New DENSO scanners with RFID and NFC


The proverb "April showers bring May flowers" also applies to October apparently. DENSO Auto-ID Business Unit starts the fourth quarter of this calendar year with the launch of two new products.

The BHT-1200 RFID handheld terminal (or BHT-1281QULWB-CE as the model is officially called) and the QK30-IC scanner are new on the market. Both products are based on RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) or NFC (Near Frequency Communication) respectively. Their outstanding features are an amazing operability, robustness and durability. Sina Haupt, Marketing Assistant at DENSO, is happy about the introduction to the market: "The launch of new products is always very exciting. Of course we are totally convinced by our devices and know what they have to offer. However, we anticipate the feedback of our clients and the industry in general with excitement as always."

The BHT-1200 RFID offers the popular features of the BHT-1200 series such as the robustness and the resistance to extreme temperatures from -20 to +50 degrees Celsius. In addition, it provides an extremely fast reading speed. Using RFID technology, it is possible to read codes from up to five metres away, which is why it is especially useful for use in retail and logistics. Many items that had to be scanned individually, for example during an inventory or consignment deliveries, can now be registered with just one scan.

Thus, a storage location needs only to be scanned once in order to check the number, size and colour of numerous articles, which saves a lot of time: In comparison to scanning common 1D and 2D barcodes, the working hours can be reduced by up to 90 per cent. A further clear benefit of the BHT-1200 RFID handheld terminal is the long battery life, with a capacity of up to 60 hours. Therefore, employees do not have to worry about the device running out of power in the middle of a shift.

While the BHT-1200 is an all-round performer in storage facilities, the QK30-IC is perfect for shorter distances. It is equipped with modern NFC technology and unites the standard model QK30 with a chip card reader. As such, it cannot only read mobile and printed QR Codes but also IC chip cards. It can be used at various operational sites which can include point of sale systems and multimedia terminals.

The scanner does not only make mobile payment via smart phone and app possible, but serves as a means of sales promotion with mobile coupons and customer IDs. That way, the individual purchase behaviour can be measured and the appeal to potential new clients can be increased. Dirk Gelbrich, Teamleader Technical Services at DENSO, is convinced by the new products: „We have worked intensely on the advancement of our scanners and developed the BHT-1200 RFID and the QK30-IC. I know that our products are of great quality and I am very happy about the launch."

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