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RFID News Roundup

iDTRONIC intros new desktop RFID reader ••• Alien Technology to join panel on logistics labeling and tracking technologies ••• New Boundary Technologies, IJACK Technologies partner on remote monitoring system for oil and gas producers ••• Soracom leads multi-million-dollar investment round in Sigfox provider Unabiz ••• Industrial Internet Consortium publishes white paper on industrial networking for IIoT system designers ••• Qorvo, Leedarson launch multi-standard smart-lighting solutions for IoT.
By Rich Handley
Sep 06, 2018

The following are news announcements made during the past week by the following organizations: iDTRONIC; Alien Technology; New Boundary Technologies, IJACK Technologies; Soracom, Sigfox, Unabiz; the Industrial Internet Consortium; Qorvo, and Leedarson.

iDTRONIC Intros New Desktop RFID Reader

iDTRONIC has announced its new EVO Desktop Reader HF 2.0, the successor to its compact EVO Desktop Reader HF model. This reader is a read-write device for use within industry and IT environments. This new version includes a dual-interface USB 3.0 device, which allows manual configuration and a choice of two modes: Human Interface Design (HID) and Virtual COM Port (VCP) .

With the HID mode, users may retrieve data from transponders as keyboard emulation. The output may be set to various formats. The reader can read out serial numbers, along with information from user memory, in either HEX or ASCII output format. The configuration may be done via a configuration tool that is compatible with the Microsoft Windows operating system. The HID mode is suited for Web applications in heterogeneous IT cloud environments.

The VC mode offers read-write access to all supported transponder types, the company reports. The device can be operated via demo software, sample source codes and a USB driver on the Windows OS. Other operating systems are supported via a serial command protocol and a virtual COM Port interface based on a SiliconLabs chipset. It is designed for Industry 4.0 applications and may be integrated into any operating system, according to the company.

The 13.56 MHz high-frequency version supports transponders and tags of ISO 14443A, ISO 15693 as of ISO 18000-3, including NXP's MIFARE Ultralight, MIFARE Classic 1K, MIFARE Classic 4K, I-Code SLI, TI Tag-it HF-I and more. A software developers kit (SDK) and configuration tool for Windows operating systems is provided, as well as an operating-system-independent command protocol. A signal-controlled LED illuminated frame and an acoustic signal show successful tag communication.

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