What is Predator HID?
Predator Secure HID adds Ethernet support to USB style bar code readers, RFID readers and QR code readers. Predator Secure HID is a Windows application for shop floor PCs, thin clients, CNCs, robots, CMMs, test stands and other shop floor equipment. It provides an integration option with existing ERP, MES, labor tracking and job costing applications.
In addition, Predator Secure HID is a MDC and DNC client providing data collection and Remote Requests. Management and configuration of all Predator Secure HID instances are done with Predator CNC Service v11.
Predator Secure HID provides IT an option to leverage the power of Ethernet for data collection while reducing or eliminating the requirements of a corporate domains, workgroups, homegroups, windows shares, Microsoft SMB, CIFS, FTP, DNS, WINS, NETBUI and IPX/SPX requirements within shop floor VLANs, WANs or subnets. Finally, support for older versions of Windows means the need and cost for Windows upgrades and service packs for shop floor PCs, thin clients, CNCs, robots, CMMs, test stands and other shop floor equipment can be reduced or eliminated.
Why use Predator Secure HID?
For example, a manufacturer owns a Mazak CNC that is Windows 98 based. The IT department can't find anti-malware software that supports Windows 98 and for security reasons can't allow the Mazak CNC to be a member of the corporate domain. A USB bar code reader gets plugged into the Mazak CNC and Predator Secure HID gets installed. Predator Secure HID maintains an encrypted connection to a Windows server running Predator CNC Service v11. Bar code scans for part number, job numbers operations, scrap reasons, downtime reasons and DNC transfers are automatically sent to the Windows 2012 server for processing.
This solution provides a great alternative to costly PLC+HMI touch screen options. Any Windows 98 or newer device is supported. Predator Secure HID includes the following features:
Powerful Data Collection Features
- Bar Code Readers, RFID Readers and QR Readers are supported
- Wired or Wireless Ethernet
- Multiple activation options
- Up to twenty commands per reader
- Multiple DNC folders
- Windows 98 or newer
- Site License
Works with Predator Secure DNC
Predator Secure HID is often paired with Predator Secure DNC to provide a complete solution for CNCs, robots, CMMs and test stands.
All Predator Secure HID instances can be remotely managed and configured from a singe Windows Server instance.