HID Global buys RFID tags maker Omni-ID

HID Global has acquired Omni-ID, a manufacturer of RFID tags and industrial IoT hardware devices for tagging, tracking, monitoring and alerting applications.
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The acquisition extends HID’s market leadership in RFID technology and strengthens its presence in India and China.

HID Global did not reveal financial details of the deal.

Bjorn Lidefelt, EVP and Head of HID Global, said: “Expanding our sales and manufacturing footprint in India and in China with Omni-ID will enhance HID’s ability to serve customers locally, while extending our industrial IoT technology into emerging markets.”

Omni-ID provides passive, rugged long-range RAIN RFID ultra-high frequency (UHF) tags and labels in several form factors for an array of identification requirements. The company focuses on organizations in the industrial, oil & gas, transportation and other markets seeking rugged UHF RFID solutions for use in challenging environmental conditions.

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

Omni-ID was founded in 2007 and is based in Rochester, New York, with approximately 170 employees worldwide. It is now a Business Unit within HID’s Identification Technologies Business Area, which is led by Marc Bielmann.