I wasn't sure exactly which forum is the appropriate place for this question, so here goes:
I'm working on a project that will be using two USB RFID sensors, attached to a microcontroller (or two, if we were to use Arduino) which can run a program that will detect RFID tags as they pass over the sensors. Basically, we need a board that will be able to maintain a sampling rate of at least a few samples/second on both readers. It will be run for 8 hours a day, 5-6 days a week, for a four month period, and it should be as simple as "turning it on" in the morning and "turning it off" in the evening (once it has been completely set up, of course).
We're currently looking for a good, inexpensive microcontroller which can meet these "specifications" (vague as they are). Will Arduino work for this? What considerations should we take into account? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. :)