Symbol Technologies to Demonstrate RFID Technology at Congressional Internet Caucus and AeA Technology Fairs

Symbol Technologies to Demonstrate RFID Technology at Congressional Internet Caucus and AeA Technology Fairs

Company Will Showcase RFID Baggage-Tracking System that Increases Airport Security and Efficiency

2005-3-8 HOLTSVILLE, N.Y.

Symbol Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:SBL), The Enterprise Mobility Company™, will demonstrate its radio frequency identification (RFID) baggage-tracking solution at the Congressional Internet Caucus' "Tech Fair and Policy Primer" on Wednesday, March 9th and the American Electronics Association's (AeA) Congressional RFID Fair on Thursday March 10th. At both events, Symbol will demonstrate how its RFID safety tags improve baggage-tracking and increase security and efficiency with airlines and at national and international airports.

As a leader in RFID, Symbol will offer participants a hands-on demonstration of baggage-tracking systems, such as the one in use at the Las Vegas McCarran International Airport. Symbol tracking systems have the potential to reduce instances of lost luggage, as well as increase security by quickly recognizing if baggage owners never board the plane. The demonstration will include Symbol's mobile handheld RFID reader and RFID safety tags.

"RFID technology provides a more efficient and secure method to manage and track luggage than our current system," said Brian Lehmann, senior director of government solutions, Symbol Technologies. "Utilization of RFID safety tags by airports and airlines will improve efficiency and reduce lost luggage, while improving security for travelers."

What: Internet Caucus Kickoff Reception and Technology Fair
When: Wednesday, March 9; 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902

What: AeA Congressional RFID Fair
When: Thursday, March 10; 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Where: Rayburn House Office Building, Foyer

"Symbol has a proven 30 year history of using technology for tracking and tracing items through the supply chain," said Piyush Sodha, vice president and general manager of Symbol's RFID Division. "As major retailers, governments, airports and other customers look to Symbol for the next generation technologies to improve their supply chains - the speed, reliability and efficiency of RFID is helping them unlock these trapped costs."