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Xtenna™

Power Over Ethernet, Dual Circular Polarized Antennas with Integrated RFID Reader.

Innovations that overcome current RFID shortcomings, extend reach, improve and optimize operations, and therefore extend functionality beyond existing applications - Xtennaâ„¢ devices are ready-to-use integrated RFID devices that give superior performance, are easy and convenient to use, extremely cost-effective and offer faster ROI.

Xtenna™ is a power-extended RF Antenna Reader that offers the RFID antenna, reader and power supply in a single compact device, with a single cable for both data and power over long distances without any signal deterioration.



Xtenna™ operates in the 860MHz - 960 MHz spectrum which covers RFID bands across the USA, EU, Korea and India. It has a circularly polarised antenna that can read in any direction. It is easy to mount, sturdy yet light-weight, and can be put to versatile use. Xtenna's unique advantage is its ability to be also used in remote locations and over long distances without signal breakdowns, due to its use of Power-over-Ethernet to transmit both data and 48V DC power over a normal CAT-6 cable. It eliminates the need for a regular 115 / 230V power source near the reader or constant battery recharging, as well as overcomes the severe distance limitation imposed by expensive RF cables. Moreover, by converting sensitive analog signals to digital at the source itself, Xtenna™ eliminates any scope of loss or deterioration during data transmission. All of which result in greater convenience and cost savings during installation as well as operation, at all levels - device integration, data transmission and power supply.

Specifications:  
Frequency Bands - ( US / EU / India / Korea / China / Open )
Device powered through Power-over-Ethernet ( PoE )
TCP/IP based interface - RJ45
Bi-static antennas with seperate receive/transmit lobes
Firmware Upgradable
Certifications - meets RoHS, MIC, ETSI & FCC standards, IP 54 compliant, IP 65 ( optional )

Advantages:  
Single integrated unit, easily mountable
Eliminates need for regular on-site power source
Simple plug-and-play device
Overcomes RF limitations
Only requires inexpensive CAT-6 cable that carries 48V DC power simultaneously along with data, allowing the device to be powered from a distance of up to 330 ft.
Lossless digital transmission
Supports Dense Reader Mode
Remotely manageable


Longer read range:
up to 17 meters (a distance of 3 full-size car lengths) using Passive UHF tags