Omnitrol Networks: A Top 5 Manufacturing Intelligence Vendor, say Managing Automation readers

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Omnitrol Networks has been named one of the Top 5 vendors in manufacturing intelligence by Manufacturing Automation readers. Managing Automation (MA) and its sister publication Manufacturing Executive polled their readers for MA's July/August 2009 Top 5 Issue. The magazines asked their readers which technology vendors "understand manufacturing," and which they would recommend to peers. MA named 115 different vendors in 12 technology categories, including manufacturing intelligence; supply chain management; and systems integration.

We have long believed that real-time trusted data, process visibility and analytics can bring cost containment, production improvement and revenue growth. It appears that Manufacturing Automation readers agree.

Omnitrol Networks has been named one of the Top 5 vendors in manufacturing intelligence by Manufacturing Automation readers.

"We are very pleased," said Omnitrol Networks' Vice President of Marketing and Product Management David Orain. "We have long believed that real-time trusted data, process visibility and analytics can bring cost containment, production improvement and revenue growth. It appears that Manufacturing Automation readers agree."

Managing Automation (MA) and its sister publication Manufacturing Executive polled their readers for MA's July/August 2009 Top 5 Issue. The magazines asked their readers which technology vendors "understand manufacturing," and which they would recommend to peers. MA named 115 different vendors in 12 technology categories, including manufacturing intelligence; supply chain management; and systems integration.

What became clear from the results is that manufacturers no longer settle for one-size-fits-all solutions, says Executive Editor Jeff Moad of Managing Automation. "As manufacturers automate more and more of the business, generic software is no longer good enough. Now, more than ever, manufacturers demand systems that conform to their specific industry requirements, like orchestrating the supply of the hundreds of thousands of parts required to produce an airplane."

Manufacturing intelligence technology must be highly adaptable, agrees Orain. As Omnitrol Networks describes in its white paper "10 Ways to Improve Productivity, Reduce Costs, and Enhance Customer Satisfaction" (available at http://www.omnitrol.com/10ways), the term "manufacturing intelligence" is interpreted broadly; but Omnitrol Networks defines it to mean automatic data capture from the shopfloor, which in turn 1) delivers real-time visibility; 2) provides analytics on key performance indicators (KPIs) to optimize business performance; and 3) enables a real-time collaborative enterprise (stretching to other business units, and to supply chain partners).

Alongside Omnitrol Networks in MA's manufacturing intelligence category were SAP, Oracle, Incuity, ActivPlant and CDC Software.

The power of manufacturing intelligence, says Orain, is that "Trusted data results in better decision making and increase the ability to be more responsive to the market and the environment. I believe Omnitrol is unique in that we stretch that intelligence beyond the shop floor, beyond even real time. We now have the ability to monitor supply chains, distribution methods and WIP not just monthly or weekly, but real-time, remotely, round the clock, and weeks and months ahead."

About Managing Automation Media:
Managing Automation Media, a division of Thomas Publishing Company, LLC, provides a complete set of decision-support informational tools for executives and technology decision-makers at progressive manufacturers -- companies who are using information and automation technologies to transform their businesses and create a sustainable competitive advantage. http://www.managingautomation.com.

About Omnitrol Networks:
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 Application and Services Engine (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 EPCglobal 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, California, USA. Additional information about Omnitrol Networks' products and services are available at http://www.omnitrol.com.

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