SLS RFID smartPORTAL™ Reader



SLS RFID smartPORTAL™ Reader

The SLS RFID smartPORTAL™ Reader is designed to be installed in harsh industrial environments. Each antenna enclosure is constructed with extruded aluminum and is anchored to the concrete floor. Each enclosure includes two 3′ Wave® Antennas. The enclosures include antenna back planes to direct signal into the designed read zone and eliminates adjacent dock-door reads.

The smartPORTAL™ Reader is designed for use cases where the superior performance enabled by Wave® antenna technology and plug-and-play installation offered by the smartPORTAL™, including PoE-powered RFID reader, are required with any other components already in-place or will be provided.

The patented Wave® Antenna used in the smartPORTAL™ creates a wide-angle lens effect which covers all three polarizations at once and are designed to work in high fading and multipath environments to provide superior UHF zone coverage.

Data Sheet — SLS RFID smartPORTAL™ Reader


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What's included?

  • 2 SLS RFID smartPortal Stands
  • Integrated RFID Reader
  • Wave Antennas - Embedded in each Enclosure Stand
  • 2 LL195 RF Cables (25') - Connects the 'B' Panel to the 'A' Panel (reader enclosure)
  • Installation and maintenance services available for additional costs

Not included: Light stack, Photo-eye, bollards, or angle irons (available for additional costs). Note: it is highly recommended to use bollards in front of panels to prevent damage.

Why buy this portal?

The SLS RFID smartPORTAL™ Reader combines the performance of Wave Antenna Technology, lightweight strength of durable aluminum extrusion construction, and unmatched ease of installation to deliver the industry’s leading industrial data capture solution.


  • Easy installation - plug and play.
  • Designed to be installed in harsh industrial environments.
  • Each antenna closures is constructed with extruded aluminum.
  • Each enclosure includes a 7 ft Wave Antenna.
  • Wave antenna technology provides intense, yet constrained, read field.
  • Powered simply through a single Power over Ethernet (PoE) connection.
  • No AC power connections required.
  • Enclosures include antenna back planes to direct signal into designed read zone.

Annual Portal Maintenance

The SLS RFID Annumal Portal Maintenace service provides coverage for both panels, the reader, and the light stack for one year. During the term of this maintenance and support agreement, the following maintenance and support services are available: remote support, updates, hardware, and one annual maintenance visit.

Note: Cost per portal/per year and includes travel/expenses (US only). Contact us today for more information.

Installation Service

Installation services are available for US, Canada, and Mexico only. With this service, approximately 15 total units can be installed per day. 

Note: Priced per day. One day minimum is required. Travel and expenses NOT included (to be billed actual). Contact us today for more information.

Product Details

Air Interface Protocol:
GS1/EPCglobal UHF Class 1 Gen 2 (ISO 18000-6C)
Operating Frequency:
FCC (902-928 MHz)
Transmit Power (PoE):
+10.0 to +31.5 dBm (EU1 limited to +30 dBm)
Transmit Power (External DC Power):
+10.0 to +32.5 dBm (Listed/Certified power supply) (EU1 limited to +31.5 dBm, JP2 limited to 30 dBm)
Max Receive Sensitivity:
-84 dBm
Max Read Distance:
Not published
Max Read Rate:
Up to 1,100 tag reads per second
Data Interface:
RS-232, ethernet
Power Source (PoE):
IEEE 802.3af
Power Source (External DC Power):
Listed/Certified power supply, AC-DC power supply rated for 24Vdc/2.1A
5.5 dBi
Elevation Beamwidth:
Azimuth Beamwidth:
Portal Materials:
Data Interface:
Ethernet TCP/IP
Power Source:
PoE IEEE 802.3af or VAC using Impinj power supply (not included)
Mounting Options:
Anchored to floor
2463.8 x 381 x 101.6 mm (97 x 15 x 4 in)
21.8 kg (48 lbs) - per panel
IP Rating:
IP 54
Operating Temperature:
-20°C to +60°C (-4°F to 140 °F)