Venture Research announces its next-generation Industrial Forklift Readers

Venture Research, Inc., the global supplier of RFID and IoT solutions, has announced its next generation of Industrial Forklift Readers.

The Venture Research solution is designed from the ground up to withstand both indoor and outdoor harsh environments of forklift usage with its IP65 rating while incorporating the state of the art in RFID and IoT technology. With the swappable rechargeable Li-ion battery, the reader can be quickly installed to full operation in just 5 minutes on a standard type 2 or type 3 carriage forklift.

The Forklift Reader can sense its environment and autonomously manage the complete pick, drop and stack operations while providing store and forward transactions directly to the cloud via Wi-Fi or optional Cellular communications. Built in location tracking incorporating GPS, RFID and IoT (BLE) provides positional awareness of the forklift in real time.

An extensive array of options including support of up to 8 additional antennas, front facing camera, Vehicle Mount Terminal (VMT) support, GPIO, CAN Bus interfacing and flexible power options round out the extensive built in features.
Key features of the rugged RFID system for forklifts include:

  • IP65 rating protects from harsh environments
  • Integrated RFID reader and dual antenna array in a single enclosure
  • 12V to 36V integrated power conditioner/regulator for forklift provided battery power
  • Integrated Li-Ion swappable rechargeable battery provides 9 hours of continuous use
  • Height sensor to provide stacking and rack placement
  • Front facing distance sensor for accurate pallet sensing
  • Visibility indication with red, yellow and green LED indicators
  • Dual band 802.11a/b/g with Enterprise Wi-Fi® support,
  • RS232 console, or optional cellular connectivity
  • Directly compatible with Type 2 or Type 3 carriage standards
  • Built-in GPS
  • Integrated positional tracking using BLE
  • Supports up to 8 additional RFID antennas
  • Real-time support available 24/7, 365 days

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