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Turck introduces PD-IDENT smartphone RFID reader system

December 012016
Turck introduces PD-IDENT smartphone RFID reader system

December 1, 2016 – Turck expands its RFID offering with a UHF handheld device. The PD-IDENT handheld provides customers with a smartphone RFID reader system. The handheld device houses a UHF antenna and connects to the user’s smartphone via the audio port. Additionally, Turck is providing customers with a multipurpose Turck RFID app for their iOS and Android mobile devices (Windows support will be added in the future). As with all of Turck’s handheld RFID solutions, it can be used in conjunction with Turck’s BL ident RFID system.

Measuring at 159 x 95 x 39 millimeters, the PD-IDENT fits in the palm of the users hand and allows for the accommodation of a multitude of smartphone designs. The solution also comes equipped with a lithium-Ion battery, which will last up to two hours of active scanning on a charge. The free app can be downloaded from the Apple or Google Play Stores today by simply searching for “Turck RFID.”

This solution was made possible thanks to a partnership between Turck and U Grok It, building upon the core expertises of both companies.

The PD-IDENT has an operating frequency of 865-928 MHz and follows EPCglobal Gen 2 and ISO 18000-6C. The user simply selects a region upon initiation of the device to conform to local radio communication requirements.

Turck’s RFID solution, BL ident, was created to offer a solution for industrial RFID applications while retaining the flexibility of standard I/O solutions. BL ident allows you to order RFID in the same package as you are used to, as slices for modular I/O or channels for block I/O. The Turck BL ident solution allows for integration into existing control systems and supports all of the major networking protocols, providing an industrial RFID solution for any application demands.

About Turck

Turck is a pioneer in industrial automation technology, providing customers with a comprehensive line of quality and advanced technology products in a fast, flexible and accurate manner. With more than 4,000 people working in 28 countries, Turck has built global partnerships with customers based on engineering expertise, flexibility and our willingness to take on engineering challenges that others won’t.