April 22, 2009 09:00 ET

Omni-ID Works With IBM to Provide IT Asset Tracking Solution

Passive RFID Solution Saves Estimated $10 per Asset per Year

FOSTER CITY, CA--(Marketwire - April 22, 2009) -

News Facts:

  • Omni-ID, a leading innovator in passive ultra high frequency (UHF) radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, today announces it is working with IBM to provide an IT asset tracking solution that improves the performance of RFID tags for use in the data center.

  • Omni-ID is providing IBM with UHF passive tags for use within IBM's data center resource management solution which uses smart sensor technology to help track IT assets within the data center. This solution works with Omni-ID's patent-pending technology to help eliminate obstacles to RFID adoption in the data center.

  • Because Omni-ID's line of RFID tags have a small form factor and have overcome the challenges of RFID readability in the presence of metal, they are the ideal choice for the data center. For example, Omni-ID RFID tags can be attached to almost any equipment found in the data center, such as hard drives, individual server blades and even cables -- items that were previously difficult to track due to their metal content, their proximity to metal and limited taggable space.

  • Together, the solutions help address common IT asset management challenges in any data center such as asset visibility, inventory management and reporting, product receiving, end of life, and compliance with financial and legal requirements by tracking hardware both within the data center and as it moves in and out of the data center.

  • Based on multiple studies at IBM and customer data centers, savings have been estimated at $10 per asset per year using Omni-ID Prox™ RFID tags. The result of such a savings means that an RFID investment can be paid back in less than a year in a large data center.

  • Omni-ID is continuing to work closely with IBM to extend the reach of its RFID technology to IBM customers worldwide through IBM's data center resource management solution with Omni-ID On Demand™, an on-site commissioning solution, which addresses large-scale deployment issues in data centers.

  • Omni-ID and IBM will hold a pre-conference seminar for IT Professionals and an Interactive Learning Workshop at RFID Journal LIVE 2009, April 27-29th in Orlando Florida.

  • You can find additional resources, including an Omni-ID On Demand data sheet and an Omni-ID and IBM webinar here:


  • "As a pioneer in sensor technology, we are committed to finding Business Partners who meet our standards of innovation," said Brian Dalgetty, director, sensor solutions development, IBM. "Omni-ID and their passive UHF tags solve long-standing technical concerns within the data center environment. Omni-ID Prox™ RFID tags used in conjunction with IBM sensor events software enables us to deliver a compelling data center asset tracking solution."

  • "The name IBM is synonymous with innovation and with providing business value from technology investments," said Tom Pavela, president and CEO of Omni-ID. "To ensure technological excellence, IBM put Omni-ID's tags through rigorous testing to demonstrate their reliability, robustness and bottom-line value. At every step of the way, Omni-ID was equal to the task. Our collaboration with IBM is validation that Omni-ID has broken new ground in the RFID industry."

About Omni-ID

Omni-ID is one of the world's leading innovators of passive ultra high frequency (UHF) radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. Through its patent-pending revolutionary technology Omni-ID "cracked the code" to overcome the problems traditionally associated with RFID, enabling a broad range of new applications that improves accuracy and efficiency in asset tracking, logistics and supply chain management. The company's family of versatile RFID tags works reliably in the harshest environments -- including on and off metal and liquids -- and excel in real-world proving grounds, demonstrating their value in today's most challenging business applications. With major offices in Foster City, Calif. and in the UK, Omni-ID's mission is to drive the widespread adoption of RFID technology as the optimal tracking and identification solution. For more information, visit

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