RFID readers are very common, but have you noticed a new product called "industrial grade PAD"?
The industrial grade PAD (Chinese name "tablet computer") is a new product formed by the manufacturer adding modular functions such as barcode and RFID to the original PAD equipment main board. Does it really meet the needs of industrial applications? Can it be comparable to today's handhelds? Which industries are already in use? Let's take a look.
The PAD developed for mass consumers is for entertainment. The "industrial grade PAD" we are going to discuss today is a PAD for professional industry-level application development. You can get to know it with just a few simple features. First of all, it has been added more special features, scanning bar code (or QR code), power infrared sensing, far (near) distance rfid reading and writing, and zigbee wireless communication to meet the needs of industrial applications. Second, industrial grade PADs place more emphasis on performance stability due to the high load requirements of industrial operations. In addition, most industrial environments (such as: electricity, petroleum and petrochemical, government regulation, surveying, etc.) will be more complicated and harsh, dust and water mist, even if we even accidentally fall into the concrete floor, PAD should be considered. Industrial PADs are required to have a sufficiently high degree of protection.
“Industrial grade PAD is mainly tailored to professional industry users. Manufacturers will provide different terminal solutions for different applications.” Manager Huang of Nanjing Kenmax Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd. pointed out that “industrial grade PAD already has Many highly integrated functions can be arbitrarily added to different modules according to user needs, so as to realize mobile office under different applications, which will play a huge role in various IoT application scenarios."
Which is better for PAD and handset?
Compact and convenient, easy to operate, wide screen display, touch screen input, handwriting input, these are the inherent advantages of PAD; high reliability, low power consumption, modular design, rich application software resources and hardware interfaces, and more industrial PAD Be perfect. In the actual work, the operator really wants to use it to make a PK with the traditional handheld machine. In the end, can there be some chance of winning? Xiao Bian tries to find out the following advantages of the industrial grade PAD, or can "hand over" the handheld machine:
First, the configuration is high and the performance is strong. In essence, PAD is a computer that can be used for mobile work. Take the two industrial PADs (EM-R70 and EM-I10) recently introduced by Shenzhen Yidao Information Technology Co., Ltd., all of which use quad-core processors, clocked at 1.6 GHz, Mali-400MP4 GPU, 1G memory. . Such an overall configuration, whether it is computing power or graphics video processing capabilities, is quite strong. Is there any wood on the handheld? Please take the time to look for it.
Second, the big screen, low power consumption. The PAD can display more content than the small screen of the handset. The increase of the screen satisfies the display of various industrial data. It is said that part of the PAD using the retina screen can make human-computer interaction better. The most important thing is that the industrial PAD has the characteristics of low temperature, low consumption and long battery life. Recently, an industrial PAD produced by Shenzhen Jiaqi Technology Co., Ltd. has a standby power consumption of no more than 80 mW, a maximum peak power consumption of no more than 1 watt, and an average power consumption of about 200 mW. This power consumption figure is less than 1/N of a common handheld!
Third, lightweight and portable, comfortable to operate. Compared with traditional RFID handheld devices, the rough and cumbersome status quo, in some commercial applications, we may need to pay more attention to aesthetics and household experience. For example, in a clothing department store, do you want a beauty store clerk to hold a "qiang" to sweep around? Change to PAD, touch sensitive, elegant and stylish. Maybe the courier will see this situation one day, and he will strongly ask for one. Therefore, PAD's handling comfort is much better than traditional handhelds.
Fourth, the Android system, easy to use. At present, the mainstream industrial PAD adopts the Andriod system platform. Therefore, as long as people who use mobile phones know how to install and run tools or software, this seems to be much better than WIN CE. Moreover, its system compatibility is good, the application software is easy to install and simple to set up, and it is said that it is exactly the same as the system setting of the smartphone.
Five, a variety of modules, free to match. Industrial PAD has got rid of the limitations of handset size. In addition to adding bar code, infrared, RFID and other functional modules, it is also a variety of Internet access methods, can support WIFI, 3G and Bluetooth wireless Internet access, network browsing and other functions. The network connection is so convenient that you no longer have to worry about a rigid handheld device.
Sixth, the price is absolutely dominant. PAD was originally a consumer electronic product, so the manufacturer has a large-scale production advantage, which makes the hardware cost of the whole industry drop drastically. The equivalent configuration has obvious advantages over the handset. Mr. Qi, director of RFID business of the Seventh Research Institute of China Electronics Technology Group Co., Ltd. believes that the price of industrial PAD will never be higher than that of traditional RFID handsets. This is undoubtedly a huge temptation for users.
Excavation and excavation Where does the industrial-grade PAD go to grab the market?
Logistics Express. It can be used in the dispatcher's bill of lading data collection, transfer field/warehouse data collection, and by scanning the express barcode, the waybill information can be directly transmitted to the background server through the 3G module, and the related business information can be queried. , order receipt, no order receipt, dispatch, business inquiry,
Logistics. Typical tobacco distribution, warehouse inventory, postal distribution, and worthy of development are the terminal distribution of major commodity manufacturers, drug distribution, in-plant logistics of large factories, warehouses of warehouses to warehouses.
Chain store / store / counter data collection. It is used for the collection and transmission of data such as import, sale, storage, trading, adjustment, retreat, ordering and member management of the store, and can also realize the inventory of the store.
Shoes and clothing ordering meeting. It is used in the wireless ordering conference of shoes and apparel industry. Based on WIFI wireless communication technology, the order is scanned by bar code PDA handheld terminal, and the order data is wirelessly transmitted to the background ordering system. At the same time, query, statistics and analysis functions can be realized.
Card management. Used to manage various IC cards and contactless IC cards, such as ID cards, membership cards, and more. Card management, as its name implies, manages a variety of contact/contactless IC cards, so the main extended function of the scanner used is contact/non-contact IC card reading and writing.
Bill management. It is used for data collection of ticket checking units such as cinema tickets, train tickets, and scenic spots.
Three-table meter reading. This is a relatively large market for the foreseeable future. The extended functions integrated in the meter reading machine of the three-meter meter reading are mainly power infrared, bar code scanning and data communication, and the like.
Mobile government, mobile police. When the technology police is not just a slogan, the technology content of police equipment is getting higher and higher, especially the traffic police, patrol and criminal police have also begun to be equipped with mobile data devices, in which the handheld terminal is equipped to provide stronger police. A powerful tool for executing policing. In addition to police services, the administrative departments of health, urban management, taxation, etc. have begun to try to use handheld terminals to standardize administrative services and improve administrative efficiency. The functions of the handheld terminal used by the mobile police mainly include GPRS/CDMA data, voice communication, and IC card reading and writing. In the future, fingerprint collection, comparison, and the like may be required.
Forestry data collection. The PDA has been used in field surveys and data collection and has achieved very good results. In the first and second types of forest resources survey and planning and design work such as land acquisition and forest land, the accuracy and efficiency of the survey design have been greatly improved. The application of PDA in the second category of forest resources survey can be divided into two parts. One is to conduct on-the-spot tracking investigation with built-in or external GPS, and the other is to record data.
Summary: What are our expectations?
The industrial PAD market, as an emerging segment of PAD, is a challenging market with high thresholds, narrow space and strong market diversity. It is not easy to do well; however, due to product reliability and stability indicators The characteristics that are unsuitable for identification have caused mixed and vicious competition in the market. On the other hand, we hope to establish a third-party quality assessment system to help users identify the quality of products. We also hope that all friends in the industry can operate with integrity and fair competition, and foster this new care. Markets, together to shape national industrial brands that can go global.