Miles Leveraging Partnership with Zebra to Bring Packaged, Convenient RFID Solution to End-Users
Leading systems integrator, Miles Technologies, is working closely with Zebra Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq:ZBRA), a global leader in on-demand printing solutions for business improvement, to deliver an integrated RFID solution to customers that need to meet Retail and DoD RFID compliance mandates.
Miles recognized the opportunity to differentiate itself from other systems integrators by developing RFID software to complement the hardware it sells. Setting up an RFID lab in Itasca, Ill., Miles worked with an automated conveyor system that supported Zebra RFID printer/encoders and RFID tags. Over the course of nine months, Miles successfully completed an integrated RFID solution that includes hardware and software to meet its customers' compliance needs. This complete solution makes it convenient for customers to quickly implement the RFID technology to meet RFID mandates.
"We have a great partnership in place with Miles," said Juliann Larimer, director of marketing operations for Zebra. "We're helping Miles bring a unique solution to the market that will benefit their customers by helping them meet RFID compliance needs as efficiently and effectively as possible. We're thrilled to have had a hand in helping Miles reach their goals for this RFID initiative."
Once Miles developed the RFID solution, the company began to hold seminars at its RFID lab for customers to see the technology in action.
Most companies are interested in RFID from a compliance standpoint, but Tom Beusch, president of Miles, notes that others are interested in the business value of implementing a close-looped RFID solution for improving internal processes such as asset tracking or inventory management. The seminars provide an opportunity for customers to understand and view a real-life warehouse environment utilizing RFID technology and learn about its many applications. The biweekly seminars, which began in October 2005, have been an ongoing success for Miles.
"Zebra's brand identity and our credibility bring together a solid RFID solution that is meeting each customer's unique needs," said Beusch. "We're excited to be working closely with Zebra on this innovative RFID solution that is convenient, yet robust."
About Zebra Technologies
Zebra Technologies Corporation (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(R)-brand printers. A broad range of applications benefit from Zebra-brand thermal bar code, "smart" label and receipt printers, and plastic card printers, resulting in enhanced security, increased productivity, improved quality, lower costs, and better customer service. The company has sold more than five million printers, including RFID printer/encoders and wireless mobile solutions, as well as software, connectivity solutions, and printing supplies. Information about Zebra specialty printing solutions is at www.zebra.com.
About Miles Technologies
Founded in 1982, Miles Technologies automates the warehouse with Barcode, Data Capture, RFID and Warehouse integrated hardware and Software solutions. Miles is an authorized business partner with Symbol, Zebra, Intermec, LXE, PSC, HHP, Alien and more. Our customers include large nationwide companies to smaller local firms. More information on Miles can be found at www.milestechinc.com. www.rfidlabeling.com