RF-Xtend is a solution that enables you to take advantage of the latest in RF equipment technology without the expense of re-coding your existing software applications. With RF-Xtend, your applications will instantly support the newest devices from Symbol, Intermec, and LXE - with absolutely no changes!
Now you can take advantage of everything today’s technology has to offer, like integrated voice/data IP networks (VOIP), 11 Mbps RF data rates, and new device form factors. RF-Xtend instantly makes your RF network an open system based on open standards. No longer are you bound to aging, single vendor, proprietary hardware. You now have the freedom to select the terminal, scanning, and printing equipment that fits your needs
from any vendor.
How does RF-Xtend work?
RF-Xtend is a one-for-one, plug replacement for your existing LXE 62xx network controller. Simply unplug your 62xx and plug in RF-Xtend. On the host side it presents a serial port or socket speaking LDS. On the wireless side it uses Ethernet to communicate with high speed Access Points, which make up the 802.11b RF network. To your host computer, RF-Xtend looks and communicates just like an LXE controller. To your applications, your new RF terminals look and behave just like proprietary LXE LDS terminals. To your users, your new RF terminals will provide better ergonomics, performance, and reliability.
RF-Xtend supports 99% of the LXE LDS feature set, including barcode scanning, printer support, auto transmit, compressed forms, stored forms, and extended functions.
RF-Xtend provides a “passthru” mode, which enables you to run your older RF network and devices concurrently with your new 802.11b network and new RF devices - without changing your existing applications! You can then phase out the older devices as
you see fit.
All administrative functions are performed via a Web Browser. This means that you can configure and monitor your RF network from anywhere on your corporate LAN. The enhanced logging capabilities of RF-Xtend allow you to monitor every transaction to and from every RF terminal, including legacy terminals. Transaction logs can be uploaded from RF-Xtend for analysis.