SOURCE: Omni-ID

Omni-ID

April 14, 2015 09:00 ET

Omni-ID Unveils Next Generation View 3 & 4 Tags; e-Paper Replacement Continues to Transform Materials Flow Management in Large Capital Goods Manufacturing

ROCHESTER, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 14, 2015) -  Omni-ID, the world's leading provider of RFID and visual-tagging solutions for industrial applications, has unveiled the next generation of its View 3 & 4 tags, enhancing its ProVIEW intelligent supply chain and Internet of Things (IoT) enablement solutions.

The newest generation of these award-winning products features an even lower profile, faster response times, extended battery life and a rugged, streamlined form factor specifically designed to replace paper tags for operator instruction, replenishment and container management applications in large capital goods manufacturing.

Featuring a 3" or 4" screen, the View products fit seamlessly into the materials flow process to replace paper labeling on existing racks, bins or other on-floor transport systems. Completely unique to the industry, these products combine both passive and active RFID to drive real-time instruction to and from operators at the point of assembly -- while also returning advanced analytics to plant management. Each e-paper tag can be automatically or manually triggered to display custom instructions at different locations on the factory floor, and remotely updated instantaneously as priorities and build schedules fluctuate. 

"The View 3 & 4 tags powered by our ProVIEW system have been successfully driving processes in some of the world's top manufacturers with great success," said George Daddis, chief executive officer of Omni-ID. "We are leading the charge in the growing market for IoT applications for industry. Our ProVIEW system not only replaces paper work instructions, but also allows tracking throughout the entire manufacturing process -- solving one of the most significant visibility and information gaps in manufacturing. We're feeding analytics packages that are making a significant difference in throughput at a time when corporations are looking for more ways to be globally competitive. We've brought the Internet of Things to the plant floor."

The ProVIEW system has been installed in multiple Fortune 500 manufacturing facilities, including four of the world's top automotive companies, in a leading tire manufacturing facility, at Whirlpool's advanced, high-volume washing machine plant in Ohio and several others, including Detroit, a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America and the leading manufacturer of on-highway heavy-duty diesel engines and axles for the commercial truck market.

"Unlike paper and other traditional electronic tagging solutions, Omni-ID's ProVIEW is an IoT solution that gives us the ability to not only track our materials, but control the process flows," said Robert Hyden, Detroit's IT Manager. "The process visibility and control that the system provides has created a number of efficiencies for us -- not to mention the savings from the paper alone. We're now expanding to several other manufacturing lines within our facility."

Omni-ID's flagship IoT-based ProVIEW system is the first in the market to offer a true paperless workflow to manufacturing. ProVIEW combines the immediate reliability of paper labels with the automated tracking and item level control inherent in Internet of Things technologies.

The company is formally unveiling these products for the first time at the RFID Journal LIVE! conference in San Diego, California next week beginning Wednesday, April 15, 2015. 

Omni-ID and its ProVIEW system have been recognized for leadership and customer value in manufacturing by Frost and Sullivan in 2013 and 2015. The company's groundbreaking solutions have also won or been nominated for the Best in Show at the RFID Journal LIVE! Conference for four consecutive years (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) and the ProVIEW system installation at Detroit for its RFID Green Award in 2015.

About Omni-ID

Headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., Omni-ID has developed original, patented technologies for on-metal and visual tagging to enable a broad range of applications to improve asset tracking, supply chain management and work-in-process. The company is the leading supplier of RFID tags and visual tagging systems for manufacturing & logistics, energy, IT assets and tool tracking. Omni-ID's versatile family of products provides a complete range of tags and auto-ID solutions for tracking and identification challenges, with unprecedented accuracy, in any environment. For more information, visit www.omni-id.com.

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