoD) branches with access to a state-of-the-art common, integrated structure for logistic identification, tracking, locating and monitoring of commodities and assets.

Use of this technology is intended to assist in data collection, storage information, retrieval methods, information processing and transmission of tag data across all branches of the DoD.