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RFID scanner in a mousepad

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article image The TEK Mousemat.

TEK Industries, represented by Alfatek, announced the release of its newest RFID hardware package: TEK Mousemat. This revolutionary, “Plug and Play” RFID scanner is packaged inside a mousepad.

Measuring 9.25” by 7.75” with an integrated antenna, the TEK Mousemat interfaces with a desktop, laptop, or Pocket PC, via a USB connection, making it portable and adaptable.

The TEK Mousemat RFID reader/writer operates at 13.56MHz and reads all ISO 15693 standard tags at a distance of 2”-6”, depending upon tag size.

The TEK Mousemat is the first practical RFID Hardware of its kind to be released onto the market.

“For the first time, there is a reader available which embodies the best of what RFID systems are supposed to provide,” says Scott Hoffman, director of sales and marketing for TEK Industries.

“Its affordability, adaptability, and easy operation means the TEK Mousemat will greatly improve ROI for companies struggling to meet mandates and will open the door to many new and exciting RFID applications.”

The TEK Mousemat is targeted toward a variety of applications including inventory management, computer security, facility access control, file tracking, item verification and authentication.

While there will be focus on these traditional avenues of RFID deployment, TEK Industries feels the TEK Mousemat will attract small to medium businesses that do not have large IT Budgets.

The wide market reach and versatility is key to the TEK Mouse mat’s anticipated high demand.

“The TEK Mousemat is versatile enough to be used for both retail point of sale and as inventory readers in the same store,” says Scott Hoffman, “This will significantly reduce deployment costs for company wide solutions.”

There is a range of available options such as customisable logos and customizable packaging, including a “paddle” version for handheld applications and an RS232 connection.

For custom mounting applications, the board without the mousepad is available and reduces unit size to approximately 3” by 4”. To expand the range of capabilities further, a 915MHz UHF version will be released later this year.

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