Epic Data International Inc.

Epic Data International Inc.

May 31, 2006 17:00 ET

Industry Leaders to Present at Epic Data's Webinar on Best Practices for UID Implementation

RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - May 31, 2006) - Epic Data International Inc. (TSX:EKD), a leading provider of automated data capture and production execution solutions for discrete manufacturers, today announced that it will host an educational web seminar on Best Practices for UID Implementation. This one-hour live event will take place at 11am Eastern Time on June 14, 2006. The webinar's objective is to provide support to medium and large-sized Department of Defense suppliers in their journey to compliance with Military Standard 130 (MIL STD 130), which outlines the Department's requirements for Item Unique Identification (IUID) marking. The webinar will include presenters from the UID Program Office at the Department of Defense, Lockheed Martin I-GUIDES, Stewart & Stevenson and Epic Data International. It will be broadcasted simultaneously to Aerospace and Defense companies throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

The webinar will include four presentations from experts on UID implementation. It begins with a presentation from the DoD Deputy Program Manager for UID, Robert Leibrandt, that will outline the goals and timelines for the UID initiative, as well as the benefits the DoD will realize from the ability to uniquely identify and track its assets. This will be followed by a presentation from Graeme Harfman of Epic Data International who will talk about best practices for UID implementation. His presentation will also outline how manufacturers can comply with DoD requirements and benefit internally from their UID infrastructure at the same time.

The presentation from Keith Luther of Stewart & Stevenson will go over a case study on the company's approach to UID implementation after which Keith will provide his recommendations to manufacturers in the early stages of their UID journey. Finally, Brian Quinn of Lockheed Martin I-GUIDES will cover best practices for UID data management and the way the I-GUIDES solution facilitates them. The webinar will conclude with a Q&A session, in which participants will have the opportunity to get their questions answered by the UID expert panel.

With this webinar, Epic Data International demonstrates its commitment to helping its long-time customers from the Aerospace & Defense industry implement the latest data collection technologies and meet the requirements of the U.S. Department of Defense.

For more information on the webinar or to register, please go to www.epicdata.com/uid.

About Epic Data International Inc.

For over 30 years Epic Data has been a leader in automatic identification and data collection solutions for the world's most progressive organizations.

In aerospace & defense, automotive, high technology and industrial equipment & machinery manufacturers, our systems enable real-time visibility and synchronization of processes across the manufacturing value streams in order to increase production velocity, while identifying the continuous improvement initiatives vital to winning in today's competitive manufacturing environments.

In parking enforcement and route management, our systems are used to increase productivity while improving customer service and worker safety by connecting mobile personnel to central offices in real time.

People and technology make Epic Data a global leader in automated data collection and manufacturing execution solutions for the extended enterprise.

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