Tracient Technologies this week announced the release of its new UHF Reader with longer read ranges, faster read rates and lower tag costs. These are the promise of UHF RFID.
Calling its new release “stylish and ergonomic,” Tracient says the Padl-R UF can be connected quickly to any Bluetooth-enabled device (PDAs, cell phones, smart phones, PCs, laptops) to give it rapid RFID capability.
Tracient designed the Padl-R UF for mobile applications such as inventory0taking, asset-tracking and mobile field service. Specific market verticals are expected to include apparel, footwear, health care, postal, courier and pharmaceutical.
RFID Reader: Tracient Announces New Handheld Gen 2 RFID Reader
Longer read ranges, faster read rates, lower tag costs. These are the promise of UHF RFID. Since the introduction of EPC standards eighteen months ago, companies wanting mobile RFID have been looking for lightweight, low cost UHF handhelds. Many have been mindful of the investments they already have in handheld computers or scanners and have not wanted to prematurely write off this investment in favor of new RFID integrated products. They have also been searching for lightweight readers that can be realistically used over long periods of time without undue fatigue or injury. With many of the RFID integrated handheld readers currently on the market, this is not feasible due to their weight and bulk.
The search is over. The Padl-R UF handheld reader launched recently by Tracient Technologies solves these problems. Stylish and ergonomic, the Padl-R UF can be connected quickly to any Bluetooth enabled device (PDAs, cell phones, smart phones, PCs, laptops) thus giving these devices rapid RFID capability. When matched with a company’s existing PDAs (Psion Teklogix, Motorola, Intermec, Datalogic, to name a few), Tracient’s Padl-R gives them RFID capability for only US$1,700. When matched with new low to middle tier PDAs or smart phones currently on the market, for example iPAQ and i-mate, the reader provides a mobile RFID solution for under US$3,000. And only 190 grams, the reader is ideal for all day use.
Tracient have designed the Padl-R UF for mobile applications such as inventory taking, asset tracking and mobile field service. Specific market verticals are expected to include apparel, footwear, health care, postal, courier and pharmaceutical.
There has been significant interest in the Padl-R UF already with companies in Spain, Italy, China, Singapore, Canada, United States and Mexico evaluating samples for a variety of apparel and asset tracking applications.
Tracient expects the Padl-R UF will consolidate its position as a market leader in Bluetooth handheld RFID readers. As well as the above differentiators Tracient’s detailed and robust software mean the readers are fast and easy to connect, fast and easy to integrate. The reader comes bundled with Tracient’s TraceConnect SDK which contains software applications enabling rapid use of the reader straight out of the box. For more complex situations Tracient supplies sample source code files which can be used to modify and develop proprietary software.
The Padl-R UF will be available for shipping 21 November 2007 and will be demonstrated at the RFID Journal LIVE! conference in Toronto 26 – 28 November.
Datasheets, product information and purchase information for the reader and Software Development Kit can be found at http://www.tracient.com/nbspnbspnbsp–uhf-readers.html