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Omni-ID leaps into LoRa with new RFID tracking devices

Omni-ID, a 2007 spin-out from defense and security firm Qinetiq, has been busy in the RFID sector, creating tracking tags, the ProView visualization system, and claiming the patent for the first on-metal passive RFID tag. Now, the company has expanded into LoRaWAN, as well as Bluetooth Low Energy, with two new tracking devices that it is pitching to industrial types. Asset tracking has always been held up as a key use case for LPWAN, but to date, the systems have proven too expensive. Sure, they are a lot cheaper than satellite and cellular, but compared to barcodes and RFID tags, they are still relatively expensive. But there is a huge opportunity in between these two extremes, and that’s where Omni-ID…

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