HID Makes IoT Play, Acquires Bluetooth Provider Bluevision
HID Global has acquired Bluvision, a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) provider in the enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) market.
Bluvision is a complete IoT ecosystem provider, offering real-time location system technology, presence and proximity-based location capabilities and condition monitoring solutions. The company also specializes in cloud infrastructure, gateways, beacons and software as a service (SaaS).
The addition of Bluvision’s products expands HID’s “component continuum” from high-end, passive RFID components (LF/HF/UHF) to active BLE, according to HID. In addition, Bluzone from Bluvision delivers cloud services that are said to be well aligned with HID’s data services strategy.
HID said the acquisition will expand its real-time asset tracking capabilities, boost its ability to address the IoT market with Bluetooth offerings, and extend the company’s cloud services for access control and related applications.
“Bluvision will expand HID Global’s offerings with BLE products and help us further differentiate from the competition,” says Stefan Widing, president and CEO of HID Global. “We are extending our lead in BLE-based IoT solutions that we created when we launched our mobile access solution two years ago. With our combined solutions and technologies, our customers’ ability to manage assets and people within buildings will increase significantly.” ♦