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Lanier Signs $25 Million Exclusive Deal with NASA

Wednesday, September 19, 2001

Press release from the issuing company

ATLANTA, GA, USA [September 18,2001] --- Lanier Worldwide, Inc. today announced it has signed a three-year contract with NASA to become the organization's exclusive provider for digital copying systems and related services. The base contract will generate $17 million in revenue, and includes two one-year options for a total potential value of $25.8 million. Under the terms of the agreement, Lanier will provide more than 2,300 high-performance digital copier/printer systems to 15 NASA locations. "Our contract with Lanier is all-inclusive," said Theresa Wirth, the Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. "We depend on Lanier to deliver the systems themselves -- all of which must meet our 95% uptime standard -- as well as technical support, ongoing maintenance, supplies and employee training. "In addition, Lanier is responsible for short-term digital copier support at off-site conferences and projects. The Lanier team will handle emergency after-hours support -- which is critical for our line of work. Plus, most sites will have dedicated on-site service technicians to help maximize total productivity." In addition to NASA Headquarters and the nine NASA field centers, Lanier will service the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA; the Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, NY; Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, VA; Patrick Air Force Base in Melbourne, FL; and the White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, NM. Lanier will supply NASA with a variety of high-quality digital copying systems, ranging in speed from 18 to 55 pages per minute. The installation will include standalone and networked configurations. And each location will be able to select pure digital copiers or more advanced solutions with digital printing, faxing and scanning capabilities. Lanier's previous contract with NASA covered a five-year period. During that time, Lanier copying systems earned consistently high ratings for image quality and performance. According to NASA, Lanier service specialists kept a fleet of copiers running at optimum performance under a variety of conditions, while the Lanier account team provided outstanding service across all NASA sites.




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