Omni-ID RFID Tags – A Technical Look
Omni-ID offers a wide assortment of RFID tags suitable for many of the most challenging RFID environments. Each tag set has a different read range, based on the trade-off between tag size and performance.
Omni-ID began as an R&D team formed in the 1990’s within QinetiQ, an international defense and security technology company. This R&D team began exploring and challenging the boundaries of the current RFID technology. The result of their work was a groundbreaking technological improvement in the creation of passive UHF RFID tags that provide near perfect accuracy in harsh environments. This includes the most challenging conditions in the presence of metals and liquids. From this work Omni-ID was launched as a stand-alone company. Omni-ID is headquartered in Rochester, New York.
The company currently offers six different tag families: Adept, IQ, Dura, Power, Exo, and Fit.
When a Process/Industrial Engineer seeks to find best tag for a given application there are several very important attributes that must be considered. Omni-ID’s industrial RFID tags offer passive RFID, active RFID, and visual tag solutions with a wide range of performance, read distances (e.g., short range, medium range, long range, and ultra long range), and form factors (e.g., IT asset tracking (FSTC Compliant), contoured surfaces, pipes & cylinders, single use, slings & shackles, weldable) for a multitude of applications. Vertical market applications include IT Asset Management, the Energy Industry, Tool and Rental Equipment Tracking, as well as Manufacturing and Logistics.
The Omni-ID RFID Tag Families
US Patents US7880619 and US7768400 (as well as patents in Europe and Asia) form the foundation of the Omni-ID on-metal/near liquid RFID intellectual property. Traditional tags are based on antennas, which do not work when placed near metal or many liquids. Omni-ID’s patented “Plasmonic Structure” design uses layers of conductors and dielectrics to isolate the RF from the tag’s surrounding environment, which ensures the tag performs successfully on/near metal and liquids.
Does your project requirements have special needs—especially on metal or near liquid– for your tags or labels that Omni-ID can provide a solution for? They offer a wide variety of tag and label solutions and should be considered for almost any RFID project requirement you may have.
See the Omni-ID web site for the latest information on all of their tags and labels: http://www.omni-id.com