Add-On RAIN RFID Module Turns Devices Into RFID Readers

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Add-On RAIN RFID Module Turns Devices Into RFID Readers

Portable RAIN RFID Reader skID Is Smartphone Add-On

  • Bluetooth module as RAIN RFID reader
  • Can be attached to any mobile device
  • 3 different attachment methods
  • Ideal for inventory and mobile workers

What do end users do when they need to read out a RAIN RFID tag but there is no reader to hand? With the small skID, CAEN RFID provide a very lightweight and easy-to-implement solution: a small module which attaches to any of our modern mobile devices and turns it into a powerful RAIN RFID reader for the middle range.

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Introducing the New Tiny RAIN RFID Reader

CAEN RFID has recently introduced skID, which is a powerful Bluetooth module which can be connected with mobile devices, turning them into RAIN RFID readers. The skID weighs 110 grams and features an integrated antenna for applications within the 2-meter-range. It hosts an internal rechargeable Li-ion battery which lasts when used for 12h, performing approximately 40,000 tag readings. In standby, battery life extends to 15 days. The skID can operate both in wired mode, using a 1,5 m long USB cable, or in wireless mode through the Bluetooth® interface. It is based on the Impinj R2000 chipset that permits to achieve fast reading speed and to be used in dense reader and dense tag environments for top-class rated performances.

Various Ways of Using the skID

With the skID, any Bluetooth enabled host such as a PC, a smartphone, a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) or a tablet can be turned into a device for RAIN RFID readings. The small device just needs to be attached to the smartphone. Three different attachment methods are available: magnets, 3M Dual Lock, or SP Connect. The easyController app by CAEN creates the software link. The skID is OS agnostic and works equally well with Apple, Android and Google devices.

Typical Applications

Designed for mobile operators, the skID is ideal for inventory management, speeding up the time it takes to gain inventory overview by 90 percent. Mobile workers and service and maintenance applications also profit from the possibilities which the skID opens up. Charging time is only 3 hours when connected to a PC via USB port or 2 hours and 15 minutes with 1A AC/DC power supply.

Get to know our products

fIDo - R1307I
trID - R1210I
Lepton9x4 - R9104C Reader Module
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Stefano Coluccini
Stefano Coluccini
Chief Marketing Officer
Viareggio (LU), Italy
Marco Massai
Marco Massai
Sales Manager
Viareggio (LU), Italy
Simone Ginnasio
Simone Ginnasio
Sales Manager
Viareggio (LU), Italy
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