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Janam Introduces First Truly Portable Automatic Equipment Identification RFID Tag Reader

New XM2-RFID for Rail is the lightest, fastest and most affordable RFID-reading solution for the railroad industry

April 15, 2015

Janam Technologies LLC, a leading provider of rugged mobile computers that scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly, today announced the launch of its XM2-RFID for Rail mobile computer. A fully rugged, highly capable, handheld RFID reader, the XM2-RFID for Rail offers best-in-class read range and battery life and is the first fully integrated handheld computer to deliver the ability to read Automatic Equipment Identification (AEI) RFID tags to the palm of the hand.

The XM2-RFID for Rail provides the power and performance required by mobile workers in freight and rail operations. With unmatched versatility and a lightweight ergonomic form factor, it is specially-designed to read the AEI RFID tags required on all railcars in North America and widely used globally, allowing rail and intermodal companies to track and monitor equipment effectively. Lighter and more affordable than competitive solutions, the 13-ounce XM2-RFID for Rail mobile computer reads AEI tags from at least one meter (3.3 feet) away, and after five hours of continuous use and more than 40,000 tag reads, a customer’s unit recently still had 20% capacity remaining in its battery.

“With more than 1.3 million railroad cars in North America equipped with AEI RFID tags, the rail industry has been eagerly awaiting a device like the Janam XM2-RFID for Rail,” said Harry B Lerner, CEO of Janam. “Because its size, battery life, tag reading performance, computing power and price point are enormous improvements over what’s available in the market, the XM2-RFID for Rail from Janam disrupts the market and provides customers with a solution that is exponentially better than what’s available today for half the price.”

Offering a range of features to address the demands of the challenging rail industry, the XM2-RFID for Rail is equipped with a user-addressable compass for use with transportation applications, brilliant 3.2-inch color display, Motorola SE4500 2D imager for robust decoding of the hardest-to-read barcodes and support for Microsoft’s Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 operating system.

The XM2-RFID for Rail is sealed to IP64 standards and can withstand multiple four-foot drops to concrete.

XM2-RFID for Rail Highlights:

» Impressively light and fits in the palm of the hand – under 13 ounces
» Freescale ARM 9 processor
» High-performance barcode scanning
» Brilliant 3.2” display
» Sealed to IP64 standards
» 128MB/128MB with expansion capability
» 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
» Bluetooth
» 2880mAh hot-swappable Li-ion battery

About Janam
Janam Technologies LLC is a provider of rugged, handheld computing devices for mobile workers.  Janam combines deep industry knowledge with advanced technologies to deliver products and accessories that increase productivity, reduce costs and improve customer satisfaction.  Specializing in purpose-built mobile computers that scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly, Janam offers products that are designed to run mission-critical applications in retail, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing and logistics.  For more information, visit www.janam.com.


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