Advanced Research Company and Industrial Power Sales announce new partnership for resale of OpenCrib RFID asset tracking software in the South-Eastern United States

June 21, 2005

Orion, MI - Advanced Research Company (ARC) announced its selection of channel partner, Industrial Power Sales (IPS), as a reseller of their OpenCrib™ product in the South-Eastern area of the United States. ARC, a systems integrator for the Automotive Industry for over 20 years, has partnered with IPS, a company known for superior sales and excellence in customer service, to resell its OpenCrib™ RFID asset tracking product.

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, “We feel this is an excellent fit. Industrial Power Sales is selling the very equipment that our product OpenCrib™ is designed to track. They have (IPS) a sound understanding of the RFID technology which is value added not only for us (ARC) but for their customers who will be using the system.”

Industrial Power Sales supplies industrial assembly tool applications and material handling solutions to the manufacturing industry. Industrial Power Sales provides a wide range of products and solutions, including air and electric assembly tools, hand-held light assembly screwdrivers, multiple nutrunners, balancers, conveyors, storage, hoists, lift tables, jib cranes, bridge cranes and customized material handling solutions.

Industrial Power Sales IT Director Dawson Roark adds, “We are very excited about the partnership with Advanced Research Company. OpenCrib™ will be another fantastic solution Industrial Power Sales can offer to their customers. This solution will help customers track and inventory one of the most important assets they own; the spare parts and tools they use to produce their products.”

In the near future, Industrial Power Sales will have an operational OpenCrib™ system available for demonstrations at their facility in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Kim Fuller-Frank: 248-475-4770

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Theressa Owens: 919-876-6115 ext. 118