TELXON ANNOUNCES ALLIANCE WITH COMPUTER IDENTICS
TELXON ANNOUNCES ALLIANCE WITH COMPUTER IDENTICS AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Telxon Corporation
NASDAQ/NMS: TLXN), the worldwide leader in hand-held microcomputer technology, and Computer Identics Corporation, a leading manufacturer of barcode data collection products for the material handling and manufacturing industries, announced today an alliance to sell integrated data collection systems for industrial applications.
Telxon made the annoucement at Scan-Tech '91, the automatic identification industry's major trade show. Under the agreement, Canton, Mass.-based Computer Identics Corporation (C.I.) will integrate Telxon portable hand-held computers into its STARNODE(TM) data collection network. C.I. equipment on the STARNODE network is used for such applications as work-in-process tracking, labor and cost monitoring, production accounting, time and attendance, shipping verification and machine data collection. C.I. is a worldwide organization with customers in North America, Europe and the Far East, and will private-label Telxon equipment for sales in conjunction with its own products to industrial companies through its distribution channels. Telxon has more than 5,000 customers worldwide, in a broad variety of markets and industries. "Growth expected in barcode and automated factory data collection application makes the industrial segment of the market very attractive to us," said Raymond D. Meyo, president and chief executive officer of Telxon. "Teaming up with an organizaton like Computer Identics, which has over 20 years' experience in the material handling industry, will offer significant benefits to companies looking for fully integrated, real-time data collection solutions, from fixed station scanners and terminals to portable radio frequency (RF) devices." Frank J. Wezniak, president of Computer Identics, stated, "The Telxon portable Tele-transaction Computers (PTCs) are very complementary to the C.I. data collection system (STARNODE) and will significantly enhance our product offerings to the factory floor data collection market." Both companies expect the integrated product line to be available beginning in the first quarter of 1992. Telxon Portable Tele-transaction Computers (PTCs) gather, process and store on-site, real-time data which is communicated to a host computer. These systems incorporate the company's proprietary operating and applications software, associated peripheral equipment and communications devices. Telxon executive and engineering offices are located in Akron, Ohio, and its manufacturing facility is in Houston. Telxon customers are served by more than 50 sales and service offices worldwide. -0- 11/5/91 /CONTACT: Julie L. Ganim, vice president-corporate development of Telxon Corporation, 216-867-3700/ (TLXN) CO: Telxon Corporation ST: Ohio IN: CPR SU: TNM LC -- CL017 -- 1346 11/05/91 14:58 EST
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