Press release BoxID: 118868 (Siemens AG Industry Sector / Industry Automation Division)
  • Siemens AG Industry Sector / Industry Automation Division
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  • 90475 Nürnberg
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  • Volker M. Banholzer
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Handheld terminal for simple mobile RFID data acquisition

(PresseBox) (Fürth, ) A mobile handheld terminal now supplements the Simatic RF300 RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) system from Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D). The new Simatic RF310M is used to read and write data to all RF300 tags. The main areas of application include commissioning, maintenance and service in manufacturing and logistics plants, for example in baggage handling systems at airports. The rugged handheld terminal in degree of protection IP 54 is protected against splashwater and is designed for use in harsh environments. The backlit display can also be read in poor lighting conditions.

The Simatic RF310M consists of the powerful, rugged and flexible Psion Workabout Pro handheld computer as basic unit and an integral read/write device for the RF300 tags. The tag data is stored in files on the handheld terminal in a 1.8 MB memory. The device can be easily integrated in an existing RFID infrastructure or IT application using the Windows CE operating system and the USB, Bluetooth and WLAN standard communications interfaces. The preinstalled user application offers convenient read/write functions using RF300 tags and extensive status functions. Individual functions include reading the tag data, writing data to the tag, deleting the whole data memory and inserting a filler value as well as reading and displaying tag ID numbers. Misuse of individual functions can be prevented by setting up a password. Read/write devices connected to the Psion Workabout Pro basic unit are available for processing the tags of the Moby D, E and I RFID systems.

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