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We Are HID

“Trusted identities will emerge as the fundamental building blocks for organizations to create environments that connect people, places and things. The user experience will be redefined by mobile, IoT and cloud technologies and deliver new capabilities for the future.”

Guido Kuhrmann, HID

Guido Kuhrmann

Sales Director DACH – RFID & IIoT

Leading Global Supplier of Identification & Sensing Technologies

HID powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places and things. Our trusted identity solutions give people convenient access to physical and digital places and connect things that can be identified, verified and tracked digitally. Millions of people around the world use HID products and services to navigate their everyday lives, and billions of things are connected through HID technology.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID has over 5,000 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand.

Our contactless identification and sensing (RFID, NFC and BLE) components and solution enabling cloud-platforms address the dynamic requirements across multiple industries to wirelessly connect, identify, collect and manage data quickly and accurately across virtually any IoT application.

  • Robust RFID tags for professional applications supporting LF, HF/NFC, RAIN RFID (UHF) and BLE. Custom design Services.
  • Contactless Access control systems, Credentials, readers and Smartcard printers
  • Condition monitoring: Gather wireless status and information on motorised equipment. Industries include: facilities and building management, manufacturing, oil & gas, cold chain (food & beverage, pharmaceuticals)
  • Real-time location services: Indoor position of mission critical assets, tools, portable equipment, vehicles and proximity based location using alerts, policies for location aware heat maps
  • Access Management: for events and public transport ticketing
  • Textile Service: RFID-based Laundry and Uniform management for hospitality and industrial laundries

Pioneer in Securely Connecting the IoT

HID is a pioneer securely connecting manufacturing and facilities equipment, medical devices, inventory, and many other physical assets to local and web-based business applications using identification & sensing technology. We design and deliver a full range of frequency agnostic wireless IoT transponders that are Swiss-engineered and produced in HID ISO-certified manufacturing facilities.

Our robust and high performing, frequency agnostic RFID tag portfolio (LF, HF/NFC/UHF/BLE) is powering numerous industries to simplify inventory management and tracking and to automate operational processes.

HID’s visionary cloud-platforms add security, and collect real-time data to enable IoT applications as part of our commitment to innovation across rapidly growing markets – healthcare, anti-counterfeiting, facilities management, manufacturing and many more.

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Products from HID

Omni-ID Passive RFID Tags

RFID Transponder
  • Omni-ID Passive RFID Tags
  • Omni-ID Passive RFID Tags
  • Omni-ID Passive RFID Tags
  • Omni-ID Passive RFID Tags

Rugged Designs, On-Metal Labels and Passive RFID Sensor Tags

Omni-ID, part of HID is a pioneer of RFID technology who created the foundational IP for on-metal UHF RFID Tags and is an original patent holder of on-metal RFID and visual tagging technology winning numerous awards. Omni-ID passive RAIN® RFID UHF tags extend the HID product portfolio with specialty rugged designs, on-metal labels and passive RFID sensor tags for new and innovative use cases.

  • IQ Labels – Core range of low-profile, printable on and off metal RFID labels.
  • FIT – Small form factor, low profile, high performance ceramic hard tags.
  • EXO – Extra rugged tags providing high levels of durability in harsh environments
  • FLEX – More ruggedization than standard on-metal labels and including both global and regional options.
  • ADEPT – Custom designed tags to fulfil specific customer needs or environmental requirements.
  • Custom – Tags that are highly tailored to a specific customer brief to solve particular issues or to work in unique conditions.

Applications

  • Logistics – RFID solutions from passive tags to advanced IoT devices can deliver full visibility and efficiency as manufacturing & logistics moves from just-in-time to just-in-sequence inventory and material flows.
  • Manufacturing – From production lines to aerospace, our tags can assist with tracking needs to help improve efficiency providing greater transparency.
  • Energy & Utilities – RFID devices for tracking pipes and assets below ground or poles and personnel above.
  • IT & Office Assets – Our cost-effective, game-changing solutions make it easy to automate office and IT processes and take control of your inventory. Our trusted RFID solutions give you knowledge at your fingertips to help you meet both regulatory and customer obligations.
  • Healthcare – Our devices can help with sample & ID tracking, tracking of medical instruments or hospital assets as well as condition monitoring needs.

