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  • PDC Expands Product Offering to Include Identification Lanyards

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    Valencia, CA (Sept. 24, 2014) PDC, the global leader of innovative identification solutions, announced today its new line of lanyards for staff and patron management as part of its expansive product selection. The company is most highly regarded for its comprehensive line of crowd control and RFID wristband solutions used at some of the world’s leading events and facilities.

    PDC’s stock lanyards are available in multiple materials, widths, and colors, with a variety of attachment and finishing options for safely securing ID badges and name tags. Custom lanyards are also available with silk screen and dye-sublimation, full-color printing to maximize brand awareness at amusement & water parks, special events, hotels, resorts, and more.

    “Lanyards are an effective and functional tool for prominently displaying employee and patron identification credentials. Using custom lanyards with a facility or event logo adds an extra layer of security, assisting with visual identification of authorized personnel and guests in a crowded environment,” said Robin Barber, Vice President of Leisure & Entertainment for PDC. “Event managers and venue operators can now enjoy the convenience of purchasing both lanyard and wristband identification solutions from one vendor, avoiding the hassle of sourcing from multiple suppliers.”

    About PDC

    With more than 55 years of experience, PDC connects people, products, and technology through innovative ID systems that deliver superior customer experiences worldwide. PDC is the global leader and pacesetter in the development of wristbands, lanyards and RFID solutions. The company serves the leisure & entertainment, law enforcement, and animal identification industries. A pioneer of innovative technologies, PDC introduced the first bar code wristband system, first thermal printer wristband, first Smart Band® RFID wristband system, and the award-winning PDC Smart® Kiosk, among many other innovations.

    Since its launch in 2000, PDC’s Smart Band® RFID wristband system has been used by leading amusement parks, water parks, resorts, and music festivals to deliver unique and convenient applications that help redefine the guest experience, while reaping bottom line benefits to the companies who use them. Applications include: cashless point-of-sale; cashless arcade and vending; social media integration; keyless hotel and locker access; electronic access control; photo management systems; and customer loyalty programs. Additional PDC RFID solutions include PDC Smart® Cards, key fobs, lanyards and parking passes.

    On Dec. 28, 2012, PDC was acquired by Brady Corporation, (NYSE:BRC) a world leader in identification solutions for people, products and places.

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  • EVEN™ Hotels Introduce PDC’s Smart Band® RFID Wristband System for Keyless Room Entry and Cashless Purchasing

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    PDC, the global leader of innovative identification solutions, in collaboration with EVEN Hotels, InterContinental Hotels Group’s newest holistic wellness hotel brand in the U.S., recently installed PDC’s Smart Band® RFID Wristband System to enhance the guest experience through keyless and cashless applications.

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  • PDC Appoints Robert Case as New Company President

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    Valencia, CA (Aug. 26, 2014) – PDC, the global leader of innovative identification solutions, announced today that it has appointed Robert Case as its new company president. Case will be responsible for expanding PDC’s leadership position by growing overall revenue, enhancing the customer experience for the company’s multiple identification markets including healthcare, leisure & entertainment and law enforcement, and driving the development of new and innovative products. PDC’s former president, Tracey Carpentier, announced her retirement in July.

    In his previous role as vice president of worldwide marketing and sales, Case was instrumental in acquiring and integrating multiple companies including TimeMed and The St. John Companies, and ultimately for creating the commercial model that exists at PDC today.

    “This is a dynamic time for healthcare. The industry is experiencing significant changes that require meaningful product innovation and top-level talent to offer an unparalleled customer experience,” Case said. “I’m honored to be given the opportunity to play an even greater role in continuing to grow this accomplished and respected organization that is known globally for its unrivaled ID products in both the healthcare and hospitality arenas.”

    In addition to healthcare, PDC is a global leader and pioneer in RFID wristband and kiosk solutions for major amusement parks, water parks, sporting events, and music festivals. Designed to automate manual procedures to enhance the guest experience, PDC’s RFID solutions have been implemented at leading national parks and venues, including Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, Schlitterbahn Water Parks & Resorts, Great Wolf Resorts, and Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

    Prior to joining PDC, Case served more than 20 years in positions of increasing responsibility including executive roles in both sales and marketing at Johnson & Johnson, for the pharmaceutical and medical device divisions of the company.

     

    About PDC

    With more than 55 years of experience, PDC connects people, products, and technology worldwide through innovative identification systems for the safe and efficient management of patients and procedures. PDC Healthcare is the result of the merger between two industry leaders and pioneers in healthcare: Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC) and The St. John Companies Inc. The company serves the healthcare, leisure & entertainment, law enforcement, and animal identification industries.  

    PDC Healthcare is the global leader and pacesetter in the development of wristband, label, medical records, and imaging systems. An originator of innovative technologies, the company introduced the first single-piece patient wristband, first bar code wristband system, first thermal printer wristband, first Smart Band®RFID wristband system, and the award-winning PDC Smart® Kiosk, among many other innovations.

    PDC Healthcare products are used in leading hospitals worldwide and comprise a comprehensive range of solutions that provide positive ID and positive clinical outcomes, while meeting important guidelines of The Joint Commission, World Healthcare Organization, FDA, AHA, and HIPAA. Complying with ISO 9001 standards, PDC Healthcare follows a systematic, world-standard approach to ensure superior product design, manufacturing, and customer support services. For more information, visit www.pdcorp.com or www.pdchealthcare.com.

