Datalogic Automation (Datalogic Group - dal.mi): distribution agreement, worth approx. 4 million euro, signed with Ixla to supply laser marking equipment for the production of id cards and passports

Bologna, 5th May 2008 - Datalogic Automation, through its affiliate company Laservall S.p.A., announces the signature of a significant agreement with IXLA S.A. - Business Partner of Laservall - worth approx. 4 million Euro, for the distribution of laser marking equipment for the production of secure electronic ID cards and passports, manufactured by the plant located in Donnas (AO), Italy.

This order is in addition to other laser marking equipment supplies (for a total value of approx. 3 million Euro) already delivered during the first quarter of this year, concerning several projects in Europe, Asia and the USA.

We would like to recall that Laservall S.p.A. has developed a highly compact, precise and reliable desktop system that integrates high speed, high resolution laser marking, to engrave the photos and personal data with a checking system to ensure the quality and accuracy of the marked information.

This technology, ensures instant production of reliable anti-forgery ID cards even in decentralized locations (i.e. border offices or small local communities).

Guglielmo Piazzi, CEO of Laservall S.p.A. states "We are particularly pleased with this agreement as it provides further confirmation both of the quality and innovativeness of our technology and of the fast growth of this market."