January 13

CSL Upgrades RFID Fixed Reader Platform Performance for the Best Total Cost-Performance Solution Worldwide


HONG KONG — January 13, 2014 — Today, Convergence Systems Limited (CSL), a global provider of passive RFID products and active RTLS equipment, announced an improved ultra-high frequency (UHF) RFID fixed reader platform for the CS469. This advanced platform offers significant performance and feature improvements with a fast time to market and low cost of deployment.

CSL’s upgraded the platform for the CS469 Power over Ethernet (PoE) connected UHF EPC Gen2 RFID reader. The powerful CS469 RFID fixed reader enable a long read range up to 12 meters and a high read rate of 300 tags per second.

“We were pleasantly surprised when we tested the new low cost CS469 versus comparable readers from Impinj and Sirit. We found the reader has very comparable read distance and read rates! ” Stated David Bray, managing director, RFTech LTD.

“With a compact form factor, high read rate and support for Power over Ethernet, the CS469 fixed reader delivers unparalleled performance and deployment flexibility,” said Jerry Garrett, managing director, Convergence Systems Limited.  “The longer read range and improved connectivity with high-resolution multiport operation dramatically reduces installation time and cost.”


The CS469 is a 4-Port reader with ultra-fast antenna switching speed that delivers the lowest per-read-point deployment cost in the industry. The CS469 is suitable for smart-shelf for jewelry retail, document control, cold chain management and other applications where continuous monitoring is required.

“The fully documented APIs made the CS469 extremely easy to work with and dramatically reduced our setup time.  The reader provided excellent performance and surpassed our cost targets, ” reports Roc Lastinger, managing partner, Helvetia Wireless.

The CS469 is a 4-Port reader that offers the best total cost solution in the industry, thanks to its outstanding performance level and affordable price. Both readers in the platform use the same CSL Unified application programming interface (API), which enables shorter application development time and faster time to deployment.

About Convergence Systems Limited

Founded in 2000, Convergence Systems Limited is a leading design engineering company and provider of radio frequency ID (RFID) tags, readers, antennas, modules and custom RFID hardware. CSL is unique in providing both passive Electronic Product Code™ (EPC) Gen 2 RFID products, as well as a full line of active RTLS RFID products. CSL delivers a broad portfolio of RFID hardware for logistics management, supply chain, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, access control,  transportation and retail industries around the world. A member of standards organization EPCglobal, CSL is headquartered in Hong Kong with a global distribution channel. For more information, visit www.CSL-RFID.com.


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