Silicon100 2017

Driving the Industrial IoT revolution in IT, manufacturing and industry: Omni-ID


‘The #1 Provider of Industrial RFID Tags and IoT Solutions.’

Founded in 2007, Omni-ID Ltd. is the original inventor and leading supplier of a range of on-metal passive low-profile UHF RFID (radio frequency identification) tags for industry. Today, the company has grown to specialize in full solutions for Enterprise Asset Management for industry and Material Flow Management for manufacturing. Their solutions portfolio includes a wide range of passive, active and visual or “View” tags along with a flexible software platform. The company is based in Rochester, New York.

Omni-ID has solved the challenge of high-value asset identification and tracking across industries Omni-ID is driving the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) revolution in IT, manufacturing and industry. The company’s mission is to establish reliable, connected environments where end-to-end asset management, in-process visibility and real-time control, right down to the individual asset level is a cost-effective reality. The company is not only considered the leading developer and supplier of highly durable passive and active RFID tags, but architecting complete asset management solutions for Fortune 500 companies around the globe.

The Company has built its reputation on developing the highest quality commercial products, as well as many custom products that were considered “impossible” with RFID.  With the broadest portfolio of RFID tags, Omni-ID continues to challenge the industry standards with new products, a variety of form factors and highly cost effective pricing to exceed market expectations.

In addition to its broad range of industrial RFID tags, Omni-ID offers simple and cost effective Asset Tracking software options. The company’s professional services team will work with you to design a solution that is just right for your business – working together with your existing systems and processes. From the oil and gas fields to supporting the largest social media company in the world, the firm has designed and implemented solutions for some of the most challenging asset management applications around the globe.

Whether it’s Omni-ID’s enterprise asset management solutions featuring its EnVISION software or solutions for manufacturing featuring its unique ProVIEW visual tagging system, it’s experienced team of implementation experts can architect a solution including the software, hardware and RFID physics required for a successful deployment.

  • Custom solutions designed to fit your business requirements.
  • Designed for simple integration with your existing enterprise software.
  • Complete solutions and implementation planning to meet your business requirements.
  • RFID readers, antennas and other RFID hardware, hardware system design, antenna placement and installation

The first IoT-based system to offer a true paperless workflow for manufacturing - ProVIEW

Omni-ID’s ProVIEW system provides  the first viable solution to replace the 40-year-old process of manually placing paper labels on millions of containers, carts, and sub-assemblies flowing through factories every day: with simple and cost-effective wireless e-paper displays.

ProVIEW combines the immediate reliability and visual instruction inherent with paper labels along with automated tracking, and capability for two-way human interaction – all inherent in Industrial IoT technologies (and with a 12–18 month ROI).

ProVIEW is designed to manage complex material flow applications such as replenishment, picking, work instruction and container management, while simply integrating with existing processes and MES systems. The ProVIEW system collects the location and status information by individual container, providing the factory floor visibility necessary to automate or re-direct workflows in real-time.

What makes ProVIEW different is simple — traditional paper labeling provides simple visual instruction, but with minimal tracking and automation. RFID provides the tracking but fails to provide the visual instruction or two-way communication/verification necessary for workers. Only ProVIEW combines these elements to form a powerful new paradigm — instruct + track + dynamic control — enabling smart manufacturing for an IoT world.

Meet the Wizard of RFID Technology

George E. Daddis Jr, President and CEO: George is an experienced CEO & entrepreneur, having founded two successful technology companies. He has extensive experience in building companies, raising capital, and establishing markets for digital and IT technologies.

After receiving his B.S., M.S., and PhD. Degrees from Cornell University in Computer Engineering and Applied Mathematics, George began his engineering and management career at Eastman Kodak and subsequently Xerox, building engineering teams for various imaging product lines. These teams focused on quick time-to-market deliveries and “best in class” performance and cost digital product platforms.

In 1998, George founded his first company, InSciTek Microsystems Inc. that provided digital hardware and software design services to Fortune 500 companies such as Sharp Electronics, GE, Kodak, and many other technology companies in the US. In 2003, Allworx Corp was founded from the core of InSciTek and quickly es-tablished itself as a national provider of small business VoIP telephone systems – a comprehensive technology firm including R&D, manufacturing, marketing/sales, and customer support functions.

George aggressively grew this VC-backed business to over 75,000 end users with a sales channel of over 900+ dealers throughout North America. In 2007, George successfully sold Allworx Corp to PAETEC, a major national telephone Services Company headquartered in Rochester, NY.

Prior to joining Omni-ID in 2011, George served as CEO at WorldGate Communications, a publicly-held video telephony firm in Philadelphia.

“From improving inventory and supply chain management, to compliance and real time visual instructions – Omni-ID’s versatile family of hardware and software products enables complete end-to-end asset tracking and management solutions for industry, IT and manufacturing.”