Radio frequency identification (RFID) is an alternative to the barcode for some situations, and this short-range reader is compatible with most low and high frequency RFID tags
BB Systems announces the launch of a short range RFID reader, ideal for use in situations where a bar code reader might previously have been considered.
The reader is compatible with most low and high frequency RFID tags and has a range of approximately 10cm.
The reader is supplied with antennae on flying leads allowing installation of the reading head in most situations, including confined spaces.
The low power output allows several readers to be positioned close together without the concerns of cross-talk encountered with longer range readers.
The unit has an RS232 interface and can either be controlled using low level commands, or more simply by the use of a supplied ActiveX control.
The reader is competitively priced at £300, including samples of high frequency tags, allowing experimentation of an RFID solution to be made without undue cost.
BB Systems is a software consultancy with personnel having wide experience of integrating automation components into larger systems and says it can advise on the suitability and most appropriate use of RFID within a project.