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CAEN RFID unveils qIDmini, a keyfob Bluetooth UHF RFID reader

CAEN RFID, a global provider of UHF RFID products, announces the release of the qIDmini, a keyfob Bluetooth UHF RFID reader of its easy2read© family.

The qIDmini (Model R1170I) is a handheld reader of the easy2read© product family, compliant with UHF RFID ISO 18000-6C/EPC C1G2 standards.

It has an integrated antenna suited for short to medium range applications and, thanks to the Bluetooth® communication interface, it is a perfect UHF RFID add-on for any Bluetooth® enabled host such as a PC, a smartphone, a PDA or a tablet. The reader is compatible with Windows XP/7, Windows CE/Mobile, Android, iPhone and iPad.


The qIDmini can operate both in wired mode, using a USB cable, or in wireless mode through the Bluetooth interface. The reader can also operate in "Batch Mode", allowing to store EPC codes into the internal memory when the communication link (USB or Bluetooth) is not available.

The qIDmini has a very compact and handy form factor, you can hold it in your pocket just like your keyfob. The interface, besides an LCD display and a buzzer, includes a vibrator suited for signaling in noisy environments where the buzzer cannot be heard or in quite environment like libraries or hospitals.


"UHF RFID technology has never been easier to adopt" says David Pallassini, sales manager of CAEN RFID, "thanks to its Bluetooth interface and ease of use, the qID mini is the ideal UHF RFID companion for your smartphone and Tablet, allowing you a fast and friendly usage of the technology".

When paired to a smartphone or a tablet, the qIDmini is a cost effective alternative to more expensive handheld devices. The HID version supports native keyboard emulation allowing to interact directly with legacy application, office automation SW or any other generic solution requiring manual input.

Designed for mobile operators in indoor or outdoor areas, the qIDmini is ideal for in-store inventory management, field sales mobility, service and maintenance applications.

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