OMRON RFID Announces Compatibility with Microsoft BizTalk Platform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 18, 2007

Schaumburg, Illinois, USA - OMRON RFID (TOKYO: 6645; ADR: OMRNY), in cooperation with Microsoft Corporation, has developed a software driver that enables compatibility between its V750 UHF Gen 2 reader and Microsoft's BizTalk RFID platform.

OMRON's V750 RFID reader product line supports a variety of global frequency bands including those specified for use in the United States, Japan and Korea. Spearheading the line-up, the US reader (V750-BA50C04-US) will be the first to offer compatibility with Microsoft BizTalk RFID.

This first driver release focuses on key tasks from the V750's diverse function menu such as reading and writing tag IDs and controlling the external I/Os. The BizTalk driver can be obtained from OMRON RFID's website at www.omronrfid.com.

BizTalk RFID is a device management platform that helps RFID hardware communicate with other software programs. Its 'plug-and-play' functionality enables businesses to get RFID systems up and running quickly and efficiently.

"OMRON's V750 reader platform delivers high performance EPC Gen2 reading/writing and features advanced diagnostics, self execution and RF environmental monitoring functions to ensure consistently high levels of read reliability," said Masa Kameyama, US Division Manager of OMRON RFID. "Microsoft Corp.'s user-friendly BizTalk platform helps companies harness this high quality information and incorporate it into multiple applications for improved efficiency across their business as a whole."

"OMRON is proud to add Microsoft BizTalk RFID to our already extensive network of software partners. The value these partners deliver combined with the superior performance, quality and robustness of our hardware makes OMRON an unparalleled choice for customers, whatever their RFID needs."

In addition to BizTalk, OMRON's V750 Gen 2 reader supports BEA, epcSolutions, InSync and Reva Systems' platforms.


V750 RFID UHF Reader and Antenna

Contact: Masa Kameyama at OMRON RFID on (888) 303-7343 (RFID).

For media related enquiries, please contact:
James Seddon (james_seddon@omron.co.jp)
Sarah Hall (sarah_hall@omron.co.jp)
at OMRON Corporate Communications Department
Telephone: +81 3 3436 7202

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