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Fujitsu Announces Partnership with Positek RFID LP to Grow the RFID Market in North America

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. -- Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc., a leader in innovative technology and front-end solutions, today announces that it has partnered with Positek RFID L.P. to form a new subsidiary company, Positek RFID Inc., with the objective to expand the market for washable RFID technologies in North America. Positek RFID L.P. creates and installs custom-designed laundry management solutions that enable companies to improve productivity by reducing labor and merchandise costs and accurately tracking, sorting and managing inventory. Jeff Markman will continue his leadership role, as president of the new company, reporting to the board of directors. Herb Markman will also be actively involved with Positek RFID Inc. and assume the position of Chief Technology Officer.

“Our business relationship with Positek through the years has been very successful. By creating this new company, we will enable Positek to achieve even greater strength and market success as industry moves towards digital transformation,” says Michi Sugawara, President and CEO of Fujitsu Frontech North America. “Positek RFID Inc. will continue to be operated as an independent business with a long term goal of expanding its presence in the North American market.”

“We are excited to form a closer working relationship with Fujitsu,” says Herb Markman, CEO of Positek RFID L.P. “Fujitsu is a forward-looking company with exceptional product development. We are confident that this relationship will allow us to become even more agile and grow our market while giving our customers confidence in our long term success.”

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a powerful technology that is used to track everything from airline parts to clothing and accessories purchased from your local department store. Washable RFID enables garment and linen rental companies, as well as hotels and hospitals, to track their inventory to ensure that adequate stock is available when and where it is needed, as well as to reduce loss. Positek is a leader in developing state-of-the-art RFID tracking solutions for the textile maintenance market. Fujitsu has significant technology in Digital Solutions and the Internet of Things (IoT), which connect items and systems to allow seamless exchange of information about location, environment and the history of an item. IoT is a core enabler for the future hyper-connected businesses and a key driver of digital transformation and business innovation. The combined resources will allow Positek RFID Inc. to expand to other markets outside of the textile maintenance industry.

“I am delighted to announce that our subsidiary, Fujitsu Frontech North America, has entered into this new business relationship with Positek,” says Kazuhiro Igarashi, president and CEO of Fujitsu Frontech Limited. “We believe that the partnership with Positek will bring us a further expansion of the RFID solutions business in North America and development of new market segments, by making full use of Positek RFID’s sophisticated integration technology and extensive customer base.”

Fujitsu’s RFID linen tags are very popular around the world. The Fujitsu WT-A533 washable UHF RFID Linen Tag is flexible, soft and durable, making it ideal for flat linens and garments processed in industrial laundries. The new semi-transparent WT-A533L washable UHF RFID Fashion Tag is only 7 millimeters wide, which enables fashion apparel manufacturers and garment rental companies to easily insert the new tag into garments and high-fashion items without using a pouch or heat-seal tape. The WT-A533 Linen Tag and the WT-A533L Fashion Tag are currently available globally.

About Fujitsu Frontech Limited

As part of the Fujitsu Group, FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED ties people and ICT together through the development, manufacture, and sales of front-end technologies such as ATMs, banking terminals, palm vein authentication system,RFID, totalizator terminals, and public display devices. FUJITSU FRONTECH also offers related software, system integration and services as part of its total solutions. FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED (FTEC: 6945) reported consolidated revenues of 111 billion yen (US$992 million) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com/jp/group/frontech/en/.

About Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc.

Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. (FFNA) provides market-focused IT solutions that enable customers to achieve their business objectives through integrated offerings for self-checkout and currency management solutions, kiosks, mobile, RFID, and biometric authentication technology. FFNA delivers industry-specific solutions for the manufacturing, retail, healthcare, government, education, financial services, and enterprise and communications sectors throughout North America. FFNA is headquartered with operations and product development at 27121 Towne Centre Drive, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610. For more information, please see; http://www.fujitsufrontechna.com.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 155,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017. For more information, please see; http://www.fujitsu.com.


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