HID Global
April 2019
Identification Technologies
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Industry News

Boost digital consumer engagement through channels you can trust

Boost Digital Consumer EngagementMajor brands are now turning to the cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), and a new generation of cryptographically secure Near Field Communications (NFC) tags to protect the integrity of digital marketing and create new trusted avenues for engagement with loyal customers. HID Trusted Tag Services combat counterfeiting by using trusted NFC to authenticate products from the time of production through every step of the distribution process and at the point of consumer sale.

Read the latest articles from MarTech Advisor and Successful Business News.

HID’s Trusted Tag® Services was recognized as the Best IoT Connected Retail Innovation of the Year.

IoT ConnectedIoT is one of the hottest topics in the technology industry. Whether it’s a connected home, smart city or industrial application, consumers and businesses alike are seeking more security around IoT applications. HID Trusted Tag Services has been recognized as the Best IoT Connected Retail Innovation because of our commitment to secure engagements with customers and products.

View the list of 2019 winners.

Won Awards announced at RFID Live 2019

IoT ConnectedRFID Journal: Best use of RFID to enhance a product or services: Close Brothers Brewery Rentals using HID's RFID Keg Tags

AIM: Best IoT case study - Rael Automatic Sprinkler Deployment of HID Trusted Tag Services

HID Global drives the healthcare IoT with Location Services platform

Healthcare IoTHIMSS19 opened with a powerful line-up of new and strategic collaborations that are fueling healthcare IoT. HID Location Services is improving clinical workflows and operations, providing better collaboration and clinician safety, and delivering enhanced condition monitoring of temperature-sensitive or perishable vaccines and other bio-medical assets. Read the press release or watch the video.

HID Global helps hospitals keep doctors, nurses and staff safe from workplace violence with new IoT-based duress badge

BEEKs Duress BadgeThe BEEKs™ Duress Badge Beacon addresses the growing need to protect doctors, nurses and other caregivers from threatening situations that arise in the hospital environment. The Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) functionality provides a fast and easy way for hospital personnel to send security staff real-time distress alerts from anywhere in or around the hospital campus in case of duress or other emergencies. For more information, view the press release or datasheet. In addition, read Electronic Health Reporter’s “5 things Healthcare Organizations Need to Know about Triggering a Duress Alert”.

HID Global and Phunware collaborate to improve wayfinding for patients and visitors within hospitals

PhunwareHID Global and Phunware, Inc. announced collaboration to improve the experience for hospital patients and visitors when navigating medical facilities, using wayfinding on their mobile phones. Wayfinding is indoor navigation to guide a person step-by-step on the way to a desired destination. For more information, read the press release.

Emerson and HID Global partner to provide enhanced environmental healthcare monitoring

Healthcare IoTTogether, the strategic partnership of HID Global and Emerson enhances monitoring capabilities that help healthcare providers ensure the proper temperature for vaccines, medications and other bio-specimens using BLE sensors. View the press release for more information.

HID Global and Mist Systems collaborate to drive innovation for IoT with locations services using Bluetooth® Low Energy

Healthcare IoTIt has been announced that the two companies are working together to converge BLE-based location services with wireless LAN (WLAN) infrastructure for better deployment, management and operation of IoT devices. More information can be found in the press release.

Optimizing sample handling in macromolecular crystallography

Healthcare IoTThe European Molecular Biology Laboratory, located in Grenoble, France, uses HID RFID technology for automated handling of biological samples at cryogenic temperatures. To learn more about the deployment, view the case study.

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Product News 

UCODE 8 On metal labels

UCODE 8The existing on-metal family of labels has been updated with the latest NXP UCODE 8 and UCODE 7xm chips, delivering improved reading performance and memory size to 2kb.

New Chip versions for LogiTag™

LogiTagNew versions of the LogiTag are now available. LogiTag 161 uses the ICODE SLIX2 chip and the FMEM 2 Kbit, providing more flexibility in choosing an optimal product for performance and budget. Like all FMEM-based RFID tags, the 2 Kbit version is radiation-resistant and supports practically unlimited write cycles. For more product specifications, view the datasheet.

MIFARE® DESFire® Light

UCODE 8NXP has recently launched the MIFARE DESFire Light IC. This chip is designed to replace MIFARE® Classic EV1 as a low-cost entry chip with more modern architecture and functionality at a similar price point. Note that this product does require updated reader infrastructure. The IDT Cards & Inlays portfolio will support DESFire Light along with all other MIFARE ICs.

New 22 and 23 mm Trusted Tag inlays

Trusted Tag InlaysThe newest Trusted Tag Inlays are fully NFC Forum type 2 compliant with 144 byte memory for URLs and a higher performance.

Events around the Globe

HID Identification Technologies at Leading Industry Conferences

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About HID Global - IDT

HID Global – A Trusted Source in Secure Identity Solutions

HID Global is the trusted leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, with billions of transponders in the field for authentication, animal identification, industry and logistics. Recognized for robust quality, innovative designs and industry leadership, HID Global is the supplier of choice for OEMs, systems integrators, application developers and providers serving a variety of markets—including waste management, returnable transport items, logistics, asset tracking, automation, livestock/pet identification, laundry and medical. The HID Identification Technology Business Unit designs and delivers a full range of RFID tags in frequencies ranging from low- and high-frequency to UHF. Swiss-engineered and produced in HID Global’s ISO-certified manufacturing plant in Asia, with a capacity of millions of units per month, HID tags offer an excellent price-to-performance ratio. In addition to a broad product line, HID offers development opportunities and custom form factors, colors and branding. For more information, call +41 21 908 01 00, email [email protected], or visit HID Global RFID Tags.

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