Hello, we need a RFID LF reader (application bovine) with GPRS or 3G in WAPRO3. I have here a Agrident reader, but does not fully solve my problem. Is there any solution tested by Psion?
Wander NagotSpencer Tecnologia Ltda.
Unfortunately we do not have a solution for the Agrident reader and GPRS. However, if you think the LF-AM1-G2 reader would be appropriate (performance wise), that solution does work in conjunction with GPRS.
I hope this helps.
By the way, the other available option is to use a BT LF reader in conjunction with the WAP3 with GPRS.
Or a GPS receiver that communicates via BT with the WAP, such as this one:
Peter P. Denooy, DVM
Aneline I need an integrated solution, ie a single device. Our environment is very aggressive. You know the telescopic antennas Agrident? Here in Brazil they have not worked, we had to develop with similar iron structure.
I will ask to import ASAP the module LF-AM1-G2 and check performance.
What frequency is being used on cattle tags in Brasil?
I need GPRS (WWAN) and not GPS.
I figured that's what you might have been looking for. Does your device configuration require an 802.11 radio? If not, you could use the CF slot for the WWAN component. We have found a supplier for CF based WWAN radios in China. Be advised that you will have to check with the local authorities on the appropriate type approvals for this new configuration.
Also, the LF-AM1-G2 reader has a much shorter read range than the Agrident module. It's typically used for pet tracking applications, among other things. I don't think we could include cattle in the pet category....but then again, we could be dealing with very tame and cooperative cows ....
And so I went and found a great page explaining to dumb veterinarians the fifference between GPS, GSM and GPRS:
So that others don't look as stupid as I do.
You are right in his words, cattle is not a pet. I would test both devices. Could you tell more details of this CF WWAN?
No worries and don't feel bad Peter! This happens to all of us at one point or another...with the myriad of things that we deal with every day (sometimes in multi tasking mode) confusion can be quite normal.
By the way, I thought you were going to say that there is no such thing as a tame/cooperative cow! *grin*
Oh yes there are, but probably not in Brasil (lol).
Where can I find info on the LF-AM1-G2 reader?
This is a radio manufactured by a company based in China. If you want I can send you the link to their web site. To my knowledge we have not integrated their radio in our device yet. If you are interested in pursuing this as a solution, you should contact them and set up a direct relationship.
LOL! I'd be more worried about the bulls in Brasil as they can be a bit short tempered and do not easily lend their ear to have the tag read...
Anyway, jokes aside, here's the link to the other LF reader:
It is listed as:
please send the link. There are three frequencies and FDX and HDX used in animal transponders, so it is important to see for which frequencies they have developed this reader.
In Brazil has not it!