Accu-Sort Systems, Inc., announced that it has introduced the EZReader-HF RFID tag reader that offers automatic tuning and easy set up, significantly reducing installation time. Upon start-up the EZReader-HF sets frequency and "match," freeing the installer from performing these steps. In addition, both the EZReader-HF and its antenna store operating parameters for the current installation. Therefore, if either the reader or antenna needs to be replaced for any reason, the new component simply reads the set-up parameters from the installed device, eliminating the need to configure operating parameters, greatly reducing replacement time and cost.
In an RFID installation, the reader sends RF commands to the tag and receives data from the tag via an antenna. EZReader-HF operates at 13.56 MHz and communicates via on-board Ethernet TCP/IP or EtherNet/IP to other devices in a customer's facility, making it a true plug-and-play device. It connects directly to Accu-Sort's FAST Monitor system software, which monitors the condition of multiple automatic identification systems throughout a facility and stores operating data in a central database. FAST Monitor also provides remote diagnostics capability, allowing systems to be monitored and analyzed from anywhere in the world.
"EZReader-HF puts 'easy' into RFID," said Troy Herman, Accu-Sort Manager - North American Distribution. "The need to fine tune every read point in a facility is over. Using the patent-pending 'Easy Tune' feature that comes standard with every EZReader-HF Antenna, fine-tuning read points is as easy as pushing a button. This is the easiest to use RFID reader on the market ."
The new EZReader-HF can be used as a stand-alone device or can be controlled by a host system. The stand-alone functionality allows the user to hook a sensor directly into the reader to indicate the presence of a tag, allowing for hands-free and host free identification.
This new platform incorporates Accu-Sort's 35 years of experience in material handling and manufacturing and puts this experience into the development of the reader and antenna. EZReader-HF can read multiple RFID tag formats, including ISO 15693/14443, ISLI, I?CODE and Tag-it. It also has adjustable power capability, enabling it to read tags at a much greater distance than previous versions.
EZReader-HF is IP65 rated so it resists dust and moisture and can be used outside, in industrial areas, or on vehicles. Besides TCP/IP and EtherNet/IP, it communicates via DeviceNet, PROFIBUS, RS-422 and RS-232. EZReader-HF has three different antenna options:
Medium-Range 5-in. by 7-in. antenna for applications where space constraints are an issue
Long-Range 12-in. x 16-in. antenna for applications requiring a longer read distance
Standard 5-in. by 16-in. conveyor antenna for tags presented in a bottom read orientation
Accu-Sort is a pioneer in reliable auto-ID and high-speed compliance solutions with over 35 years of systems integration experience deploying and supporting scanning and tracking solutions in distribution, warehousing, manufacturing and retail environments. Accu-Sort has more than 40 successful RFID installations and is uniquely qualified to help companies meet the challenges of RFID tagging for compliance.
For more information, call 1-877-ASI-RFID or visit the Accu-Sort website at www.accusort.com/.
Accu-Sort Systems is a pioneer in reliable auto ID and high-speed compliance solutions with more than three decades of experience deploying and supporting scanning and tracking solutions in distribution, warehousing, manufacturing, and retailer environments. The company is also an established provider of convergent RFID and bar code systems with more than 50 RFID installations. 1-877-ASI-RFID or www.accusort.com.