432 St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 3004
Antony Edwards, Systems Engineer
Tel: (03) 9862 7091
Fax: (03) 9862 7001
Mob: 0408 564 320
Symbol technologies is the largest supplier of barcode scanners in the world. They also are a major supplier of wireless LANS, and other "mobility" solutions. They have also entered the RFID market by offering readers, including a reader which is integrated within a mobile computer (MC9000-G), that also includes a barcode scanner in the same unit (operates in dual mode),
and also a
Distribution Center 400 (DC 400) RFID dock door portal solution.
CHIPS & TAGS
Symbol Technologies also recently completed the acqisition of Matrics Corporation. Matrics is one of the major manufacturers of RFID technolgies, including readers and Tags, and is a major competitor to Alien. Information about Matrics can be found on the Matrics website www.matrics.com, however, from January 1, 2005, this information will be migrated to the Symbol Technologies website.
Symbol has significantly increased its RFID product range with the acquisition of Matrics. The products marketed by Symbol include:
- The mobile computer - MC9000-G. This product is an elegant mobile computer which has an integrated RFID Reader, as well as a barcode scanner and imager operating in "dual mode". The operating system of the mobile computer is Microsoft Windows CE .NET or Windows Mobile 2003. However, this product appears to be only available in USA and Canada at this stage.
- The DC 400 is ideally suited to applications requiring the tracking of assets entering or leaving designated areas within
warehouses, distribution centers or cross dock locations.
- The AR 400 is a multi-protocol
radio frequency identification (RFID) reader. As with the DC 400, the AR 400 is ideally suited to applications that require tracking of inventory at designated locations with warehouses, distributions centres or cross dock locations.
Symbol Technologies claim to provide consulting services for barcode scanners, RFID, and wireless computing applications, including project management and specialist technical consulting.