Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 29, 2004
LXE Inc., a leading manufacturer of rugged wireless computing solutions that improve the performance of supply-chain execution applications, and an EPCglobal member, today announced that the ÂRFID-enabledÂ rugged handheld computer, the MX3-RFID, is now shipping. The innovative MX3-RFID is based on LXEÂs highly successful and field-proven MX3 horizontal half-screen wireless computer.
The mobile handheld unit is capable of reading both barcodes and EPC-compliant RFID tags. It gives you the flexibility to use one unit for both traditional bar code-based data collection applications and RFID applications. With the MX3-RFID, support and training costs are minimized, because system administrators have to support only one computer type, and operators have to learn only one device.
The unit includes an EPC-compliant, class 0 (read only) and class 1 (write once, read many) tag reader. The unitÂs firmware is also Gen 2 field upgradeable so you wonÂt have to buy new hardware or even take the units out of the field when you upgrade to the new standard.
The MX3-RFID runs the WindowsÂ® CE .NET operating system, and of course the MX3-RFID is LXE rugged. The tag reader and RFID antenna are fully protected in a very low-profile enclosure in the rear of the unit - so you wonÂt have to worry about damaging fragile external RFID antennas.
You can easily control whatÂs being read by the MX3-RFID with the unitÂs user-controlled Âread rangeÂ (RF power setting).
APIÂs are also available for easier application development. And the MX3RFID includes Âkeyboard wedgeÂ software that places valid EPC data directly into the keyboard buffer so that any off-the-shelf application can access the data without complex development.
Transitioning from barcode read mode to RFID-tag read mode is effortless - press the left scan button to scan barcodes and the right scan button for RFID tags. And you can use the unit for a full eight-hour shift without having to disrupt work to change the unitÂs battery.
As always, the MX3-RFID is supported by LXEÂs award-winning Customer Support team, winners of the Mobile Star AwardÂ for best customer satisfaction in mobile hardware for the third consecutive year.
EPCglobal, Inc., a joint venture between EAN International and the Uniform Code Council (UCC), is a not-for-profit organization entrusted to drive the global, multi-industry adoption and implementation of the EPC NetworkTM. The neutral, consensus-based, standards organization aims to make organizations more effective by enabling true visibility of information about items in the supply chain by developing and managing standards for the EPC Network.
About LXE Inc.
LXE Inc. improves supply chain performance by applying over 35 years' experience developing wireless products and solutions. From rugged mobile computers, advanced auto-ID technologies, and wireless network infrastructure, to our award-winning customer support Â LXEÂs easy-to-use products are as reliable as the people who install and support them.
Based in Norcross, Georgia, LXE also offers a full range of turnkey services, including radio integration, project and installation management, network design, technical support, and repair services. LXE is a wholly-owned subsidiary of EMS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELMG), and has offices worldwide. For more information, visit our Website at http://www.lxe.com.
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