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Zebra Technologies annouces expanded support of the Canadian market through branch outsourcing agreement with Keating Technologies

Vernon Hills, IL - Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), the worldwide leader in bar code printing, today announced an increased presence in Canada through a branch outsourcing agreement with Keating Technologies Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, Keating will provide an enhanced channel focus for Zebra Bar Code Products, and will undertake activities to increase brand awareness and customer support of the Zebra and Eltron product lines in a number of Canadian industries including manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, and retail.

“Keating Technologies is an established organization that intimately knows the needs of the Canadian channel and their customers,” states Mike Adell, Vice President Sales, Zebra Technologies. “Through Keating’s sales, marketing, and support expertise, we will be better equipped to cater to the needs of our Zebra customers in Canada.”

Zebra Technologies Corporation offers the industry’s broadest line of on demand bar code label printers to meet most application needs. Zebra-brand printers vary from the industrial-duty Xi Series, to the Stripe Desktop line, suitable for office work. Eltron-brand bar code products offer affordable and easy-to-use printers, ideal for lower volume and distributed bar code label printing applications. All Zebra Technologies printers are known for their excellent quality and dependability. In addition to an extensive line of printers, Zebra offers a wide range of label materials and ribbons to ensure optimum performance.

“Zebra is the industry leader in thermal transfer, direct thermal and wireless thermal bar code printing solutions because of its reputation for delivering quality and value in its lines of Zebra and Eltron branded printers and supplies,” states Larry Keating, President and Chief Executive Officer, Keating Technologies Inc. “We’re very excited to have the opportunity to build upon Zebra’s product offering by developing sales, marketing, and support programs tailored for Zebra’s Canadian channel partners and their customers.”

Zebra Technologies Corporation manufactures and distributes Zebra- and Eltron-brand on-demand bar code label printers, secure ID printing systems and plastic card printers used in automatic identification and plastic card personalization applications worldwide. The company also offers software and related supplies, including more than 300 label and ribbon combinations. Zebra has an installed base of more than 1.8 million printers and Zebra’s customers include more than 70 percent of FORTUNE 500 manufacturing companies. For information about Zebra Technologies Corporation, please visit www.zebracorporation.com. Zebra products can be found at www.zebra.com and Eltron products can be found at www.eltron.com.

Keating Technologies Inc., headquartered in Markham, Ontario, is Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high technology industry. With a staff of more than 100, the company provides Total Market Management™ services including sales, marketing and customer support through offices in Vancouver, Markham, and Montreal. Keating Technologies represents leading manufacturers and works with distributor and reseller partners by bringing technology products and services to the Canadian consumer through the retail, corporate, government, and education markets. For more information regarding Keating Technologies, please call 1-877-Keating or visit the company’s web site at www.keating.com.

Zebra, Eltron, and Stripe are registered trademarks of Zebra Technologies Corporation. Xi Series is a trademark of Zebra Technologies Corporation. Keating Technologies and Total Market Management are trademarks of Keating Technologies Inc.




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Zebra Technologies Annouces Expanded Support of the Canadian Market Through Branch Outsourcing Agreement with Keating Technologies

Vernon Hills, IL – Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), the worldwide leader in bar code printing, today announced an increased presence in Canada through a branch outsourcing agreement with Keating Technologies Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, Keating will provide an enhanced channel focus for Zebra Bar Code Products, and will undertake activities to increase brand awareness and customer support of the Zebra and Eltron product lines in a number of Canadian industries including manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, and retail.

“Keating Technologies is an established organization that intimately knows the needs of the Canadian channel and their customers,” states Mike Adell, Vice President Sales, Zebra Technologies. “Through Keating’s sales, marketing, and support expertise, we will be better equipped to cater to the needs of our Zebra customers in Canada.”

Zebra Technologies Corporation offers the industry’s broadest line of on demand bar code label printers to meet most application needs. Zebra-brand printers vary from the industrial-duty Xi Series, to the Stripe Desktop line, suitable for office work. Eltron-brand bar code products offer affordable and easy-to-use printers, ideal for lower volume and distributed bar code label printing applications. All Zebra Technologies printers are known for their excellent quality and dependability. In addition to an extensive line of printers, Zebra offers a wide range of label materials and ribbons to ensure optimum performance.

