I came across this device just before Christmas when I was researching RFID devices, I just love it, it neatly combines the power of the iPhone with an RFID tag reader/writer on a stick.
Actually the connection between the mobile device and the RFID reader on a stick uses Bluetooth. So it your one of these iPhobic people you can ruin the magic and use an Android device instead. Works just as well and using UI5 looks like the same App.
So using this device you can write manufacturing and asset tracking applications using SMP / UI5 / Cordova technology. Infact thats what I am currently doing.
Text from the product website:
UHF The new 1128 Bluetooth® UHF RFID Reader is designed to read and write to EPC Class 1 Gen 2 (ISO18000-6C) UHF transponders and communicate with a variety of host devices via Bluetooth® wireless technology. With its Impinj R2000 core and range of interchangeable high performance antennas the 1128 performs like no other reader, giving the user the highest levels of flexibility currently available in today’s market. The reader can be configured with class leading high performance 2D data scanning to bring unparalleled data collection capabilities to connected devices.
The 1128 brings high performance UHF RFID scanning to devices running a wide range of Operating Systems including Android, iOS, Windows Mobile, WinCE, and Windows XP/Vista/7/8. The 1128 Bluetooth® UHF RFID Reader is compatible with Bluetooth® enabled host devices including enterprise handhelds, consumer phones, touchscreen MP3 players, tablets and PCs.
Integrate With Ease
The 1128 Bluetooth® UHF RFID Reader incorporates TSL’s unique ASCII protocol for faster and easier application development. This sophisticated parameterised ASCII protocol provides the developer a powerful set of commands that carry out multiple actions locally within the reader. This approach enables multiple tag operations executed using simple pre-configured ASCII commands which speeds integration of the reader into applications.