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Janam intros new handheld UHF RFID reader for supply chain operations ••• SATO, Cadi Scientific partner to launch PJM RFID Thermo IC Tag ••• RF Ideas announces badge reader for protecting laptops, tablets ••• CipherLab unveils touch mobile computer with NFC, RFID support for field applications ••• ice hockey team implements beacon technology from Rover ••• Lab ID intros new, small-footprint NFC inlay.
By Beth Bacheldor
Jul 02, 2015

The following are news announcements made during the past week by the following organizations: Janam; SATO, Cadi Scientific; RF Ideas; CipherLab; Rover; and Lab ID.

Janam Intros New Handheld UHF RFID Reader for Supply Chain Operations

Janam, a provider of rugged mobile computers that scan bar codes and communicate wirelessly, has introduced the XM2-RFID UHF mobile computer, an ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID reader designed to support retail, transportation, logistics, manufacturing and defense supply chain operations.

Janam's XM2-RFID UHF mobile computer
The XM2-RFID UHF is ergonomically designed to fit in the palm of a person's hand. Weighing only 13 ounces, it reads ISO 18000-63 and EPC Class 1 Gen 2 tags, and can complete more than 40,000 tag reads on a single battery charge, the company reports. The reader also includes Zebra Technologies' SE4500 2D imager for reading bar codes, which, according to Janam, reduces the complexity and number of devices that organizations need to deploy. It also comes equipped with a 3.2-inch color display and support for Microsoft's Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 operating system.

"As organizations look for new ways to address today's business challenges, RFID has emerged as a viable and affordable option for applications such as cycle count and inventory management, supply chain efficiency and anti-counterfeiting of luxury goods," said Harry B. Lerner, Janam's CEO, in a prepared statement. "Janam's XM2-RFID UHF is not only fully-featured to meet the needs of a diverse set of mobile workers, but available at a highly attractive price point for organizations focused on improving their bottom line."

The XM2-RFID UHF is sealed to IP64 standards (ensuring its protection against harsh conditions) and is designed for all-day, every-day use. It features an ARM 9 processor, 128 megabytes of memory with expansion capability, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support, and a 2880 mAh hot-swappable lithium-ion battery.

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