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JADAK launches ThingMagic IZAR, 4-port UHF RFID finished reader

April 3, 2018

SYRACUSE, N.Y. April 3rd, 2018 – JADAK, a business unit of Novanta Corporation (“Novanta”), is excited to announce the launch of ThingMagic IZAR, its newest 4-port RAIN Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) RFID finished reader. ThingMagic IZAR is a compact, programmable, network-attached reader with both read and write capability. Designed for medical, retail, and transportation customers who need to implement a high-performing RFID system while minimizing engineering costs, this UHF RFID finished reader is ready to use out-of-the-box and easy to integrate for customers with limited design capability. At +31.5 dBm, ThingMagic IZAR is powerful enough to allow on-reader applications and processes, increasing efficiency and eliminating the need for additional processors, streamlining both the system footprint and the bill of materials.

Driven by the proven Mercury6e UHF RFID family of modules, ThingMagic IZAR represents the next generation of the Mercury6 finished reader line of products. As an extension to ThingMagic Sargas 2-port reader, ThingMagic IZAR employs the same architecture and universal firmware, Mercury API, as all ThingMagic RFID products. For existing Mercury6 or Sargas customers, migration to IZAR is seamless as Mercury API permits a common language across all ThingMagic devices. The same applies to customers migrating from ThingMagic finished readers to ThingMagic embedded modules – this common language allows portability of existing software, thereby reducing software design costs and accelerating time to market.

ThingMagic IZAR has an intuitive user interface via web. It is also designed to work with RAINstream, ThingMagic’s optional add-on software that streamlines data transfer by allowing direct transfer of tag data to backend systems via several alternative protocols, eliminating the need for interpretation code at the host or server. Additionally, ThingMagic IZAR is tag agnostic, supporting features for a wide variety of tags, including specialized, custom, advanced, standard tags (e.g., AEIATA) and sensors.

Want to see it in action? ThingMagic IZAR will be demoed at the RFID Journal Live Show in Booth #1003 on April 10 – 12th in Orlando, FL.


JADAK, a business unit of Novanta, is a market leader in machine vision, RFID, barcode, printing, and color and light measurement products and services for original equipment manufacturers. The company designs and manufactures embedded detection and analysis solutions that help customers solve unique inspection, tracking, scanning and documenting challenges. JADAK’s headquarters and manufacturing are located in Syracuse, New York, with sales and technical locations across the globe. The company is ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 registered. For more information, visit www.jadaktech.com.

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