On the edge: In brief

Tough tag for tough jobs

Intermec Inc. of Everett, Wash., has introduced a new, reusable radio frequency identification tag ideal for harsh applications.

The Small Rigid Tag measures 1.22 inches by 3.11 inches and has a wide-band antenna design that lets the tag be used almost anywhere on virtually any surface, including metal, plastic and wood.

The compact and rugged design enables the tag to withstand temperatures from 40 below to 250 degrees Fahrenheit, and long-term exposure to chemicals, such as methyl ethyl ketone, isopropyl alcohol, acetone and kerosene. It can be reused thousands of times.

Index to your heart's content

Exalead Inc., a New York search software company, has new versions of its unified search products for desktop and workgroup environments.

The new releases of exalead one now have no indexing limitations, regardless of documents' format or location, at no additional cost. As a standalone product, exalead one:desktop 4.5 offers unified access to information on a hard drive, in applications such as e-mail or on the Web.

Wearable computer stays put

LXE Inc., which makes rugged, wireless computers for supply-chain execution applications, has introduced an addition to its line of wearable, hands-free computers: the HX2.

The HX2 computer is designed to be worn on the arm or waist, leaving both hands free. Armbands secure both the unit and its battery, and keep the wearable computer in the ready position at all times by preventing it from rotating around the arm. The adaptable armbands can be worn close to the elbow or near the wrist, as the user prefers.

LXE is in Norcross, Ga.

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Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Washington Technology.

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