GAO’s Gen2 Bluetooth interface readers can quickly read RFID tags and transmit the data to any Bluetooth-enabled device. This means you can pair our readers with tablets, smartphones, or handheld readers using Bluetooth technology and provide your team with a scalable way of collecting and analyzing data. All of these readers offer flexible options for data transfer through Bluetooth and some also offer USB, which ensures easy connection to devices such as PDAs, laptops or smart phones. They also incorporate WCDMA (HSUPA) /EDGE/GSM/GPRS communications, integrated A-GPS and WLAN connectivities. Additionally quite a few of them provide barcode 1D/2D scanning and GPS location. There are options for any frequency of RFID, with the exception of 433 MHz, having options for any part of the world. A special feature that they have is that they are readers and writers, allowing to upload information to some of the tags. Most of these readers are handheld devices, because of this they are supplied with batteries to work without the need to be connected to a cable. The range of options for batteries is wide, including, lithium, NIMH, li-polymer, AAA and AA, these batteries can be recharged, with the exception of the AAA and AA that can be replaced. Some of these readers have options to save battery and increase the time of use, allowing up to 20 hours of continuous work. When necessary, free SDK will be provided together with the reader. Files from Excel, Word and Notepad keyboard wedge can be automatically updated and viewed in real-time mode through any kind of text editors on PCs or PDAs. These modules are high performance RFID handheld readers, which are compliant with ISOs 11784, 11785, 14443A, 14443B, 15693, 156993-13.56, 18000-3, 18000-6B and 18000-6C. They also have a large memory capacity, allowing to store information about the tags to record the operation. All of these modules have built-in antennas. They also have LEDS and sound alarms, do inform about the read status or a new information. Moreover, they are light weight and small, being able to be carried and operated with one hand. Some of them have LCD touchscreen, key interface, audio control (output), SD slot, IC card slot and are NFC compatible. A small number of them have included in their structure a real-time clock that displays the date and time. Their exteriors are IP 54, 64, 66 or 67 rated, providing protection against mechanical shocks, dust or liquids.
Some common applications of handheld Bluetooth interface readers are security, patrol, field service, direct store delivery, retail, information management, information collection, warehouse management, manufacturing monitoring, mining, finance and railway. They can also be used for access control, asset tracking, animal tracking, animal identification and management, logistics, event management, livestock tagging, monitoring mobile assets and ticketing.