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ThingMagic Astra-EX Integrated RFID Reader

SKU:
A6-NA-POE

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Product is reaching end-of-life. Please see ThingMagic IZAR 4-Port UHF RFID Reader by JADAK for a recommended replacement product.

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ELECTRICAL:
 
Air Interface Protocol:
EPCglobal UHF Class 1 Gen 2 (ISO 18000-6C)
Operating Frequency:
FCC (902-928 MHz), ETSI (865.6-867.6 MHz), or ACMA (920-926 MHz) depending on selection above
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 (29.6+ ft)
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, max DC power: 15 W
MECHANICAL:
 
Antenna Ports:
1 RP-TNC female port (connects to RP-TNC male), Monostatic
Dimensions:
259 x 259 x 76 mm (10.2 x 10.2 x 3.0 in)
Weight:
2 kg (4.5 lbs)
ENVIRONMENT:
 
IP Rating:
IP 52
Operating Temperature:
-20° to +50°C (-4° to +122°F)
APPLICATION INTERFACE:
 
Host API:
MercuryAPI and LLRP
Demo Software:
Universal Reader Assistant (URA)
atc-product:
2414
atc-product:
1601
atc-product:
2958
atc-product:
2433

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Description

 *This product is reaching end-of-life. Please see ThingMagic IZAR 4-Port UHF RFID Reader by JADAK for a recommended replacement product. 

ThingMagic Astra-EX Integrated RFID Reader 

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 Wi-Fi and Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) 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 

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What's included?

  • Astra-Ex RFID Reader Unit with Integrated Antenna
  • Note: Power Supply NOT included.

Why buy this reader?

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

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Features

Key features of Astra-EX reader include

  • 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.
  • A small form factor (10.2”H x 10.2”W x 3”D).

High-performance capabilities and application-specific features include:

  • 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.
  • 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

Product Details

ELECTRICAL:
 
Air Interface Protocol:
EPCglobal UHF Class 1 Gen 2 (ISO 18000-6C)
Operating Frequency:
FCC (902-928 MHz), ETSI (865.6-867.6 MHz), or ACMA (920-926 MHz) depending on selection above
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 (29.6+ ft)
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, max DC power: 15 W
MECHANICAL:
 
Antenna Ports:
1 RP-TNC female port (connects to RP-TNC male), Monostatic
Dimensions:
259 x 259 x 76 mm (10.2 x 10.2 x 3.0 in)
Weight:
2 kg (4.5 lbs)
ENVIRONMENT:
 
IP Rating:
IP 52
Operating Temperature:
-20° to +50°C (-4° to +122°F)
APPLICATION INTERFACE:
 
Host API:
MercuryAPI and LLRP
Demo Software:
Universal Reader Assistant (URA)
atc-product:
2414
atc-product:
1601
atc-product:
2958
atc-product:
2433

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