Intermec has been writing technology history for more than four decades: With more than 640 active patents and counting, we’re in the business of shaping data capture and information management in rugged and highly scaled business environments.
In order to deliver business results that truly matter, our experts immerse themselves in our customers’ business—their objectives, how they use mobile workers, their existing processes and technology infrastructure—in order to fully identify their opportunities to enhance the performance of critical workflows.
In the end, we deliver innovative technology solutions that yield unparalleled success, including reduced operating costs, better margins, and greater revenue for our global customers.
Intermec Inc. (NYSE:IN) develops, manufactures and integrates the most sophisticated tools for the fully coordinated supply chain. Our core technologies include RFID (radio frequency identification), mobile computing and data collection systems, bar code printers and label media. Intermec products and services are used by the leading companies of diverse industries worldwide to improve the productivity, quality and responsiveness of their business operations—because investments in Intermec technology go straight to the bottom line.
Headquartered in Everett, WA, USA, the company is perhaps best known as the inventor of the world’s most widely used bar code symbology and for its 154+ patents critical to the development and use of RFID technology.
Intermec patents and innovations also include such familiar devices as the “Smart Battery" technology now common in portable electronics such as camcorders, laptops, and handheld computers; the first computerized cash register; some of the world’s most widely used bar code symbologies; the first pen-based handheld computer running Microsoft Windows 3.1; and even the sort of wireless Personal Area Network that Bluetooth is now based on.
Recent Intermec developments include the first fuel-cell powered mobile computer and the first MEMS-based (micro-electromechanical systems) laser scanning system. Fuel cells and MEMS are anticipated to be the future bases of battery and scanning technologies, respectively. And in 2006, Intermec achieved another breakthrough in the development of laser-scan engines—the EX25 scan engine—the first imager to read 1D and 2D bar codes at ranges of 6 inches to 50 feet.
Intermec invented many of the revolutionary technologies that make it possible for businesses to track goods and services throughout their supply chains. Intermec also developed key technology integral to the current consumer and wireless revolution and continues to explore new automated data collection, mobile computing and RFID technologies for future retail, industrial and government applications.
Today, Intermec is a leader in global supply chain solutions and in the development, manufacture and integration of wired and wireless automated data collection, RFID, mobile computing, voice systems, bar code printers and label media. The company’s products and services are used by customers in many industries worldwide to improve productivity, quality and responsiveness of business operations, from supply chain management and enterprise resource planning to field sales and service.
Intermec is the workflow performance company. We design the leading data capture and information management solutions at the interface between mobile workers, assets, and customers. Through continuous innovation in hardware, software, services and integrated solutions, Intermec helps customers realize the full potential of their people, time, space, and information.