ThingMagic UHF Readers

USB Plus+ UHF Reader

ThingMagic-USB25

The USB Plus+ UHF Reader is a low cost platform for developing and deploying interactive read/write applications.

Driven by ThingMagic's Mercury 5e-Compact UHF RFID reader module, the USB Plus+ is controlled and powered by a host PC or laptop through a USB interface and is compatible with ThingMagic’s application development tools, permitting rapid creation of RFID solutions. With a software adjustable read distance up to 3 ft (0.91 m), the USB Plus+ supports a variety of applications, including RFID tag commissioning, manufacturing WIP, document tracking, library book check in/out, retail point of sale, event and hospitality services, hospital patient workflows, and more.

The high-performance internal antenna of the USB Plus+ is also ideal for commissioning high memory tags and reading small form factor RFID tags more effectively.

Features

  • Support for EPCglobal Gen 2 (ISO 18000-6C) with Anti-Collision and DRM
  • Internal linear polarized antenna with peak Gain 1 dBi from 860–960 MHz
  • Powered by USB connection to notebook or desktop PC
  • ThingMagic Reader Assistant software and applications development tools
  • Support for full 860 to 960 MHz UHF RFID carrier frequency range to accommodate worldwide regulations
  • Certifiable for operation in countries adopting FCC, ETSI, KCC, TRAI, ACMA, SRRC regulatory specifications (Open (Customizable) 860-960 MHz)
  • Tag Read Rate up to 200 tags/second
  • Tag Read Distance Up to 3 feet (0.91 m)
  • High impact plastic case
  • Dimensions: 97 mm L x 61 mm W x 25 mm H (3.8 in L x 2.4 in W x 1.0 in H)

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Mercury5e Embedded RFID Reader

ThingMagic-M5e

Mercury5e is the embedded version of the RFID core in ThingMagic’s best-in-class Mercury5 UHF RFID reader. About the same size as a PCMCIA Type II PC card, this RFID reader module concentrates Mercury5’s performance into a tiny package so you can design ThingMagic RFID into your own device. This RFID module is ideal for adding UHF RFID read/write capabilities to a wide range of devices, from high speed label printing to inline testing to mobile and handheld computers.

Features

  • Support for EPCglobal Gen 2 (ISO 18000-6C) tag protocol with anti-collision, DRM, and advanced anti-jamming capabilities
  • Two antenna connectors supporting one bistatic antenna or two monostatic antennas
  • Independently settable read and write transmit levels, adjustable from 5 dBm to 30 dBm (1W) with an accuracy of +/- 1 dBm
  • Support for full 860 to 960 MHz UHF RFID carrier frequency range to accommodate worldwide regulations
  • Certifiable for operation in countries adopting FCC, ETSI and Korean regulatory specifications (others pending)
  • TTL level asynchronous data interface supporting speeds up to 921.6 kbps
  • Operating temperature range of -20 C to +60 C
  • Maximum tag read rate of over 170 tags per second
  • Maximum tag read distance of over 30 feet (9 m) with 6 dBi antenna
  • 4 GPIO lines controlled through data interface
VersionDescription
Mercury 5e-EU
(EU region-specific version)

RF Interface frequency pre-configured for the following regions:

  • ETSI (EU) EN 302 208: 865.6-867.6 Mhz
  • ETSI (EU) EN 300 220: 869.85 Mhz
  • Open (custom) 863-870 MHz
  • Regulatory
    • ETSI EN 302 208 v1.1.1
    • ETSI EN 302 208 v1.2.1
    • ETSI EN 300 220

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M5e-Compact Embedded RFID Reader

ThingMagic-M5e-C50

M5e-Compact is the smallest ThingMagic Mercury embedded UHF RFID reader - about the same size as a compact flash card. This RFID reader module is ideal for adding UHF RFID read/write capabilities to battery-powered mobile printers and hand-held readers, where small size and low power consumption are essential and where the higher RF power and advanced anti-jamming capabilities of the Mercury5e module are not required.

Features

  • Support for EPCglobal Gen 2 (ISO 18000-6C) tag protocol with anti-collision, and DRM capabilities
  • One antenna port supporting a monostatic antenna
  • Independently settable read and write transmit level, adjustable from 10 dBm to 23 dBm with an accuracy of +/- 1 dBm
  • Support for full 860 to 960 MHz UHF RFID carrier frequency range to accommodate worldwide regulations
  • Certifiable for operation in countries adopting FCC, ETSI and Korean regulatory specifications (others pending)
  • TTL level asynchronous data interface supporting speeds up to 921.6 kbps
  • Operating temperature range of -20 C to +60 C
  • Maximum tag read rate of over 160 tags per second
  • Maximum tag read distance of over 20 feet (6 m) with 12 dBi antenna
  • 4 GPIO lines controlled through data interface

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Mercury DevKit

SDK

The Mercury DevKit for ThingMagic UHF RFID modules contains all the components necessary to begin reading and writing RFID tags and developing RFID-enabled applications. A powerful application programming interface (MercuryAPI) provides code examples, a graphical read-write demo program, and delivers a consistent programmatic interface for development with all

ThingMagic readers and embedded module products.

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