NEWS: JADAK Introduces ThingMagic Elara USB Reader and ThingMagic EL6e Smart Module

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JADAK integrates RAIN Communication Interface into new products

Introducing ThingMagic Elara USB Reader and ThingMagic EL6e Smart Module

SYRACUSE, N.Y. December 4, 2018 — JADAK, a business unit of Novanta Corporation (“Novanta”), introduces two new products to its ThingMagic® RFID portfolio, the Elara plug-and-play USB reader and the EL6e smart module. These new products are based on the proven ThingMagic Nano module and are designed to simplify RAIN® RFID integration by adding interface and operability features that allow engineers to minimize design efforts and quickly implement RFID in any application that requires mid- or short-range read distance. Both products feature autonomous workflows permitting rapid creation of solutions without RFID expertise, the use of SDKs and integration tools, and are among the first products in the industry to support a new developer-friendly interface between applications and RAIN RFID readers, the RAIN Communication Interface (RCI).

The introduction of RCI and the ThingMagic Elara and ThingMagic EL6e products is an important step towards the simplification and standardization of RAIN RFID technology, which is essential for increasing automation and efficiency in many market applications.  According to JADAK President Janie Goddard, “the JADAK RFID team continues to take an active leadership role in the RAIN Alliance by co-developing the RAIN Communication Interface and introducing these new products, as an effort to unify the industry and lower the barriers for technology adoption.”

The product availability will be announced in January 2019. Want to see it in action? Both the ThingMagic EL6e and ThingMagic Elara will be demoed at the RAIN Alliance group meeting on December 4 – 6th in Xiamen, China.

For more information, contact JADAK at: or call 315.701.0678.

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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 business designs and manufactures embedded detection and analysis solutions that help customers solve unique inspection, tracking, scanning and documenting challenges. JADAK is based in Syracuse, New York, with sales and technical locations across the globe.  For more information, visit

ThingMagic is JADAK’s RFID line of products.

About Novanta

Novanta  is a trusted technology partner to OEMs in the medical and advanced industrial technology markets, with deep proprietary expertise in photonics, vision and precision motion technologies. For more information, visit

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