ADVANCED RESEARCH COMPANY AND INDUSTRIAL CONTROL REPAIR PARTNER TOGETHER FOR SUCCESSFUL INSTALLATION OF OPENCRIB ASSET TRACKING SOFTWARE

Advanced Research Company Contact:  Kim Fuller-Frank

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Phone: 248-475-4770

Industrial Control Repair Contact:  Don Czerniewski

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Phone:  586-751-3335

Orion, Michigan, July 8, 2005

Advanced Research Company (ARC) and Industrial Control Repair (ICR) announced its first jointly installed OpenCrib™ system provided for a major Automotive Manufacturer in the Detroit, Michigan area.  ARC, a systems integrator for the Automotive Industry for over 20 years, has partnered with ICR, a company renowned for electronic and mechanical repair of robots, servos and a vast variety of industrial components, to resell its OpenCrib™ RFID asset tracking product and provide installation support for the Mid-Western United States.

OpenCrib™ enables manufacturing companies to employ RFID tags to better track spare parts and equipment used to maintain their manufacturing systems.

Advanced Research Company CEO Bill Sharp stated, “This is a really unique opportunity.  ICR is already servicing some of the largest Manufacturers in North America by providing component repair services and repair histories of plant critical parts. We (ARC) have actually become a “value added” piece to their existing system, which now gives their customers a more automated way to track all their parts.  It’s been a win-win situation so far and we’re looking forward to working with ICR on future sales and installations.”

ICR performs mission-critical industrial electronic and mechanical repair services for some of the largest companies in the world. ICR's industrial repair services include; robots, servo motors, servo drive systems, servo amplifiers, PLCs, welders, industrial video products, light curtains, encoders, scanners, printed circuit boards, power supplies and assorted controls.  ICR provides on-site services to many manufacturers to give immediate support for the processing of all their component repairs.

Industrial Control Repair Vice President Don Czerniewski adds, “ICR has found a way to bring even more value to its’ customers, not only are we organizing and processing our customers repairs, now with OpenCrib™ we are helping them to better track the use of certain components and to monitor “real time” what they have in stock”.

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