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HID acquires provider of handheld mobile computers and readers

January 3, 2023  By  SP&T Staff

HID recently announced it has acquired Janam Technologies, a provider of handheld mobile computers and readers based in Woodbury, N.Y.

Founded in 2006, Janam Technologies is now part of HID Identification Technologies Business Area. The Janam offering will merge into HID’s Events & Mobility Solutions Business Unit.

According to a company press release, this acquisition will advance HID’s stature in the event access space, as Janam offers a suite of rugged mobile readers, including handheld devices and pedestal and kiosk products for venue access. Thanks to recent partnerships, Janam products also support the tap-and-go NFC features of Apple Wallet and Google Pay.

Janam’s contactless access solutions are deployed at some of the largest events around the world, including the recent FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, of which HID was the smart ticketing producer.


“We welcome Janam to the HID family and look forward to leveraging their mobile reader technology to improve the event experience for millions of spectators around the world,” said Björn Lidefelt, EVP and head of HID, in a statement. “As digital tickets become more omnipresent, we will continue our commitment to offering best-in-class venue access products for event organizers and venues of all shapes and sizes.”

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