According to reports in the Asia Pulse, Japanese R&D firm YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory, has developed an RFID network terminal capable of operating under the harshest conditions.
The article reports that the terminal, designed to be deployed in extreme factory settings such as steel plants, is capable of withstanding the full range of conditions liable to be met in such a setting, including heat, humidity, dust and impact damage. This includes the ability to withstand 1.5 meter drops.
The terminal has fully integrated RFID and Bluetooth capability, giving it the versatility to satisfy a number of RFID standards. Asia Pulse, says that the lab designed the reader to be deployable in a wide variety of environments, from heavy industry to electronics.
Marketing will begin in May, with terminals expected to cost between $1698 to $2122.