Motorola launches ‘smallest’ handheld reader
Dubai, November 6, 2010
The Motorola Solutions business of Motorola has launched the smallest and lightest business-class radio frequency identification (RFID) handheld available on the market.
The MC3190-Z combines exceptional read performance with simple usability in an ergonomic package appropriate for retail and carpeted-space environments, a statement said.
Users will benefit from its rugged, yet, at 650 grams, the lightweight design which reduces operator fatigue over long periods of use, it added.
The MC3190-Z is based on the widely deployed and retail industry award-winning Motorola MC3190 mobile computer. The MC3190-Z will be available to European customers in the first quarter of 2011, with availability expanding to other regions across the globe beginning in the second.
The handheld reader ships with the Motorola RFID locating engine that will guide an associate to a specific item to be located by audible and visual cues. It also features a unique orientation-insensitive antenna that reduces the number of manual sweeps and usage complexity associated with typical RFID handhelds.
The MC3190-Z allows businesses to count inventory more quickly and accurately, reducing cycle-counting times by 75 to 90 per cent, thereby allowing cycle-counting to be conducted more often.
In retail, a lightweight business-class RFID handheld has been shown to increase inventory accuracy to 98-99.9 per cent, and reduce out of stocks by 60 to 80 per cent.
The MC3190-Z reduces total cost of ownership by combining two data-capture technologies (RFID and barcode reader) into one package, the statement said.
It is also equipped with WLAN and Bluetooth capability.
“We are delighted to be bringing to market the next generation RFID reader which will bring significant benefits to retailers and businesses around the world,” said Chris Schaefer, director, global RFID market development, Motorola.
“The size, functionality and ergonomics of the MC3190-Z already make it a winner as far as our customers are concerned.”
“We believe that this innovative device will play a significant role in showing that RFID is available to all global businesses which require inventory management technology, and can help simplify the process and enhance the accuracy of stock control and asset management for companies large and small,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service