Toronto, Canada –GAO RFID Inc. has launched its 16-port UHF RFID reader. It has fine control of RF output from the 16 ports that enables very high speed antenna switching, making it suitable for finely tuned multiport applications such as smart-shelves for retail, document control, multi-lane reading for vehicle tracking, and applications that require either continuous monitoring or periodic inventory over a large segmented space.
This UHF RFID reader, model 216020, operates over a wide variety of frequency rangesfor global deployment and provides an output power of 27 dBm at the RF connectors. It has a long read range of up to 12 meters with Dogbone tags and a maximum read rate of up to 300 tags/s per port for selected Gen 2 profiles. This 16 port RFID reader also provides four GPIO controls: 2 general purpose input and 2 general purpose output. It is compliant with ISO18000-6C and EPC UHF Class 1 Gen 2 standards and Dense Reader Mode (DSM) is available. The UHF RFID reader is Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) enabled allowing for deployment where power is not readily accessible. It can also be connected via USB and other connectivity such as Ethernet-to-USB Bridge, Ethernet-to-WiFi Bridge and Ethernet- to-GSM/CDMA Bridge are also available. In addition, the included API provides for rapid application development reducing time to market.
This UHF RFID reader belongs to GAO’s family of UHF EPC Gen 2 RFID Readers. The line of products includes a wide variety of RFID readers to meet customers’ different requirements. A featured model in this line is UHF GenTop™ Standalone RFID Reader/Writer which is an excellent tool to aid in testing and validating applications designed for use in RFID enabled environments. Other readers in the line include 4-Port Fixed UHF Gen2 RFID Reader and 902 MHz RFID UHF Paddle Reader w/ Bluetooth. GAO RFID has one of the broadest portfolios of RFID readers and tags in the industry.
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