ADT Lands DoD Blanket Purchase Agreement for RFID Technology

ADT Security Services Inc., a unit of Tyco Fire & Security, has been awarded a blanket purchase agreement from the U.S. Department of Defense for the sale of fixed and portable radio frequency identification (RFID) readers and antennas as the department moves forward with its initiative to use RFID for logistic identification, tracking, locating and monitoring of commodities and assets.

The agreement runs through June 2007 and is part of the DOD's effort to standardize RFID technology pricing and compatibility for all of the department's branches. It will include ADT's Sensormatic Agile Series II readers, Sensormatic Agile Series II Omnipoint antennas and GlobeRanger's iMotion RFID software.

According to Randy Dunn, National Director of RFID Sales and Marketing for ADT, the blanket purchase agreement was awarded because of ADT's global capabilities and long history of working with UHF technologies and large-scale systems integration.

"We are able to provide them with quality competitive products, and we have the expertise, longevity and worldwide presence to back those products," Dunn said.

The DOD will use RFID technology to better track and monitor the movement of supplies and assets in a number of areas including inventory control, supply chain tracking and the tracking of shipments from DOD depots and warehouses.