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Miles Technologies Selects Avery Dennison as Preferred Provider of Gen 2 RFID Inlays

Flowery Branch, GA (April 18, 2007) - Miles Technologies, a leading systems integrator, today announced that it has selected Avery Dennison as a "Preferred Provider" of Gen 2 RFID inlays which are a critical component of the labels used within RFID solutions. Avery Dennison RFID's broad portfolio of EPC Gen 2 inlays, as well as innovative UHF inlay designs for new and emerging applications, will also be utilized in Miles' Technologies new Benchmark LAB, a Chicago-based training center designed to provide RFID users with a real-world factory setting for RFID training and certification.

RFID solutions - which are growing in world wide popularity -- are used for increased supply chain visibility and operational efficiency in a wide range of applications such as inventory control, shipping and receiving; parts tracking and identification; quality control hospital tracking and supply chain compliance initiatives from big box retailers such as Wal-Mart, Best Buy and Target, along with government agencies such as the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

"We are pleased to announce that Avery Dennison RFID will join the elite ranks of our top providers," said Tom Beusch, president of Miles Technologies. "As the business value of RFID becomes more main stream, a growing number of companies will move to deploy best-in-class RFID solutions. By offering our customers a 'total solution' built with leading-edge technology including products and services from the industry's premier RFID vendors such as Avery Dennison -- we will continue to support the broad adoption of RFID."

Bob Cornick, General Manager of Avery Dennison RFID adds, "Avery Dennison RFID is highly committed to teaming with top systems integrators such as Miles Technologies to deliver real-world RFID to a growing base of end-users across both compliance and new and emerging RFID applications. These types of channel and alliance relationships are strategic to our company's ongoing commitment to serving as a 'trusted partner' with fellow industry leading vendors supporting end-users and satisfy growing market demand for RFID."

Miles Technologies offers a unique RFID solution suite that includes:

  • An integrated solution for customers that need complete RFID enabled solutions for closed-Loop, compliance, and custom applications
  • Compliance Partner RFID is a fully automatic compliance labeling software solution that actually detects and rejects weak or improperly placed RFID tags. This fully-automatic compliance labeling system meets all retail (Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Target, etc) and DoD mandates.
  • The RFID Benchmark LAB is a training center offering courseware to help users achieve the CompTIA® RFID+™ Certification

Avery Dennison RFID is a business unit of Avery Dennison Corp. (NYSE: AVY) and is a premier designer, manufacturer and marketer of high-quality, low-cost RFID inlays for supply chain compliance, asset tracking, retail and item-level applications. Avery Dennison RFID offers the industry's broadest portfolio of EPC Gen 2 inlays, as well as innovative UHF inlay designs for new and emerging applications. The company also provides comprehensive applications consulting services to help customers understand how superior inlay design, production and testing can help assure successful real-world RFID deployments.

About Miles Technologies

As a leading provider of barcode and RFID solutions, Miles Technologies empowers companies to achieve efficiencies in inventory management and asset tracking. Miles Technologies is dedicated to meeting the needs of all size companies in industries like warehousing, manufacturing, and healthcare. We understand that different industries require customized solutions and that every business faces unique challenges. Therefore, we are proud to offer solutions that are easy to use and are committed to complete customer projects on time and on budget. Over the past 24 years, we have helped thousands of customers solve business problems and achieve efficiency goals. For more information call 800-783-2132 or visit www.milestechinc.com.

About Avery Dennison RFID

Avery Dennison RFID, a business unit of Avery Dennison Corp. (NYSE: AVY), is a premier designer, manufacturer and marketer of high-quality, low-cost RFID inlays for supply chain compliance, asset tracking, retail and item-level applications. For additional information about Avery Dennison RFID and the company's complete product portfolio, visit www.rfid.averydennison.com.

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