Microwave Journal

RFMI Announces Agreement with MACTEC

March 9, 2007

RF Monolithics Inc. (RFMI) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Aleier Inc., has entered into a strategic alliance agreement with MACTEC Engineering and Consulting Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of MACTEC Inc., to offer integrated enterprise asset management (EAM) and engineered management systems (EMS) solutions 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 (ROI), thereby enabling sound financial and operational decisions that are 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 machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity through the pervasive Internet," said David M. Kirk, RFMI's president and chief executive officer.

"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."