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Exploring The Data Collection Module of This Emdoor Model the previous issue, we shared technical insights into the rugged handheld EM-I61J. In this issue, let's talk about the EM-I16J, a rugged tablet featuring a classic design and Intel N5100 chipset.

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Today, let's set aside discussions on performance, design, and protection ratings. Instead, let's delve into data collection. We'll explore the unique features and strengths of this model in data collection and discuss the questions customers have during the purchasing process.

Customizable Design in EM-I16J

The development trend of rugged tablets is continuously moving towards modularity and customization, which can be described as a process of "simplifying complexity." The EM-I16J aligns well with the development philosophy of rugged tablets, especially in terms of data collection. For example, when customers face situations such as the need to track and monitor goods, the significance of data collection modules is substantial. However, when customers only require a basic configuration of a rugged mobile computer, these functions and modules may seem somewhat redundant.

Given this context, the EM-I16J offers the capability for one-time customization of three data collection modules: a one-dimensional/two-dimensional code module, an NFC module, and an additional fingerprint module. These three modules can be simultaneously reconfigured to ensure meeting diverse product requirements from customers. The ensuing question is: How was the design conceptualized to accommodate this feature?

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In fact, it's about breaking down and implementing the logic of "structure-hardware-software." Initially, we established a consistent composite path for the EM-I16J's structure, ensuring a unified appearance and pre-reserved module apertures. This eliminates the need to remodel for different data collection modules. Simply preserving sufficient internal space and exterior features ensures seamless integration and usage of relevant modules, avoiding resource wastage and cost control issues.


Next, we collaborated with module manufacturers to select and adapt modules based on EM-I16J's expanded I/O options and spatial structure. The chosen one-dimensional/two-dimensional code module, NFC module, and fingerprint module communicate with the mainboard via USB, UART, TTL, and other serial interfaces, facilitating corresponding command and data transmission. Through multiple rounds of testing and calibration, these modules not only closely match the mainboard but also meet our expected requirements in one/two-dimensional code recognition performance (accuracy, speed, distance, code format), NFC protocol types, and fingerprint sensitivity.

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The ease of data collection function invocation and secondary development is also one of the important factors to consider during design. For clients, it relates to user experience and personalized demands, while for ourselves, it concerns cost and efficiency. Therefore, the data collection modules we have chosen provide extensive secondary development SDKs with abundant low-level API interfaces, enabling seamless embedding into various applications. Additionally, through our independently developed companion application software, various core data collection functions can be directly implemented.

Empowering Data Collection with Precision and Efficiency

As mentioned earlier, the EM-I16J features customizable data collection modules. We have successfully selected one-dimensional/two-dimensional code modules, NFC modules, and fingerprint modules suitable for the EM-I16J from multiple module manufacturers. Comprehensive design and adaptation have been carried out from structure to hardware to software.


However, different customers have varied module requirements and standards, and compatibility issues arise from different system platforms. Therefore, based on our in-depth understanding of industry trends and customer needs, the data collection modules integrated into the EM-I16J can accommodate a variety of common data collection requirements. This integration reduces industry-specific barriers and enhances the versatility of applications. By empowering data collection with greater precision and efficiency, the EM-I16J facilitates broader applications across diverse scenarios.

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The EM-I16J is equipped with the MOTO SE655E 100R and Honeywell N3680 modules for one-dimensional (1D) and two-dimensional (2D) code scanning, respectively. These modules offer fast scanning speeds (50 scans per second), high accuracy (5 mil), and long scanning distances (actual range depends on code type and accuracy). They can read common 1D codes such as UPC-A, EAN, Code39, Code128, as well as 2D codes like PDF417, Data Matrix, and QR Code. Moreover, they can read low-contrast barcodes, poorly printed barcodes, and screen barcodes with low clarity.


For NFC functionality, the EM-I16J utilizes the NXP300 module operating at a frequency of 13.56MHz. It supports various protocols including ISO/IEC 14443A/14443B/15693/18092 and mifare, with a reading distance of up to 4cm.


The fingerprint module employed in the EM-I16J is the FPC1020, an integrated capacitive chip module for fingerprint collection and processing. It enables fingerprint image capture, processing, feature extraction, and comparison/matching of feature values, with a response time of less than 1 second.

More Models For Your Choice

Although the data collection performance of the EM-I16J is impressive, its assessment is subject to objective factors such as the environment, barcode quality, as well as subjective factors related to user experience. Therefore, there are no explicit standards or specifications for performance evaluation since it directly affects practical production operations and user satisfaction.


During the project integration phase with the EM-I16J, prototype testing is indispensable. If the data collection accuracy, speed, or code compatibility of the EM-I16J fail to meet customer requirements in real-world applications, we have alternative models and a variety of data collection modules from other manufacturers for you to choose from.

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All in all, the EM-I16J is a rugged tablet featuring a classic design and powered by the Intel N5100 chipset. It stands out as a best-selling model from Emdoor Information. Our intention has always been to closely cater to user needs. Therefore, whether it's data collection, computing power, durability, or stability, the EM-I16J is the top choice across numerous industries!

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