Wireless Applications

Strategic Alliance to Provide Facilities Management Solution

March 8, 2007

RF Monolithics' Aleier subsidiary will partner with MACTEC to offer integrated enterprise asset management and engineered management systems with machine-to-machine communications technology.


DALLAS /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- RF Monolithics Inc. (RFM) announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Aleier Inc. (Aleier) has entered into a strategic alliance agreement with MACTEC Engineering and Consulting Inc. (MACTEC), a wholly owned subsidiary of MACTEC Inc., to offer integrated enterprise asset management and engineered management systems with machine-to-machine (M2M) communications technology to the facilities management market.

The Aleier-MACTEC integrated solution assists financial professionals, facilities management professionals, and building engineers in managing major building assets based on a verifiable return on investment, thereby enabling sound financial and operational decisions measurable at the bottom line. Corporations derive significant value from the integrated solution from both companies' distinctive product functionality and capabilities. Two existing customer deployments have already been identified for this integrated solution.

"RFM, along with its subsidiaries, is transforming itself into a comprehensive wireless solutions provider whose offerings enable the next generation of wireless sensor networks and global connectivity to billions of processes, devices, and machines commonly referred to as M2M connectivity through the pervasive Internet. We believe this strategic alliance between Aleier and MACTEC is a significant opportunity in our transformation to address the emergent facilities and assets management markets. These markets provide a substantial opportunity for the Aleier-MACTEC integrated solution, which will allow customers to more effectively preserve their facilities investment, reduce on-going maintenance cost of asset ownership, and more efficiently communicate business operating conditions and data between people, devices, and systems. Aleier's alliance with a respected company like MACTEC should be beneficial to its continued expansion in this market," said David M. Kirk, RFM's President and Chief Executive Officer.

With business and engineering roots back to 1946, MACTEC is a privately owned company, with revenues of over $500 million dollars, that provides a wide array of environmental, facilities operation and maintenance, and construction engineering consulting services to public and private clients across a broad range of industries. With 3000 employees, engineers, and specialists in over 50 scientific and engineering disciplines, MACTEC provides solutions and services to more than 7000 global clients. MACTEC has many government agency clients, as well as commercial clients that include Fortune 500 companies, such as United Technologies, Olin Corp., U.S. Navy, Lucent Technologies, Honeywell, and Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence.

In addition to the integrated solutions created by this strategic alliance, both companies will also offer their professional services as part of the alliance. Aleier will provide field asset inventory and tagging services, data acquisition, and asset connectivity expertise, as well as innovative wireless sensor networking to enable condition-based maintenance. MACTEC will provide a broad range of facilities support services to include architectural and engineering design, construction management, outsourced facility maintenance and management services, and asset condition-assessment survey services.

About RFM
RF Monolithics Inc., headquartered in Dallas, TX, is enabling the next generation of wireless applications with a solutions-driven, technology-enabled approach to wireless connectivity. RFM offers a broad range of low-power wireless solutions, from comprehensive industrial wireless sensor networks to high-performance enterprise asset management software, extending the Internet to communicate with billions of unconnected machines. RFM was named to M2M Magazine's "2007 M2M 100," a list of the most important and influential M2M technology providers. For more information on RF Monolithics Inc., please visit the company's Web site.

About Aleier
With offices in Plano, TX, Aleier has deployed enterprise asset management software for over a decade in municipal, state, and federal government agencies and businesses for applications including maintenance management, fixed-asset tracking, building automation, and electronics control and monitoring. Aleier software provides customers the ability to use and manage the data they now have available, which can be collected via either a wired or wireless data collection infrastructure. Its architecture and features make it an ideal platform for developing asset management and optimization applications seen as a key opportunity within the pervasive Internet space. For more information regarding Aleier's products and services, please visit the company's Web site.

About MACTEC
Headquartered in Atlanta, MACTEC is a leading consulting firm providing engineering, environmental, and construction services to over 7000 public and private clients worldwide. Operating with 90 U.S. offices and 3000 employees and specialists in over 50 disciplines, MACTEC is currently ranked 29th among Engineering News-Record's Top 500 Design firms, based on 2005 revenues. For more information on MACTEC, please visit the company's Web site.


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