16-Port RFID Reader

CS468INT 16-Port Reader is the derivative of CS468 with integrated upper and lower body to give 3dB higher output power. The reader is an Ethernet POE connected UHF EPC C1 G2 RFID reader that contains 16 ports to connect to antennas that enables one reader to manage large areas and provide location based data. This reader boasts the lowest per read point deployment cost in the industry. The reader has very high speed antenna switching, making it suitable for exceptional fine grain multiport operations including smart-shelf for jewelry retails, document control, libraries, multi-lanes reading for vehicle tracking, and applications that either continuous monitoring or periodic inventory of large number of separated areas is required. RFID Reader comes with the same API as CS203 and CS469 – CSL Unified API, so application development time and cost are reduced, resulting in a faster time to market.

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  • High Power (30dBm) Derivative of CS468
  • 16-ports for connecting up to 16 antennas
  • Long read range of 12 meters depending on tag
  • High read rate 300 tags/second
  • Fast antenna switching
  • Dense Reader Mode (DRM) available
  • Ethernet connectivity, with PoE+ (IEEE802.3at)
  • CSL Unified API – Same API as that of CS203, CS469 and CS101 readers
  • Lowest solution cost per read point in the industry
  • Physical Characteristics

    Length: 272 mm; Width: 142 mm; Thickness: 47 mm

  • Weight

    1.15 Kg

  • Read Range

    CS468-4INT with CS771S-2 antenna: 12 meters with DogBone tags from Smartrac

  • Read Rate

    300 tags/second

  • Protocol

    ISO18000-6C, EPC UHF Class 1 Gen 2, Dense Reader Mode available (Class 3 Gen 2 compliant)

  • Frequency Range

    One of the following: 865-868 MHz, 865-867 MHz, 902-928 MHz, 922-928 MHz, 920-925 MHz, 915-922MHz

  • Output Power

    Up to 30 dBm at RF connector

  • RF Connectors

    Reverse Polarity SMA Jack

  • External Control

    2 x GPO and 2 x GPI

  • Environment

    Operating Temp: -20°C to 50°C (-4°F to 122°F)

  • Storage Temp

    -40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)

  • Humidity

    95% Non-condensing

  • Usage

    Indoor use only, NEMA enclosure box is required for protection in outdoor environment

  • Connectivity

    Ethernet (POE+), USB

  • Power Supply

    DC supply (12 V, 2.5 A), or use PoE+ (IEEE802.3at)

  • Order Code for Frequency Regulations

    CS468-NINT N=1: 865-868 MHz (Europe) & 865-867 MHz (India) N=2: 902-928 MHz, USA, Canada & Mexico only (hopping frequencies locked) N=2 AS: for 920-926 MHz, Australia only (hopping frequencies locked) N=2 NZ: for 921.5-928 MHz, New Zealand only (hopping frequencies locked) N=2 OFCA: for 920-925 MHz, Hong Kong only (hopping frequencies locked) N=2 RW: for 902-928 MHz, Rest of the World that are subset of this band: e.g. Philippine, Brazil, Peru, Uruguay, etc. N=4: 922-928 MHz, Taiwan N=7: 920-925 MHz, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, etc. N=8: 916.7-920.9 MHz, Japan N=9: 915-921 MHz, Europe Upper Band