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Handheld RFID Readers

A mobile reader provides an instant reading of multiple RFID tags in addition to barcode reading capabilities. Mobile RFID readers are well suited for performing quick inventory audits and asset locating.

Fast Automated Data Collection with Handheld RFID Readers

Handheld RFID readers retrieve data faster, more efficiently, and at a larger scale than barcode technology, saving you time and money. Handheld readers allow mobile workers to perform quick inventory and even hone in on missing or hard-to-find items.

How Handheld Readers Work

Handheld RFID readers have an antenna embedded inside of them allowing them to be mobile. If the reader is pointed at many items that have an RFID tag, the reader will be able to read all of those tags at once. Conversely, mobile RFID readers can help you hone in on a single RFID tag for precise locating. This has many benefits including but not limited to:

  • Quick and accurate data collection.
  • Ability to locate misplaced items.
  • Less time spent on audits & cycle counts.
  • Greater visibility over stock levels.

RFID Readers for Every Application

Whether you need readers for industrial, retail, or even healthcare, there is a handheld reader for you. Gun-style, rugged handheld readers are good for read-intensive tasks in the warehouse and other industrial environments.

Read Both Barcodes and RFID Tagged Items!

At its core, a handheld RFID gun is a barcode mobile computer with RFID tag reading functionality. So, if you need a solution that uses both types of technology, your employees only need to use one device.

RFID Sleds Integrate with Your Existing Devices

An RFID reader is an all-in-one device that specializes in reading RFID tags. An RFID sled, on the other hand, is an RFID reading attachment that integrates with your existing mobile computers. While RFID sleds are a nice option, they are commonly used in retail and less read-intensive applications.

Benefits of Handheld Readers & Sleds

Handheld RFID readers and sleds allow companies to gain instant visibility into their operations to help them become as efficient and productive as possible. Benefits of handheld readers and sleds include:

  • Utilize one device to read both barcodes and RFID tags!
  • Fast data capture to save time and money.
  • High-performance data capture.
  • Rugged and ready to get to work minimizing downtime.
  • Easy-to-use Android OS.

Getting Started with RFID

Getting started with RFID requires a little bit more than buying a reader and slapping a tag on what you want to track. Our solutions are strategically designed for your warehouse’s requirements. As a result, we take the time to evaluate which combination of RFID tags, readers, antennas, printers, and software will work best for your specific application.

With over 20 years of experience working with our customers, we have seen many common challenges and mishaps when implementing RFID systems. When you work with RMS Omega, you work with a dedicated Account Manager who will be your point of contact from the start. We will support you from the initial project design and through the implementation, deployment, and ongoing maintenance, optimization, and analysis of your RFID system for years to come.

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Reasons to Use Handheld RFID

  • Inventory Audits & Counts

    Perform lightning-fast inventory audits and cycle counts by reading multiple tags at once, without a direct line of sight. With handheld RFID guns, the time, labor, and overhead costs associated with inventory are dramatically reduced.

  • Pinpoint Item Location

    Use Geiger counter features to hone in on specific assets and RFID tags. In turn, you can reduce the time and money spent on tracking, finding, and replacing lost and missing assets.

  • Integration with Existing Mobile Computers

    Integrate RFID tag reading functionality with your existing enterprise barcode mobile computers. Snap-on sleds provide a quick fix for RFID integration and are well-suited for low-volume scanning in retail and healthcare.

Explore RFID Applications By Use Case

RFID Asset Tracking 

Utilize RFID to track and locate assets across an entire organization with automated and real-time data collection.


Eliminate time-consuming paper systems or enhance your barcode-enabled check-in/check-out processes with RFID.

RFID Inventory Management Systems

Automate inventory counts and audits throughout your value chain with RFID inventory management solutions. Enhance inventory visibility with RFID.

Location Monitoring

Building an effective location monitoring solution requires the right hardware, software, support, and industry expertise.

Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS)

Pinpoint the movement and location of assets, inventory, and personnel with real-time location systems.

RFID Work in Process

Monitor products or raw materials as they pass through different steps in a process & enforce organizational compliance.

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Explore RFID Applications By Industry

RFID In The Warehouse

RFID optimizes warehouse operations with accurate inventory management and enterprise asset tracking.

Manufacturing Processes

RFID provides reliable tracking of materials, parts, and goods throughout the manufacturing process and along the entire value chain.

Automotive Supply Chain

Automotive manufacturers can use RFID to cut operating costs, improve output, or automate processes.

Energy & Utilities

Utility companies aim to provide dependable services at the lowest cost possible. RFID technology can help utility providers deliver high-quality service while tracking high-value assets, inventory, tools, and personnel.

RFID In The Hospital  

RFID technology in the hospital can improve the tracking of critical equipment and enforce organizational compliance.

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