Omni-ID and Holland 1916 announced a joint venture to co-develop and market two new, passive ultra-high frequency RFID tags – the 360° tag and the Forte - designed specifically for industrial workplaces such as in oil and gas drilling, construction and nuclear power plants.
The 360° tag is encased in an industrial steel frame with a tether attachment designed to meet the needs of oil and gas and other heavy industry applications. It is equipped for lifting equipment, such as cranes, slings shackles and other assets that may be stacked high or in places difficult to reach.
The Forte tag has a weldable steel frame and strong dual-band response, and is designed specifically for tracking of heavy industrial assets subject to movement, impact and harsh environmental conditions.
The two rugged stainless steel-encased tags aim to simplify inventory management and improve compliance with federal government safety laws through safe, accurate, and instantaneous reporting of the location and condition of assets. Both tags comply with the EPC Gen 2 standard for passive RFID tags set by EPC Global, the worldwide standards organization.