U.S. Navy Selects Passive RFID Professional Services, Engineering Support

CACI includes Zebra as RFID printer partner for Navy AIT Program Office contract

CACI includes Zebra as RFID printer partner for Navy AIT Program Office contract

Vernon Hills, IL — November 16, 2005 — The Department of the Navy
(DoN) Automatic Identification Technology (AIT) Program Office said this week it has selected Zebra Technologies to provide radio frequency identification (RFID) professional services and engineering support, as well as RFID smart label printer/encoders, software and media.

Zebra was included as a subcontractor in a five-year contract the Navy awarded to CACI International Inc., a member of Zebra's PartnersFirst government reseller program.

The AIT Program Office is responsible for the implementation plan to promote the use of RFID technology for supply chain, logistics, maintenance, materials management, warehouse management and other operations on ships and ashore. The contract establishes Zebra as a Navy subcontractor charged with helping the Navy and U.S. Marine Corps implement passive RFID programs by providing program and project management, technical services, and product and media recommendation.

Zebra already has provided numerous RFID and bar code systems to the Navy and other DoD branches, and is included in multiple General Services Administration (GSA) schedules.

In addition, Zebra has products and services to help defense contractors comply with the DoD Universal Identification (UID) permanent bar code marking requirement.

According to a Venture Development Corp. (VDC) study and AMR Research, Zebra is the RFID market leader with more printer/encoders sold than any other company worldwide. Zebra first made its name helping customers harness the power of bar codes, and has now captured the largest installed base of both high frequency and electronic product code ultra-high frequency (UHF) models.

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