Handheld RFID Reader Explained
Handheld RFID readers are light, compact and ruggedly built to withstand being mishandled. By tethering a cable to the reader, you can assure yourself of having constant power and communication to the network. Because mobility is usually more important, most have wireless capability with integrated antennas and a rechargeable battery. An even more versatile unit is created when combined with a barcode scanner.
RFID reading capability is available as an add-on in the form of a PCMCIA card that can be slotted into small PDAs, tablet PCs or even cell phones.