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Fujitsu Partners with Positek RFID to Help Reduce Costs of Managing Uniforms, Linens and Textiles

Fujitsu UHF RFID Tags Integrated into Positek RFID’s Garment Tracking Systems to Help Customers Reduce Operational Costs, Accurately Manage Inventory and Increase Efficiency

Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc.

Foothill Ranch, CA, April 14, 2010

Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc., a leading supplier of innovative computer products including peripherals, biometric security solutions and digital media solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with Positek RFID to integrate the Fujitsu WT-A511 UHF-Band RFID(Radio Frequency Identification) tags into Positek RFID’s comprehensive garment tracking solutions and to expand the usage of the Fujitsu tag through their extensive customer and reseller network. The integration of the Fujitsu UHF RFID tag will help customers in the hospitality, textile maintenance and garment/linen rental industries more quickly, accurately and cost-effectively monitor their inventories. Fujitsu is available to discuss the Positek partnership and demonstrate its cutting-edge UHF RFID tags during the RFID Journal Live! show, April 14-16, 2010 in Orlando, Fla. at the Orange County Convention Center (booth #643).

“With nearly 100 customers using our solutions across 140 different facilities, Positek RFID is the established leader for providing RFID technology to textile maintenance companies. Our customers expect the best offerings from Positek, so it is essential that we continue to enhance our offerings by partnering with leading technology providers like Fujitsu,” said Jeff Markman, president of Positek RFID, the largest supplier of RFID solutions to the textile maintenance industry in North America. “The new Fujitsu UHF RFID tags offer a clear upgrade to existing solutions, and our customers will realize tremendous benefits from the ability to scan entire cartloads of soiled and clean textiles. This includes increased efficiency, a higher degree of accuracy and reductions in operational costs as well as the cost of replacing missing items.”

The soft and flexible Fujitsu UHF RFID tags are extremely durable. They are able to withstand hundreds of washings, the harsh chemicals associated with dry cleaning, temperatures of 250 degrees Fahrenheit for drying and autoclave systems, 400 degrees Fahrenheit for ironing, and the pressure of uniform pressing machines. UHF RFID systems are capable of scanning hundreds of articles simultaneously in seconds with a reading range of up to six feet. The Fujitsu UHF RFID tags represent a significant cost-saving solution compared to bar codes and other RFID systems, which require single garment processing. In addition, the soft and flexible Fujitsu UHF RFID tag is less than two inches long—about the size of a shirt stay. When sewn or heat-sealed into garments, the unobtrusive tags are virtually unnoticeable.

“In the hospitality, garment rental and industrial laundry industries, traditional inventory monitoring processes are a potential liability as they are typically inaccurate, inefficient and costly. The new Fujitsu UHF RFID tags represent a technology breakthrough that addresses these challenges and provides customers with a cost-effective, viable solution to more accurately monitor their inventory,” said Vic Herring, vice president of sales and business development, Advanced Technology Group, Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. “We look forward to working with Positek RFID to help its customers implement the Fujitsu UHF RFID tags within their systems to help improve efficiency, increase accuracy and lower costs as more and more organizations take advantage of the leading-edge solutions that Positek RFID and Fujitsu can now offer.”

WHEN/WHERE:

Date: April 14-16, 2010

Event: RFID Journal Live!

Location: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla.

Fujitsu Booth: #643

About Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc.

Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. offers a wide variety of products including retail point of sales terminals, self checkout systems, kiosks, digital media solutions, palm vein biometric authentication technology, Ethernet switches, RFID tags and bill dispensers - with sales, service and engineering support throughout the United States. Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. is headquartered with operations and product development at 25902 Towne Centre Drive, Foothill Ranch, CA. 92610. For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686
For more information, please see: www.fujitsufrontechna.com

About Fujitsu Frontech Limited

As part of the Fujitsu Group, Fujitsu Frontech Limited ties people and IT together through the development, manufacture and sale of front-end technology such as ATMs, operation branch, POS and totalizator terminals, and public display devices. Fujitsu Frontech also delivers related software, system integration and outsourcing as part of its total solutions offerings. The company supports the security sector by offering products incorporating Fujitsu's latest palm vein authentication technology, and is actively involved in the development of key technologies in various fields, with a current focus on color electronic paper and RFID systems.
For more information, please see: www.frontech.fujitsu.com/en/

About Positek RFID

Positek RFID has been providing RFID solutions to the textile maintenance industry since 1999, providing solutions that range from complete turnkey systems to consulting. With about 100 customers using its solutions across 140 sites, Positek is the largest supplier of RFID solutions to the textile maintenance industry in North America. The core segments Positek RFID services include uniform rental, linen rental, hospitality, tuxedo rental, walk off mat rental and event rental. Positek RFID is headquartered at 1210 Stanbridge Street, Norristown, PA 19401 and has offices in Australia and Norway. For more information about Positek RFID's products and services, call 610-275-2905.
For more information, please see: www.positekrfid.com

Press Contact - FFNA

Dan Dalton

Phone: Phone: 949-855-5590
E-mail: E-mail: ffna.pr@us.fujitsu.com
Company:Fujitsu Frontech North America, Inc.


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Date: April 14, 2010
City: Foothill Ranch, CA
Company: Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc.