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Astra integrated RFID readers from Step Global

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Step Global Pty Ltd  presents Astra integrated RFID readers designed for simple and unobtrusive installation in offices and commercial environments.

Astra RFID readers are integrated UHF RFID reader/antennas driven by ThingMagic’s powerful Mercury5e UHF RFID reader module with Astra’s PoE and Wi-Fi options allowing for flexible low cost, single cable installations.

Astra integrated RFID readers offer full support for ThingMagic’s enterprise-class MercuryOS software. The small form factor allows Astra to blend in well with corporate IT infrastructures and office layouts.

Key features of Astra integrated RFID readers:

  • High performance, EPCglobal Generation 2.0 (ISO 18000-6C) support with anti-collision, Dense Reader Mode (DRM) and advanced anti-jamming functionality
  • PoE capability reduces cabling and electrical outlet proximity requirements
  • Wi-Fi option provides low cost integration with existing enterprise Wi-Fi networks
  • Supports enterprise Wi-Fi security standards including TKIP, AES and EAP-TLS
  • Integrated 865-956 MHz circularly-polarised antenna with 6 dBiL gain and 65º beamwidth
  • ThingMagic’s MercuryOS software for application development, network management and security
  • 16MB of flash and 32MB of RAM available for reader-hosted applications
  • Read range up to 30 feet for Generation 2 UHF RFID tags
  • Read rate over 190 tags per second
  • External antenna port for an additional antenna
  • Easy-to-use Development Kit for customised applications, settings, deployments and management
  • Small form factor of 10.2” H x 10.2” W x 3” D

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