Symbol Technologies Inc. has introduced the RD5000, a compact, mobile Gen 2 RFID reader that can be integrated with forklifts, pallet jacks, stretch wrappers, and other material handling equipment. By extending the range of RFID beyond the dock door, the RD5000 mobile RFID reader provides customers with improved asset visibility in motion throughout the supply chain.
The new RFID reader features cable-free operation, an integrated antenna, Bluetooth communication capabilities and wireless connectivity. These features, combined with the reader's small dimensions and Microsoft Windows CE 5.0 platform, help ease the installation, maintenance and integration of the reader with existing processes and networks. The RD5000 mobile RFID reader will also support Symbol's upcoming Wireless-Next Generation (Wi-NG) RFswitching system, which will allow organizations to easily deploy and manage evolving RF networks from one central location.
The rugged design of the RD5000 RFID reader has been tested to withstand the shocks and blows that take place in extreme environments, and has been sealed to IP66 specifications for protection against dust and water. To maximize battery life during work shifts, the RD5000 mobile RFID reader is equipped with sensors that detect the device's proximity to tagged items, shutting down when motionless or out of tag range. The RD5000 mobile RFID reader can be mounted on a forklift with the Symbol VC5090 vehicle/fixed mount computer as part of an integrated forklift solution that reduces the need for drivers to spend time recording the receipt and movement of goods.
Company: Symbol Technologies
Company URL: www.symbol.com