Multi-platform RFID device
Salo, Finland-based Nordic ID launched the PL3000 UHF device, a hand-held computer with a long-range UHF RFID reader. It uses the European radio frequency band with RFID reading technology, weighs 1.5 pounds and runs on the Windows CE 6.0 operating system. It is compatible with WLAN, Bluetooth, GSM and GPRS technology, according to the company.
Multi-platform product line
San Jose, Calif.-based Proxim Wireless announced MeshMAX, a multi-radio product line that incorporates WiMAX, Wi-Fi mesh and Wi-Fi access products. Products are available in both the unlicensed and licensed frequency bands.
Wi-Fi RFID tag
Asset-tracking solutions provider PanGo Networks unveiled its third-generation, Wi-Fi-enabled active RFID tag used to monitor mobile assets and personnel. The new tag is compatible with the Cisco Certified Extensions Tag Protocol. The protocol ensures client devices are interoperable with Cisco’s WLAN infrastructure and provides security, mobility, quality of service and network management systems.
Base station antenna
Tel Aviv, Israel-based MTI Wireless Edge launched a base station antenna solution that services multiple bandwidths. The narrow profile, vertical polarization base station antenna covers the 2.3 GHz to 2.4 GHz, 2.4 GHz to 2.5 GHz and 2.5 GHz to 2.7 GHz bands.
Omnidirectional radiation antennas
San Diego-based electronic component and subassembly design manufacturer Pulse unveiled six omnidirectional radiation antennas for the 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1.8 GHz, 1.9 GHz, 2.1 GHz and 2.4 GHz bands. The antennas enable high-data-rate transmission and are small enough to fit in mobile terminals, such as multimedia phones, notebook computers, PDAs, WLAN routers and other wireless devices, according to Pulse.
Antenna line additions
Wireless broadband solutions provider PCTEL introduced a series of high-gain, wideband sector panel antennas for WiMAX base stations to its MAXRAD antenna line. The WiMAX antennas cover the 2.3 GHz to 2.7 GHz and 3.3 GHz to 3.8 GHz frequency bands, and are available in 60° and 65° beam, the company said.
Ruggedized access point
Symbol Technologies, acquired by Motorola in January, launched the dual-radio, mesh-capable, AP-5181 ruggedized access point. The device can withstand wind, rain, lightning, extreme temperatures and power surges, according to the company. An optional heavy-weather mounting kit protects the access point from windblown debris at velocities of up to 130 miles per hour.
HSUPA modems and modules
Sierra Wireless introduced AirCard modems and embedded modules that operate on an HSUPA network. The products let mobile data customers send e-mail attachments, upload information and transmit data from portable devices at speeds more than five times faster than currently available, up to a theoretical maximum speed of 2 Mb/s, according to the company.
P2T service supports voice over Wi-Fi
Push-to-talk, or P2T, software provider HipVoice now offers a service that facilitates voice over Wi-Fi communication between ruggedized mobile computers. The program lets clients speak with one another on any Motorola/Symbol mobile computer connected to a Wi-Fi network.
Meter reader module
Redwood City, Calif.-based Trilliant Networks released an open standards-based MeshReader, a gas meter communication module for residential applications. The NCZL401 MeshReader module is fully configurable, programmable and readable via a wireless network. According to the company, it conforms with the American National Standards Institute, or ANSI, C12.19 and C12.22 protocols.