HID, a provider of trusted identity solutions, has announced that it has acquired GuardRFID, a provider of real-time location services (RTLS) hardware and software solutions in the healthcare space.
According to HID, the addition of GuardRFID expands the company’s offering and relevance in the active RFID and RTLS space, including the support for new use cases catered to the needs of healthcare facilities.
“Bringing GuardRFID and its innovative RTLS technology into the HID family allows us to enhance our healthcare presence to better protect patients and staff,” said Björn Lidefelt, Executive Vice President and Head of HID. “As incidents in healthcare facilities continue to rise, these solutions will help providers do what they do best – making their patients feel better, faster.”
GuardRFID’s suite of active RFID tags, readers, exciters and software support four primary use cases important to the healthcare market, including:
“Incorporating GuardRFID into HID’s Identification Technologies grows and reasserts our expansion as a major player in the healthcare industry,” said Marc Bielmann, Senior Vice President and Head of Identification Technologies, HID. “This acquisition, along with our growing portfolio of RTLS and active RFID solutions, provides new and existing healthcare clients with even more options to protect their patients and staff.”
“At GuardRFID we have build a solid reputation for high-quality healthcare solutions and outstanding service for our customers and partners. We are excited to join the HID team and believe it will enhance our ability to compete and grow our market share in the North American Healthcare market. Having the brand and resources of HID coupled with our solutions will make us a leader in the industry,” said Kerry Brock, President & CRO of GuardRFID.