New handheld RFID reader for mobile computers

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Intermec has introduced the IP30 add-on RFID reader, a cost-effective, compact, globally-certified solution for adding mobile RFID read/write capability to the latest generation of Intermec mobile computers including the CN3, CN3e, CK61, and CK61ex.

The Intermec IP30 provides a versatile handheld RFID system and the snap-on design gives users a high level of flexibility. Through a combination of advanced data collection methods, GPS location association, and communication via multiple radios, the IP30 delivers mobile RFID read-write capability both within buildings and outside of them. The IP30 can be purchased with or added to an existing installed base of CN3 Series or CK61 mobile computers, allowing customers to add RFID capability or increase the scale of existing RFID installations when they are ready. 

Integrated GPS and WWAN

The IP30 is a handheld RFID system with integrated GPS and WWAN when combined with the Intermec CN3 mobile computer. In addition, when the IP30 is combined with the Intermec CK61ex, it is a handheld RFID system with an integrated near/far barcode imager, enabling users to scan both 1D and 2D barcodes from a variety of distances up to 50 feet, conveniently complementing RFID data collection.  

Increasingly, RFID and barcode labelling are moving away from simple either-or co-existence towards complementary solutions that marry identification at the item, case, and pallet levels, said Chris Kelley, director of RFID and data capture marketing at Intermec. The IP30 and CK61ex deliver the needed flexibility to not only read RFID but also 1D and 2D bar codes from any angle, near and far, within the same application.

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