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Augusta Systems Teams for U.S. DoD RFID III Contract

April 23, 2009

The company will be a Northrop Grumman team member for RFID products and services to U.S. military services, federal agencies and foreign military allies.

MORGANTOWN, WV /PRNewswire/ -- Augusta Systems, Inc., provider of technologies that power the intelligent convergence of devices, systems and networks, has been selected as part of Northrop Grumman's winning team for the U.S. Department of Defense's RFID III contract.

Under the contact, four prime contractors, including Northrop Grumman—to which Augusta Systems will serve as a subcontractor—are authorized to sell radio frequency identification (RFID)-related products and services to the U.S. military, the U.S. Coast Guard, foreign military allies and other federal agencies. Augusta Systems will provide its award-winning EdgeFrontier product and integration services to support the Northrop Grumman team efforts under RFID III.

"RFID technology is playing a major role in logistics, asset tracking, monitoring and other military and government applications," said Patrick Esposito, president and chief operating officer of Augusta Systems, Inc. "The RFID III contact enables Augusta Systems, as a subcontractor to Northrop Grumman, to provide technologies and services to the Northrop Grumman team to support delivery of RFID solutions for military and federal agencies."

RFID III is a $428-million, indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for active RFID hardware, software and engineering services. The contract is administered by the U.S. Army's Product Manager Joint-Automatic Identification Technology (PM J-AIT) office and is open to purchase orders from other U.S. federal agencies and non-U.S. defense forces.

"The RFID III contact provides a major opportunity for Augusta Systems and our products," Esposito continued. "We're honored to be part of the winning Northrop Grumman team selected by the Department of Defense."

Augusta Systems EdgeFrontier products support integration and normalization of data, events and control functions from diverse devices, systems and networks, regardless of manufacturer or communications protocol, including RFID systems, sensors, wireless sensor networks, video devices and systems, access control systems, metering and measurement devices, actuators, databases and file repositories and others. In addition, the products provide structures for event processing and configuration of event or policy-based actions through a policy engine.

Leveraging these capabilities, EdgeFrontier products enable rapid creation of open, interoperable solutions featuring distributed processing, control and automation throughout the network infrastructure. Augusta Systems and its clients utilize EdgeFrontier products to create dynamic applications for safety and security, energy and utility management, asset tracking and other business functions.

About Augusta Systems
Augusta Systems, Inc. powers the intelligent convergence of devices, systems, and networks. The award-winning Augusta Systems EdgeFrontier products provide configurable technology platforms for building and managing complex monitoring, control, and automation solutions, including applications for safety and security, energy and utility management, asset tracking, building management, and other business functions.

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