Trimble (Sunnyvale, CA, USA) has introduced a new RFID reader called the ThingMagic Mercury6, the latest in the company's lineup of RFID products. The unit is a 4-port, multi-protocol reader that operates within the Mercury API.
Designed for enterprise-grade solutions, the Mercury6 has a small 3.4x19x17.8cm form factor for integration with low profile applications. The unit's environmental rating is IP52 for dust ingress protection and water resistance, and can operate via AC or Power-over-Ethernet. The company claims signal reception can reach 30 feet. A Mercury6 variation also supports Wi-Fi connectivity and security standards.
The Mercury API is a simplified development environment that supports Java and C#. Mercury6 is available now for $1,395 for the Power-over-Ethernet model, or $1,545 for the integrated Wi-Fi model.