Psion Teklogix Inc.

Psion Teklogix Inc.
Interlink Technologies

April 03, 2006 06:00 ET

FloraCraft Creates Warehouse Efficiency With Psion Teklogix and Interlink Technologies Rugged Mobile Computing Solution

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 3, 2006) -

World's largest fabricator of Styrofoam® brand products for the arts, crafts and floral industry gains real-time visibility and inventory accuracy

Psion Teklogix (LSE:PON), a global provider of solutions for mobile computing, wireless data collection, imaging and RFID, and Interlink Technologies, a pioneer in the WMS market focused on delivering enterprise applications to customers in the manufacturing, distribution, 3PL, pharmaceutical, health care, retail, automotive, electronics, and food service industries, announced today that FloraCraft Corporation has implemented a joint mobile computing solution developed by the two companies. The new system replaces FloraCraft's paper-based warehouse management system, enhancing the company's real-time visibility in its warehouse and increasing inventory accuracy.

FloraCraft, the world's largest fabricator of Styrofoam® brand products for the arts, crafts and floral industry is using WHSe-LINK®, Interlink Technologies' warehouse management software package and Psion Teklogix' rugged 7535 hand-held devices, to keep track of products in its three-storey, 250,000 square foot warehouse. The new solution is helping FloraCraft decrease the time it takes to track inventory and improve accuracy.

"With our manual process, the biggest challenges were lack of warehouse organization and real-time visibility," said Steve Carlson, director, FloraCraft. "We strive to be the market leader in supply chain management to benefit our key customers and with the new mobile computing system we are seeing significantly improved data collection and more accurate production reports. This has led to significant enhancements in overall productivity and improved customer service."

The WHSe-LINK® software package links barcode and RF technologies to provide paperless, real-time, and advanced WMS functionality. In combination with Psion Teklogix' 7535 hand-held devices, WHSe-LINK® provides efficient system directed tasks for enhanced user productivity and drives inventory tracking to the floor level.

"Our long-standing partnership with Psion Teklogix and its strong reputation for providing rugged and durable mobile computing devices made it a perfect fit for this implementation," said Gary Paulsen, vice president, Interlink Technologies. "With the joint system, FloraCraft is able to meet its total data collection needs and improve employee productivity."

The 7535 is a rugged hand-held designed to perform in the harshest conditions in the warehouse, manufacturing facility, yard, distribution centre or port environment. It delivers reliable performance in the toughest environments and is able to withstand multiple drops from a height of five feet onto concrete. This rugged design enables it to meet customers' real-time communications needs in almost any work situation. The 7535 also utilizes Windows CE .NET and Intel XScale allowing it to be tailored to the exact needs of a mobile workforce.

"Psion Teklogix has a rich history in deploying mobile computing solutions in the warehouse and understands the challenges that customers face," said Rob Douglas, president, Psion Teklogix Americas. "We are pleased to be working with an industry leader like Interlink Technologies on this implementation."

About Psion Teklogix

Psion Teklogix is a global provider of solutions for mobile computing, wireless data collection and RFID. The company's fully integrated mobile computing solutions include rugged hardware; secure wireless networks, robust software, professional services, and exceptional support programs. Psion Teklogix is committed to helping its customers reap the benefits of new and emerging technologies, such as RFID. The company continues to introduce new RFID technologies that show tremendous potential across a wide range of markets. With over three decades of industry experience, Psion Teklogix has customers in more than 70 countries around the world, and over 36 sales and support offices in 17 countries. Psion Teklogix is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, America, Europe, and Asia. Psion Teklogix is the operating business of Psion PLC, which is publicly listed in the London Stock Exchange (PON.L). For more information, visit

About FloraCraft Corporation

FloraCraft is a market leader in providing Styrofoam® brand products for the arts, crafts and floral industry across North America. For more information, visit

About Interlink Technologies

Interlink Technologies is a pioneer in the WMS market and has provided successful warehouse management solutions since 1986 to diverse clients in many industries. For 20 years, Interlink Technologies' solutions have helped manufacturing, distribution, 3PL, pharmaceutical, healthcare, retail, automotive, electronics, and food service clients. Interlink Technologies is committed to helping customers exceed their goals of increased efficiency and effectiveness. For more information, visit

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