announces the introduction of a new range of UHF RFID readers for its Nomad rugged handheld computers.
The Trimble ThingMagic RFID reader supports reading and writing of EPC Global Gen2 tags commonly used for asset and inventory management. The RFID readers can withstand drops, vibration, humidity, extreme temperatures and immersion, making them ideal for challenging environments.
According to Jim Sheldon, general manager of Trimble's Mobile Computing Solutions Division, the Nomad has been a very successful rugged mobile platform, supplying field workers with a robust tool for data capture and navigation. The RFID reader further extends the Nomad's capabilities and offers enterprise management more options in its use.
Tom Grant, general manager of Trimble's ThingMagic Division explains that integrating high performance RFID technology into high value products such as the Nomad delivers a strong platform for next generation productivity applications. He adds that RFID is a natural complement to many asset management applications and Trimble solutions.
The RFID Reader is based on the best-in-class ThingMagic M5e Compact UHF RFID module, and includes device drivers and a Software Development Kit to enable systems integrators to add RFID capabilities to their mobile applications.