CAEN presents skID: The New RAIN RFID Smartphone Add-On

Powerful, Compact, Flexible!

At full power and at full speed, the skID from RFID can collect hundreds of codes within a few seconds – the optimal settings to perform an inventory.

At minimum power, it limits the reading field to a single tag, opening up usage scenarios to include mobile POS or anti-counterfeiting checks.

With top-notch RAIN RFID performance in a sleek form factor, the CAEN skID can transform any smartphone in a cool and efficient data collection terminal for your inventory counts that stays just inside your pocket.

You can also attach it to a rugged tablet to obtain a robust RFID terminal: The skID is waterproof, so don’t worry about the bad weather or a harsh environment, let’s go out and identify the equipment to be maintained!

The skID mount options also allows it to be attached to walls, just in the proximity of a door, and to check for authorized accesses. there are many application scenarios for the eclectic skID, spanning from retail to industrial markets, from healthcare to mobile workers, always enabling the implementation of an effective solution.

The reader hosts an internal rechargeable battery and can operate both in wired mode, using a USB Type C cable, or in wireless mode through the Bluetooth® interface.

Thanks to the Bluetooth® communication interface, the skID is a perfect add-on for any Bluetooth®-enabled host such as a PC, smartphone, PDA or tablet and is compatible with Windows 8/10, Android and iOS operating systems. The device supports both Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Bluetooth classic communication to provide the maximum usage flexibility, including the HID profile for keyboard emulation.

The reader is based on the Impinj R2000 chipset that achieves fast reading speeds and can be used in dense reader and dense tag environments for top-class rated performances. 

The skID can be easily fixed to the smartphone using 3 different methods:

  • Magnets
  • 3M Dual Lock
  • SP-Connect

Designed for mobile operators, the skID is ideal for inventory management, mobile workers, service and maintenance applications. 

Video: skID – The new RAIN RFID smartphone add-on powered by CAEN RFID

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