Rugged 13.56 MHz Handheld RFID Reader/Writer

09-Aug-2012 | News-Press Release

Toronto, Canada - GAO RFID Inc. ( is offering its 13.56 MHz handheld RFID reader/writer, the '140 rugged PDA', which is designed for industrial and outdoor environments. This instrument is ideal for field service, direct store delivery, retail, warehouse and manufacturing applications.

This 13.56 MHz PDA based RFID reader/writer, model 243002, operates as a handheld device for information management, information collection, or data transfer. The 140 Rugged PDA features a 22 key interface, audio control (output), SD slot, IC card slot, contactless HF RFID, GPRS , Bluetooth and USB connectivity. This device uses an Intel® PXA255 Processor. It is a highly integrated unit which utilizes the high performance of low-power Intel® XScale™ microarchitecture.

This light weight handheld reader/writer operates at a frequency of 13.56 MHz and allows for a read range of 8 cm with compatible tags. This RFID reader/writer works under the WinCE 5.0 operating system and provides GPRS voice and data transfer at the GPRS base band of 900/1800/1900 (optional). This reader/writer transfers data through both wireless Bluetooth and USB interfaces. In addition, it is equipped with a LCD 2.8 inch touch screen with backlight for clear display of results.

This 13.56 MHz handheld RFID reader/writer, 140 Rugged PDA, belongs to GAO's family of 13.56 MHz RFID Readers. Featured products in this line also include 13.56 MHz RFID HF Bluetooth Reader/Writer which is widely used in the industries of security patrol, mining, finance and railway systems, 13.56 MHz Mifare DESFire RFID Reader which is widely used in applications such as access control, time attendance, guest registration and user authentication and authorization and 13.56 MHz Smart Label RFID Reader which reads/writes ISO15693 compliant smart labels at a maximum read distance of up to 50 mm and can operate as a configurable block reader.

For sales inquiries please contact:

1-877 585-9555 ext. 601 - Toll Free (USA & Canada)

1-416 292-0038 ext. 601 - All Other Areas

About GAO RFID Inc.

GAO RFID Inc. ( is committed to providing superior, cost-efficient and complete product lines which includes Low Frequency (LF), High Frequency (HF), Ultra High Frequency (UHF), semi-passive and active RFID labels, tags, readers, modules, antennas and RFID software. GAORFID's products are widely deployed in such applications as parking control, railway management, building and personnel access control, event management, document control and asset tracking to name a few. GAORFID's products, including the software, are fully customizable and scalable.

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