With its integrated antenna, Power-Over Ethernet (POE) and out-of-the-box software compatibility, the ALR-9650 Gen 2 RFID Reader is a simple, low proﬁ le solution that enables new users to start reading tags and developing solutions immediately. The ALR-9650 communicates via the popular Alien Reader Protocol, with key RFID platform support including Microsoft® BizTalk RFID, OatSystems, Oracle®, Xterprise and others. A well-documented SDK featuring .NET, Java and Ruby libraries enables easy development of custom interfaces to control the reader if desired. The user friendly Alien RFID Gateway software enables the user to begin solution development immediately. The cost of installing AC power can sometimes rival the cost of the reader. The ALR-9650’s POE capability allows power to be delivered over properly-equipped local area networks, eliminating expensive AC wiring installation. A POE power injector is provided to supply power if POE is not available. The combination of this capability with the elimination of the external antenna signiﬁcantly reduces the cost and complexity of installing an RFID read point. The ALR-9650 takes up little space; at only 9 inches square it uses less than half the real-estate of a typical reader and antenna system. Combined with the elimination of messy cables for antennas and power, the ALR-9650 easily ﬁ ts into a variety of tight spaces and enables neat and tidy placement when it is visible to consumers or the general public.
The Alien 9650 Gen 2 RFID Reader with Integrated Antenna (ALR-9650) is the ideal solution for single and two-antenna applications. The reader electronics and a high-performance, circularly polarized antenna reside in a single package, resulting in a simple, inexpensive and low profile RFID installation. A second antenna port enables 2-antenna applications.
Posted by Hunter Sherman
Bought this RFID reader + Antenna along with the sample bag of RFID chips as a starter kit. So far it's working well, and it was easy to get started with their Java SDK.
My only complaint is that I wish they made their Java SDK available on Maven central, and added some better documentation, but that's not a biggie.
All prices are in USD.