Nedap has introduced the new !D Hand, a lightweight handheld RFID device with one-button operation.
Designed for retail stores, !D Hand features a powerful RFID scanner in an ergonomic design that is light and comfortable to carry and use. The mobile scanner enables staff to manage inventory by quickly seeing what needs replacing, moving or what is missing. !D Hand is available now from Nedap business partners worldwide.
Rob Schuurman, Nedap Retail's Director, commented:"!D Hand is a breakthrough product for retailers engaging with RFID tagging. The elegant design and simple one-button operation demonstrates our commitment to creating devices shop staff want to use. The device is light and easy to use - no training needed. As consumers we've all seen the advances made by mobile computing companies in recent years, we're bringing the same user-friendly thinking to the technology and tools needed for advanced retail operations."
Nedap reports that !D Hand one button operation removes the confusion of multiple buttons and the frustration of unresponsive touch screens associated with many handheld scanning devices. The company comments that whether staff are full-time, part-timers or temps they will grasp the basics in seconds. To activate the reader, users can press the button or simply shake it. A vibration motor and beeper confirm every performed scan.
According to Nedap, the !D Hand is 70% lighter than its nearest competitor. This, it states, makes it comfortable to use even for extended stock taking. Although extremely lightweight, the powerful scanner has a range of 75cm in all directions.
!D Hand can be used in combination with mobile computing devices and smart phones, including Windows CE devices. For all platforms there's an open API that enables retailers and 3rd party integrators to make their own applications based on the handheld reader. Nedap's !D Start App is now available for free download and utilizes the full capability of the mobile scanner.
!D Hand is available with an integrated barcode scanner enabling fast programming of RFID tags with barcode information. Standard color for the device is white, but it can also be ordered in any bespoke color a customer requests.