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WOBURN, Mass. (August 18, 2015)PetLink/Datamars, a leading global supplier of high performance, unique identification solutions specializing in radio frequency identification (RFID), has announced the immediate availability of its newest pocket-sized universal scanner, the PetLink COMPACT MAX.

Unlike any other portable scanner currently available, the revolutionary PetLink COMPACT MAX has a peripheral antenna for top-of-range reading distances – which rivals that of much larger scanners – and a long-lasting, rechargeable lithium battery that can be charged using a USB cable. In addition to its convenient, pocket-sized design (6.29” x 3.14” x 0.78” and 6 oz.), the PetLink COMPACT MAX has the ability to read companion animal microchips that operate on all frequencies (125, 128 or 134.2 kHz), from all microchip vendors on the market.

Brian Zapach, president of Datamars U.S., explains why the PetLink COMPACT MAX is the ideal scanner to use in any condition.

“The PetLink COMPACT MAX is a unique offering among other RFID pet scanners on the market,” Zapach said. “Its small size, yet powerful antenna – combined with its versatility in reading all available chip types and ease of use – should make it a must-have for every veterinary clinic, shelter and animal control professional.”

Benefits of the PetLink COMPACT MAX include:

  • Peripheral antenna for top-of-range reading distances
  • Long-lasting, rechargeable lithium battery that can be charged using the included wall-mount adapter or USB cable
  • Best-in-class reading performances for any companion microchip
  • Water-resistant housing for use in any condition
  • Lightweight and pocket-sized for complete portability and convenience
  • Bright color display
  • Intuitive, icon-based graphical interface

“Microchips save pets’ lives and convenient, reliable scanners are vital to the animal welfare community,” continued Zapach. “We pride ourselves on consistent innovation based on our customers’ feedback, needs, and concerns. Cutting-edge technological advances are of utmost importance to us, because they are of utmost importance to animal welfare professionals.”

For more information about the PetLink COMPACT MAX, please visit us online. For pricing and sales, please contact Eric Pierni, director of marketing at PetLink/Datamars, at 781-281-2216, ext. 2015 or

About PetLink/Datamars
PetLink/Datamars is dedicated solely to pet identification and reunification. As a manufacturer of RFID products for more than 27 years, PetLink/Datamars provides the most diverse and innovative microchip & scanner products in the industry. The company’s focus is to help keep animals in their forever homes by making pet registry and reunification as efficient as possible. The PetLink family of products from Datamars gives pets a silent voice and gives owners peace of mind that their beloved pets will always find their way home. For more information, please visit or

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Media Contact:
Eric Pierni
Director of Marketing
781-281-2216, ext. 205

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