“Zebra is the industry leader in thermal transfer, direct thermal and wireless thermal bar code printing solutions because of its reputation for delivering quality and value in its lines of Zebra and Eltron branded printers and supplies,” states Larry Keating, President and Chief Executive Officer, Keating Technologies Inc. “We’re very excited to have the opportunity to build upon Zebra’s product offering by developing sales, marketing, and support programs tailored for Zebra’s Canadian channel partners and their customers.”

Zebra Technologies Corporation manufactures and distributes Zebra- and Eltron-brand on-demand bar code label printers, secure ID printing systems and plastic card printers used in automatic identification and plastic card personalization applications worldwide. The company also offers software and related supplies, including more than 300 label and ribbon combinations. Zebra has an installed base of more than 1.8 million printers and Zebra’s customers include more than 70 percent of FORTUNE 500 manufacturing companies. For information about Zebra Technologies Corporation, please visit www.zebracorporation.com. Zebra products can be found at www.zebra.com and Eltron products can be found at www.eltron.com.

Keating Technologies Inc., headquartered in Markham, Ontario, is Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high technology industry. With a staff of more than 100, the company provides Total Market Management™ services including sales, marketing and customer support through offices in Vancouver, Markham, and Montreal. Keating Technologies represents leading manufacturers and works with distributor and reseller partners by bringing technology products and services to the Canadian consumer through the retail, corporate, government, and education markets. For more information regarding Keating Technologies, please call 1-877-Keating or visit the company’s web site at www.keating.com.




Apollo and Keating Technologies announce strategic agreement to develop Canadian market for Apollo’s line of printers

APOLLO Poised to Capture Sub-$100 Colour Inkjet-printer Market with Newly Expanded Product Line

San Diego and Markham, ON - APOLLO Consumer Products and Keating Technologies Inc., Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service, today announced an agreement to develop APOLLO’s Canadian market. Under the terms of the agreement, Keating will provide national sales, marketing and customer-support services for APOLLO’s line of consumer printer products in Canada.

“APOLLO is now in a position to provide Canadian consumers with a low-cost, high-quality choice in inkjet printers through our arrangement with Keating,” said Ed McCarthy, APOLLO’s sales director for North America and Latin America. “APOLLO has continually expanded its distribution worldwide with partners in the United States, Europe and several countries within Asia Pacific in our first year of operation. We expect that success to grow even more as we continue to add quality partners such as Keating in new regions.”

APOLLO offers quality printers that are colourful, modern, fun and designed to meet APOLLO’s mission: “Great Value. In Style.” APOLLO’s current printer product lines include the following:

APOLLO P-1200 printer series – a stylish, compact, single-print-cartridge colour
inkjet printer series
APOLLO P-1220 Barbie® printer – a customized single-print-cartridge printer with
decorative decals and Barbie Magic Hair Styler software
APOLLO P-2200 series – a stylish, two-print-cartridge printer with PrintMaster
Publishing Suite 4.0 software from Mattel Interactive and HP Instant Delivery
Internet printing software

APOLLO printers are powered by HP’s proven inkjet technology and use HP colour print cartridges. They are currently available through Ingram Micro Canada.

“The inkjet-printer market in Canada represents a tremendous opportunity for APOLLO,” said Larry Keating, president and chief executive officer, Keating Technologies. “Our strategy is to grow APOLLO’s retail market, and to pursue OEM bundle opportunities while providing our full complement of award-winning customer-care services.”

