Shenyang Piotec Technology Co.,LTD.
Shenyang Piotec Technology Co.,LTD.

What are the better features of industrial readers?

An industrial-grade reader(Reader/Writer) is a device specifically designed for use in an industrial environment, typically for reading and writing data. These equipment are widely used in manufacturing, logistics, warehousing, supply chain management and other fields.

Compared with commercial grade readers, industrial grade readers and readers have significant differences in design, performance and application scenarios.

Durability and reliability: Industrial-grade readers are typically designed for harsh environments with higher durability and reliability. They can withstand conditions such as extreme temperature, humidity, dust, vibration and shock; Commercial-grade readers are mainly used in relatively mild environments, with relatively low durability and reliability, and are suitable for offices, retail stores and other places.

Performance and speed: Industrial-grade reader: usually has higher read and write speed and stronger processing power to meet the needs of industrial automation and large-scale data processing; The performance and speed of commercial grade readers are relatively low enough to meet the needs of general commercial applications.

Connection and interface: Industrial-grade readers usually support a variety of industrial standard interfaces, such as RS-232, RS-485, Ethernet, CAN bus, etc., in order to integrate with various industrial equipment and systems; Commercial reader: usually support USB, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other common commercial interfaces, easy to connect with computers and mobile devices.

Power and energy efficiency: Industrial-grade readers are usually designed to operate for long periods of time with uninterruptible power or backup power, where energy efficiency and power management are more important. Commercial grade readers have relatively low power requirements and typically rely on a standard power adapter or USB power supply.

Software and protocol support: Industrial-grade reader supports more industrial protocols and standards, such as Modbus, Profinet, EtherCAT, etc., which can be seamlessly integrated with industrial control systems; Commercial reader supports common commercial protocols and standards, such as HTTP, FTP, and NFC, and is suitable for general commercial applications.

Cost: Industrial-grade readers: usually cost more due to their high durability, high performance and versatility; Commercial grade reader: Relatively low cost, suitable for commercial applications with limited budgets.

Application scenario: Industrial readers are widely used in manufacturing, logistics, warehousing, transportation, energy and other fields, suitable for automated production lines, warehouse management systems, asset tracking, etc. Commercial grade reader: mainly used in retail, office, library, access control system and other places, for inventory management, membership card identification, access control and so on.

In summary, the industrial reader and the commercial reader have obvious differences in design objectives, performance requirements and application scenarios, and the choice of which type of reader should be determined according to the specific application requirements and environmental conditions.

Readers may use different architectures in different application scenarios. Here are some common reader architectures:

SCM architecture: characterized by high integration, low cost, suitable for simple read and write tasks; Often used in simple RFID readers, bar code scanners, etc.

Embedded system architecture: It is characterized by embedded processors (such as ARM, MIPS, etc.), with strong processing power and flexibility. Widely used in industrial automation, logistics management, smart home and other fields of read and write equipment.

PC architecture: Based on standard PC hardware, strong processing power, good scalability. It is suitable for scenarios requiring high-performance processing and complex data processing, such as large-scale database management systems and image processing systems.

FPGA architecture: characterized by high performance and low latency, it is suitable for applications requiring high-speed data processing and real-time response; It is often used in high-frequency trading systems, communication systems, image processing and other fields.

Cloud architecture: It is characterized by a cloud computing platform with high scalability and flexibility. Suitable for applications that require large-scale data storage and processing, such as Internet of Things (IoT) systems, big data analytics, etc.

Hybrid architecture: It is characterized by combining the advantages of multiple architectures to provide comprehensive solutions. It is suitable for complex application scenarios, such as intelligent transportation system and smart city.

Each architecture has its specific advantages and disadvantages and application scenarios, and the selection of the appropriate architecture needs to be considered according to the specific application requirements, performance requirements, cost budget and other factors.

PIOTEC has strong technical strength in the research and development of industrial-grade readers. PT1301 series contactless smart card chip reader, PT201 series contactless smart card chip reader and PT204 series 4-in-1 contactless smart card chip reader (more than 10 products in total) have been developed using Linux embedded system architecture.

Comprehensive support for secondary development, after hundreds of smart card and chip personalized equipment (both self-developed equipment, but also friends business equipment) long-term verification, highly recognized by customers. The upcoming PT300 series smart card chip reader is being developed using FPGA architecture for stronger and more stable performance.