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RF IDeas’ pcProx® Plus Readers Eliminate Manual Login on Rockwell Automation® Human-Machine Interfaces to Increase Workflow Efficiency

Addressing the ever-increasing demand to save time on the production floor, RF IDeas Inc., announced today its pcProx Plus readers designed specifically to interface with the Rockwell Automation PanelViewTM Plus human-machine interface (HMI) to automate the login process.

The leading innovator and manufacturer of authentication and in-building identification, RF IDeas collaborated with Rockwell to optimize workflow by partnering its pcProx Plus readers with the PanelView Plus terminals or Logix-based controllers for operator identification.

“The Rockwell Automations Encompass™ Product Referencing program has enabled significant opportunity for the RF IDeas product team to collaborate and develop a reader that meets the need of the Rockwell Automation end users,” says Rick Landuyt, President of RF IDeas. “This solution leverages existing employee badge systems and eliminates the need to manually login on the terminals.”

Throughout the day, valuable time is saved during the login process by avoiding typing errors and re-entry by simply waving or tapping a badge to the reader. Additionally, security configurations can be modified in the FactoryTalk® View Machine Edition application at design-time, as well as runtime.

Key Highlights

  • USB interface for connection to PanelView Plus terminals
  • EtherNet/IP interface for connection to Logix-based controllers
  • pcProx Plus readers support over 45 different proximity/contactless cards
  • Versatile mounting options: desktop or surface mount

About RF IDeas:

RF IDeas, founded in 1995, is the innovator of WaveID®, the new standard for badge-based authentication and identification solutions powered by RF IDeas readers. Under the WaveID umbrella, RF IDeas designs, develops, and manufactures a complete line of pcProx® card readers that support nearly every proximity and contactless smart card in use worldwide. RF IDeas readers come in many form factors and are used in numerous applications and OEM solutions including: multi-function printers, kiosks, building and door access, point-of-sale, attendance management and computer logon.

Inc. magazine ranked RF IDeas No. 13 in the Computer Hardware Industry on its Inc. 500|5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. To view a variety of applications utilizing RF IDeas card readers, visit www.youtube.com/RFIDeas. For further information please email: [email protected] and connect via social media at www.Facebook.com/RFIDeas and www.Twitter.com/RFIDeas.

Rockwell Automation, Encompass, FactoryTalk, and PanelView Plus are trademarks of Rockwell Automation Inc.

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