HID TSL Handheld Readers

Reader
  • HID TSL Handheld Readers
  • HID TSL Handheld Readers
  • HID TSL Handheld Readers
  • HID TSL Handheld Readers
  • HID TSL Handheld Readers

Powerful mobile RFID readers for asset tracking, with support for various display devices

HID’s Radio frequency identification (RFID) handheld readers are ideal for innovative mobile data capture solutions for a variety of applications, such as supply chain management, stock inventory control and ticketing. The readers are industry-agnostic for use in retail, hospitality, animal ID, waste management, industry and logistics and any vertical market or application where RFID tags are used.

The reader portfolio is focused on RAIN® RFID ultra-high frequency (UHF), and supports high-frequency (HF), low-frequency (LF), barcodes and QR codes for the broadest range of use cases.

The latest addition to the family is the TSL 3166. The new 3166 Rugged RAIN® RFID UHF Reader boasts TSL’s latest hardware innovations and performance improvements, in a more efficient reader with a longer battery life.

The design of HID TSL handheld RFID readers is done by Technology Solutions Ltd., a 100% part of HID. Three reader families with a set of antennae, device mounting and charging options support any industrial use case. The extensive software development kit enables customization of Apps on any modern mobile device OS.

  • 3 product lines (Standard, Rugged and Wearable) provide the optimal choice of form factors for every application.
  • The TSL reader family makes it possible for customers to select their mobile device of choice for display and processing. Over time, easily upgrade to new phones and tablets.
  • Readers are independent of mobile operating systems. They work with iOS, Android and Windows phones and tablets, as well as other Bluetooth enabled devices.
  • HID TSL RFID readers support UHF, LF/HF and barcode/QR code. Connects via Bluetooth or sturdy ePop-Loq™ connection with integrated charging to any mobile display device.
  • Free mobile apps and SDKs provide and easy avenue to develop and provision the readers into your existing workflows. Apps include, RFID Explorer, Scan & Write, RFID Web Page, RFID Tag Finder, and Reader Configuration. Over 100 third party apps (tsl.com/apps/third-party-apps) already exist for TSL readers based on the easy-to-use ASCII2 protocol.
  • High quality product support, technical assistance and extensive software and documentation to assist with integration.

Applications & Industries

RFID technology is established and proven in many industries including, Agriculture, Construction, Government, Healthcare, Leisure, Public Transport, retail, transport & logistics, and warehouse & distribution.

Sense Industrial

Sensors
  • HID Sense Industrial
  • HID Sense Industrial

IoT Devices for Rugged Environments

With Sense Industrial, HID provides a growing range of powerful, intelligent devices that will supercharge your IoT projects, especially in an outdoor environment.

They are harnessing the power of high performance open standard communication protocols Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and LoRaWAN (LoRa) and now adding Quuppa and GPS as Real Time Locating System (RTLS) and WIREPAS for mesh communication. A range of devices provides solutions for diverse asset tracking use cases in rugged environments.

  • BLE – HID’s Sense BLE IoT devices gather and bundle sensor data internally, transmitting this to physical gateways that in turn ‘talk’ to their network (whether WiFi, LAN or cellular) via a cloud or local server.
  • LoRa – LoRa (Long Range) is a low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) physical-layer protocol based on spread spectrum modulation techniques; cloud-based medium access control (MAC) layer protocol LoRaWAN acts mainly as a handler for routing information between low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) gateways and end node devices.
  • Wirepas – Efficient mesh communication reduces the number of gateways needed in industrial asset tracking zones.

Applications:

  • Condition Monitoring: These powerful, sensitive and accurate devices with Bluetooth and LoRaWAN provide reliable feedback when there is a change in conditions. Variants can measure temperature, distance (using a laser) or provide push-button alerts to manually highlight and record the condition change.
  • Asset Management and Logistics: Intelligent, potent devices that can keep tabs on important or valuable assets, indoors or out. Our specialist location devices accurately pinpoint position over shorter distances via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) or over longer distances by combining LoRaWAN and GPS tracking.
  • Personnel Tracking: Recent World events have made personnel tracking and monitoring more important than ever. HID has developed highly innovative devices that can literally save lives as well as time and money. Our shield product provides highly accurate track and trace data for individual workers and also alerts team members with an alarm when social distancing protocols are about to be breached. See also HID Location service for indoor environments.

