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RFID Reader Antenna Hub
RFID Reader Antenna Hub

GAO Tek RFID Reader Antenna Hub

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Product Description


Overview

This RFID Antenna Hub provides a low cost alternative for the creation of a large, contiguous RFID read zone by enabling from 5 to 32 antennas to be attached to a single GAO 236015 – UHF Gen 2 RFID Reader/Writer with 4 Antenna Ports*. The system is an ideal solution for applications such as RFID smart shelves or document tracking applications. Installation is quick and easy with included antenna virtualization software, GPIO Adapter Kit (sold separately) and system feedback including LED status indicators and software providing diagnostics and alerts.

*note: each Hub can control up to 8 readers.

Hub Wiring Set Up

Key Features

    • Easy operation of 5-32 antennas attached to a single GAO 236015 – UHF Gen 2 RFID Reader/Writer with 4 Antenna Ports and GPIO Adapter
    • Easy installation with feedback for reliable installation
    • Enclosure includes mounting tabs
    • LEDs status indication
  • Includes diagnostic software

Technical Specifications

Dimensions 4 x 2.4 x 1 in (102 x 61 x 24 mm)
Weight 3.5 oz (100 g)
Power Supply 5V provided by the GPIO Adapter
Power Consumption 25mA (80mW) max
Connectors RF Input: SMA Female; 8 RF Outputs: SMA Female; 1 Digital I/O: RJ45
Mounting Options Two 1/4 in mounting holes
Max Input Power 34 dBm
Insertion Loss 1.3 dB (Max)
Isolation 36 dB (Min)
Return Loss 24 dBm (Min)
Antenna Hub Switching Speed <200 μs based on hardware design
Device Switching Speed About 25 ms
Operating Temperature -40 °C to 80 °C
Storage Temperature 25 °C
Humidity 5% to 95%, non-condensing
IP Rating IP52
Frequency 860-960 MHz
Certifications FCC, CE, RoHS
Cables RF cable maximum length: depends on environment/region, typical 1/2 dB per meter signal loss; Digital cable (Cat5) for control, maximum length: 300 ft (100 m) if shielded, 100 ft (30 m) if unshielded
Antenna Port Numbering 1-32 on Antenna Hubs; 1, 9, 17, 25 on native reader ports
API LLRP Tool Kit (LTK), SDK
Test Software Multi-Reader v6.8 or later

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