Extronics & Omni-ID sign Global Partnership Agreement

Extronics and Omni-ID Sign Distribution Agreement to Provide Hazardous Area RFID Tags. The agreement significantly extends the Extronics range of Personnel & Asset tracking solutions


Manchester, UK. 30th March 2011. Extronics, a leading designer and manufacturer of intrinsically safe and explosion proof equipment, and Omni-ID, the leading supplier of high-performance passive UHF RFID tags, today announced a preferred distribution agreement to provide ATEX, IECEx and Factory Mutual certified and marked Omni-ID RFID tags to customers worldwide. Additionally, Extronics will certify Omni-ID passive RFID tags and managing the ongoing product conformity.

The agreement with Omni-ID means that Extronics is now to offer a complete range of Personnel & Asset tracking solutions for hazardous environments. “We have recently experienced a dramatic upsurge of enquiries from leading companies seeking effective tracking solutions for hazardous areas” said John Hartley, M.D. Extronics. With the high quality Omni-ID tags, Extronics can now offer passive & active RFID solutions, as well as the ability to create a safe underlying wireless infrastructure.”

“Omni-ID is resolutely committed to bringing innovative tags to the RFID market that function in harsh environments”, explained Tony Kington, MD Omni-ID. “The Extronics partnership deepens that commitment and ensures that Omni-ID and Extronics customers have reliable RFID tags at their disposal, regardless of the environment.”

The first products of the new agreement are expected to be showcased at the Hannover Messe exhibition in early April.

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