ASC announces partnership with CDO Technologies (of Dayton, Ohio)

For Immediate Release: Dayton, Ohio, USA: July 30th, 2009

ASC announces partnership with CDO Technologies (of Dayton, Ohio), and the CDO Technologies award of the US DOD AIT IV Prime Contract for supply chain solutions. The contract is awarded to the company for comprehensive, 'one-stop' logistics, asset, and supply chain management solutions.

The U.S. Army's Information Technology, E-Commerce, and Commercial Contracting Center (ITEC4) has awarded CDO Technologies of Dayton Ohio, a prime contract for Automatic Identification Technologies IV (AIT-IV), an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. The supply chain WMS software will be ASCTrac ®WMS from ASC Software also of Dayton Ohio.

The Army anticipates applications for AIT-IV to extend from inventory and warehouse environments and large, open-area storage facilities to maintenance, repair and tracking facilities, entry and exit points of military facilities and roadside installations, as well as restricted office and laboratory environments, the military transportation community and petroleum distribution points. AIT-IV solutions encompass a wide range of current and future technologies including bar codes, contact and touch memory, thermal printing, and biometrics, as well as cellular, satellite, and voice recognition communication. The AIT-IV contract, worth more than $400 million, represents the total dollar amount awarded to multiple companies, over three years with an option of up to 6 additional years.

"AIT-IV will be the cornerstone of the most sophisticated supply chain systems the DoD has ever undertaken, these systems require the seamless integration of the most advanced automatic ID and communications technologies and services available" said Don Ertel, vice president of CDO Technologies' Systems & Technology Solutions Division. "Awarding this contract to CDO Technologies, as a core integrator versus a single hardware or system supplier, recognizes the depth of the automatic ID technology development and integration capabilities we've built over 15 years working with the Army and other U.S. government services."

CDO Technologies, along with partners, A2B Tracking, ASC Software, Central State University, HCI Integrated Solutions, Motorola, Naniq, Vantedge, Williams Software, and Zebra Technologies, will provide the Army and all the Department of Defense (DoD), United States Coast Guard (CG), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Coalition Partners, Foreign Military Sales (FMS), and other Federal Agencies a complete, broad set of integrated automatic ID and data collection solutions, systems integration, and engineering services for logistics and asset management.

"Motorola is pleased to be working in support of CDO Technologies' latest contract award, Automatic Identification Technology IV," said Jim Mears, vice president and general manager of Motorola's U.S. Federal Government Market Division. "CDO is a recognized leader in providing the military with innovative technologies vital to supply chain operations, transportation, and logistics. We believe that by offering Motorola's leading edge ruggedized handheld computers and wireless infrastructure, CDO will continue to provide first-rate products and services critical to mission accomplishment," continued Mears.

The AIT-IV contract is the third Army automatic identification technology contract awarded to CDO Technologies in the last year. CDO Technologies was previously selected as a prime contractor for the U.S. Army's Passive Radio Frequency Identification (pRFID) contract. The company was also named as a subcontractor to SAVI for RFID III, an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract established by the U.S. Army on behalf of all Services for active RFID hardware, software and engineering solutions.

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About CDO Technologies CDO Technologies recommends, delivers, and supports a complete portfolio of automatic identification technologies (AIT) and solutions for government and commercial customers. CDO's expertise, together with its extensive network of partners, helps improve the visibility, accuracy, and efficiency of logistics, supply chain, and asset management applications.

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Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, USA, ASC has been a Warehouse Management System (WMS) solutions leader for more than twenty-five (25) years and offers a complete suite of supply chain solutions designed to solve complex demands of distribution, manufacturing, shipping, and web eBusiness. Known as "ASC-Trac® WMS," our "best-of-breed" WMS (warehouse management) and manufacturing solutions have been deployed by some of the most well known companies in the world.

Rated as one of Integrated Solutions Top 100 global supply chain providers, ASC's customer base includes more than 600 clients ranging from some of the largest companies in the world to many small and medium sized businesses. These companies depend on ASC solutions to operate in their mission critical areas of distribution, manufacturing, and web business.


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