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TEKLYNX Donates $15,000 of CODESOFT Label Design Software to the Center for Automatic Identification At Ohio University.

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MILWAUKEE and ATHENS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 18, 2002

Contribution supports burgeoning AIDC research at several

universities...

TEKLYNX(R) International, the world's leading developer of software products for the automatic identification and data collection (AIDC) marketplace, is donating $15,000 of software to educational attendees of the 16th annual Automatic Identification and Data Capture Technical Institute (AIDCTI) being held from July 21st through the 26th at Ohio University. The donation includes one TEKLYNX CODESOFT(R) label design software 25-user network for Ohio University and 30 full-function single user copies that are being given to educator attendees to support AIDC research at other institutions, including:

CSU-Fresno

East Carolina University

Eastern Kentucky University

Gateway Tech Institute

Georgia Southern University

Governors State University

Mississippi Valley State University

Northern Illinois University

Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru

RIT Research Corporation

Robert Morris University

University of Arizona

University of Pittsburgh

University of Texas at Arlington

"We've been studying and teaching AIDC for sixteen years here at Ohio University," said Bruce Philpot, managing director of the University's Center for Automatic Identification. "It is a set of enabling technologies for so many operations that we continue to find new uses every day. One of our objectives has been to help proselytize the industry. This Institute is a major contributor to that objective and the CODESOFT donation will multiply the effects of our efforts by enabling us to have a state-of-the-art AIDC system for the University and by letting other higher education facilities learn and teach AIDC in their own facilities. We view our efforts here at the Technical Institute as Teaching the Teachers."

CODESOFT is advanced label design software that is designed to support the latest enterprise software systems. As a Microsoft Windows-compatible software program, it presents users with a familiar interface and drag and drop design capabilities. Both professors and students will be able to use CODESOFT to create label designs and simulate AIDC situations in the lab. Of particular interest will be the CODESOFT software's ability to produce labels for the fast-growing radio frequency identification (RFID) market. RFID labels are becoming widely used in grocery and other retail businesses, security, logistics, asset tracking and a virtually unlimited range of industries.

"AIDC has always been a hot topic," commented Mike Strand, global technology advisor for TEKLYNX. "It complements new wireless technologies, security systems, customer relationship management and other marketing initiatives. As a result, many colleges and universities are introducing and enhancing their AIDC-related courses. The participants in the AIDCTI are the advance guard of the movement and we are pleased to offer CODESOFT software to help them further understand and teach the potential of automatic identification and data collection."

Center for Automatic Identification at Ohio University

The Center for Automatic Identification at Ohio University is the nation's first university-based education and research center devoted solely to the study of automatic identification and data capture (AIDC). The main focuses of AIDC include magnetic stripes, bar codes, radio frequency identification, smart cards and biometrics. The Center was established in 1988 to provide a focused, unbiased, non-profit organization in recognition of the increasing uses of bar coding and other AIDC technologies. These technologies are being applied in many business environments to increase data accuracy and improve productivity.

About TEKLYNX

TEKLYNX International is the leading software developer of automatic identification and data collection (AIDC) products including software for label design, host connectivity, and data collection. Its software products feature the widest range of device and driver support in the industry. TEKLYNX is a Microsoft Certified Partner and has connectivity relationships with multiple ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software providers. Over 300,000 companies in 120 countries rely on its integrated software solutions for supply chain automation, warehouse management, shipping and receiving, inventory control and asset management. The company is headquartered in Milwaukee with operations in the United States, Europe, Japan, Singapore, and Canada. More information on TEKLYNX International is available at www.teklynx.com.

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