Psion Teklogix Inc.

Psion Teklogix Inc.
Alien Technology Corporation

July 19, 2005 09:00 ET

Psion Teklogix Strengthens RFID Portfolio Through Strategic Alliance with Alien Technology

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - July 19, 2005) - Psion Teklogix, (LSE:PON), a global provider of solutions for mobile computing, wireless data collection, imaging and RFID, today announced a Strategic Alliance with Alien Technology® Corporation, a leading provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) products. Under the partnership, Psion Teklogix will sell Alien Technology RFID readers and tags to customers in the government, supply chain and logistics markets.

Psion Teklogix will also add Alien Technology's products to its General Services Administration (GSA) Schedules program, which makes Alien Technology's RFID readers and tags available to U.S. government customers. Psion Teklogix has more than 400 government installations worldwide, and a designated Government Solutions Group supporting its Department of Defense and Federal Agency customer base.

"Psion Teklogix has strong capabilities as an integrated solutions provider to customers in emerging markets for Alien®'s RFID products," said Susan Pearson, Vice President, Alliances, Alien Technology Corporation. "Partnering with Psion Teklogix is a natural fit and will help us expand our presence in the government and supply chain and logistics markets."

Alien Technology offers a range of low-cost EPC Class 1 UHF RFID tags and Battery Assisted Passive tags for complex tag applications, including liquids and metals. The company's RFID readers can be used to create a portal solution or track goods at dock doors and on conveyors. Customers can use these RFID tags and readers with Psion Teklogix' RFID enabled hand-held devices and printers to create complete RFID solutions that increase visibility across the supply chain.

"Alien Technology is a market leader in providing RFID tag and reader technology, and we are pleased to include them in our expanding Alliance network," said Rob Douglas, president, Psion Teklogix Americas. "Psion Teklogix is committed to bringing the pieces of the RFID puzzle together for our customers to help them realize the maximum benefits of RFID in the supply chain."

Psion Teklogix customers can purchase Alien Technology's EPC Class 1 Gen 1 products immediately from Psion Teklogix' North American and European sales offices. Later in 2005, Alien Technology's EPC Class 1 Gen 2 products will be available to Psion Teklogix customers.

About Psion Teklogix Inc.

Psion Teklogix is a global provider of solutions for mobile computing and wireless data collection. 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, including image capture and RFID. With over three decades of industry experience, Psion Teklogix has customers in more than 80 countries around the world, and over 36 sales and support offices in 17 countries. Psion Teklogix is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, with additional corporate offices in 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 Alien Technology

Alien Technology Corporation is a leading provider of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) products for global customers in government, retail, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, transportation, and other industries. Using its patented manufacturing process, Fluidic Self Assembly (FSA®), Alien manufactures EPC tags in very high-volumes and at low cost. The company provides a family of RFID readers for a variety of applications including supply chain management, logistics, and anti-counterfeiting, to improve inventory management and reduce operating costs. Alien is an active member of EPCglobal. More information about Alien Technology Corporation can be found on the Company's website at

Alien, Alien Technology, Gen2 Ready, FSA, the Alien logo, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Alien Technology Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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