HID Keg Tag

RFID Transponder
HID Keg Tag

Ruggedized RAIN® RFID or NFC tags to optimize the lifecycle of rounded steel containers

Keg Tag transponders enhance the inventory tracking and lifecycle management of cylindrical returnable transport items (RTI), such as beverage kegs, chemical drums and gas cylinders. Keg Tag transponders mount via welding on steel kegs and are slightly curved for optimal fit.

The RFID tags are built to withstand rigorous washing and sterilization processes, including the use of caustic soda. Durable, double injected, full plastic housings guard the enclosed electronics against exposure to liquids and harsh chemicals, as well as fluctuations in temperature.

  • Highly durable mount via welding on steel
  • Designed to withstand harsh washing cycles, including caustic soda
  • Curved for optimal fit to kegs and cylinders (flat versions also available)
  • RAIN® RFID (UHF)
    • Broadband for international use
    • 860 to 960 MHz (EU, US, JP)
    • Read range up to 32 ft (10 m)
    • Up to 512 bit EEPROM
  • Options for NFC, UHF-NFC combo or Low-Frequency (LF)
  • Anti-collision enables simultaneous reading of multiple tags

Applications:

  • Beer kegs
  • Chemical drums
  • Metal gas cylinders

HID Trusted Tag® Services

Labels RFID Transponder
HID Trusted Tag® Services

Proof of presence and compliance

HID Trusted Tag Services facilitate trusted transactions by simply tapping an attached or embedded trusted tag with a mobile smartphone or tablet to securely communicate information. A frictionless authenticated experience fuels more powerful and dynamic IoT applications across multiple industries – healthcare, retail, company security, facilities/ building management and many more to automate compliance services.

Trusted Tag Services can extend additional HID products and services, including: HF-RFID deployments, Location Services and Condition Monitoring platforms.

  • Trusted Tag™: Identification and Sensing component using HF/NFC/BLE frequencies
  • Cryptographic Authentication: Adds unique and trusted identities to organization’s assets, easily read by NFC/BLE enabled mobile devices (Current Apple iOS or Android OS)
  • HID Cloud Authentication Service: Strong authentication verifies authentic cryptographic one-time password (OTP) from the secure asset tag

Applications:

  • Maintenance & Inspection: Proof of compliance
  • Security Patrol Automation
  • Anti-counterfeit / Brand Protection
  • Secure Electronic Visit Verification

HID SlimFlex™ Tag

RFID Transponder
  • HID SlimFlex™ Tag
  • HID SlimFlex™ Tag
  • HID SlimFlex™ Tag
  • HID SlimFlex™ Tag

Pliable RFID Tags mount anywhere and endure rugged conditions

HID SlimFlex™ RFID tags are among the most advanced general-purpose flexible tags available. They tolerate repeated bending or torsion, while maintaining excellent performance characteristics even under harsh conditions. All SlimFlex RFID tags are waterproof and provide high resistance to aggressive liquids at high and sub-freezing temperatures.

Different designs are available to be embedded, affixed with cable ties or rivets. E.g. SlimFlex Tag Washer has been designed with one reinforced hole to be fixed with a single rivet to hang down from metal bars or be placed on a hook.

  • HF 13.56 MHz version readable with ISO/IEC 15693 compatible NFC devices with tag option for on-metal use
  • Designed to withstand harsh washing cycles, including caustic soda
  • Broadband RAIN® RFID (UHF) version for worldwide use at 860 to 960 MHz
  • Fully interoperable, standards compliant
  • Bendable, durable housing
  • Waterproof; resistant to chemicals, impact and UV rays
  • 1D/2D barcode, logo or text laser engraved optional

Applications:

  • Asset tracking and logistics
  • Laundry, medical & health
  • Returnable transport items
  • Waste management

HID Location Services

BLE-Beacons Software Reader
  • HID Location Services
  • HID Location Services

Powering an end-to-end IoT ecosystem – One platform delivers real-time visibility and actionable data

HID Location Services is a location engine powered by a Bluetooth to Wi-Fi network, delivering location-aware data to address people, high-valued assets and equipment applications under a single IoT umbrella.

