Intermec Inc. has introduced the IF61 Enterprise RFID (radio frequency identification) Reader. The device incorporates an Intel Celeron M 600MHz processor with extensive storage and memory to run complex applications, store tag data and operate peripheral devices, all without the need for a dedicated industrial computer. Built for high-volume operations, the rugged IF61 is available with up to 1GB of flash memory and an optional 40GB spinning drive capable of storing data from billions of Electronic Product Code (EPC) tags. "Store and forward" features, coupled with onboard memory, ensure that data won't be lost if the host system or electrical power fail. According to Intermec, the device can be programmed to store a day's worth of shipping manifests, compare the pallet tags it reads against the manifests in its memory, and drive a peripheral device to issue a visual or audible signal of a correctly or incorrectly loaded pallet.
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