Seiko Instruments and Best Buy for Business Partner to Offer Mobile to Government and Education Channel

Torrance, CA, September 10, 2007 – Seiko Instruments USA Inc. (SII) www.siiprinters.com, Micro Printer Division, a globally recognized leader in thermal printer technology, today announced a reseller partnership with Best Buy for Business, the business-to-business (B2B) channel arm of Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY). The deal enables Best Buy for Business to resell the Seiko Instruments line of highly reliable direct thermal mobile printers to government and education customers.

“Seiko Instruments offers compelling mobile thermal printing technology with an excellent fit for law enforcement and other government agency applications,” said Burl Williams, Director, Best Buy Government and Education. “Providing reliable, cost-effective solutions from vendors like Seiko Instruments, who are known globally for their commitment to quality, is exactly what our government and education customers are looking for from Best Buy for Business.”

“This is a very exciting partnership for us,” said Bob Falco, Manager of Seiko Instruments Micro Printer Division. “We are committed to delivering maximum value to our expanding customer base, and combining powerhouse brands like Best Buy for Business and Seiko is a win-win all round.”

Seiko Instruments mobile printers offer system integrators and value-added resellers a flexible and cost-effective solution for mobile worker applications. The printers provide Bluetooth, 802.11, USB and Serial connectivity options, handle a wide variety of paper widths and thicknesses, and offer up to 300 DPI output resolution, for exceptional print clarity.

With very few moving parts, and no need for toner or printer ribbon, are easy-to-use and offer trouble-free maintenance. The durable, high-performance Seiko Instruments printers have already found a good fit with government agency projects, such as law enforcement, and are ideal for receipt, ticket, tag, bar code and label printing applications.

About Seiko Instruments Inc.
Seiko is one of the most recognized business brands in the world, embodying innovative design and manufacturing excellence for precision technology. As a member of the Seiko Group, Seiko Instruments Inc. (SII) builds on this exceptional reputation. Founded in 1937, SII manufactures and markets electronic components, thermal and specialty printers, consumer electronics, communication and network technology, scientific instrumentation, and precision manufacturing technology. SII now has a global presence of more than 8,000 employees worldwide.

Information about Seiko Instruments kiosk printers, mobile printers, portable desktop devices, and thermal printer mechanisms can be found at www.siiprinters.com.

 

Editorial Contact:
Nigel Hall
Parallel Prose
nhall@parallelprose.com
415.258.8440

Corporate Contact:
Thad Szymanski
Seiko Instruments USA Inc
Thad.Szymanski@seikoinstruments.com
310.517.7822

SII is a registered trademark of Seiko Instruments Inc.