Handheld RFID Reader just as its name implies is a terminator to be held by hand for RFID reading and writing. Handheld RFID reader device can identify unique or volume RFID tags from proximity to long distance in seconds, and store the tag data in its inner memory or send to terminals. Normally it is integrated with an antenna for portable movement and direct operation. It equips a big capacity battery so that it can operate for a long time. Besides RFID function, the portable RFID card reader can provide additional function including barcode scanning, camera, footprint, wifi, GPS and 4G communication. A common handheld reader is a computer terminal with operation system and screen, user can not only read and write tags but also handle other software and hardware operation, by size it can be a PDA RFID reader or a tablet. Handheld RFID reader is not only an RFID reader device, the portable RFID reader can be also a Bluetooth RFID card reader to adapt for mobile phone, tablet, pc and laptop, no matter what operation system it equips, this will expand its application and save deployment cost.
Based on RFID technology it adapts, the handheld RFID reader can be divided into LF Handheld reader, HF handheld reader, UHF handheld reader and dual-band handheld reader at the RFID reader manufacturer, Crepak; LF and HF handheld reader normally read and write in proximity distance while UHF Handheld reader is used for long-range(up to 10m) identification;
Based on the scenario, the LF handheld reader is always a Bluetooth RFID card reader with a small screen to display tag ID and other related information, store the ID data in the memory and send it to the computer via Bluetooth or USB.
HF Handheld reader is always used for unique tag identification, and needs to interact with the backend system, most of the time, portable RFID card reader is a computer terminal but in some specific cases. The RFID reader device can be a Bluetooth RFID card reader for convenient application.
UHF Handheld Reader is always used for both batch reading and unique reading, in some case, UHF handheld reader integrates an HF reader module for an accurate reading. The UHF RFID reader can be both a computer terminal or Bluetooth RFID card reader, For industrial scenario, a PAD reader or tablet reader is more popular, while for the commercial and retail scenario, a Bluetooth RFID card reader with a mobile phone is more welcomed.