SOURCE: Fluensee Inc.

November 01, 2006 07:00 ET

Fluensee Dock Selected by Sun Microsystems to Manage the Distribution of Its IT Equipment for Trade Shows

Technology Chosen for Its Compatibility With Java and the Solaris 10 Operating System (OS) and Rich RFID Functionality

ENGLEWOOD, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 1, 2006 -- RFID-enabled asset management provider, Fluensee Inc., today announced that Sun Microsystems Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW) has selected and installed Fluensee Dock™ to manage the distribution of the IT equipment that is designated for shipment to various trade shows and conferences around the world. Fluensee Dock was chosen because it offers support for the Sun Solaris 10 OS, is written in Java and works well with Sun's industry-leading hardware platform.

Sun Microsystems' Events Group is responsible for managing all IT equipment required for the hundreds of tradeshows and events in which the company participates. The IT equipment is stored in a central warehouse and then shipped around the world to support the needs of the events. Fluensee's RFID-enabled application, Fluensee Dock, is being used by the Events Group to improve customer service and enhance its visibility into equipment, inventory management, shipping and receiving functions.

"Each month we are involved in many events and tradeshows all over the world and managing the shipment of equipment to these shows is a large undertaking," said John Wetherill, project manager for The Sun Microsystems Events Group. "Fluensee Dock has helped us to significantly reduce the labor required to ship and return items going to the tradeshows."

Fluensee Dock provides enhanced visibility of Sun's equipment at any given time in the shipping process. It provides proactive alerts around movement, and changes to assist in managing the entire operation. Based on RFID technology, Fluensee Dock is an advanced solution for tracking and managing shipping and receiving functions in a warehouse environment.

"Sun Microsystems is an excellent example of a large enterprise with a significant volume of valuable technology assets that require shipping and receiving to and from various locations around the world," said Chris Brumett, vice president of operations, Fluensee Inc. "Fluensee Dock automates the process and provides real-time location and status information that the Events Group needs to be successful in its conferences and tradeshows."

Fluensee's suite of software includes: Fluensee AssetTrack™, a comprehensive solution for tracking and managing physical assets and inventory; Fluensee Yard™, Dock™ and Fleet™ which are specifically designed for effectively managing transportation and distribution environments; and Fluensee DataCenter™, which was developed to better track assets in data centers and IT facilities. Its end-to-end asset management software is highly configurable, flexible and is easily integrated with best-of-breed RFID, GPS and sensor technologies.

About Fluensee

Fluensee's RFID-enabled asset tracking and supply chain management solutions improve the visibility, accuracy, security and utilization of a company's mobile and fixed assets. Its end-to-end solutions combine highly configurable and patented software and implementation services with hardware from leading RFID, barcode, GPS and sensor technology providers. Real-time asset location, condition and alerts result in a more efficient use of inventory, improved utilization and reduced operating costs. Formerly Applied Logistics, Fluensee is a privately held company with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. On the Net:

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