Omnitrol Receives Award for Product Excellence

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the real-time operational visibility and enterprise application-integration domain, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Omnitrol Networks Inc. with the 2009 North American Frost & Sullivan Excellence in Product Value of the Year Award for its Real-Time Omnitrol Services Network. Omnitrol's new convergent application network lowers end-users' technology expenditure while offering cost-efficient, real-time visibility, traceability and improved operational excellence.

Omnitrol provides a solution integrating shop-floor control systems, wireless, and RFID networks to deliver real-time operational visibility applications that optimize business collaboration and supply-chain performance to achieve rapid time to value. Its real-time Omnitrol application network automates work-in-process traceability, with global track and trace (GTT) integration, enabling collaborative supply chain visibility between business partners. The value additions are faster return of investment (ROI), extensive scalability, and the inherent ability to drive customers' profitability.

"Omnitrol's cutting-edge solution suite automatically collects information from a large variety of sensors and, through predictive analytics, delivers real-time visibility with accurate forecasting between business partner operations," says Frost & Sullivan Program Manager Arunkumar J. "Potentially, any control system or middleware may help an end-user integrate back-end and shop-floor, but Omnitrol infrastructure extends business intelligence directly from the operations floor without the complexity of multiple software layers, thereby minimizing total investment and improving ROI."

Omnitrol uses wireless and RFID technology and other auto-ID data capture and sensor technologies for enhanced visibility of processes while automating traceability and business operations analytics that ensure effective continuance of production. Omnitrol, through its Edge Application and Services Engine (EASE), a next-generation application-oriented network infrastructure, can provide a contextual relationship between diverse events and the information from sensors, thereby aiding the formulation of strategic business rules. It can use this technology to translate real-time intelligence into actions for automation, with powerful analytics for real-time dashboards, alerts, and reporting. This new predictive application network is being applied in manufacturing visibility, ensuring on-time delivery, reduced waste, and optimized resource utilization.

Meanwhile, globalization has necessitated enhanced visibility and traceability of supply source to ensure a high-integrity and well-oiled supply chain. Omnitrol's GTT solution represents a radical shift in the architecture of real-time, distributed, and massively scalable solutions for the manufacturing and logistics industries. The Omnitrol Services Network architecture delivers a unique intelligent network solution for tracking parts and assets that provides an EPC global–compliant traceability application as an integral part of the network, with no single point of failure, and can scale by simply adding OMNITROL application network elements and sensors.

"The combination of automated data capture sensors and real-time visibility applications in the shop floor enables a new range of real-time manufacturing information and intelligence across the enterprise and supply chain," notes Kumar. "End users can have access to their supply chain or shop-floor information to make decisions that help reduce downtime and increase asset utilization rate."

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has excelled in customer values through its products and services that offer increased profitability and reduced life cycle costs. The recipient company has continually focused on providing value-added products and services, addressing the changing customer needs across the industry. In addition, it has shown unparalleled commitment to technological innovations pertaining to changing customer needs by offering products specific to both general and niche applications.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

About Omnitrol
Omnitrol Networks Inc. is a leading provider of complete EPC-based business-application solutions for the emerging wireless, RFID, and sensor automation market. The company's award-winning OMNITROL appliance and Edge EASE software have pioneered the market for "Always On" real-time operational visibility, traceability, and automation solutions. The OMNITROL's unique edge-centric solution architecture enables the industry's most flexible and reliable means to deploy scalable auto-ID application intelligent networks at the "lowest total cost of ownership in the market." Omnitrol Networks Inc. is a privately held company, with corporate headquarters in Santa Clara, CA.

About Frost & Sullivan
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