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Invengo’s New Fixed RAIN RFID Reader Lives on the Edge

Invengo’s XC-RF868 reader can analyze data locally without uploading it to the cloud. This increases efficiency by avoiding the slowdowns that can come with sluggish upload speeds.

Invengo’s newly released XC-RF868 fixed RAIN RFID reader would be an asset in any industry, but is especially useful for anyone working with edge computing. Featuring the Impinj Indy R2000 RAIN RFID reader chip, the XC-RF868 offers users the ability to circumvent slow data transmissions that can come with cloud service computing in favor of edge computing. 

Many IoT solutions revolve around storing data in the cloud and operating via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, but moving large packets of information can slow readers down. The lag  is due to a variety of issues including network reliability and the physical distance from the data centers that host cloud services. Edge computing keeps the centralized benefits of cloud storage but brings computing to the users, reducing the amount of data that is sent to the cloud by processing it locally, at the edge, first. The result is a faster, more efficient work operation, with no waiting for stalled data transfers or sluggish uploads.

The Invengo XC-RF868 fixed reader is equipped with a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor for quickly executing tag identification, data collection, and transmission processing. With an Impinj RAIN RFID reader chip, the XC-RF868 is able to read up to 1,000 RAIN RFID tags in a second. And with a 16 GB large-capacity memory, the device gives users a more robust, reliable data collection experience.

Fixed RAIN RFID readers are essential in workplaces where items must be counted and tracked through manufacture, distribution, and sales.  The Invengo XC-RF868 simplifies the job of reading tagged items, saving time and effort by reducing labor costs and speeding up production lines. The XC-RF868 is ideal for use in intelligent manufacturing, supply chain management, logistics, digital warehouse management, commercial retail, or in all kinds of scenarios that require the speed and efficiency of edge computing.

Invengo’s XC-RF868 reader supports 2.4G/5G dual-band Wi-Fi and can be kept online persistently. Extremely versatile, it can connect to compatible smart devices via Ethernet, USB 3.0, HDMI, Wi-Fi, and 4G. The reading range can be adjusted from 0 to 30 meters with a receiving sensitivity of -85 dBm at full power. The unit’s maximum transmission power is 33 dBm, with faster uploads helping make workflows easier to manage. Reader settings and status can be managed and configured through Invengo’s web interface.

An Impinj gold partner, Invengo is a world-class technology company with over 20 years’ experience providing high-quality, intelligent RAIN RFID and NFC tags, inlays, and connectivity solutions used in manufacturing and home goods. 

Learn more about Impinj and RAIN RFID tracking and the many ways it can improve business efficiency.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022