3M Canada and IDENTEC SOLUTIONS Combine Forces

    DALLAS, TX, July 23 /CNW/ - 3M Canada and IDENTEC SOLUTIONS today
announced a strategic partnership that recognizes 3M Canada as a distribution
partner for IDENTEC SOLUTIONS' technology.
    Under the terms of the agreement, 3M Canada will promote, deliver and
support IDENTEC SOLUTIONS' Position Server and IntelliFIND asset management
application suite across multiple industries throughout Canada, including
construction, oil and gas, mining and electrical and telco markets.
    "We performed an extensive search to match the needs of our clients with
a solution that would not only meet, but would exceed their expectations,"
stated Jim McManus, 3M Canada's Track and Trace Solutions Business Manager.
"IDENTEC SOLUTIONS robust asset mobile management technology clearly delivered
in even the harshest outdoor and indoor environments. We are very pleased to
add IDENTEC SOLUTIONS as one of our strategic technology partners."
    "We are extremely pleased 3M selected IDENTEC SOLUTIONS' Position Server
and IntelliFIND asset management application suite to meet the needs and
demands of their clients," states Peter Linke, Executive Vice President Sales
and Marketing, IDENTEC SOLUTIONS, Inc., "3M's reputation and brand
recognition, combined with the depth and breadth of their sales and support
organization will facilitate further expansion for IDENTEC SOLUTIONS into the
Canadian market and construction, oil and gas, mining and electrical and telco
industry segments."
    This application suite combines IDENTEC SOLUTIONS patented Intelligent
Long-Range (ILR) active RFID technology with the Position Server and patented
IntelliFIND location software. IDENTEC SOLUTIONS was recently awarded a patent
for the location software solution which delivers accurate location
information for tagged assets in both indoor and outdoor environments. A key
benefit of IDENTEC SOLUTIONS application suite is the minimal reader
infrastructure required to deliver an assets information.
    3M provides comprehensive, easy to use solutions for customers in diverse
markets, including health care, safety and security, government, oil and gas,
supply chain, construction and utilities, libraries and legal offices.
Utilizing RFID, GPS and RTLS technologies, 3M's asset management, protection,
and utilization solutions enable customers to reliably and accurately manage
high-value assets. 3M Systems are designed with full implementation in mind,
deploying the right solution, with the right technology, suited for the
customer. For more information, go to www.3Mtrackandtrace.com.

    About 3M Canada

    Established in 1951, 3M Canada Company was one of the first international
subsidiaries opened by 3M and remains one of the largest. 3M Canada's head
office and original manufacturing site is in London, Ontario where
approximately 1,000 of the company's 1,950 employees work. Other Ontario
plants are located in Toronto, Brockville, and Perth with one in Morden,
Manitoba. Sales offices are located in major cities nationwide and a national
service network supports customers. For more information, please visit


    IDENTEC SOLUTIONS is the global leader in active wireless tracking
solutions. A commitment to developing ground-breaking, industry-specific
tracking solutions featuring proprietary patented technology has placed
IDENTEC SOLUTIONS in the international forefront as a technology provider for
innovation and as a complete solution provider in the automotive, oil, gas and
mining industries.
    Utilized by the world's leading organizations and system integrators,
IDENTEC SOLUTIONS' award-winning technology portfolio offers robust, highly
effective tracking solutions that manage critical process and optimize supply
chain flow. Privately held since 1999, IDENTEC SOLUTIONS has provided asset
management solutions and support to a variety of organizations, including an
impressive roster of Fortune 500 clients such as Volkswagen, Audi, Deutsche
Post and General Electric. Headquartered in Lustenau, Austria, the company's
North American headquarters are located in Dallas, Texas, with customer
service centers in Hong Kong, Germany, Australia and Norway. For more
information, please visit www.identecsolutions.com.

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For further information: Dawn Antle, Get Noticed Marketing, (250)
868-0270, dawn@getnoticedmarketing.com

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