RFID Readers

Our readers are built for the challenging environments that exist in the real world. They are robust, tough, and lead the industry in performance, even in the most challenging conditions. Our readers are different. They have advanced “filtering” and “intelligence” that competitors do not possess. They listen to the environment...and then REACT. This results in more reliable read rates, less network traffic, fewer additional pieces of network equipment, and lower setup and maintenance costs.

ALR-S350

ALR-S350

Universal Mobile RFID without the Hassle

The ALR-S350 is a robust, simple to use UHF passive RFID sled designed for all day intensive use. The sled characteristics provides the flexibility to use your preferred operating system type/version while enabling access to the latest generation in communications infrastructure without being tied more slowly evolving monolithic device.

Feature

Enabled By

Benefit

Long battery life

• Double-capacity single battery

• Low power electronics

• Up to 24 hours of intensive use

Robust Design

• Dust and water ingress protection (IP54)

• Solid drop tested design (1.5m/4,9ft)

• Quadlock®  robust phone mounting

• Robust to normal knocks and drops despite being a sled form-factor

Simple to use

• Effortless Bluetooth 4.2 (Low Energy) connectivity

• Single battery operation - only one battery to manage

• Simple smart device pairing

• No battery swapping required

• Dual battery systems may not operate

when one of the batteries is weak

Operating System

and Communications Technology Agnostic

• Sled design splits RFID from Comms and O/S

• Apps dowloadable from the Apple App Store and the

Google Play Store

• Use Android or iOS

• Use LTE of next gen 5G services

• Use latest WiFi 802.11ac, ad etc

• Use a phone, tablet or media player (e.g.

iPod Touch)

Features

  • Supports Apple iOS® and Google Android® via Smart Device
  • Enables LTE and 802.11ac/ad via Smart Device
  • ETSI 865.6–867.6 MHz or FCC/IC 902–928 MHz
  • ERP 2W/EIRP 3.3W
  • 2D imager supporting all major 1D / 2D barcodes • Ergonomic 320 g / 11.3 oz
  • Robust Quadlock™ physical smart device connection
  • Bluetooth Low Energy communications to Smart Device

 

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ALR-H450

Alien® ALR-H450

ALR H450

Android “Connected” Handheld

The Alien Technology® commercial class ALR-H450 “connected” Android handheld readers enables users to deploy manageable, robust, best-in-class EPC Gen 2 RFID solutions for supply chain, manufacturing, and asset management applications.

Benefit

Enabled By:

What does this mean to me?

Ease of Use

Full QWERTY keyboard

Simplifies data input

Dual high-power lithium-polymer batteries

All day usage without recharging

Open source Android software development

Easy to provide custom apps

High Performance

Unique high-performance, high gain antenna (unusual for a handheld)

Reads tags further than most handheld RFID solutions

Quad-core 1.3GHz CPU’s

Reads and processes those tags faster

 

Runs Android apps faster

A fully “connected” handheld

WiFi 802.11 b/g/n

Wireless simplicity

3G cellular built in

Always connected

Bluetooth 4.0

Allows connection to corporate networks

Features

  • QWERTY keyboard, rugged yet lightweight for ease of use
  • Ergonomic design provides superior user comfort and use
  • “Connected” via the full set of wireless networking
  • IP64 sealing for dust and water resistance
  • Prolonged usage capabilities provided by a 3,200 mAh main lithium polymer main battery pack and 5,200 mAh gun handle battery
  • Android 4.4 (Kit Kat)

 

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ALR-F800

Alien® ALR-F800

ALR F800

Self-Optimizing Enterprise RFID Reader

Alien® ALR-F800 is a best in class, self-optimizing Enterprise class reader that enables users to deploy best-in-class EPC Gen 2 RFID solutions for retail, supply chain, manufacturing, mobile asset tracking and asset management applications

Featuring a new fifth-generation reader architecture that intelligently adapts and configures based on its environment, the ALR-F800 provides the industry’s best Power over Ethernet (PoE) transmit power and performance. The ALR-F800 reader’s discrete architecture offers substantial improvements in function and performance over existing products in the market, enabling new levels of flexibility for system enhancements and future proofing. The improvements include industry standard MicroSD and USB slots for adding memory and additional capabilities such as cellular, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Feature

