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Product Updates - December 2020

Product Updates - December 2020

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Welcome to atlasRFIDstore’s monthly series aimed toward keeping the RFID community informed for continued RFID application success. Each month a new article will cover new products as well as significant product updates from the previous month.

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Check out the updates below and click the “read more” link to delve deeper into each product. If you have any questions about these products, contact us.

1. SLS RFID smartSLED Handheld RFID Reader

Type of Product: Handheld RFID Reader

Manufacturer: SLS RFID

Typical Applications: Cold Chain Management, Quality Control

What’s Important: The SLS RFID smartSLED Handheld RFID Reader works with Android, iOS, and Windows devices and not only enables RFID reading functionality, but also 2D barcode scanning.

This handheld sled can pair to Android and iPhones via Bluetooth (4.2) Low-Energy or BLE technology. This sled has an extended battery life and is a rugged handheld RFID reader that can be purchased with one of the following antenna polarization options – Circular Polarization, Vertical Linear Polarization, or Horizontal Linear Polarization.

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2. Zebra DS4608-HC Corded Handheld Scanner for Healthcare

Type of Product: Handheld 1D/2D Barcode Scanner

Manufacturer: Zebra

Typical Applications: Healthcare and Point-of-Care Applications

What’s Important: This corded Handheld Barcode Scanner is ideal for healthcare applications from point of care to admission, operating rooms, emergency rooms, pharmacies, and labs.

The specialty housing for this reader offers maximum protection against the spread of infection. Able to withstand constant disinfecting, this handheld reader also has an LED aimer that is safe for us in the NICU for capturing all 1D and 2D barcodes.

Note: This Handheld Scanner is not UHF RFID enabled.

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3. Zebra RS419 Ring Wearable Scanner

Type of Product: 1D Barcode Scanner

Manufacturer: Zebra

Typical Applications: Inventory Tracking Applications

What’s Important: The ability to automatically toggle between a wide and narrow scan angle until a barcode is detected, this wearable barcode scanner provides hands-free scanning.

The Zebra RS419 Wearable Scanner is a corded unit with two scanning modes: single barcode or continuous scan. This scanner can read barcodes from up to 4.5 meters (15 ft) away and can help to improve operational efficiency in warehouse, distribution centers, or retail store environments.

Note: This Wearable Scanner is not UHF RFID enabled.

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4. Confidex Heatwave Tough RFID Tag

Type of Product: High-Temp UHF RFID Tag

Manufacturer: Confidex

Typical Applications: High Temperature Applications

What’s Important: An innovative label design for on-metal tagging, the Confidex Heatwave Tough can perform in temperatures up to 250° C for up to 50 minutes, and operates well around chemicals.

In addition to a high-temp UHF RFID tag, the Heatwave Tough also has a high-memory chip – the UCODE 7xm+, which as a User Memory of 2048 bits. With a read range on metal up to 9 meters (30 feet), and the ability to operate well around salt water, motor oil, acetone, sulfuric acid, and other chemicals, the Confidex Heatwave is ideal for rugged, tough conditions.

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5. Confidex Carrier KLT RFID Label

Type of Product: UHF RFID Label

Manufacturer: Confidex

Typical Applications: Automotive Industry Applications

What’s Important: Compliant with VDA 4500, this tag is ideal for tracking small load carriers (SLC) used in automotive industries and can receive a read range up to 12.5 m (41 feet) in optimal conditions.

With the same antenna design as the  Confidex Carrier Pro but with better proven performance, the Confidex Carrier KLT is IP 68 rated and can withstand washing processes while maintaining a strong grip on plastic surfaces.

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6. Identix rPad+ Under Counter Mounting Plate & Over Count Mounting Plate

Type of Product: Mounting Plates

Manufacturer: Identix

Typical Applications: Desktop Applications

What’s Important: Whether you are using the Identix rPad for POS applications, library, or healthcare applications, the small form-factor reader is the perfect desktop reader.

These two mounting plates are designed to mount the Identix rPad either under or over a desktop so that it can be out of the way of normal operations and securely held in place.

Note: These Mounting Plates are for the Identix rPad+

Under Counter Mounting Plate:

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Over Counter Mounting Plate:

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7. ThingMagic M1-Mini Shielded (HF) Embedded RFID Reader Module

Type of Product: HF Embedded Reader Module

Manufacturer: ThingMagic

Typical Applications: Embedded Reader Applications

What’s Important: This HF reader module is ideal for OEM designers to embed into new or existing products to enable HF reading and writing of ISO 15693 HF Tags.

This embedded reader reads at the 13.56 MHz frequency and has a range of between 3.5 and 5 cm. It is also the smallest HF reader on the market today. The module has a customizable power scheme to improve power efficiency in battery-operated devices and is most commonly embedded into medical equipment, industrial equipment, kiosks and vending machines, and mobile devices.

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8. Honeywell Xenon XP 1950h & 1950g Corded Handheld Scanners

Type of Product: Handheld Barcode Scanners

Manufacturer: Honeywell

Typical Applications: Healthcare Applications & Retail Environments

What’s Important: These two Honeywell Xenon XP Corded Handheld Scanners can 50 drops at 1.8 meters (6 ft) and can read 1D and 2D barcodes. Besides their difference in color, here is more about how these devices differ:

The Xenon XP 1950h is made for healthcare applications with the disinfectant-ready plastic housing and no pre-loaded software.