    Since its launch in 2000, PDC’s Smart Band® RFID wristband system has been used by leading amusement parks, water parks, resorts, and music festivals to deliver unique and convenient applications that help redefine the guest experience, while reaping bottom line benefits to the companies who use them. Applications include: cashless point-of-sale; cashless arcade and vending; social media integration; keyless hotel and locker access; electronic access control; photo management systems; and customer loyalty programs. Additional PDC RFID solutions include PDC Smart® Cards, key fobs, lanyards and parking passes. For more information, visit www.pdcsolutions.com.

    On Dec. 28, 2012, PDC was acquired by Brady Corporation, (NYSE:BRC) a leader in identification and safety solutions for people, products and places. 

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  • PDC’s Smart Band RFID Wristband System Adds to the Guest Experience at Great Wolf Lodge New England

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    Valencia, CA (June 26, 2014) PDC, the global leader of innovative identification solutions, announced today the installation of its Smart Band® RFID Wristband System at Great Wolf Lodge New England in Fitchburg, MA for electronic access control and cashless payments. The indoor waterpark is the latest of eight Great Wolf Lodge resorts to introduce PDC’s RFID wristband technology to enhance the guest experience.

    Designed for the specific needs of waterpark and resort guests, Smart Band® replaces traditional forms of identification, payment, and access credentials that are usually carried in a wallet, purse, or pocket. Upon check in, Great Wolf Lodge guests are issued a non-transferable, waterproof PDC Smart Band®, with a securely sealed RFID chip inside that verifies guest data when scanned by a reader. Each chip contains a unique ID number so the bands are impossible to duplicate.

    Functioning as a convenient “wrist wallet,” Smart Band® enables Great Wolf Lodge guests to make instant purchases using their RFID wristband. “The cashless transactions take about half the time compared to using credit cards or cash, increasing impulse purchasing. Even the vending machines accept cashless payments, so guests don’t have to dig for change, and are more inclined to make some smaller purchases they might normally pass on,” said Robin Barber, Vice President of Leisure & Entertainment for PDC.

    For hotel room access, Smart Band’s contactless interface provides significant advantages over standard magnetic stripe key cards, which can collect dirt and debris that impact performance. As Smart Band® is safely fastened around the wrist, it provides a more secure advantage.

    “Families at Great Wolf Lodge New England love the convenience the Smart Band® provides. The technology allows our guests to leave cash and credit cards in their suite so they have fewer things to carry during their day,” shared Rajiv Castellino, Chief Information Officer, Great Wolf Resorts. “The Smart Band® allows guests to make dining, arcade and souvenir purchases, easily access their resort suite, and have one less thing to worry about keeping tracking of. They can focus on having fun.”

    “PDC’s Smart Band® RFID Wristband System has helped us provide convenience and efficiencies to our guests that truly distinguish our resorts as innovators in the travel and destination industry,” Castellino continued.

    Smart Band® can be completely customized and is offered in a wide variety of colors and material options including plastic, silicone and woven fabric. Smart Band® is available with nontransferable SecurSnap® closures, and in re-wearable styles for single-day use or for a season pass program.

    In addition to its New England resort, Great Wolf Resorts uses PDC’s Smart Band® RFID Wristband System at locations in: Poconos, PA; Niagara Falls, ONT., Mason, OH; Grapevine, TX; Grand Mound, WA; Williamsburg, VA; and Concord, NC.

    About PDC

    With more than 55 years of experience, PDC connects people, products, and technology through innovative ID systems that deliver superior customer experiences worldwide. PDC is the global leader and pacesetter in the development of wristbands, lanyards and RFID solutions. The company serves the leisure & entertainment, law enforcement, and animal identification industries. A pioneer of innovative technologies, PDC introduced the first bar code wristband system, first thermal printer wristband, first Smart Band® RFID wristband system, and the award-winning PDC Smart® Kiosk, among many other innovations.

    Since its launch in 2000, PDC’s Smart Band® RFID wristband system has been used by leading amusement parks, water parks, resorts, and music festivals to deliver unique and convenient applications that help redefine the guest experience, while reaping bottom line benefits to the companies who use them. Applications include: cashless point-of-sale; cashless arcade and vending; social media integration; keyless hotel and locker access; electronic access control; photo management systems; and customer loyalty programs. Additional PDC RFID solutions include PDC Smart® Cards, key fobs, lanyards and parking passes.

    On Dec. 28, 2012, PDC was acquired by Brady Corporation, (NYSE:BRC) a world leader in identification solutions for premises, products, and people.

    About Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.

    Great Wolf Resorts, Inc, Madison, Wis., is North America’s largest family of indoor waterpark resorts, and through its subsidiaries and affiliates, owns and operates its family resorts under the Great Wolf Lodge® brand. Great Wolf Resorts is a fully integrated resort company with Great Wolf Lodge locations in: Wisconsin Dells, Wis.; Sandusky, Ohio; Traverse City, Mich.; Kansas City, Kan.; Williamsburg, Va.; the Pocono Mountains, Pa.; Niagara Falls, Ontario; Mason, Ohio; Grapevine, Texas; Grand Mound, Wash.; Concord, N.C. and Fitchburg, MA. Additional information may be found online at http://www.greatwolf.com

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  • PDC Hosts 5th Annual Brady Walk for Community to Raise Funds for Local Charities in Southern California

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    PDC, a global leader of innovative identification solutions, will host the 5th Annual “Brady Walk for Community” on July 24, 2015 at its Valencia, CA location. The “Brady Walk for Community” is a yearly employee fundraiser held by the Brady Corporation, PDC’s parent company, which raises money for charities and gathers donations for food banks

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