NCR Announces Reseller Agreement for SAMSys RFID Readers
SAMSys hardware now available for integration with NCR’s end-to-end RFID solutions
February 28, 2006, ATLANTA – NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) and SAMSys Technologies Inc. (SMY: TSX), a leading provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) hardware, today announced a reseller agreement allowing SAMSys’ fixed and embedded multiprotocol and multiregional ultrahigh frequency (UHF) readers and associated products to be deployed as integrated components of the NCR TransitionWorks™ RFID solutions portfolio.
The agreement with SAMSys allows NCR to leverage a family of UHF RFID fixed readers and embedded reader modules. These reader modules function with all EPC-compliant tags, including Class 0, 0+, Class 1, ISO, and Gen 2, and comply with U.S., European and Asian frequency requirements. The modules can be embedded in bar-code printers/encoders, smart-label applicators and other devices requiring RFID capability.
Additionally, the agreement enables NCR to resell other SAMSys products including high-frequency and low-frequency readers, antennas, and turnkey UHF portal systems designed for dock doors.
“SAMSys has a decade of experience in developing RFID hardware capabilities in the United States and other countries, and they have a product road map that corresponds to our strategy for the RFID marketplace,” said NCR Vice President for Global RFID Solutions John Greaves. “This alliance is part of NCR’s strategy to align itself with industry-leading providers and serve as a one-stop shop for businesses seeking to improve critical business processes through the use of RFID.”
Touching industries around the world, the NCR TransitionWorks portfolio of global RFID solutions encompasses thoughtware, hardware, tags, services and software, including Teradata data warehouse solutions, to help customers solve real business problems.
“NCR’s decision to use our products in their RFID solutions portfolio gives us an important new sales channel that leverages NCR’s established relationships and brand recognition among Tier 1 customers, particularly in the retail sector,” said Tom Dziersk, SAMSys president and CEO. “Through NCR, we now have the opportunity to place our products in some of the major businesses around the world and thereby drive significant revenue increases as RFID adoption continues to rise.”
About SAMSys Technologies Inc.
SAMSys Technologies Inc. (SAMSys), founded in 1995, is a world-leading provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) reader solutions. SAMSys offers a family of products to simplify the installation and ensure the ongoing performance of the overall RFID hardware infrastructure. SAMSys is a public company whose shares are listed for trading on the TSX Exchange under the symbol: “SMY.” The Company has a total of 51.5 million shares outstanding. Visit SAMSys at www.samsys.com and www.investorfile.com.
About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leading global technology company helping businesses build stronger relationships with their customers. NCR’s Teradata® data warehouses, ATMs, retail systems, self-service solutions and IT services provide Relationship Technology™ that maximizes the value of customer interactions and helps organizations create a stronger competitive position. Based in Dayton, Ohio, NCR (www.ncr.com) employs approximately 28,200 people worldwide.
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