Enabled By

Benefit

Ease of Use

Alien Reader Protocol or LLRP

Easy to set up and deploy

Smart reader/autonomous mode

No additional costly controllers

Alien Reader Control Architecture & Ruby

Less maintenance and overhead

Power over Ethernet

 

Industry leading PoE transmit power & power source agnostic

Under PoE power, outputs 31.5dBm – significantly more than other readers

No power supply expense or bulk

Dynamically switches between power sources when power fails

Uses standard PoE

 

Best read sensitivity when plenum/ceiling mounted

 

Increased reliability

Dynamically self-optimizing for best possible real-world performance

Dynamic “Smart-throttling” in adverse RF environments

Robust against significant tag collisions

e.g. noisy or multi-reader environments

Intelligent real-time Phase Cancellation

Maintains optimal sensitivity even in highly reflective environments

 

Maximizes the sensitivity and interference rejection in all environments

More likely than competitors to read tags in high interference environments (other readers and RF sources)

 

Other confidential techniques

 

Extensible and obsolescence proof

Reconfigurable RF subsystem – Enables RF performance upgrades

Firmware modernization

MicroSDslot

Enables virtually any amount of memory to be added

USBHost

Add external peripherals including cellular, WiFi or BT

Features

  • Global EPC Gen 2 platform
  • Automatic inventory optimization
  • Feature-rich Alien Reader Protocol
  • Dynamic Authentication of Higgs ICs
  • Exceptional sensitivity and performance
  • Automode, with on-board state machine
  • High read rates for demanding applications
  • Enhanced noise rejection for reliable data capture
  • RSSI & speed filters
  • Easy RFID software integration
  • Easily configurable and upgradable
  • Industrial, installation-friendly I/O connector
  • Antenna reflection cancellation optimization
  • Supports extended / custom Higgs™ IC features
  • Auto “Seek” function for low duty cycle applications
  • RoHS EU 2002/95/EC compliant

 

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ALR-F800-X

Alien® ALR-F800-X

ALR-F800

Self-Optimizing Enterprise RFID Reader

Alien is Reinventing RFID with the ALR-F800-X, a Revolutionary Solution That Simplifies RFID Infrastructure Installation, Operations and Maintenance by Combining an Enterprise RFID Reader and Edge Service to Provide Multiple-Reader visualization and Management.

The ALR-F800-X is a truly transformational product created by the merging two core capabilities present in any solution. It is an ALR-F800 based 4-port Enterprise Class UHF Passive Reader and it is an Edge Service controller or manager that supports other readers in the network providing a complete Industry 4.0 solution.

By transforming the reader into both a middleware host AND an application host, multiple layers of complexity and cost are thereby eliminated.

By processing data elements at the source, the VALUE of the data is exponentially increased, because individual read points throughout a vast enterprise can be examined and evaluated in real time. This adds immeasurably to the richness and quality of the Big Data analytic scenarios now emerging in every area of business life.

Need

Feature

Feature

Simplify multi-reader installation, configuration & maintenance

  • Two in one Enterprise Reader and Edge Service Device
  • Multi-reader controller with no additional hardware or boxes
  • Full ALR-F800 enterprise class reader integrated
  • Logical/user-friendly device naming
  • Logical/user-friendly location naming
 
 
  • Minimize time to system live date and cost of system realization
  • Less hardware to go wrong/replace
 

Simplify multi-reader workflow creation

  • Built in common Activities
  • Simple tool to build Activities into a Workflow (across readers)
  • Built in recognition of RFID data allow interpretation by the correct Tag Data Standard (TDS 1.8)
  • Aggregates multiple-reader data reports
  • Send Consolidated data reports to the cloud (minimizing data transferred)
  • Lowers cost and TTM of job description
  • Flexibility to change the workflow
 

 

 

ALR-9650

Alien® ALR-9650

ALR 9650

Cost Effective Smart Antenna

Alien® ALR-9650 combines reader and circular polarized antenna into a single, simple-to-use, inexpensive and low-profile solution. A second antenna port enables 2-antenna applications.

