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Thursday 02 August 2001


Leapfrog Hospital Contract

Conduit Healthcare Solutions, a subsidiary of Leapfrog Smart Products, has installed another Smart Card-enabled management and tracking solution at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The system is used for managing member population, scheduling events as well as providing detailed marketing information.

Last year, Bronson had 321,343 outpatient visits and 653,535 Emergency Room visits. The Bronson system employs over 2,597 and serves a population over 1 million people in Kalamazoo.

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Zebra to Acquire Fargo

Zebra Technologies Corporation and Fargo Electronics have signed an agreement for Zebra to acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Fargo for $7.25 per share in cash, or approximately $86.0 million, plus the assumption of approximately $18.0 million in debt.

The transaction will combine the companies' instant-issuance plastic card printing businesses. It will broaden Zebra's product line for on-demand printing of personalized identification cards to provide asset, information and transaction security.

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Orbiscom Appoints COO, EMEA, Asia-Pacific Region

Orbiscom, a provider of Controlled Payment Technology has appointed Philip Flynn to the position of Chief Operating Officer, EMEA, Asia-Pacific region. Most recently he served as Vice President and Managing Director of Visio International, based in Dublin, Ireland, which handled all Visio Corporation's business operations outside North America. Prior to joining Visio, he spent 11 years with Digital Equipment becoming Worldwide Commercial Director at the Corporate Services Division HQ based in Massachusetts.


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