Datalogic/EMS Goes Mobile with the Element RFID Bluetooth Reader

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Element RFID Reader developers kit is now available from Escort Memory Systems, one of Datalogic Automations business units, which is part of the Datalogic Group.

The Element RFID Handheld Reader/Writer provides industrial Bluetooth connectivity to laptop, desktop, or PDA devices. Positioned as an add-on device, the Element adds RFID capability to any application at a cost well below a full PDA Handheld RFID reader.

Designed for continuous use in demanding applications, the Element reads and writes to tags and transmitting data up to 100 meters via EMSs own Bluetooth application. Large on-board memory buffers data while the Element is out of range of the host computer or PDA device. The Element automatically reconnects to its host when in range and transmits data collected making a seamlessly simple to use device. The large battery extends the operational time between charges up to several days of heavy operation.

The Element overcomes one of the primary difficulties with Bluetooth devices. The host-to-device connection for most Bluetooth devices is difficult to establish, making those devices unsuitable for factory, institution, tradeshow, or other applications demanding simplicity of use. The Element design incorporates RFID tag technology to form a point-and-click connection to any PDA or host computer.

The Element is part of Escort Memory Systems multi-protocol Cobalt HF family of products.  Engineers and programmers familiar with Cobalt HF readers will find it an easy task to add the mobile Element to their existing fixed base installation of Cobalt HF readers. 

All application developers and project engineers will find the Cobalt HF family of RFID reader/writers easy to program, install and debug using the free tools provided to RFID professionals including code samples, Dashboard setup and configuration tool, application notes, tech notes and other useful information on our website.
 

Datalogic Group is the third largest world manufacturer and leader in Europe for bar code readers, rugged mobile computers, and RFID systems. Datalogic offers innovative business solutions, specifically in the retail, manufacturing, transportation and logistics markets. The Group has been quoted on the techSTAR segment of the Italian stock exchange since 2001 as DAL.MI, with headquarters located in Lippo di Calderara di Reno (Bologna). Datalogic has about 1900 employees worldwide, in over 40 countries in Europe, Asia, the United States and the Pacific Rim. In 2006, the Datalogic Group achieved revenues of 381.6 million Euro, an increase of 85% over the previous year.

Datalogic Automation, part of the Datalogic Group, is the largest European manufacturer of Unattended Scanning Systems and one of the major players in the world of automatic identification systems for the industrial sector. The company offers a wide range of solutions in various industry divisions: from manufacturing to the more complex aerospace technology, automotive, and scientific industries. Datalogic Automation, headquartered in Lippo di Calderara di Reno (Bologna, Italy), includes three Business Units: Unattended Scanning Systems (fixed scanners for the industrial market), Marking (laser marking system - Laservall), and RFID (radiofrequency system EMS).

 

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