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RFID News Roundup

Janam Technologies releases rugged smartphone with RFID, NFC capabilities ••• Quuppa launches tag module for indoor positioning ••• Cypress Semiconductor offers software suite to accelerate IoT product designs ••• CenTrak intros hybrid ultrasound-Gen2IR IoT location and sensing solution ••• Sonitor Technologies announces ultrasound-based indoor positioning platform for smartphones, mobile devices ••• Silicon Labs provides battery-operated Wi-Fi devices for Internet of Things ••• Avery Dennison RBIS to offer panel discussion on brand protection, connected products.
By Rich Handley
Mar 08, 2018

The following are news announcements made during the past week by the following organizations: Janam Technologies; Quuppa; Cypress Semiconductor; CenTrak; Sonitor Technologies; Silicon Labs; and Avery Dennison RBIS .

Janam Technologies Releases Rugged Smartphone With RFID, NFC Capabilities

Janam Technologies, a provider of rugged mobile computers that can scan bar codes and communicate wirelessly, has announced the launch of a rugged new touch computer. The XT100 offers the power and performance of an industrial rugged mobile computer, the company reports, in a slim smartphone design built to survive demanding work environments.

The pocket-sized XT100 can withstand repeated 4-foot (1.2-meter) drops to concrete, according to the company, and conforms to the IP65 standard for protection against water, dust and extreme temperatures, in order to provide reliable performance in the retail, field-service, hospitality, warehouse, distribution and direct store delivery industries. A standard two-year warranty is supplied at no additional cost.

With support for the Android 6 operating system, the XT100 has a user interface designed to help reduce training times and drive productivity gains for businesses of all sizes. Certification of Google Mobile Services (GMS) enables users to access all Google APIs, including those for Google Play, Google Maps and Chrome.

Featuring a 4.3-inch touch screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, a wide-viewing angle and daylight readability, the XT100 provides can operate either indoors and outdoors. The device is designed to address demanding data-capture requirements, with integrated Honeywell N6603 2D bar-code scanning technology, 13MP/2MP rear- and front-facing cameras, and NFC and RFID reading capabilities. It also comes with 4G LTE connectivity, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS, providing immediate access to business-critical information and allowing mobile workers to respond to customer needs quickly.

The XT100 includes a removable and rechargeable 3000mAh Li-ion battery for uninterrupted performance. Optional wireless charging capabilities increase productivity, efficiency and safety in industrial applications, the company reports.

"Whether it's for a startup, mom-and-pop shop or multinational company, Janam is committed to providing the right features at the right price to businesses of all sizes," said Harry B Lerner, Janam Technologies' CEO, in a prepared statement. "With its robust feature set, the XT100 unleashes the potential for maximum productivity and embarrasses the competition in terms of power, performance and price advantage."

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