Nedap globally releases new RFID handheld

Groenlo, the Netherlands — May 2, 2016

Nedap today announced mass availability of its !D Hand 2 RFID handheld reader. The !D Hand 2 is available worldwide complying with the different regional ETSI and FCC regulations for UHF RFID (RAIN RFID) products. The reader offers a high reading performance, wireless charging and extensive software development kits (SDKs).

The !D Hand 2 is specifically designed for RFID applications in retail stores like cycle counts, goods receiving and tag commissioning. The handheld reader sets itself apart from traditional RFID handheld readers through a number of unique characteristics which makes the use of RFID more accessible and scalable: one-button operation, lightweight design, Bluetooth-enabled and equipped with a barcode scanner.

The !D Hand 2 works together with iOS and Android mobile devices, supporting the trend of a large increase in the amount of mobile devices already used in the store for other tasks. Whenever staff members want to perform an RFID-related task, they can simply take the !D Hand, pair it with their mobile device and start the task.

“We have already integrated the !D Hand into our ControlSpan application” states Kris Doane, Director of Product Management at CONTROLTEK USA. ”It was very easy to do the integration with the SDK supplied and best of all our customers are really impressed with the user-friendliness and performance of this Bluetooth reader.”

The !D Hand 2 is available with a charging cradle for wireless charging of the !D Hand’s battery using induction transfer, simply by placing it on a wireless pad with no need for additional cables or adaptors.

Free developer kit at RFID Journal LIVE
At the RFID Journal LIVE congress in Orlando (3-5 May 2016), Nedap will give away three developer kits for free. These developer kits include an !D Hand 2, the charging cradle and a SDK for iOS and Android to enable developers to build their own RAIN RFID applications.

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Meet Nedap at booth 742 during RFID Journal LIVE 2016!

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