SOURCE: Alien Technology

Alien Technology

April 27, 2016 16:00 ET

Alien Technology® Introduces New Affordable Android Handheld Reader With High Gain Antenna and Full-QWERTY Keyboard

New ALR-H450 Is Designed for Prolonged Use With Optimal Read Quality in a Light, User Friendly Footprint for Retail, Manufacturing and Asset Management

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - April 27, 2016) -  Alien Technology, an industry leader in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Ultra High Frequency (UHF) products and services, today introduced ALR-H450, the second UHF Passive RFID handheld in the Alien® portfolio. This new Android 4.4 (KitKat) device complements the existing Windows Mobile device from Alien, enabling Alien to offer a broad portfolio of products to retail, manufacturing and asset management customers.

The robust (IP64), compact device (7.3" x 3.4" x 4.1") is differentiated by the inclusion of a full QWERTY keyboard in addition to dual high power lithium Polymer batteries (8,400mAh) that provide all day usage with typical handheld duty cycles.

Unusual for a product of this class is the quality and performance of the antenna. The high performance 4dBic antenna is custom designed to deliver significant boost in read distance, while the quad-core 1.3GHz CPUs enable rapid read rates that benefit customers in the highest levels of read quality in the industry.

Complementing these features are those that Alien customers have come to expect from Alien "Connected" handheld products. These features include WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth (4.0), worldwide cellular connectivity, GPS, memory expansion capability as well as a microphone, light sensors, proximity sensors and full bar code reader support.

"This new device extends our Connected Handheld products to include the open-sourced Android operating system to ease modern application development and interfacing," said Steve Wang, Alien Chief Technology Officer. "Also, no solution can be complete without understanding the customer's implementation costs around purchase, set-up and operation."

The ALR-H450 is available at a list price of $1,599 for immediate delivery in the U.S., with other regions to follow shortly. This bundled price includes docking station, charger, dual batteries, gun handle, break-out connector and cables. The device will be on display and available for demonstration at RFID Journal LIVE May 3-5, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, at the Alien Booth (#404).

About Alien Technology

Founded in 1994, Alien Technology LLC is one of the industry's most experienced, quality providers of Trusted Performance in RFID innovations, technologies and products. Alien provides UHF passive RFID transceiver chips, tags, inlays & labels, fixed & mobile readers and a full range of related professional services. Alien Gen 2 products, along with software solutions from partners, help solve business problems for customers to improve productivity, processes, security and asset tracking for closed-loop and supply chain systems. These solutions are implemented in industries such as consumer packaged goods, retail apparel, manufacturing, transportation, airports and cargo logistics, government and defense, and more. Alien's facilities include corporate headquarters in San Jose, CA; the Alien RFID Solutions Center in the Dayton, OH region; and a sales office in Shanghai, China. Alien is a member of EPCglobal, GS1 and RAIN.

Alien, Alien Technology and the Alien logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Alien Technology, LLC in the United States and other countries.

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