Eurotech Inc.

RFID Edge Controller Industrial Compact Enclosure – RFID-EC-IC

Wireless Standards Supported: IEEE 802.11b, Zigbee

Compatible Operating Systems: Embedded Linux/Java and IBM embedded J2ME components

The RFID-EC-IC handles local management of RFID components together with other control and
acquisition elements in a harsh environment, and integrates the local information flow
into an organization’s enterprise infrastructure. Its software design and hardware
equip it ideally for this role.

The RFID-EC-IC interfaces to the individual devices (sensors,
discrete I/O, PLCs etc) within a production unit, warehouse or other working environment.
These can include new RFID products such as controllers, readers and printers as well as
existing legacy sensors and equipment. RFID-EC-IC incorporates IBM’s Websphere RFID Device
Infrastructure which renders their disparate interfaces into a common platform which in
turn integrates
with a remote IBM WebSphere RFID Premises Server. Users can set up a seamless control
strategy that brings both RFID and traditional control elements into the organization’s
enterprise infrastructure. Access to existing backend middleware components and business
IT applications is maintained as RFID-EC-IC becomes part of an end-to-end business

The RFID-EC-IC is a rugged enclosure containing a fan-less, disk-less very high MTBF
embedded hardware platform with multiple physical interfaces including 4xRS-232 ports,
1xRS-485 port, 10/100BaseT Ethernet, CompactFlash Type II socket and 2xUSB Host ports as
standard. A wide array of discrete I/O and expansion interfaces can be added to the
RFID-EC-IC using standard
PC/104 interface boards.


Available now.


  • Integration point for a variety of RFID readers, printers,
    and other infrastructure devices
  • Suitable for installation into harsh environments with limited space or ventilation
  • High MTBF embedded hardware platform with multiple
    physical interfaces and I/O expansion capability
  • Filters and aggregates RFID data to eliminate duplicate
    or false data reads from one or more readers, and identifies RFID events at the edge of
    the network
  • Messaging and event buffer helps to ensure delivery of RFID events to the Premises


  • IBM WebSphere RFID Device Infrastructure V1.1 based on IBM’s Workplace Client Technology
    Micro Edition (WCTME)
  • 10-36VDC (10-25VAC) input voltage range with battery
    backup for 2 hours normal operation
  • Operates without fan or mechanical hard drive
  • 0 – 55°C operating temperature range
  • Integrates with IBM WebSphere RFID Premises Server V1.1


Interface to RFID infrastructures in warehouses, distribution
centers, manufacturing plants or other user environments

Contact Information

Eurotech Inc.

10260 Old Columbia Road
Suite G
Columbia, MD, 21046

tele: 1-888-941-2224
fax: 301-490-4582

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