SOURCE: RF IDeas, Inc.

September 15, 2005 15:10 ET

RF IDeas Introduces Lower Cost, Small Form Factor pcProx Reader

ORLANDO, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 15, 2005 -- ASIS -- RF IDeas, Inc. today unveiled its completely re-designed and expanded pcProx® line of intelligent desktop reader/writers for RFID proximity cards. RF IDeas is demonstrating pcProx at the ASIS show, Sept. 12-15, 2005 in Orlando at several booths including ADT, Indala, Easy Lobby, Security Management Consulting, Cawley Digital ID, KeyPer Systems, Marks USA, OSI, TransTech and others from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

The new credit card-sized pcProx packaging takes about 30% less space on the desk and is only about half an inch thick. It features a nicely styled contemporary design with rounded edges. A beeper and a green LED indicate when the reader is in use. Its flexible design, which includes an articulating cable and self-tapping mounting holes, installs cleanly on desktops, laptops, PDAs, kiosks, walls, time and attendance terminals or other configurations.

RF IDeas also added a new model to its line up -- pcProx-LP, a low powered version for use with Tablet PCs and PDAs.

pcProx readers connect to PCs and workstations through USB or serial interfaces, and enable the convergence of IT applications with proximity access control cards from HID, Indala, Casi-Rusco and others. Intelligent software used with the reader makes it easy to set up the reader to use proximity cards with any IT application without the need for programming. Once configured, the pcProx reader securely stores the information in its internal memory. In use, the card owner simply waves their proximity ID over the pcProx reader, and it sends the card's identification information as keystrokes as if the user typed them.

There are well over 200 million proximity cards in use for facility access control. In many cases these are used as the main employee ID badge. The pcProx reader makes it easy to converge IT security and other applications on a single RFID card without software development. Examples include employee enrollment, identification at data capture stations, one- or two-factor logon authentication system or any other software application requiring the identification of users.

When pcProx is deployed, no PC or other client software is needed. It uses standard USB drivers supplied by the operating system such as Windows and Macintosh. A configuration application, user's guide and optional software developer's kit are available.

RF IDeas provides consulting and engineering assistance to help clients implement solutions, and a software development kit for pcProx is available. OEM models that are compact, modular and easily adaptable into various enclosures are also immediately available.

About RF IDeas, Inc.

Arlington Heights, IL-based RF IDeas designs, develops and manufactures proximity and contactless reader solutions that expand building access cards to hundreds of applications. RF IDeas pioneered the use of physical access control credentials for non-door applications such as employee identification, vending and PC access control. A complete line of readers for proximity, vicinity and contactless smart card technologies are available for a wide variety of platforms. For more information, please contact RF IDeas at (847) 870-1723 or visit the company's Web site at

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