Videx Inc.'s iButtons are dime-sized metal canisters containing a unique ID number that cannot be duplicated. When the iBR9000 touches an iButton, the button's ID is stored in its memory, along with the date and time of contact. iButtons can be assigned to represent a person, a location, an item or even an action. Videx's iBR9000 portable, handheld data collector is a miniature-sized reader of iButtons. This tough data collector measures 2 3/4 inches in length, weighs less than 2 ounces, and easily fits on a keyring or in the user's pocket. Built to withstand the harshest operating conditions, testing reveals that it easily holds up to the repeated impact of 6-foot drops. With its high-impact fiberglass-reinforced nylon case and stainless-steel read head, the iBR9000 is ideal for documenting jail cell safety and suicide watch inspections, and inmate tracking in correctional institutions. The iBR9000 provides an audible tone and its LED light flashes when it reads an iButton successfully. You can store at least 9,000 reads before the next download of your data. When the iBR9000 touches an iButton, the button's ID is stored in its memory, along with the date and time of contact. The collected data is downloaded to a computer by making an infrared connection to the IR port on a PC or MAC, or to a cellular PDA in the field. The easy-to-use software provides a detailed report of who, where, and when for administrative review.