New Generation FlexiRay SF 2.X Antennas Hit the RFID Market
Barco, RFID solutions supplier, released new generation of RFID UHF antennas FlexiRay, the innovative antenna product range outstanding by great read range, ultra thin form factor, esthetic and unobtrusive design. Antenna gain 5,5 dBic, long and ultra thin antenna form factor make the antenna excellent combination for indoor applications, RFID gate and portal solutions.
April 20, 2013, Czech Republic
Barco released new generation of RFID UHF antennas FlexiRay. New generation product line is based on innovated radiation pattern and superior new grade low loss materials. The new generation of FlexiRay SF antennas with gain 5,5 dBic were designed to address the needs for ultra slim profile antennas with sufficient gain achieving longer read ranges, as well as providing greater flexibility in more demanding RFID environments.
By achieving read range 4-7 m (tested with Alien and Impinj reader 30 dBm, 4 m RG-58 cable, Alien Squiggle tag) the antennas can be very good esthetic and cost effective option for interior / indoor RFID portals and reading zones in entrances, gates, doors and corridors for people time attendance, access control, asset tracking, library, retail, IT & datacenters applications. Further more the 2 mm slim profile of SF antennas allows invisible installations, embedding into door-frame, RFID portals, lifts, kiosks, fitting rooms, smart displays, thresholds or floor mats, simply making RFID tracking possible in any type of application across the verticals and industries.
The FlexiRay SF-2.X thin antenna is supplied in three various lengths thus allowing optimal adaptation to specific installation. The antenna can be attached to any surface as well as on metal surfaces. FlexiRay SF provides flexible mounting capability by using double sided tape or screws. Antenna has circular polarization and is available for FCC and ETSI frequencies.
"New generation antennas address the needs for longer read ranges, ultra slim antenna profile, as well as for sufficient read ranges in more demanding environments. Already the first pilots showed their superior characteristics. Thus we are very pleased for all the positive partners and customers feedback that pays off our efforts", clarified Tomas Kubicek, Marketing & Business Development Manager, Barco.
About FlexiRay – RFID Antennas & Portals
RFID UHF antennas & portals FlexiRay with ultra thin profile, pleasing, unobtrusive and esthetic design enable creation of UHF RFID reading zones in the interior, entrances, exits and door gate areas. Antennas FlexiRay find their utilization in asset tracking, shelf item identification, people access control and time attendance systems across the vertical industries and sectors. Ultra slim 2 mm profile allows deployment in smart shelves, RFID racks, cabinets, smart displays, kiosks and embedded RFID UHF applications. The esthetic rugged high-quality aluminum SFR version is suitable for applications on belt conveyors and production lines. FlexiRay RFID UHF antennas are modular, can be supplied in various lengths thus providing flexible mounting options and optimal adaptation to a particular installation.
Barco is a system integrator and developer in the field of barcode applications, RFID, RTLS and wireless technologies. Innovative potential of the company lies in the development of advanced niche AutoID & RFID solutions. We focus on developing RFID, RTLS, on-line data collection, WMS (Warehouse Management Systems) and barcoding systems. Among our key activities belongs development and manufacturing of RFID UHF antennas with ultra thin profile and esthetic design suitable for indoor RFID applications. The corporation was established in 1993. For more information please visit www.barco.cz/en
Ing. Tomas Kubicek, Marketing & Business Development Manager
Phone: +420 572 520 052
E-mail: tkubicek (at) barco.cz