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Beef Stocker USA 2013 Survey of the Animal Identification Industry
 

Responding Company: I.D. ology
Survey Section: Handheld


 

Company:

I.D.ology
  

 

Manufacture RFID Reader:

LightningROD Reader
  

 

Available for Purchase:

Yes
  

 

ISO 11785 Compliant:

Yes
  

 

Tag Recommended

ISO-11784/11785 Tags either HDX or FDX.  Implants for Dairy Cattle are accessible from the milking parlor   

 

Read Location 1:

Dairy Headlocks or Management Rail, Milking Parlor
Beef Open pens, Alleyway 

 

Avg. Read Range :

12 to 16" depending on battery and tags being read
 

 

Read Location 2:

Feedlot working facility - Chute-side or from horseback
 

 

Avg. Read Range :

12 - 16" depending on the tag and reader
 

 

Wired/Wireless:

Bluetooth wireless to a PDA, Cell phone or computer.
 

 

Additional Hardware Required:

NA
 

 

Hardware Required to Enable:

Any Bluetooth enabled unit will link with the Reader. Wand reader combined with laptop. Chute reader combined with SBC box and software.
 

 

Software Required:

None it is resident on the Bluetooth Dongle Interface from I.D.ology.
 

 

Software Required to Enable:

Any PDA compatible software that will accept RFID inputs.
 

 

Power:

One shift (12-15 hours) with 30,000 reads. Rechargeable.
 

 

Added Features:

Reader handle vibrates with each read Tactile Response

Task Director LCD Screen displays task and counts animals

Handheld reader interacts with database and task assignments on the PDA. 

 

Scale Head/Load Bar:

Tru-Test; WeighTronics, Digi-Star
 

 

Cost:

$795 to $1295 depending on functionality.
 

 

If No RFID Readers:


 

 

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