Magellan Technology of Sydney, Australia, is using embedded Linux to build advanced RFID tunnel readers capable of reading 50 words of data from 500 stacked tags in under one second. RFID, or Radio Frequency Identification, is intended as a work-saving replacement for bar-code scanning, and is expected to gain market… traction in 2004, in part due to mandates for adoption set by Walmart, the US Department of Defense, and others.
This LinuxDevices.com Device Profile introduces the Magellan tunnel readers and explores why Magellan chose Linux, the processes and procedures it used to develop its own Linux implementation, and how it plans to make even more use of Linux in RFID products currently under development.
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