On August 18th, HID Global, a globally trusted identity solution provider, announced the acquisition of Omni-ID. Omni-ID is a manufacturer of RFID tags and industrial IoT hardware equipment, mostly used in passive and active tag identification, tracking, monitoring, and alarm applications. The acquisition expands HID’s market leadership in the field of RFID technology and strengthens its influence in China and India.
Björn Lidefelt, Executive Vice President and Head of HID Global, said: “I am pleased to welcome Omni-ID to the ASSA ABLOY Group and HID. Omni-ID is a strategic technological addition to HID that strengthens our current RFID and Internet of Things Product portfolio. With the addition of Omni-ID, we will expand our sales and manufacturing market share in China and India, which will further enhance HID’s ability to provide services to local customers and at the same time expand our industrial IoT technology to emerging markets.” HID Global is a brand of ASSA ABLOY Group.
Omni-ID offers passive, rugged remote RAIN RFID UHF tags, as well as many other forms of labels, to meet a range of identification requirements. Focused on the industry, oil, gas, transportation, and other markets, the company is committed to developing rugged UHF RFID solutions for challenging environmental conditions such as high temperatures, high winds, dust, explosions, and other harsh situations.
In addition, Omni-ID also introduced passive UHF temperature sensing into the HID identification technology product portfolio and enhanced HID’s deep accumulation and professional capabilities in RFID custom design and personalization.
Omni-ID’s active tags and solutions are implemented through embedded technologies and protocols such as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), LoRaWAN, GPS, Quuppa, and Wirepas, which complement HID’s location services portfolio.
Marc Bielmann, Senior Vice President and Head of Identification Technology Business (IDT) at HID Global, said, “The acquisition of Omni-ID to support HID’s identification technology business strategy optimizes our product portfolio through the use of a wider range of RAIN RFID UHF value-added components, active identification devices, and more, providing customers with highly customized, feature-rich solutions as leading component suppliers for RFID and IoT applications.” ”
Relying on the history of innovation in RAIN RFID solutions, Omni-ID has brought engineers and important employees with more than 15 years of RFID expertise to HID’s industry senior team. Omni-ID was established in 2007 and is headquartered in Rochester, New York. It has approximately 170 employees worldwide. It is now a business unit in the HID identification technology business area, led by Marc Bielmann.