Boca Raton, FL. DataMax System Solutions, a leading provider of in-store technology solutions to the retail industry, announced the sale of a terminal and biometric keyboard solution to The Men's Wearhouse, Inc. (NYSE: MW). Houston-based Men's Wearhouse is one of North America's largest specialty retailers of men's apparel with over 500 stores in the U.S. and Canada.

Under the multi-million-dollar agreement, DataMax sold to The Men's Wearhouse the customized Key Source keyboard with the retail industry's first integrated biometric device to be used at point of sale. Included as part of the keyboard are a three-track MSR and a bar code port.

"The biometric device will serve to facilitate and provide a more secure method to identify an employee and will allow proper access to our point of sale systems. This is an ideal option for us in eliminating the need for employee badges, key cards, or codes," said Harry Levy, executive vice president of The Men's Wearhouse. Levy continued, "The employees may leave their card at home, but will never leave their finger (print) at home."

The Men's Wearhouse is one of North America's largest specialty retailers of men's apparel. Founded in 1973, it operates 471 Men's Wearhouse Stores in the U.S.; Moores Clothing for Men, a 113-store chain in Canada; and K&G Men's Superstores, which operates 62 stores in the U.S. The stores carry a full selection of designer, brand name and private label suits, sport coats, dress casual clothing, furnishings and accessories. The company also operates the second largest manufacturing facility of men's suits and sport coats in Canada, a majority of which is used to supply the Moores stores.

Founded in 1988, DataMax System Solutions is a recognized leader in the retail technology industry, offering innovative hardware and software solutions to large retail chains. With a focus on in-store solutions, DataMax brings current technology to the store to increase revenue, reduce expenses, and give the retailer a competitive advantage.

With solutions installed in over twenty-five thousand POS stores, DataMax maintains one of the largest installed bases in the country. Solutions include: new and refurbished POS hardware, POS software, customer loyalty and stored value card applications, payment processing and data delivery software, network management, and store communications. Services include systems integration, systems installation, maintenance, and consolidation and storage of de-installed hardware.

DataMax maintains an extensive knowledge of retail technology, communications, and networking. This allows DataMax to use a consultative approach when advising their clients where knowledge, experience, and know-how lead the way. As a result, we have built a loyal following among medium to large-sized clients in the highly demanding retail industry, where a majority of our customers are retailers with 100 or more locations.