HID Global Opens New Market Opportunities with Expanded Portfolio of RFID Asset Tracking Solutions

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 31, 2012 - HID Global, trusted leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, today highlights the expansion of its radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions portfolio, opening new market opportunities across a variety of asset tracking applications. The company's latest additions to its family of RFID technology products reinforce its commitment to driving innovation through quality solutions that meet the changing requirements for a broad spectrum of industries, including logistics; automation and manufacturing; medical and health care; returnable transport items; and waste management.

"This is an exciting time for the RFID industry," said Richard Aufreiter, director of product management for Identification Technologies with HID Global. "Over the long term, possibilities for RFID applications are as countless as the potential combinations of the myriad integrated chips, antennas, and housing materials at our disposal. HID Global engineers are helping push the envelope through the development of innovative tagging solutions and design components that deliver unprecedented performance with smaller form factors, expanded memory storage, extended read ranges and optimized resistance to harsh conditions."

Offering the industry's broadest line of RFID tags, HID Global has continued to bolster its portfolio with a variety of advanced transponder solutions across the spectrum from low frequency to high frequency to UHF, providing customers a highly differentiated set of solutions that meet the broad array of today's asset tracking requirements. Recent RFID tag innovations from HID include:

  • InLine Tag™ Ultra: The most advanced general-purpose UHF tags available, these tags employ a patented HID Global 3D antenna that enables read ranges of up to a 26 ft (8 m) with no line-of-sight, substantially improving data collection speed and accuracy for logistics applications.
  • SlimFlex™ Tag: The unique, flexible thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) housing enables secure mounting of tags on contoured or irregular surfaces, while maintaining excellent RFID performance characteristics, even under harsh conditions.
  • IronTag®: Originally developed for tracking aircraft parts, this tag performs when attached to metal objects and withstands temperatures to 356° F (180° C), making it ideal for tagging tools, metal components, factory machinery and heavy equipment.

With fast data rate communication and a variety of housings to suit unique environmental requirements, the expanded portfolio of HID Global tags underscores the ability for RFID technology to be implemented in ever-wider applications, vastly improving the speed and accuracy of logistics and asset tracking around the world.


All of the company's new UHF RFID tag products are available immediately. Click here for more information.

About HID Global
HID Global is the trusted source for secure identity solutions for millions of customers around the world. Recognized for robust quality, innovative designs and industry leadership, HID Global is the supplier of choice for OEMs, system integrators, and application developers serving a variety of markets. These markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; highly secure government ID; and identification technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. The company's primary brands include HID®, ActivIdentity®, FARGO®, and LaserCard®. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HID Global has over 2,100 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com.

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