UHF RFID Reader System/xArray Gateway

This low profile UHF xArray gateway reader provides always-on and wide-area monitoring, intelligent item locating, and updates inventory information with real-time location information, all without human intervention.

Description

This xArray gateway is a fixed infrastructure RFID reader system that provides always-on and wide-area monitoring for real-time identification and location of RFID tagged items.

This xArray gateway is a fixed infrastructure RFID reader system that provides always-on and wide-area monitoring allowing businesses to continuously and automatically collect data about items of interest, providing updated inventory information and real-time location of individual items; all without human intervention. This xArray gateway is ideal for large-scale, item-level applications within retail, healthcare and manufacturing, it provides data that allows businesses to deliver better customer service, increase employee productivity and make better business decisions.

Key Features

  • A single xArray can monitor up to 1,500 sq. ft. (139m2) when Monza R6 based tags are used, extended coverage with multiple xArrays
  • Intelligent item locating with 5 ft. (1.5m) or better spatial resolution of (x,y) location
  • Low profile design fits into standard ceiling tile grid and blends into décor
  • Exceptional performance provided by 2D array with 52 dual-polarized antenna beams
  • Easy to use and maintain with IEEE 803.2af PoE, tilt sensor to detect when out of alignment, hysteresis feedback to alert when antenna may be blocked, and customizable beacon
  • Easy programming using Octane SDK, LLRP and our extensions
  • Reader software optimizations accommodate large numbers of tags that are read repeatedly without compromising performance

Applications

  • Retail
  • Inventory accuracy and visibility
  • Automation (receiving, transition door, item pairing/grouping, replenishment)
  • Customer experience
  • Healthcare
  • Asset tracking and RTLS
  • Patient safety & queuing
  • Consumables accuracy and visibility
  • Manufacturing
  • Safety and security
  • Logistics planning
  • WIP and parts replenishment

Technical Specifications

Air Interface Protocol EPC global UHF RFID Class 1 Gen 2 / ISO 18000-63
Operating Frequency 902 to 928 MHz FCC; 865 to 868 MHz ETSI; 916 to 920 MHz Japan
Radiated Power FCC & Japan 36 dBM EIRP; ETSI 35.2 dBM EIRP
Power Sources Power over Ethernet (PoE) IEEE 802.3af or Listed/Certified power supply, marked LPS or Class 2, with 24Vdc output, rated minimum 2.5A
Power Consumption Idle 7 W; Typical 13.8 W
Max Receive Sensitivity -82 dBm
Coverage Area per xArray 1,500 sq. ft. (139m2) with Monza R6 based tags*, coverage area may be less with other RFID tags
Operating Modes Wide Area Monitoring (tag inventory); Locating (tag inventory with x,y location)
Location Accuracy 85% within 5 ft. (1.5 m) in ideal conditions; 66% within 3.3 ft. (1 m) in ideal conditions
RF Beams 52 Dual-Polarized Beams
Effective Field of View ±45° from 0° (directly underneath the xArray)
Sealing / Temperature / Humidity IEC IP52 / Operating -20 °C to +50 °C; Storage -20 °C to +65 °C / 5% to 95%   non-condensing
Application Interface Octane SDK; EPC global Low Level Reader Protocol (LLRP) v1.0.1
Management Interface Web Management UI; Rshell Management Console using serial management consoleport or SSH; SNMPv2 MIBII; EPC global Reader Management v1.0.1; Syslog
Time Sychronization Network Time Protocol Version 1.4.2.6
Network Connectivity 10/100BASE-T
IP Address Configuration DHCP, Static, or Link Local Addressing (LLA) with Multicast DNS (mDNS); Initial network connection fails over to static address 169.254.1.1 (or random address on same subnet if this address is in use)
USB USB 1.1 Device (Type B) and Host (Type A) ports; USB Virtual COM Serial Port and USB Flash drive support for embedded applications
Supported Regions or Geographies US, Canada, and other regions following US FCC Part 15 regulations; Europe and other regions following EN 302-208 V1.4.1
RoHS RoHS 2011/65/EU compliant
Mounting Vesa 200 or Direct Attach 250 mm x 275 mm Bolt Pattern
Dimensions 18.4 x 18.4 x 3.0 in (46.7 x 46.7 x 7.5 cm)
Weight 17.8 lbs. (8.0 kg)
*Varies with ceiling height, tag type and environmental/use case factors.

 

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