There is a growing need for increased, real-time visibility into the most important areas of the organization’s operations across multiple locations or a specific area – people, property and assets. Organizations juggle to balance employee retention and satisfaction through ensuring the building operates more efficiently without compromising security.

Increasingly, companies seek to embed trusted identities deeper into everyday activities to create a positive working environment, improve building governance, and ensure optimum efficiency.

Technology Facts:

  • BEEKs ™ BLE Beacons: Simultaneously support iBeacon and Eddystone protocols, multiple form factors
  • BluFi™ Gateways: Connect BEEK’s via WiFi to HID Bluzone™ to over air manage beacons and gateways, rapid installation AC or DC-power connectivity
  • HID Bluzone™ Cloud Services: SaaS development platform to manage beacons, workflows, analytics, define alerts and policies, multiple development options and third-party application integration via RESTful APIs
  • Location engine powered by a Bluetooth to Wi-Fi network
  • Delivers location-aware data to address people, high-valued assets and equipment applications under a single IoT umbrella
  • Organizations receive real-time actionable data to enhance workplace security, safety and efficiency.
  • Increased visibility improves operational efficiencies, clinical accountability, patient throughput and asset management.
  • Access to real-time actionable data enables a safe workplace for workers, delivers a frictionless guest experience, tracks assets within the property and provides condition monitoring capabilities for property assets.

Applications:

  • Smart Building: Providing a safe and efficient workplace environment for a company’s most valuable assets, people and property, is paramount. Organizations receive real-time actionable data to enhance workplace security, safety and efficiency.
  • Healthcare: HID redefines and accelerates the IoT experience in healthcare by providing real-time location of clinicians, patients and devices and electronic visit verification. Increased visibility improves operational efficiencies, clinical accountability, patient throughput and asset management.
  • Hospitality: In partnership with ASSA ABLOY, HID extends IoT services into the hospitality industry. Access to real-time actionable data enables a safe workplace for workers, delivers a frictionless guest experience, tracks assets within the property and provides condition monitoring capabilities for property assets.

BEEKs BLE Beacons

BLE-Beacons
HID BEEKs BLE Beacons

Advanced BLE components with multi-protocol support

When combined with HID’s end to-end IoT ecosystem, that includes BluFi™ BLE to WiFi gateways and the Bluzone™ cloud services, BEEKs can be centrally managed through the cloud platform to transfer new messages, firmware updates and battery status checks remotely. Their unique design allows BEEKs to broadcast reliably even in densely populated WiFi environments.

HID BEEKs are not limited to standard retail beacon applications. HID Condition Monitoring Services and HID Location Services support industrial applications as well as workplace optimization or wayfinding.

  • BEEKs™ Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) beacons: Multiple form factors
  • Multi-Protocol Support: Simultaneously supports Apple iBeacon and Google Eddystone
  • Multi-purpose: promotional beacons or industrial sensor network
  • Rapid Implementation: Bluzone™ Cloud Services and Blufi ™ Gateways

Applications:

  • Condition Monitoring: used in Facilities and building management, manufacturing, oil & gas, cold chain (Food & Beverage, Pharmaceuticals)
  • Real-Time Location of mission critical assets
  • Retail Advertisement

HID Passive RFID Tags

RFID Transponder
HID Passive RFID Tags

HID RFID tags identify assets, manage operational activity and drive process improvement

HID RFID transponders add speed, accuracy, efficiency and security to an ever-expanding range of industrial and IoT applications. Our offering is the most diverse and flexible line of RFID tags, backed with over two decades of design and manufacturing expertise.

Innovative engineering, patented processes and ISO 9001-2015 certified facilities ensure HID is your trusted resource for identification & sensing technologies.

  • Frequency Agnostic: HID’s passive RFID tags are available in LF, HF, NFC, RAIN UHF
  • Support Major Chip Vendors, Inlays & Embedded Platforms
  • Industrial, Rugged form factors
  • Tamper evident, customisation and special features
  • Printing, encoding and verification cloud services

Applications:

  • Asset Tracking
  • Returnable Transport Items
  • Waste Management
  • Automation & Manufacturing
  • Medical & Healthcare
  • Commercial Laundry
  • Animal ID
  • Access Control

HID Textile Services