SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 2, 1998 — Today at the Embedded Systems Conference, Intermec Technologies Corp. and Microsoft Corp. announced they will sponsor a conference to prepare the software developer community for a new family of data collection computers scheduled to be launched in the first half of 1999. The goal of the conference is to give developers the tools and information needed to build the applications for Intermec’s new family of wireless mobile computers running the Microsoft® Windows® CE operating system. The conference is scheduled to take place Feb. 1 and 2 at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Wash.
Developing Intermec Mobile Wireless Applications With Windows CE will offer developers insight into the companies’ plans for the innovative new family of products. Business strategies, product road maps and details of the new product line, as well as demonstrations, will be featured during the two-day event.
“Both Microsoft and Intermec realize the importance of their respective developer communities,”
said Tony Black, manager of Intermec’s software developer relations.
“By partnering with our developers, we have been able to bring useful applications to our enterprise customers. The developer conference will jump-start the delivery of powerful enterprise software applications on Intermec’s new Data Collection PC.”
“Intermec has continued to lead the industry in the designing and building of products that target the data collection needs of retail, manufacturing, distribution, health care and government operations. Microsoft is excited that Intermec is utilizing the powerful capabilities of the Windows CE operating system in this effort,”
said Charles Stevens, vice president of the application developers customer unit (ADCU) at Microsoft.
“Intermec’s expertise in data collection systems, coupled with the rich development tools and modular design of Windows CE, will enable a broad range of innovative, customized product solutions for end users in a variety of customer segments.”
Information regarding the developer conference will be announced on Nov. 4 during the upcoming Embedded Systems West conference in San Jose.
“Intermec was one of the pioneer companies to design data collection devices incorporating embedded MS-DOS® ,”
said Bill Huhn, vice president of marketing for Intermec’s LASD division.
“We’re excited to be repeating history with Microsoft by being the first to introduce new Data Collection PCs that take advantage of the robust Windows CE platform.”
Intermec Technologies, a subsidiary of UNOVA Inc. (NYSE: UNA), is a global leader in the development, manufacture and integration of automated data collection and mobile computing systems. The company’s products and services are used by customers in multiple industries to improve productivity, quality and responsiveness of business operations, from supply chain management and enterprise resource planning to field sales and service.
With headquarters in southern California, UNOVA is a $2 billion industrial technologies company. It has global leadership positions in manufacturing systems and machine tools for the automotive, aerospace and general metalworking industries, as well as in automated data
collection, mobile computing, bar code and radio frequency identification systems for industrial, distribution, transportation, logistics and government applications.
For more information, contact Intermec Technologies at 6001 36th Ave. West, PO Box 4280, Everett, WA 98203-9280, (425) 348-2600, (800) 347-2636 or fax (425) 355-9551. Visit Intermec’s Web site at http://www.intermec.com/ .
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