RFID integration: New Plug-and-Play RAIN Reader

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RFID integration: New Plug-and-Play RAIN Reader

JADAK, a business unit of Novanta Corporation has released a plug-and-play USB reader called “ThingMagic Elara” which makes it easy to add RFID integration into mid- and short-range applications.

It supports a new, developer-friendly interface between applications and RAIN RFID readers, the RAIN Communication Interface (RCI). RAIN is a global alliance promoting the universal adoption of UHF RFID technology in a way similar to other wireless technology organizations including NFC Forum, WiFi Alliance and Bluetooth SIG.

RFID integration New Plug-and-Play RAIN Reader

Based on the industry-proven ThingMagic Nano module, the Elara adds interface and operability features that allow engineers to minimize design efforts and quickly implement RFID in any application that requires mid- or short-range read distance. ThingMagic Elara supports autonomous workflows, permitting rapid creation of solutions without RFID expertise nor the use of SDKs and integration tools.

We’re very excited about ThingMagic Elara,

said Alexander Brandl, the managing director of 7iD,

as one of the first to market integrated with RCI, this product significantly helped us to reduce design time and complexity, ultimately simplifying RFID integration in our future-proof software applications.

7iD creates Enterprise industrial IoT solutions for the digitalization of processes in large companies and organizations – vendor-independent and cross-technology and therefore supporting the connection between the physical and digital world.

Author: Tim Cole
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