The atlasRFIDstore team traveled to ThingMagic’s headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts, to learn more about existing products, new RFID reader modules, and the ThingMagic testing processes. ThingMagic, a division of Trimble, is a longtime partner and produces some of the highest quality RFID products in the industry.
ThingMagic began with five founders, all PhD candidates at the MIT Media Lab, who were focused on small, networked technologies when they stumbled upon RFID. ThingMagic developed the first EPC RFID reader for the RFID center cementing them in RFID history. Trimble Navigation purchased ThingMagic in 2010 which positioned them from a startup company to a division of an international corporation. Today, ThingMagic produces UHF Gen 2 RFID readers, reader modules, and application development tools.
ThingMagic employs rigorous testing processes to ensure every product’s quality and reliability. By setting up application specific demonstrations, ThingMagic is able to test their products in real world situations guaranteeing real results for their customers. Their testing procedures, like the potato gun test and read range test, enable ThingMagic to provide customers with accurate specifications and information for their readers. ThingMagic has other tests setup across their warehouse that are both application and specification focused so that they are continually learning and providing their customers with detailed information.