HID Global has acquired Technology Solutions (TSL) UK, a provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) handheld readers. TSL designs, develops and manufactures ruggedised mobile RFID readers and other multi-technology, mobile device peripherals used to identify and track products and assets.
“The acquisition of TSL is a strategic fit for HID,” said Björn Lidefelt, CEO of HID Global. “Expanding our RFID components business with TSL readers provides our customers a one-stop-shop for a complete RFID offering of hardware and integration tools – all through a shared distribution channel.”
TSL works with a network of distributors, OEMs and system integrators to offer mobile data capture solutions for a variety of applications, such as supply chain management, stock inventory control and ticketing. The TSL handheld 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 also supports high-frequency (HF), low-frequency (LF), barcodes and QR codes for the broadest range of use cases.
Based in Loughborough, TSL is now a Business Unit within HID’s Identification Technologies Business Area, which is led by Marc Bielmann, Senior Vice President and Head of Identification Technologies.