HID Global has acquired Vizinex RFID for undisclosed terms. The acquisition is said to increase HID Global’s presence and relevance in key vertical markets including healthcare/medical, manufacturing, oil & gas, data centers and others.
The acquisition adds a key technology to HID Global’s industry-leading RFID tag portfolio, according to an announcement.
“Bringing Vizinex into the HID family strengthens our position in the RFID market, especially in North America,” said Björn Lidefelt, EVP and Head of HID Global. “This strategic acquisition exemplifies our commitment to extending our leadership in the RFID portfolio by providing a comprehensive suite of technology and services to customers across key markets.”
The acquisition advances HID Global’s stature within the quickly growing RFID tag market, as Vizinex RFID provides high-quality standard and custom tags to clients that help create new efficiencies, save money and improve tracking, security and authentication.
Vizinex’s expertise especially lies in delivering tailor-made RFID tags that are completely integrated into and compatible with different product designs. The applications can be tailored to suit critical attributes such as shape, dimension, frequency, and environmental tolerance (tolerant to, for example, repeated exposure to adverse temperatures). The tags are then manufactured in-house, in the U.S., using state-of-the-art, proven processes with short turnaround times.
“This acquisition, along with HID’s recent acquisition of Omni-ID, expands both our technology portfolio offering and our geographic reach as we strengthen our position as the global leader in RFID tag design and manufacturing,” said Marc Bielmann, senior vice president and head of IdentificationTechnologies, HID Global.
Founded in 2012 and based in Bethlehem, Pa., Vizinex RFID will merge into HID Global Industrial Smart Components Business Unit and benefit from HID’s sales and other global functions to support its offering.