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RFID News Roundup

Juniper Systems releases rugged tablet with Android OS ••• ThingMagic enhances Sargas RAIN RFID reader ••• Quest Solution Canada Inc. changes branding, name ••• CSL launches long-range UHF RFID handheld sled reader ••• FEIG RAIN readers now compatible with Portable Technology Solutions RFID software ••• Siemens firmware connects RFID to MindSphere cloud-based IoT operating system ••• Security Industry Association recognizes STid access-control mobile app.
By Rich Handley
Apr 27, 2017

The following are news announcements made during the past week by the following organizations: Juniper Systems; ThingMagic; Quest Solution Canada Inc.; Convergence Systems Ltd.; FEIG Electronics, Portable Technology Solutions; Siemens; and Security Industry Association, STid.

Juniper Systems Releases Rugged Tablet With Android OS

Juniper Systems, a provider of ultra-rugged field data collection solutions, has announced the release of its Mesa 2 Rugged Tablet running Android 5.1. According to the company, the handheld provides the versatility of the Android operating system without reducing durability and precision. Built with an IP68 waterproof and dustproof rating, a long battery life and a 7-inch display, this solution offers access to a variety of applications. It offers a large viewing area, Juniper Systems reports, as well as a reduced overall weight from prior models.

This tablet offers optional features and accessories, including a Class 1, Div II classification, ensuring safety in hazardous locations, a 1D-2D bar-code scanner, a scanning pistol grip and RFID reader options. Such customization options are provided to ensure increased productivity and efficiency.

Juniper Systems' Mesa 2 Rugged Tablet
"We developed the Mesa 2 with Android to provide an alternate operating system option for customers seeking the reliability the Mesa 2 provides, with the added versatility and familiarity of Android," said Nate Holman, Juniper Systems' VP of sales and marketing, in a prepared statement. "We've been excited about releasing this product for quite some time now. I'm looking forward to seeing the variety of business applications it will be used for."

The Mesa 2 rugged tablet with Android is now being shipped to customers.

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