January 11, 2010 09:00 ET

Omni-ID Teams With ODIN for U.S. Department of State IT Asset Tracking

U.S. Department of State to Implement 10,000 Unit Comprehensive IT Asset Tracking RFID Solution From Omni-ID and ODIN

FOSTER CITY, CA--(Marketwire - January 11, 2010) -

News Facts:

  • Omni-ID, the leading supplier of high-performance passive UHF RFID tags, today announces a strategic collaboration with ODIN Technologies, the leader in packaged RFID solutions for healthcare, aerospace, financial services and government agencies, to provide IT asset tracking solutions to the U.S. Department of State. The companies' RFID technology collaboration has seen customer success with a 10,000 unit order from the U.S. Department of State to tag mission-critical IT assets.

  • The Omni-ID and ODIN packaged RFID solution for the U.S. Department of State is comprised of the Omni-ID Flex™ tag for a tracking method that is secure, easy to deploy and achieves ROI more quickly than the use of bar codes or disparate RFID products. The Omni-ID Flex provides high-performance RFID tag identification in metallic or non-metallic environments with a low profile and a read range of more than 16 feet.

  • After an extensive search and testing process on a number of RFID options, the U.S. Department of State selected the Omni-ID/ODIN offering based on the companies' wide-ranging combined experience and the completeness of their passive UHF solution.

  • In addition, Omni-ID and ODIN are collaborating to provide RFID solutions to customers in the aerospace and defense, government, healthcare, oil and gas and IT data center markets. Omni-ID and ODIN are also working together on new industry solutions for maximizing the recently introduced suite of Omni-ID tags, which are specifically targeted to the manufacturing and transportation/logistics industries and include a passive RFID tag that reaches never-before-seen readability up to and beyond 100 feet.


  • "Passive RFID technology has made significant performance improvements in recent years, and we believe Omni-ID will continue to drive increasingly strategic solutions across industries," said Patrick J. Sweeney II, Founder, ODIN Technologies. "Omni-ID has consistently scored well in ODIN's RFID Benchmark Series™ and the ODIN engineering team is impressed with their latest offerings in terms of performance and price."

  • "Omni-ID focuses on producing innovative products and working with strategic partners to ensure those products are an integral part of complete and ready-to-use solutions for our customers," said Tom Pavela, President and CEO, Omni-ID. "We recognize and respect the contributions ODIN has brought to the RFID industry, and we are proud to combine our respective strengths to benefit customers with a comprehensive RFID package."

About Omni-ID
Omni-ID is the leading supplier of high-performance passive UHF RFID tags that deliver near-perfect read rates on, off and near metals and liquids. Using a fundamentally different approach to RFID design, Omni-ID created a patented technology structure that allows for continued innovation and product development. Omni-ID has built a global partner ecosystem with leading RFID technology companies to deliver complete RFID asset tracking, supply chain management, work-in-process and cargo and container tracking solutions. To complement its product line, Omni-ID has a full service bureau offering to ensure efficient and seamless deployment of RFID implementations. With offices in Foster City, Calif. and in the UK, along with a manufacturing facility in China, Omni-ID's mission is to drive the widespread adoption of RFID technology as the optimal tracking and identification solution. For more information, visit

About ODIN Technologies
ODIN is the leader in packaged RFID solutions for healthcare, aerospace, financial services, and government agencies. Global corporations on five continents leverage ODIN's expert engineers and patented RFID software and monitoring tools to achieve accuracy, speed, and visibility for their RFID deployments. In addition to packaged solutions, implementations, and engineering, ODIN publishes the RFID Benchmark Series™, the industry's first and most referenced head-to-head performance analysis of RFID equipment. ODIN's RFID optimization software EasyRFID™ has been successfully used at dozens of companies across more than 265 sites worldwide to ensure accurate and scalable RFID implementations. ODIN serves clients from offices in Ashburn, Virginia, Dublin, Ireland and Budapest, Hungary.

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