Trimble Introduces Apple iOS Support in ThingMagic Mercury API [Professional Services Close - Up]
(Professional Services Close - Up Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Trimble reported the addition of Apple iOS compatibility enhancements to the ThingMagic Mercury API software development kit.
According to a company release, the latest enhancements to the Mercury API address the demand from end users who want to use consumer mobile devices-smartphones and tablets-as an alternative to handheld computers for RFID applications.
"Feedback from RFID end users has shown an increased demand to use the most popular mobile devices and operating systems. We first responded with Android support in the last release of our Mercury API and have now added iOS support," said Tom Grant, general manager of ThingMagic. "By adding iOS support to the Mercury API we are expanding the population of devices that can manage and control ThingMagic embedded modules and finished readers to implement an RFID solution."
Trimble said that using a smartphone or tablet with an RFID reader attached as a sled, dongle or connected via Bluetooth offers a solution to developers and users compared to costly handheld computers.
The Mercury API software development kit is a blanket offering for customers of all ThingMagic fixed and embedded readers.
Mercury API version 1.23 is available now.
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