Janam's New Mobile Handheld Business Computer Handles RFID UHF Tags

Janam's New Mobile Handheld Business Computer Handles RFID UHF Tags
Up Close with the Janam XM2-RFID UHF Handheld Computer
Ruggedized for RFID Reading in Tough Environments
Compact and Versatile
Stylus-Compatible
Janam's Sister XG3 Mobile Computer
Choose Between Windows or Android on the Janam XM5
Zebra Technologies Also Offers Rugged Handhelds
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Janam's New Mobile Handheld Business Computer Handles RFID UHF Tags

By Todd R. Weiss

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Up Close with the Janam XM2-RFID UHF Handheld Computer

The latest Janam handheld includes a 3.2 inch QVGA resistive touch-screen display with an LED backlight, an ARM 9 processor, 128MB of RAM and 128MB of on-board storage and runs on the Microsoft Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 operating system.

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Ruggedized for RFID Reading in Tough Environments

The XM2-RFID UHF is heavily ruggedized to withstand tough working conditions wherever it is used for reading RFID tags and other tasks. The device is sealed to IP64 standards against dust, dirt and water, and withstands impacts and drops of up to four feet on hard surfaces. The RFID antenna is housed in the top rear section of the device as shown in this image.

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Compact and Versatile

The newest Janam device supports 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth for easy connectivity and is powered by a long-life 2,880mAh hot-swappable Li-ion battery. It is 5.8 inches long, 2.9 inches wide, 1 inch thick and weighs less than 13 ounces.

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Stylus-Compatible

The XM2-RFID UHF can be operated via its built-in keyboard display or through a stylus to give users more options for data input , communications and related tasks in the workplace.

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Janam's Sister XG3 Mobile Computer

In May, Janam unveiled its pistol-grip mounted XG3 ruggedized mobile computer, which offers another option for industrial users. The XG3 lists for $1,995 and includes a 3.5-inch VGA TFT display, a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor, 512MB of RAM and a choice of keypad designs.

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Choose Between Windows or Android on the Janam XM5

Also available from Janam is the XM5 rugged handheld computer, which is a cross between a large smartphone and a small tablet computer. Announced in January, the XM5 allows users to buy the handhelds loaded with the Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 operating system and then later have them converted to run Android 4.2 if the enterprise wants to switch platforms without having to buy new hardware. The XM5 lists for $1,595 to $2,495.

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Zebra Technologies Also Offers Rugged Handhelds

In May, competitor Zebra Technologies unveiled its TC75 enterprise handheld computer, which is ruggedized to meet IP67 standards against dust, dirt, water, extreme temperatures and other hazards. The TC75, which lists for $2,595, runs on Android AOSP 4.4.3 and has a 4.7-inch HD display, a 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 4G LTE connectivity.

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