Marc Bielmann

GE Hydro To Test HID Global’s Rugged RFID Sensor TAGs to Monitor, Optimize Hydraulic Turbine Availability

HID Global, in partnership with GE Hydro and Asygn, has developed a highly intelligent and robust RFID TAG solution that allows customers in the renewable energy sector to optimize availability and prevent unplanned outages. The TAG’s rugged design presents opportunities in applications with industrial-grade requirements. Located in severe environments, hydropower installations typically have aging connections between the rotor poles, which can exhibit drastic temperature rises and cause unplanned failures in production, among other challenges. In order to measure temperatures, deformation and improve monitoring reliably, GE Hydro required both an antenna and a sensor chip embedded into a rugged TAG that would not deform or fail during equipment operation.

HID Global Acquires Vizinex RFID to Expand Portfolio of High Performance Passive RFID Tags

HID Global announced it has acquired Vizinex RFID. The acquisition increases 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. 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.

HID Global Acquires Omni-ID to Extend Its RFID Leadership

HID Global announced that it has acquired Omni-ID, a leading manufacturer of RFID tags and industrial IoT hardware devices for passive and active tagging, tracking, monitoring and alerting applications. The acquisition extends HID’s market leadership in RFID technology and strengthens its presence in India and China.