IDTRONIC releases Cylindrical Reader M30 UHF

  • October 26, 2018
IDTRONIC releases Cylindrical Reader M30 UHF
IDTRONIC releases Cylindrical Reader M30 UHF

October 26, 2018 - The Cylindrical Reader M30 UHF is a read and write device from the iDTRONIC BLUEBOX line. The  reader  now  utilizes  CANbus  connection  (SAE  J1939  or CANopen) to enhance the existing RS-232 and RS-485 interfaces.

The reader has a variety of interface solutions for integration into existing systems. The RS-232 COM interface is a serial port suited for connection to monitors, POS terminals, measuring instruments, or printers. The RS-485 interface is an asynchronous serial connection for data communication over long distances. It is a bidirectional bus system that may be operated with up to 128 devices on one bus.

The Cylindrical Reader M30 UHF is available with the additional CANbus (SAE J1939 or CANopen) interface option. The serial CANbus system enables data exchange between several control units. This has applications in motor vehicles, shipping, or air freight. This interface eliminates the need for long cables. The SAE J1939 network protocol is used for the transmission of diagnostic data and control information. The CANopen connection is a communication protocol which is mainly used in automation processes. Complex devices may be networked with it.

The reader has a 10 - 36 volt power supply. The output line supports up to 27 dBm / 500 mW. The power can be regulated from 10 dBm in 1 dBm steps. The reader is, therefore, suited for devices within various applications.

The Cylindrical Reader M30 UHF is equipped with an internal, circular antenna. The antenna has a strength of -8 dBi, achieving a reading range of up to 50 centimeters.

The reader is standard equipped with the UHF frequency 865 - 868 MHz (ETSI). Optionally, the reader may also be operated with an FCC frequency of 902 - 928 MHz. Both frequencies support the ISO 18000-6C standard (EPC Class 1 Generation 2) with Alien Higgs 2/3/4, Impinj Monza, NXP UCODE tags, as well as many more.

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