The Xenon XP 1950g is available to purchase as just the scanner or with the additional kit and comes with EasyDL software preloaded, which eliminates the need for host system software to process the encoded information contained within the barcodes on documents.

Note: These Barcode Scanners are not available with UHF RFID

Xenon XP 1950h – For Healthcare Applications:

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Xenon XP 1950g – For Retail Applications:

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9. Identix rPad+ UHF RAIN RFID Reader

Type of Product: IoT Gateway – UHF RFID Tag Reader & BLE Beacon Scanner

Manufacturer: Identix

Typical Applications: POS Applications, Healthcare and Library Applications

What’s Important: One of the best features of Identix’s line of IoT gateways like the rPad+ is the ability to operate in keyboard wedge mode which allows it to automatically decode RFID EPC data in GS1 format without the need for software development and integration.

The Identix rPad+ is a high-performance, ultra-compact IoT gateway that can read RAIN RFID tags and perform BLE beacon scanning on the same device. This integrated reader/antenna has a slower read rate of only 150 tags per second and a smaller read range of around 2.5 m (8 ft), but the included features and functionality are huge, and make it ideal for POS applications. All Identix readers are built on Impinj’s RFID reader chip platform and share a common user interface.

New on our website, Identix has 5 dual UHF RFID Readers and BLE Beacon Sensors all available for purchase at cost competitive prices - all under $900. To learn more, click on one of the links below.

  • To learn about the low read range and most cost-effective, integrated reader/antenna, that is replacing the Identix miniPad, click here to for the mPad+.
  • To learn about the two new EZ-series readers, the EZ230 & EZ270 with two antenna ports for external antennas:  
  • To learn about the new integrated reader/antenna replacing the rPad USB RFID Reader, and able to read up to 2.5 m (8.2 ft) - click here for the rPad+
  • To learn about the new integrated reader/antenna with a higher transmit power than the standard rPad+ and able to read up to 6 m (19.7 ft) – click here for the rPad+MX

10. Honeywell Hyperion 1300g Corded Light Industrial Scanner with USB Kit

Type of Product: 1D Barcode Scanner

Manufacturer: Honeywell

Typical Applications: Rugged Barcode Scanning Applications

What’s Important: The Honeywell Hyperion is a reliable, sturdy handheld barcode scanner that can read barcodes from 18 inches away as well as high-density barcodes.

The Honeywell Hyperion can withstand 50 drops to concrete from 1.5 meters or 4.92 feet and can decode standard 1D and GS1 DataBar symbologies.

Note: These Barcode Scanners are not available with UHF RFID

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11. Honeywell Orbit 7120 Hands-Free Omni-Directional Presentation Scanner with USB Kit

Type of Product: Hands-Free 1D Barcode Scanner

Manufacturer: Honeywell

Typical Applications: Retail & POS Applications

What’s Important: In applications where counterspace is a premium like retail and POS applications, the Honeywell orbit has a 20-line scan pattern and can scan barcodes at the speed of 1,120 scans per second.

This 1D laser scanner has an omni-directional scan pattern which allows it to scan from a multitude of angles for products of all shapes and sizes.

Note: These Barcode Scanners are not available with UHF RFID

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12. Honeywell Voyager XP 1470g Corded Handheld Scanner with USB Kit

Type of Product: 2D Barcode Imager

Manufacturer: Honeywell

Typical Applications: POS Scanning Applications

What’s Important: The Honeywell Voyager XP 1470g is built on the previous Voyager models but with added durability and capabilities.

The Honeywell Voyager XP 1470g can read standard 1D barcodes, 2D barcodes, PDFs, and DotCode symbologies as well. It can also withstand 30 drops to concrete from 1.8 meters, or 5.90 feet.

Honeywell has 3 Voyager XP Products – the Voyager XP 1472g, the Voyager XP 1470g, and the Voyager 1200g. Here’s how they differ:

  • Voyager XP 1200G – Corded unit with USB kit; 1D Imager that scans 1D and GS1 DataBar symbologies
  • Voyager XP 1470g – Corded unit with USB kit; 2D Imager that scans 1D, PDF, 2D, and DotCode symbologies
  • Voyager XP 1472g – Cordless unit with USB kit; Communicates via 2.4 – 2.5 GHz (ISM Band), adaptive frequency hopping Bluetooth v4.2; 2D Imager that scans 1D, PDF, 2D, and DotCode symbologies

Note: These Barcode Scanners are not available with UHF RFID

For the Voyager XP 1470g –  Click Here

For the Voyager XP 1200g –  Click Here

For the Voyager XP 1472g –  Click Here

13. Honeywell (2” x 1”) Duratherm S Direct Thermal Label (Case of 32 Rolls – 506 Labels per Roll)

Type of Product: Direct Thermal Labels

Manufacturer: Honeywell

Typical Applications: Barcode Labeling Applications

What’s Important: Honeywell Duratherm S Direct labels are direct thermal labels for barcode applications, ideal for ambient or refrigerated environments because they are made of moisture-resistant permanent acrylic adhesive.

Created with Dratherm S Film, a top-coated direct thermal film, these labels are ideal for refrigerated environments on racks, shelves, and bins, and are BPA free for barcode labeling applications.

NOTE: This label does NOT contain a RFID inlay and is NOT compatible with UHF RFID technology.

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Conclusion

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Have you used one of these products before? Comment below and let us know what Reader, Barcode Scanner, or Label you recommend and what application you have used it in!