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EDS AND FASTECH TEAM TO PROVIDE INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR MANUFACTURING CUSTOMERS

 LINCOLN, Mass., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- FASTech Integration, Inc. today announced that EDS has joined the company's FASTpartners Program as a Premier Systems Integrator Partner. The FASTpartners Program is designed to give world-class Value-Added Integrators the software tools and applications needed to develop, integrate, and deliver leading-edge factory automation and control solutions for their customers. Based on the company's industry knowledge and specialized technical expertise, EDS will add significant value to FASTech products to provide specific systems integration solutions to end users. They will also provide installation, service, and support to users of their value-added product and service offerings.
 EDS, based in Plano, Texas is a world leader in the application of information technology. The company's team of 71,000 people is committed to applying computer and communications technologies to improve business performance for a highly diversified customer base. EDS customers range from small businesses to the world's largest corporations and government organizations. FASTech and EDS have formed a partnership to exploit the mutual synergy that both companies bring to the development and delivery of value-based performance improvement solutions. The primary focus of this partnership is the joint delivery of factory automation and control solutions that help customers gain a strong competitive advantage.
 Mike Secord, manager of the EDS Plant Floor Monitoring Product Line stated, "The combination of FASTech's products and the broad range of services from EDS will provide performance improvement solutions which can be realized in less time and at lower real cost. EDS is enthusiastic about the opportunity to participate in delivering a true competitive advantage to FASTech's customers and prospects."
 Together, EDS and FASTech will also consider teaming with other solution providers that offer products and services that can supplement or add value to those of the EDS/FASTech partnership. This will enable EDS and FASTech to provide more comprehensive and competitive solutions for automating and integrating customers' business enterprises.
 "FASTech is looking forward to partnering with EDS to provide leading-edge factory automation and control solutions for manufacturers worldwide," commented Jeffrey Cassis, FASTech's vice president of sales and marketing. "By combining FASTech's proven technology with EDS's specialized technical and industry expertise, we are able to vastly expand marketing opportunities for all parties and to deliver product and service solutions that are unmatched in the industry today. It is encouraging to see that leading integrators recognize the powerful potential that our technology brings to their set of services."
 Founded in 1986, FASTech Integration, Inc. is a privately held company that develops, markets, and supports open, object-based manufacturing software tools and applications that provide the lowest life cycle cost of ownership. Headquartered in Lincoln, Mass., FASTech is among the fastest growing businesses in the MES market with more than 500 installations and over 2,000 licenses sold worldwide.
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 /CONTACT: Margie Ferro of FASTech Integration, 617-259-3131/


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