CAEN RFID unveils qIDmini, a keyfob sized Bluetooth UHF RFID reader

Viareggio, 15 May 2014 : CAEN RFID, a global provider of UHF RFID products, announces the release of the qIDmini, a keyfob sized Bluetooth UHF RFID reader of its easy2read© family.

The qIDmini (Model R1170I) has an integrated antenna suited for short to medium range applications and, thanks to the Bluetooth® communication interface, it is a perfect UHF RFID add-on for any Bluetooth® enabled host such as a PC, a smartphone, a PDA or a tablet. The reader is compatible with Windows XP/7, Windows CE/Mobile, Android, iPhone and iPad.

It can operate both in wired mode, using a USB cable, or in wireless mode through the Bluetooth interface. The reader can also operate in "Batch Mode", allowing to store EPC codes into the internal memory when the communication link (USB or Bluetooth) is not available.

The qIDmini has a very compact and handy form factor, you can hold it in your pocket just like your keyfob. The interface, besides an LCD display and a buzzer, includes a vibrator suited for signaling in noisy environments where the buzzer cannot be heard or in quite environment like libraries or hospitals.

“UHF RFID technology has never been easier to adopt” says David Pallassini, sales manager of CAEN RFID, “thanks to its Bluetooth interface and ease of use, the qIDmini is the ideal UHF RFID companion for your smartphone or tablet, allowing you a fast and friendly usage of the technology”.

When paired to a smartphone or a tablet, the qIDmini is a cost effective alternative to more expensive handheld devices. The HID version supports native keyboard emulation allowing to interact directly with legacy application, office automation SW or any other generic solution requiring manual input.

Designed for mobile operators in indoor or outdoor areas, the qIDmini is ideal for in-store inventory management, field sales mobility, service and maintenance applications.

The qIDmini is available for purchase today through CAEN RFID's sales network.

CAEN RFID is a leading Italian company in the design and production of RFID UHF readers and tags. CAEN RFID was the first company in Europe to produce and distribute UHF readers. Its active involvement in the EPC Global, AIM Europe and ETSI work groups have allowed it to provide RFID readers and tags which are in the vanguard of existing technology. Amongst these the easy2read© readers/writers have been designed to permit the use of one single identification technology for reading either at close range or at a range of several meters; the semi-passive easy2log© tag can be used for the monitoring and recording of temperatures of perishable products in transit (such as food or chemical/pharmaceutical products in cold storage).

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