Barcode and RFID Scanners
ToolHound offers several options for scanning the RFID tags or bar code labels that provide tool identification and tool control for the ToolHound system. Below, you will find brief descriptions of the available barcode and RFID scanners to help you determine which is right for your application. If you need help, don’t hesitate to contact us.
USB Barcode Scanners
These barcode scanners attach to any computer with a USB port and scan the bar code into the current application wherever the cursor is located. This is an inexpensive way to get data into the main ToolHound application.
Rugged mobile computers with integrated bar code scanners and / or RFID reading capability allow users to process issues, returns and other transactions from anywhere, translating into a flexible an efficient asset tracking system. These hand held devices collect transaction information and transfer this information to the ToolHound database either as a batch of transactions through a docking station linked to a PC, or through a wireless LAN in real time.
RFID readers and touch-screen kiosks make inventory and checkout fast and easy, since RFID-enabled tools and employee badges provide automated self-checkout. ToolHound offers mobile computers with RFID reading capability for a comprehensive inventory management system.
All ToolHound RFID scanners and mobile computers are capable of operating in either batch or wireless mode. They feature Microsoft Windows Mobile to provide a familiar interface to users.