Customer Support Program
A comprehensive APOLLO customer-support program is available in Canada through Keating Technologies. This program features the following:

Minimum one-year limited warranty
90 days of toll-free technical support
24 hours a day, seven days a week support
Express support call service availability
Interactive support
24-hour to 48-hour warranty service available

About Keating Technologies
Keating Technologies Inc. headquartered in Markham, Ontario, is Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high technology industry. With a staff of more than 100, the company provides Total Market Management™ services including sales, marketing and customer support through offices in Vancouver, Markham, and Montreal. Keating Technologies represents leading manufacturers and works with distributor and reseller partners by bringing technology products and services to the Canadian consumer through the retail, corporate, government, and education markets. For more information regarding Keating Technologies, please call 1-800-Keating or visit the company’s web site at www.keating.com.

About APOLLO
APOLLO Consumer Products was established in January 1999 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard Company, the worldwide leader in the inkjet-imaging industry. APOLLO-branded products are powered by proven HP inkjet technology and provide consumers affordable, stylish solutions, starting with an ultra-low-price printer introduced in April 1999 and the Barbie printer in June 1999. APOLLO delivers “Great Value. In Style.” Please visit www.myapollo.com for more information about APOLLO.




Strategic agreement signed to develop Canadian market for Apollo consumer products

Apollo And Keating Technologies Announce Strategic Agreement To Develop Canadian Market For Apollo’s Line Of Printers

San Diego, CA and Markham, ON – APOLLO Consumer Products and Keating Technologies Inc., Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service, today announced an agreement to develop APOLLO’s Canadian market. Under the terms of the agreement, Keating will provide national sales, marketing and customer-support services for APOLLO’s line of consumer printer products in Canada.

“APOLLO is now in a position to provide Canadian consumers with a low-cost, high-quality choice in inkjet printers through our arrangement with Keating,” said Ed McCarthy, APOLLO’s sales director for North America and Latin America. “APOLLO has continually expanded its distribution worldwide with partners in the United States, Europe and several countries within Asia Pacific in our first year of operation. We expect that success to grow even more as we continue to add quality partners such as Keating in new regions.”

APOLLO offers quality printers that are colourful, modern, fun and designed to meet APOLLO’s mission: “Great Value. In Style.” APOLLO’s current printer product lines include the following:

APOLLO P-1200 printer series – a stylish, compact, single-print-cartridge colour
inkjet printer series
APOLLO P-1220 Barbie® printer – a customized single-print-cartridge printer with
decorative decals and Barbie Magic Hair Styler software
APOLLO P-2200 series – a stylish, two-print-cartridge printer with PrintMaster
Publishing Suite 4.0 software from Mattel Interactive and HP Instant Delivery
Internet printing software.

APOLLO printers are powered by HP’s proven inkjet technology and use HP colour print cartridges. They are currently available through Ingram Micro Canada.

“The inkjet-printer market in Canada represents a tremendous opportunity for APOLLO,” said Larry Keating, president and chief executive officer, Keating Technologies. “Our strategy is to grow APOLLO’s retail market, and to pursue OEM bundle opportunities while providing our full complement of award-winning customer-care services.”

Customer Support Program
A comprehensive APOLLO customer-support program is available in Canada through Keating Technologies. This program features the following:

Minimum one-year limited warranty
90 days of toll-free technical support
24 hours a day, seven days a week support
Express support call service availability
Interactive support
24-hour to 48-hour warranty service available

About Keating Technologies
Keating Technologies Inc. headquartered in Markham, Ontario, is Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high technology industry. With a staff of more than 100, the company provides Total Market Management™ services including sales, marketing and customer support through offices in Vancouver, Markham, and Montreal. Keating Technologies represents leading manufacturers and works with distributor and reseller partners by bringing technology products and services to the Canadian consumer through the retail, corporate, government, and education markets. For more information regarding Keating Technologies, please call 1-800-Keating or visit the company’s web site at www.keating.com.

About APOLLO
APOLLO Consumer Products was established in January 1999 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard Company, the worldwide leader in the inkjet-imaging industry. APOLLO-branded products are powered by proven HP inkjet technology and provide consumers affordable, stylish solutions, starting with an ultra-low-price printer introduced in April 1999 and the Barbie printer in June 1999. APOLLO delivers “Great Value. In Style.” Please visit www.myapollo.com for more information about APOLLO.