Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Janam handheld RFID reader for transportation and logistics

Steve Rogerson
July 14, 2015
 
New York-based Janam Technologies has introduced a rugged mobile computer that reads RFID tags, scans barcodes and communicates wirelessly. The XM2-RFID UHF is ergonomically designed and suits retail, transportation, logistics, manufacturing and defence applications.
 
Fitting in the palm of the hand and weighing 0.37kg, this mobile computer reads ISO18000-6C, EPC Global class one, gen two tags and is field-proven to complete more than 40,000 tag reads on one battery charge. It includes Zebra's SE4500 2D imager for decoding hard-to-read barcodes. It also comes with an 8.1cm colour display and support for Microsoft's Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 operating system.
 
"As organisations 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 Lerner, CEO of Janam. "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 organisations focused on improving their bottom line."
 
It is sealed to IP64 standards and designed for all-day, every-day use in challenging environments. At its heart is anARM 9 processor. Memory is 128Mbyte with expansion capability. Communications capabilities include 802.11b/g/n Wifi and Bluetooth, and it operates off a 2880mAh hot-swappable Li-ion battery.