U.S. Postal Service Extends Contract With I.D. Systems to Continue Deploying Wireless Industrial Vehicle Management Technology
HACKENSACK, N.J., March 13, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- I.D. Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:IDSY), a leading provider of wireless asset management solutions, today announced that it has been awarded a contract extension by the United States Postal Service (USPS) to continue deploying its Wireless Asset Net(r) industrial vehicle management system in postal distribution facilities nationwide. The system was installed in 80 USPS facilities during the initial three-year contract period, which is set to expire at the end of the first quarter of 2008. The contract extension is a fixed-price, indefinite-quantity instrument, which does not define exact quantities, times, or places of product deliveries, but which streamlines USPS' ordering process with I.D. Systems. The contract now extends through December 31, 2010.
"This contract extension reflects the significant economic benefits our wireless technology has generated -- and continues to generate -- for the U.S. Postal Service," said Jeffrey Jagid, I.D. Systems' chairman and chief executive officer. "We look forward to helping the Postal Service further achieve greater efficiencies, lower costs, and a safer work environment, as it continues to roll out our technology throughout its U.S. distribution operations."
The Wireless Asset Net consists of intelligent wireless devices (Vehicle Asset Communicators(r)) installed on powered industrial vehicles (such as forklifts and pallet movers), a patented wireless communication architecture, and client-server software for access control, utilization analysis, real-time location tracking, and many other functions. The system improves industrial workplace safety and security by restricting vehicle access to trained, authorized operators and by providing electronic safety inspection checklists. The system reduces maintenance expenses by automatically uploading vehicle data, reporting vehicle problems in real time, giving management the option of scheduling maintenance according to actual vehicle usage rather than on a calendar basis, and helping plant management determine the optimal economic time to replace equipment. The system also helps improve productivity by ensuring equipment is in the proper place at the right time and by providing management with unique reports on vehicle utilization.
Based in Hackensack, NJ, I.D. Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of wireless solutions for managing and securing high-value enterprise assets. These assets include industrial vehicles, such as forklifts and airport ground support equipment, and rental vehicles. The Company's patented Wireless Asset Net system, which utilizes radio frequency identification, or RFID, technology, addresses the needs of organizations to control track, monitor and analyze their assets. For more information, visit www.id-systems.com.
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Released March 13, 2008