OATSystems Announces Three-Year Contract Extension with Airbus
Building on Key Successes of the Initial Agreement Over the Past Two Years, Airbus Taps OAT’s Expert RFID Services for Additional Three Years
ORLANDO, April 14, 2010 — OATSystems, a division of Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CKP), today announced here at RFID Journal Live that Airbus has extended its contract for OATSystems’ expert Auto-ID & RFID software services for an additional three years.
In what was noted at the time to be the manufacturing industry’s single largest RFID software transaction to date, Airbus selected OATSystems and partners in early 2008 to provide a multi-million dollar, multi-year Auto-ID software platform In parallel, Airbus also entered into an initial two-year service contract with OATSystems to deploy its software platform, which is part of the Airbus Auto-ID standard corporate architecture .
During this time, OATSystems has delivered variety of solutions to help Airbus streamline operations across supply chain, manufacturing and assembly domains.
“We are extremely pleased that our software and professional services proved their value so demonstrably over these past two years,” said Prasad Putta, general manager, OATSystems, upon executing the Airbus contract extension. “We look forward to our continued partnership with Airbus and supporting it in its pioneering Value Chain Visibility and Auto-ID program.
OATSystems will exhibit a variety of its solutions for A&D and industrial manufacturers here at RFID Journal Live in Booth 440.
OATSystems, Inc. is the recognized radio-frequency identification (RFID) solution leader with software that empowers businesses to achieve competitive advantage and ROI from RFID enabled applications. As a pioneer in developing RFID technology, OATSystems has been setting the standards in RFID for over half a decade and is responsible for industry firsts that include the largest scale and largest scope of deployments, as well as the most innovative approaches to providing enterprise-wide RFID solutions. OATSystems’ multinational client base consists of over 100 customers in retail, consumer packaged goods, consumer electronics, manufacturing, life sciences, aerospace and defense. A division of Checkpoint Systems, Inc., OATSystems is located in Waltham, MA, and has a development office in Bangalore, India and various direct sales offices and resellers around the globe. To learn more, visit www.oatsystems.com and www.checkpointsystems.com.
About Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
Checkpoint Systems is a global leader in shrink management, merchandise visibility and apparel labeling solutions. Checkpoint enables retailers and their suppliers to reduce shrink, improve shelf availability and leverage real-time data to achieve operational excellence. Checkpoint solutions are built upon 40 years of RF technology expertise, diverse shrink management offerings, a broad portfolio of apparel labeling solutions, market-leading RFID applications, innovative high-theft solutions and its Web-based Check-Net data management platform. As a result, Checkpoint customers enjoy increased sales and profits by improving supply-chain efficiencies, by facilitating on-demand label printing and by providing a secure open-merchandising environment enhancing the consumer’s shopping experience. Listed on the NYSE (NYSE: CKP), Checkpoint operates in every major geographic market and employs 5,600 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.checkpointsystems.com.