Omnitrol Networks, a pioneer in delivering automated and predictive real-time operational visibility solutions, announced today that NTT Multimedia Communications Laboratories (MCL) has deployed Omnitrol Networks' IT asset tracking solution. This new solution enables NTT to track RFID tagged assets inside and outside of the office.
"It is essential for us to know where our laptops and mobile assets with key intellectual property are," said Federico Andrade, IT operations manager at NTT MCL. While new laptops are fairly inexpensive assets, their real value skyrockets when sensitive information is stored on them. At NTT MCL, that value can be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, owing to the company's advanced research and development activity.
With the OMNITROL solution, NTT MCL now automatically knows where all the tagged assets are, and can receive alerts when a tagged asset has left the property beyond a defined amount of time. The solution can also track assets in and out of highly restricted areas. As flexible as the system is, it is also unobtrusive, said Andrade. “The OMNITROL solution gives us tracking, but it's hands-off as well. There's no impact on employee processes whatsoever.”
“We designed the solution to work that way,” said David Orain, Omnitrol Networks' vice-president of marketing. “Our easy-to-configure smart agent software proved to have the right combination of powerful features at the lowest cost of ownership”, added Orain.
The OMNITROL smart agent platform integrates a powerful rules-based engine to quickly customize applications that provide real-time automated asset and operational visibility. The sensor technology agnostic platform allows for the development and deployment of solutions using RFID, barcode, PLC, mobile computer and other M2M technologies. OMNITROL's Service Description Language reduces development time by a factor of 10, allowing the developers to focus on business processes.
About NTT Multimedia Communications Laboratories
NTT Multimedia Communications Laboratories, Inc (NTT MCL) was founded as a division of NTT America in 1996, and incorporated in 1998 by Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT). NTT is a leading global provider of telecommunications services, to pursue the commercialization of advanced technologies that would leverage NTT's expertise in multimedia communications. Since then, NTT MCL has evolved into being the only overseas advanced research and development arm of NTT Communications.
About Omnitrol Networks
Omnitrol Networks (omnitrol.com) provides the industry's first sensor-driven smart agent platform delivering real-time visibility and collaborative business intelligence applications. Using automated sensor and location-based technologies to derive asset productivity directly from shop-floor operations, the OMNITROL solution enables real-time operational and supply intelligence in the aerospace & defense, food, retail and logistics markets. The OMNITROL solution automates real-time visibility into operations through digital sensors, location services, RF and Wi-Fi technologies and is used by system integrators worldwide. Omnitrol Networks, Inc. is a privately held company with corporate headquarters in Santa Clara, California, USA.