Logan, UT - In 2017, Juniper Systems and Industrial Networks introduced the Mesa 2 Rugged Tablet equipped with an ATA/AEI long-range UHF RFID AEI tag reader for the railroad industry. Now, two years later, the two companies are continuing their partnership by introducing a revolutionary, all-in-one Read/Write ATA/AEI long-range UHF RFID tag reader combined with Juniper Systems' new Mesa 3 Rugged Tablet equipped with Windows 10. 

"With recent mandates from the AAR expanding rules on replacing old AEI tags and improving data accuracy of new tags, the Mesa 3 read and write tablet addresses these changes and more," said Jimmy Finster, President and Founder of Industrial Networks. "This makes it the perfect solution at the perfect time."

Adding tag writing capabilities to this new module is a huge step forward for the rail industry. The Mesa 3 with the read/write attachment will take the work out of the office and to the railcar itself, replacing large, expensive equipment. Opportunites for error or misplaced tags will be greatly reduced with this new tag writing feature; a technician can now go to a railcar, install the AEI tag, and proceed to program the tag with the appropriate information.

"It's unlike any other product on the market," Finster said. "The Mesa 3 with read and write capability will allow users to not only scan and verify AEI tag information but to reprogram the tag itself. In the face of new requirements in replacing AEI tags, the Mesa 3's read and write abilities aim to take multiple steps out of existing processes, alleviate AEI tag costs, and ensure safety in terminals."

Providing unique and innovative products drives both Juniper Systems and Industrial Networks forward. Building off the success of the Mesa 2 Rugged Tablet and the original read-only ATA/AEI long-range UHF RFID tag reader the two companies look forward to servicing the railroad industry with continued advancements and product offerings.

"Industrial Networks continues to impress us as an innovator and fantastic partner," said Tom Francom, business development manager of rugged computing at Juniper Systems. "We are excited to see the Mesa 3 with this new read and write functionality for AEI tags. The Mesa 2 with read-only was a very unique and successful product, but the Mesa 3 is next step to a complete solution for railcar repair shops across the nation." 

The release of the Mesa 3 and the Read/Write ATA/AEI long-range UHF RFID tag reader is quickly approaching and additional details will be announced soon.