HID Global has acquired UK-based Technology Solutions, a global provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) handheld readers and other multi-technology, mobile device peripherals used to identify and track products and assets.

TSL also develops its own mobile apps and offers SDKs and APIs that make it easy for third parties to develop across all major mobile operating systems.

“The acquisition of TSL is a strategic fit for HID, which builds upon our leadership in identification technologies by adding proven handheld RFID readers to our robust portfolio of tags and Internet of Things enablement solutions,” 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 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. These handheld readers are OS agnostic and work with iOS, Android and Windows phones and tablets, as well as other Bluetooth-enabled devices.