Nordic ID PL3000 Cross Dipole UHF RFID Certified by the EECC

The European EPC Competence Centre (EECC) has tested and certified the Nordic ID PL3000 Cross Dipole UHF RFID interrogator granting the device the right qualifications in accordance with the RFID handheld performance requirements.

The Nordic ID PL3000 Cross Dipole UHF RFID was tested for the following criteria: transmission power, receiver sensitivity, antenna radiation pattern and suitability for daily use. The test results were very good in all categories. Nordic ID PL3000 Cross Dipole achieved the best value ever measured in an EECC test procedure for "receiver sensitivity. It got excellent values in practical tests of reading performance and speed.
Due to the cross-polarizing antenna developed by Nordic ID, the device is capable of reading the tags horizontally and vertically. The direction of the tags therefore does not have to be checked separately, so working succeeds quite smoothly. The reader is well suited for item level tagging with barcode reading when needed. This functionality is particularly useful in the processing of garments or pallet logistics. Nordic ID PL3000 Cross Dipole achieved full ten points in run-time test proving the units effective operating time that allows for continuous work without needing to charge or change the battery.
Feedback from the clients has been highly encouraging. This device has been rigorously tested and developed to the point where we can be confident of its ability to perform under even the most demanding conditions, Hannu Heino, Technical Director at Nordic ID, explained.
In addition to superior RFID performance, the Nordic ID PL3000 Cross Dipole UHF RFID is also fully ready for commercial applications. The devices latest Windows Embedded CE 6.0
operating system allows for integration with all back-end systems and provides tremendous speed. State-of-the-art remote management and a number of easy-to-use functionalities are available or included with the device.
As with all other Nordic ID devices, the PL3000 Cross Dipole can be equipped with several communication options and other functionalities. Technologies such as GPRS, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB and a barcode reader all combine to ensure seamless connectivity with back-office systems.
The Nordic ID PL3000 Cross Dipole UHF RFID truly represents a major step forward in professional RFID handheld technology. We believe the device will be well-received by our customers in their daily operations and set the bar for our competitors, Mr Heino concluded.

European EPC Competence Center
GS1 Germany, Deutsche Post World Net, Karstadt and METRO GROUP jointly founded the EECC with the aim to confirm RFID technology and the Electronic Product Code (EPC) as an international, cross-sector standard in Europe. To render the constantly growing RFID market more transparent, various RFID hardware solutions are tested and certified by the EECC. A particular focus is on practical use. On this basis, a test programme with corresponding quality standards has been developed.
The EECC is the first European test laboratory to be certified as an "EPCglobal Performance Test Center" by EPCglobal in September 2005. Having implemented reliable measuring tests, a training programme and in-house studies, the EECC provides the necessary basis for companies from industry and trade as well as RFID service providers to successfully use RFID technology.
Partners in the trade sector support the quality standards defined by the EECC. In addition to METRO Group, Rewe Group and many of their suppliers rely on the certified hardware and recommend it as a basis for the use of RFID in the supply chain.

Nordic ID

Nordic ID, based in Salo, the mobile valley of Finland, is one of the main providers of handheld terminals and computers for retail and industry, with customers such as WH Smith, Spar, Coop, Adidas and Kaiser's Tengelmann. Every morning between 8 and 9, over 2 million retail transactions are processed by Nordic ID handhelds. Annually the company supplies over 10,000 products that use the latest wireless and mobile telecommunications technology. In mobile RFID solutions, Nordic ID is a market leader in Europe. Research, development and production are all made in Finland.

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