Benefit

Enabled By:

What does this mean to me?

Ease of Use

Integrated antenna

Easy to set up and deploy

Alien Reader Protocol

No additional costly controllers

Smart reader/autonomous mode

Less maintenance and overhead

Alien Reader Control Architecture & Ruby

Minimizes network infrastructure

Power-over-Ethernet (PoE)

Can be set up in areas with no power

Cost Savings

 

Small footprint for tidy implementation

Industry Leading Intelligence & Security

Crisis recovery: LAN and power loss

Built to handle real-world situations

UDP heartbeat

Uniquely customizable

Remote firmware management

Industry leading anti-cloning

Dynamic Authentication™

 

Features

  • Simple, low-profile solution for single antenna applications
  • Integrated, high-performance circular antenna —only 9”x 9”
  • POE eliminates cost of AC power drop
  • EPC Gen 2 Dense Reader Interoperable
  • Second antenna port enables 2-antenna applications
  • Manageable and upgradable

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ALR-9680

Alien® ALR-9680

ALR 9680

Low Profile, Low Overhead, 4-Port RFID Reader

Rapidly deploy RFID with the Alien® ALR-9680 commercial UHF reader with enterprise class 4-port flexibility and Alien reader “intelligence

Benefit

Enabled By:

What does this mean to me?

Ease of Use

Four antenna port flexibility

Easy to set up and deploy

Alien Reader Protocol

No additional costly controllers

Smart reader/autonomous mode

Less maintenance and overhead

Alien Reader Control Architecture & Ruby

Minimizes network infrastructure

Power-over-Ethernet (PoE)

Can be set up in areas with no power

Low set-up and low-running cost

Remote firmware management

 

Robust yet fits narrow vertical locations

Robust metal chassis

Usable in:

1¼“ tall

Physically restricted locations

All cables on single side

Locations with limited cabling

Features

  • Feature-rich Alien Reader Protocol
  • 4 mono-static reader ports
  • POE eliminates cost of AC power drop
  • EPC Gen 2 dense reader interoperable
  • Slim form-factor for installation in height-restricted places
  • Manageable and upgradable

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Product Matrix:

Fixed Readers

 

ALR-F800-X

ALR-F800

ALR-9680

ALR-9650

Type

Enterprise with multiple reader management

Enterprise (New)

Commercial

Commercial

Self-Optimizing

Yes

Yes

No

No

PoE Transmit Power

World’s Highest

World’s Highest

Good

Good

Protocol

ARP/LLRP

ARP/LLRP

ARP

ARP

Operating System

Linux

Linux

Linux

Linux

Memory

1GB RAM

512 Mbytes RAM

64 Mbytes RAM

64 Mbytes RAM

 

4 Gbytes Flash

4 Gbytes Flash

64 Mbytes Flash

64 Mbytes Flash

# of Antenna

Up to 4

Up to 4

Up to 4

1 internal smart-antenna + 1 optional external

GPIOS

4 in / 8 out (Isolated)

4 in / 8 out (Isolated)

2 in / 2 out (TTL)

2 in / 2 out (TTL)

LLRP

Yes

Yes

No

No

 

Handhelds 

 

ALR-H450

ALR-S350

Type

Handheld – WiFi b/g/n 2.4GHz, Bluetooth, Wireless, GPS

Sled Handheld – Bluetooth Low Energy connected to Smart Device

Operating System

Android 4.4 (Kit Kat)

Supports Apple® iOS or the latest Android® operating systems

CPU/Mem

Quad-Core 1.3GHz

Embedded in selected Smart Device, Supports phones and tablets

 

1 GByte RAM

Embedded in selected Smart Device, Supports phones and tablets

 

4 GBytes Flash

Antenna

min 4dBic

5dBic with software switchable linear, circular or in proximity modes

Scanner

2-D Barcode

1-D and 2-D Barcode

Camera

N/A

N/A

Ryan Busse

Contact Info

Business Account Management Team
Phone: 1-800-354-9776 Ext: 3311
Email: bamteam@bluestarinc.com