The manufacturer of a technology that will allow police toidentify the origin of stolen heavy building equipment said a dealis in the works for a major insurer to offer a price break toowners that use the marking system.

Identification Technologies at the same time announced yesterdaythey have combined with the National Equipment Register to use theDataDotDNA marking technology and NER's database services to createan identification and registration system to deter equipment theftand aid in its recovery if stolen.

Rohan Claringbold, president of Identification Technologies inSeattle, Wash., said the arrangement being discussed with theinsurer would provide full coverage for equipment and waiver of thenormal $10,000 deductible.

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