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HID Global acquires Omni-ID

HID Global has acquired Omni-ID, a manufacturer of RFID tags and industrial IoT devices for tagging, tracking, monitoring and alerting use. HID, part of the multi-national security manufacturer ASSA ABLOY Group, says that this adds to the firm in RFID technology and to its presence in India and China.

Björn Lidefelt, EVP and Head of HID Global, says: “Omni-ID is a strategic technological addition to HID and reinforces our current RFID and IoT offering. Expanding our sales and manufacturing footprint in India and in China with Omni-ID will further enhance HID’s ability to serve customers locally, while extending our industrial IoT technology into emerging markets.”

Omni-ID provides passive long-range RAIN RFID ultra-high frequency (UHF) tags and labels, for identification use. The company covers the industrial, oil and gas, transportation and other markets including for use in heat, wind, dirt and hazardous sites. HID says that Omni-ID brings passive UHF temperature sensing to the HID range.

Active tags and solutions from Omni-ID work with embedded technologies and protocols such as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), LoRaWAN, GPS, Quuppa and Wirepas, which complement the HID Location Services offerings, HID adds.

And Marc Bielmann, SVP and Head of Identification Technologies with HID Global, said: “The acquisition of Omni-ID supports HID’s Identification Technologies business strategy to power trusted identities by optimizing our portfolio with a broader range of value-added RAIN RFID UHF components, active identification devices and more ways to deliver highly customized, feature-rich solutions to customers as a leading component supplier for RFID use cases and IoT applications.”

About Omni-ID

Founded in 2007, it’s based in Rochester, New York, with about 170 employees worldwide. It is now a Business Unit within HID’s Identification Technologies Business Area, which is led by Marc Bielmann.



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