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Omni-ID unveils new range of IoT devices

Omni-ID, a developer of passive industrial radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, has announced the launch of a new range of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Long Range (LoRa) enabled devices.

The Sense’ range ofRFID devices uses sensors to transmit situational and status data over BLE, GPS, and open standard Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) communication protocols, allowing the devices to be used within a broad variety of applications and IoT infrastructures. The devices are powerful and energy efficient, enabling them to be used for up to five years within harsh and remote operating environments: reducing the cost and time required to replace devices in the field.

The early Sense range will include five devices serving two main application types: Conditioning Monitoring and Asset Management & Logistics, with more product types to follow through the year.

The Sense LoRa products offer long range communications: up to 15km in flat, open space, or 3-4km in an urban setting, and have a compact battery that lasts up to 5 years. The devices can be operated using a call button configuration, or range finder, making them suitable for a variety of facilities management and field service applications. When using the GPS and accelerometer features, the Sense LoRa devices are able to give positional accuracy of up 3-5m upon movement.

In the Asset Management & Logistics product set, the Sense BLE product offers a communication distance of up to 200m and can link to WiFi, LAN or cellular networks and to a cloud, or locally hosted client application server

Commenting on the launch of the new Sense range, Omni-ID’s CEO, Dr Tony Kington said, “Omni-ID pioneered passive identification and tracking technologies which are relied on by large organisations worldwide. New IoT devices like the Sense family are complementary to the existing passive range and allow our customers to benefit from the connectivity and extended range of Bluetooth Low Energy, LoRaWAN and other LPWAN technologies to create intelligent IoT solutions.”


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Neil Tyler

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