SOURCE: Omnitrol Networks

September 10, 2008 09:00 ET

Omnitrol Networks, Ahearn & Soper Partner to Deliver Auto-ID Solutions to Canadian Market

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - September 10, 2008) - Omnitrol Networks announced today that it has entered a strategic teaming agreement with Canada's leading Auto-ID integrator Ahearn & Soper. "With this agreement we intend to offer leading edge, highly cost-effective deployments of RFID and Barcode-based solutions to Canadian enterprises," said Paul Pope, vice-president and General Manager at Ahearn & Soper.

The partnership will target key accounts, leveraging Ahearn & Soper's experience in the Canadian market, and Omnitrol Networks' real-time WIP visibility and EPC Global track and trace solution.

"The combination will greatly reduce the cost and complexity, and duration of Auto-ID implementations," says Ravi Rishy-Maharaj, vice-president of business development at Omnitrol Networks. "RFID-based projects unfortunately fall into perpetual design paralysis due to implementation complexities from legacy backend and middleware systems, and never get beyond the pilot stage. Both Ahearn and Omnitrol believe that by deploying real-time intelligence on the plant-floor such paralysis is unnecessary and unacceptable."

Ahearn & Soper has assembled a team of heavyweights in the Canadian Auto-ID industry, including some of the largest deployment initiatives to date. Combining Ahearn's expertise and customer relationships with Omnitrol Networks' RFID-based Auto-ID solution creates a winning team to deliver solutions in asset tracking and work-in-process visibility with real-time reporting and alerts.

"Our partnership with a leader like Ahearn & Soper brings significant experience and market knowledge to our team," says Rishy-Maharaj. "In addition, Ahearn's pristine reputation and established customer base will enable substantial growth for our joint solutions in the Canadian Auto-ID industry." For nearly 30 years, Ahearn & Soper has provided reliable Auto-ID and Data Capture products and solutions to the top Canadian companies and ranked 43rd in the Top-100 solution providers in 2008 by IT Business, Canada.

In return, Omnitrol Networks brings versatility in Auto-ID technologies to the partnership. "Most middleware is limited and requires extensive customization, making it difficult for use by integrators like us," says Pope. "They don't support all the various active and passive RFID technologies or don't integrate with barcode legacy systems. The OMNITROL supports not only all types of wireless, barcode and RFID technologies, but also sensors and PLC systems, simplifying integration with our customers' installed infrastructure while providing the flexibility to expand, improve and scale their business processes without incurring high costs."

The Omnitrol Networks' award-winning track and trace appliance solution integrates with all the sensors, RFID readers, mobile handhelds and equipment on the shop floor to provide real-time visibility on asset, processes, inventory, QA activities, shipping and receiving status.

Ahearn & Soper is a complete system integrator that helps customers from problem definition, to solution proposal and implementation through rigorous ROI formulation.

About Omnitrol Networks Inc.

Omnitrol Networks Inc. is a leading provider of complete EPC-based business application solutions for the emerging wireless, RFID and sensor automation market. The company's award-winning OMNITROL appliance and Edge Application and Services Engine (EASE™) software have pioneered the market for "Always On" real-time operational visibility, traceability and automation solutions. The OMNITROL's unique edge-centric solution architecture enables the industry's most flexible and reliable means to deploy scalable Auto-ID application intelligent networks at the lowest total cost of ownership in the market. Omnitrol Networks Inc. is a privately held company with corporate headquarters in Mountain View, California, USA. Additional information about Omnitrol Networks' products and services are available at

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