DT Research announced the DT362GL and DT382GL, unique 6-inch and 8-inch rugged tablets running Microsoft® Windows® 10 IoT Enterprise with a built-in Common Access Card (CAC) reader, 2D Barcode Scanner, and Ultra High Frequency (UHF) RFID reader. The small-form, IP65 rated rugged handhelds can perform secure ID and vehicle verification necessary to access government and corporate buildings, restricted areas as well as secure logical access to computer networks. The tablets’ built-in UHF RFID reader accelerates physical asset verification by reading tags on items up to 30 feet.
“The number and variety of physical and digital assets that government agencies and companies need to keep secure continue to grow,” said Daw Tsai, president of DT Research. “We saw a need in the market for a small Windows 10 handheld device that delivers two-factor authentication required by government agencies, along with long-range, Ultra High-Frequency RFID, which can be used by government agencies, military operations and corporations to authenticate ID badges, validate vehicles entering controlled areas and immediately identify physical assets within busy warehouse/logistics operations.”
The DT362GL and DT382GL come with a built-in Common Access Card (CAC) reader that provides two-factor authentication by matching a user’s smart card with a personal identification (PIN) number. CACs are issued as standard identification for active-duty military personnel, reserve personnel, civilian employees, non-DoD government employees, state employees of the National Guard, and eligible contractor personnel. A CAC is often required for access to government buildings and computer networks. The DT362GL and DT382GL CAC readers also meet the requirements for data encryption and digital signature technologies to provide secure logical access to computer systems and networks.
An embedded Ultra High Frequency (UHF) RFID module powered by Jadak ThingMagic technology within the DT362GL and DT382GL can be used as an authentication mechanism for personal identification badges and allows secure, yet efficient vehicle entrance to restricted areas without having to stop the vehicle and present a card or enter an access code. The UHF RFID readers provide a range of additional uses including inventory and equipment management without manual data entry, counting people and vehicles at events, and locating underground infrastructure assets such as gas pipelines and sewer lines. The DT362GL and DT382GL include an embedded antenna, which enables secure access verification within 16 feet or users can opt for an external pistol grip antenna for up to a 30-foot range.
Rated IP65 and MIL-STD-810G, the DT362GL and DT382GL handhelds are highly durable and deliver reliable operation in harsh, mission-critical environments. The small 6-inch and 8-inch displays offer outdoor viewing through a high brightness capacitive touch screen. These robust, fanless handhelds offer seamless information capture and transmission both insecure and non-secure environments through built-in smart card readers, dedicated GNSS modules, cameras, barcode scanners, and UHF RFID readers.