iDTRONIC, the leading supplier of robust and powerful RFID handheld readers, has launched a new mobile handheld reader. The C2 ATEX, compact RFID Reader for explosion-proof areas, was features an ATEX Class II Certification (2014/34/EU: II 2 G Ex ib IIC T3 Gb, II 2 D Ex tb III T3 Db). It is particularly resistant to chemical substances, harsh environments with high dust concentrations or locations with risk of rock falls. Typical fields of application for the C2 ATEX are: Explosion-proof Areas, Chemical Industry, Oil & Offshore Industry, Construction Sites and Mining.




The C2 ATEX is equipped with an RFID HF + NFC Reader. The high-performance frequency of 13.56 MHz is ideally suited for the Near Field Identification of up to 60 cm. The RFID Reader reads all Transponder and Tags of ISO Standards 14443 A/B: MIFARE® Classic 1K /4K, MIFARE Ultralight®, MIFARE Ultralight® C, NTAG 21x, MIFARE DESFire, Fudan 1K, etc. The integrated 1D Barcode Scanner reads all typical barcodes. The 2D Barcode Imager reads the types UPC/EAN, Bookland EAN, UCC Coupon Code, ISSN EAN, Code 128, GS1-128, ISBT 128, Code 39, Code 32, Code 93, Code 11, TLC-39, QR code, Micro QR Code, Aztec, MaxiCode, Postal Codes, UK Postal, Dutch Postal, etc.


The C2 ATEX is equipped with Android 7.0, a Dual SIM Function an a Fingerprint Reader. This allows it to be used both as a normal smartphone and as an RFID reader. The numerous communication interfaces such as WLAN, 4G LTE, Bluetooth and GPS make the mobile RFID handheld a true multifunctional device.


The high-performance 4.000 mAh battery withstands a working day without any problems. The C2 ATEX is quickly recharged and ready for use again thanks to the USB-C connection and the quick charging function. Optionally, an 8.000 mAh battery may be ordered. The integrated Octa-Core MT6753 Processor, the large RAM of 2 GB and a storage capacity of 16 GB allows the device to meet the operational needs of demanding documentation processes. The C2 ATEX also features a MicroSD card slot for a memory expansion of up to 32 GB.


The RFID Handheld resembles a standard smartphone due to its slim dimensions and 5.0″ display. Thanks to the IP67 protection class,
it easily withstands falls from a height of 1.2 meters and temperature environments of -20 °C to +60 °C.


Mining, while a necessity, comes with may risks. To mitigate these risks mining companies require a robust communication system between above-ground and below-ground operations.

Thanks to the ATEX Class II certification, the C2 ATEX is suitable for such harsh environments. The C2 ATEX can withstand high dust concentrations and rockfalls in mining environments without any problems. The additionally integrated IP67 protection class provides double protection against splash water and dust particles.

The RFID handheld can be used underground with the integrated GPS function as a reliable positioning device. Thanks to the integrated 8 megapixel camera with LED flash, rock types and formations can be documented photographically. The retrievability of rocks can be guaranteed by means of robust transponders. The C2 ATEX can reliably identify and assign these using the RFID HF/NFC function. The communication between the underground workers and the above-ground employees can take place immediately using the 4G LTE and WLAN function. This ensures faster processing of the underground construction.

More Information:

► Product Site: RFID Handheld C2 ATEX

Product Presentation:


The C2 ATEX is equipped with the Android Studio and Android Eclipse Environment.
The included software development kit allows an easy connection to your existing systems.

Do you need your own firmware for your application?
iDTRONIC offers customized firmware adaptations on request.

Software Development Kit: Download

The C2 ATEX is supplied with a Quick Start Guide. This gives you a quick overview of how the keys and functions of the RFID Handheld Reader work.

Quick Start Guide: Download

The following accessories are available for the C2 ATEX:

  • Ergonomical Pistol Grip
  • 4.000 mAh Spare Battery
  • 8.000 mAh Battery
  • Charging Cradle

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