Intermec Inc. (NYSE:IN) is in the business of helping you achieve the most return from your automated information and data capture (AIDC) and mobile computing systems. That means we do more than design and build the industry's most complete lineup of rugged, reliable and versatile equipment. We also work with you to get inside your challenges, to know your unique situation and then leverage our strong relationships with resellers and industry-leading alliance partners to help you create a total solution that harmonizes with your networks, platforms and processes. Our collaborative, connected approach can ensure a more complete and seamless implementation whether your needs call for our Gen2 RFID, barcode systems, rugged computers or a Cisco WLAN infrastructure.
In today’s market, there is no shortage of supply chain technology providers. What’s harder to find is a partner you can trust - absolutely - to not only deliver the best-in-class solution for your business needs but to also be there with the expertise and connections to implement your new systems and provide quality support long after. It’s that extended scope, a commitment to serve your broader business needs, that makes Intermec different.
We’re in the business of helping you achieve the most return from your automated information and data capture (AIDC) and mobile computing systems. That means we do more than design and build the industry’s most complete lineup of rugged, reliable and versatile equipment. We also work with you to get inside your challenges, to know your unique situation and then leverage our strong relationships with resellers and industry-leading alliance partners to help you create a total solution that harmonizes with your networks, platforms and processes. Our collaborative, connected approach can ensure a more complete and seamless implementation whether your needs call for our Gen2 RFID, bar code systems, rugged computers or a Cisco WLAN infrastructure.
And we’re proud to call the best of the best our alliance partners: Cisco, IBM, Oracle, SAP and Microsoft . By integrating our products and services into our partners’ premier software and systems, our customers enjoy an unsurpassed level of interoperability, performance and return on investment.
All the right technologies and all the right ideas, brought together for you. With Intermec’s industry experts and 40 years of data capture innovation and experience on your side, you’ll be ready to implement your supply chain vision with total confidence.
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 (see below for more). 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.
Summary of Intermec Growth and Evolution
Interface Mechanisms was originally founded in 1966. The company adopted the familiar Intermec name in 1982. After 25 years of operations, the company was acquired by Litton Industries in 1991, Inc. Three years later, Litton spun off its commercial businesses, which included Intermec, to form Western Atlas Inc. in 1994. In another three years, after nearly doubling its revenues, Western Atlas spun off UNOVA, Inc. as a new industrial technologies business.
On January 1, 2006 Intermec Inc. completed its name change from UNOVA, Inc. On January 3, 2006 the company's stock began trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol IN, rather than UNA. The name change reflects the company's eight year transformation during 1997 to December 2005, from a manufacturing systems and technology company focused on the automotive and aerospace industries, to a global leader in mobile computing and automated data collection technology.
The restoration of the Intermec name to the corporation reflects the strength of the brand worldwide.
1966 – Interface Mechanisms formed
1982 – Company renamed Intermec Corporation
1991 – Acquired by Litton Industries, Inc. (NYSE:LIT)
1994 – Ownership transferred to Western Atlas Inc. (NYSE:WAI), a Litton spin-off
1997 – Ownership transferred to UNOVA, Inc. (NYSE:UNA), a Western Atlas spin-off
1997 – Acquired Norand and UBI (United Barcode Industries)
1997 – Acquired radio frequency identification (RFID) semiconductor technology from IBM, Inc.
1998 – Acquired Amtech Corporation's high-frequency RFID business, Amtech Transportation Systems
2006 – UNOVA, Inc. becomes Intermec, Inc., retaining Intermec Technologies as subsidiary