RFID readers feed information gathered through an RFID antenna to your computer: its key functions are capturing data and decoding and transmitting the data to the corresponding software for interpretation.
Readers are grouped as follows:
These 4 large segments of RFID readers cover almost 100% of all users' needs and provide answers to intelligent data capture. To all of them except the manual, you can use a wide range of antennas that multiply the possibilities of adaptability to almost all market sectors.
Fixed RFID readers are responsible for generating waves emitted by antennas to the tags. At the same time, these readers receive and decode the data being sent by tags. Data from RFID tags are emitted, picked up via the antennas and passed to the reader for decoding. These RFID readers are designed to locate and read pre-determined, "fixed" areas.
Portable RFID readers can be used in multiple applications. The RFID antenna can form part of mobile device by being physically attached or can be connected via Bluetooth. These mobile readers can communicate and function in various ways and on different platforms and mobile devices Windows Mobile, iPhone or Android. They come with WiFi and 3G capable connections and the majority include barcode scanners.
USB readers consists of a range of hardware used for simple, basic applications, where no major technological readings are required. Its basic use is short-range or near-field and offers the ability for quick encoding of tags in small quantities.