Videx introduces iBR9000 data collector

CORVALLIS, OREGON, July 8, 2010 — iBR9000 is the newest in a family of iButton readers designed and manufactured by Videx ( Made in the U.S.A., the small and lightweight iBR9000 is ideal for use in any checkpoint application where you need to know who was there, and when they were there. The iBR9000 can help a facility lessen their exposure to liability by electronically documenting safety checks and fire inspections.

This miniaturized data collector measures 2-¾ inches in length, weighs less than 2 ounces, and easily fits on a key ring or in the user's pocket. Don't let the iBR9000's size mislead you. With its high-impact fiberglass-reinforced nylon case and stainless steel read head, iBR9000 is built to withstand the harshest operating conditions. In fact, testing reveals that it easily holds up to the repeated impact of six-foot drops.

The iBR9000 provides an audible tone and its LED light flashes when it reads an iButton successfully. Thanks to ample memory capacity, you can store at least 9,000 reads before the next download of your data. Powered by a standard 3-volt lithium camera-style battery, the iBR9000's battery life is impressive: up to a full year or 75,000 consecutive button reads. The batteries are inexpensive and easy to find and can be changed on-the-go without any loss of data.

iButtons are dime-sized metal canisters containing a unique ID number that cannot be duplicated. When the iBR9000 touches an iButton, the button's ID is stored in its memory, along with the date and time of contact. iButtons can be assigned to represent a person, a location, an item, or even an action. When a day's work is done, flexible communications software facilitates downloading the collected data to a computer by making an infrared connection to the IR port on a PC or MAC, or to a cellular PDA in the field. The iBR9000 software provides a detailed report of who, where, and when for management's review. For those organizations that want to host multiple clients, a server version of the software is also available.