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HID Global Acquires Vizinex RFID to Bolster RFID Tag Portfolio

HID says the acquisition advances its 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.

AUSTIN, Texas — HID Global announces it has acquired Bethlehem, Pa.-based Vizinex RFID.

The acquisition is said to increase HID Global’s presence and relevance in key vertical markets including healthcare/medical, manufacturing, oil & gas, data centers, etc. and adds a key technology to HID Global’s industry-leading RFID tag portfolio.

“Bringing Vizinex into the HID family strengthens our position in the RFID market, especially in North America,” says 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.”

HID says the acquisition advances its 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.

Founded in 2012, Vizinex’s expertise especially lies in delivering tailor-made RFID tags that are completely integrated into and compatible with different product designs, according to the company.

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.

“Acquiring Vizinex is well aligned with HID Global Identification Technologies’ strategy of expanding our product offering, which with Vizinex now also will include a RFID product platform based on PCBA technology. In addition, it will increase our presence in key vertical markets as well as add complementary tag manufacturing footprint in the U.S.”, says Marc Bielmann, SVP and head of Identification Technologies, HID Global. “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.”

Vizinex RFID is now part of HID Global’s Identification Technologies Business Area. The Vizinex offering will merge into HID Global Industrial Smart Components Business Unit and benefit from HID Global’s sales and other global functions to support their offering, according to the company.

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