News | March 28, 2012

Omni-ID Launches Family Of RFID Tags For Tool And Rental Equipment Tracking

Source: Omni-ID

Broadest portfolio of form factors for high performance on, off and in-metal RFID technology

Omni-ID, the original inventor, patent holder and supplier of high-performance, on-metal passive UHF RFID tags, announced recently a new family of products designed specifically for attaching to, or embedding into tools and other equipment to enable inventory tracking, location monitoring, foreign object detection and maintenance tracking in a variety of environments.

"We were searching for a way to provide full 24/7 access to the rental tools and equipment that we typically manually deliver and distribute on-site to our customers," said Glyn Matthews, Senior Project Manager, Speedy Services, the largest UK based tool and equipment rental company. "We tested a variety of RFID solutions, but only Omni-ID tags provided the variety of sizes along with consistent performance and reliability we needed for our new on-site, self-service ‘pod'. Workers enter the pod, and they automatically check in/out the necessary tools via RFID, it's all tracked and accounted for – it's that simple," added Mr. Matthews.

This unique solution from Speedy Services solution featuring Omni-ID tags has been named a 2012 RFID Journal Awards finalist. The awards are given annually to end-user companies that have demonstrated the use of RFID technology to enhance an existing product or service and provide additional value to its customers.

"For a number of years, we've been working with customers in the manufacturing, logistics and industrial assets industries and have seen the broader need for a better way to track tools for maintenance compliance, inventory management and foreign object detection really emerge," said George E. Daddis, Jr., PhD, CEO of Omni-ID. "Based on these requirements we were able to develop a complete family of tags that are ergonomically correct, adaptable at the point of manufacture or post-production and that works on, off or in-metal. Better yet, along with our broad network of global partners we can provide an end-to-end solution that includes integration into your existing systems and process."

Omni-ID's portfolio of Tool Tracking products now includes 10 new highly durable tags in a variety of shapes and sizes that can be inserted, embedded or attached to a variety of metal and plastic tools, as well as a flexible tag for cables and other tubular assets. The tags will make their formal debut April 3, 2012 at the RFID Journal LIVE! trade show in Orlando, FL.

About Omni-ID
Omni-ID is the leading supplier of passive, low profile UHF RFID solutions. Omni-ID's patented on-metal tag technology enables a broad range of new applications to improve asset tracking, supply chain management and work-in-process. Omni-ID's family of versatile RFID tags works reliably in the harshest environments, including on, off, and near metal and liquids, and excels in solving tracking and identification challenges with unprecedented accuracy. For more information, visit

About Speedy Services
Founded in 1977, Speedy is the UK's leading provider of equipment rental and support services to a wide range of clients across the construction, infrastructure, industrial, rail, manufacturing and facilities management sectors - as well as to local trades and industry. With more than 100,000 customers, 3700 employees and operating from over 320 fixed sites - together with a number of on-site facilities at client locations throughout the UK, Ireland and an international hub based in the Middle East - the Group supplies a range of services. For more information, visit