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ThingMagic Astra-EX Integrated RFID Reader Development Kit - Wi-Fi

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  • ThingMagic Astra-EX Integrated RFID Reader Development Kit - Wi-Fi | A6-WIFI-DEVKIT
  • ThingMagic Astra-EX Integrated RFID Reader Development Kit - Wi-Fi | A6-WIFI-DEVKIT
  • ThingMagic Astra-EX Integrated RFID Reader Development Kit - Wi-Fi | A6-WIFI-DEVKIT
  • ThingMagic Astra-EX Integrated RFID Reader Development Kit - Wi-Fi | A6-WIFI-DEVKIT
  • ThingMagic Astra-EX Integrated RFID Reader Development Kit - Wi-Fi | A6-WIFI-DEVKIT
$1,590
SKU:
A6-WIFI-DEVKIT

 Product Description

ThingMagic Astra-EX Integrated RFID Reader Development Kit - Wi-Fi

Astra-EX is an easy to install, unobtrusive, integrated 2-port reader/antenna designed for office and commercial environments. Driven by ThingMagic's powerful Mercury6e (M6e) UHF RFID Module, Astra EX’s Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) and Wi-Fi options allow for flexible, low cost, single cable installations. Astra-EX blends in well with corporate IT infrastructures and office layouts, and offers full support for ThingMagic’s enterprise-class MercuryAPI software.

Data Sheet  ThingMagic Astra-EX Integrated RFID Reader - Wi-FI

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What's included?

  • Astra-EX reader unit with integrated antenna
  • Additional FCC far-field antenna or Global far-field antenna
  • 6' antenna cable
  • USB console cable
  • Ethernet cable
  • Sample pack of tags
  • Instructions for obtaining the SDK/API
  • AC Power Adapter if selected above
  • One Year Factory Warranty

Why buy this development kit?

The ThingMagic Astra-EX Wi-Fi Development Kit is easy to install and contains everything you need to start reading and writing UHF RFID tags.

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Features

  • High performance, EPCglobal Gen2 (optional ISO 18000-6B) support with anti-collision Dense Reader Mode (DRM) and advanced anti-jamming functionality.
  • A fully integrated 8.5 dBic circularly-polarized antenna and an RP TNC connector to support an optional secondary external antenna.
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) reduces cabling and electrical outlet proximity requirements.
  • Wi-Fi option, providing low cost integration with existing enterprise Wi-Fi networks. Supports enterprise Wi-Fi security standards including TKIP, AES and EAP-TLS.
  • 32MB of flash and 64MB of DRAM available for reader-hosted applications.
  • LLRP v1.0.1 with multiprotocol extensions.
  • An easy to use Development Kit for customized applications, settings, deployments and management.
  • Separate read and write levels, adjustable from 5 dBm to 30 dBm on the integrated antenna and up to 31.5 dBm on the external antenna port.
  • A ‘fast search’ mode for reading tags affixed to fast-moving objects.
  • Read rate over 750 tags per second with high-performance feature settings.
  • A small form factor (10.2”H x 10.2”W x 3”D).
  • Read range up to 30 feet for Generation 2 UHF RFID tags.
  • The ability to rapidly adapt to changing tag populations.
  • The ability to obtain 128 bytes of data with every tag read.
  • Support for the full cool-Log™ command set for IDS SL900A sensor tags.

Information

We can customize any sample pack to meet your needs. Contact us for more information.

Specifications

ELECTRICAL:
Air Interface Protocol:
EPCglobal UHF Class 1 Gen 2 (ISO 18000-6C)
Operating Frequency:
Global 865-928 MHz
Transmit Power (external antenna):
Up to 31.5 dBm
Transmit Power (integrated antenna):
Up to 30 dBm
Max Receive Sensitivity:
Not Published
Max Read Distance:
9+ m
Max Read Rate:
Over 400 tags/second
Data Interface:
Ethernet, Wi-Fi
GPIO:
4 GPI / 4 GPO plus +5 VDC and ground references
Power Source (POE):
Power over Ethernet 802.3af in both modes A and B
Power Source (External DC Power):
10- 30 VDC supply voltage
MECHANICAL:
Antenna Ports:
1 RP-TNC female port, Monostatic
Dimensions:
10.2 x 10.2 x 3.0 in. (26.1 x 26.1 x 7.6 cm)
Weight:
4.5 lbs.
ENVIRONMENT:
IP Rating:
IP 52
Operating Temperature:
-20° to +50°C
APPLICATION INTERFACE:
Host API:
MercuryAPI and LLRP
Demo Software:
Universal Reader Assistant

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