VERNON HILLS, Ill., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Zebra Technologies (Nasdaq: ZBRA), a global leader in delivering on-demand printing solutions for business improvement, has been selected to provide radio frequency identification (RFID) professional services and engineering support, as well as RFID smart label printer/encoders, software and media, to the Department of the Navy (DoN) Automatic Identification Technology (AIT) Program Office. 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 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.
"From bar coding to RFID, Zebra continues to offer solutions and expertise to meet the military's evolving needs," said Bob Cornick, vice president of RFID for Zebra. "CACI's inclusion of Zebra in the latest Navy AIT contract affirms our technology leadership and our value as a trusted partner."
Zebra was the first company to recognize the potential of RFID in the supply chain by introducing integrated, on-demand bar code and RFID printer/encoders more than five years ago. The company works with today's leading RFID technology providers to bring extremely reliable and flexible RFID printing/encoding solutions to market.
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. An industry pioneer, 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 EPC ultra-high frequency (UHF) models in every geographic region reported.
For more information on Zebra's RFID printer/encoders and management solutions call +1 866 230 9495 or visit http://www.rfid.zebra.com .
About Zebra Technologies
Zebra Technologies Corp. (Nasdaq: ZBRA) delivers innovative and reliable on-demand printing solutions for business improvement and security applications in 100 countries around the world. More than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies use Zebra-brand printers. A broad range of applications benefit from Zebra-brand thermal bar code, "smart" label, receipt, and card printers, resulting in enhanced security, increased productivity, improved quality, lower costs, and better customer service. The company has sold nearly five million printers, including RFID printer/encoders and wireless mobile solutions, and also offers software, connectivity solutions and printing supplies. Information about Zebra bar code and RFID products can be found at http://www.zebra.com .
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