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Janam Technologies LLC: Portable AEI RFID tag reader

Janam Technologies LLC recently unveiled its XM2-RFID for Rail mobile computer. A fully rugged, handheld RFID reader, it offers best-in-class range and battery life, and is the "first fully integrated handheld computer to deliver the ability to read Automatic Equipment Identification (AEI) RFID tags to the palm of the hand," the company says.

The XM2-RFD for Rail provides the power and performance required by mobile workers in freight and rail operations. With its lightweight ergonomic form factor, it is designed to read AEI RFD tags required on all North American rail cars and widely used globally, allowing rail and intermodal companies to track and monitor equipment effectively, the company says. The 13-ounce XM2-RFID for Rail reads AEI tags from at least one meter (3.3 feet) away; after five hours of continuous use and more than 40,000 tag reads, a customer's unit recently had 20 percent capacity in its battery, the company says.

The XM2-RFID for Rail is equpped with a user-addressable compass for use with transportation applications; a 3.2-inch color display; a Motorola SE4500 2D imager for robust decoding of hard-to-read barcodes; and support for Microsoft's Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 operating system. It is sealed to IP64 standards and can withstand four-foot drops to concrete, the company says.