Archive for January 17th, 2008

Modular RFID Readers/Writers from IB Technology

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

Here at Trossen Robotics, we like modularity.  It's been part of our philosophy from day 1.  So needless to say, when we first discovered IB Technology's series of modular RFID reader/writer boards, we knew we had to have them.  IB Technology is a British company, with limited distribution and relatively little promotion  in North America.  We'd like to change that, so we are proud to announce that we are now carrying this fine line of RFID products!

What's so special about IB Technology?

  • Modularity:  Start with the "Universal Socket Board," which has built-in antennas for both 125 kHz and 13.56 MHz, and add whichever reader/writer module is necessary for the protocol(s) you'll be using.  You can also add external antennas if you need to increase range or reliability.
  • Affordability: IB Technology's RFID products are affordable, fitting in to the same price range as the rest of the RFID readers we sell.
  • Flexibility/Versatility: The ability to use one base board and swap out reader modules is great for prototyping, when you may have to evaluate a number of different formats to decide which is best for the system you're designing. 

After the fold: A rundown of the available hardware, and what it can do.