Active Readers

All Active Readers are designed to work with all TagSense ZT Tags. The readers operate under the same API and have the same functionality. All readers provide serial communication, either through USB, RS-232, Telnet or Raw TCP/IP data

Software for our Active Readers are available when you purchase an evaluation kit, available through our Online Store.

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ZR-10

The ZR-10 is the reader version of our popular ZT-50 active tag and is a low power (1 mW) reader module designed for embedded applications (to be plugged into another circuit board). The ZR-10 contains a UART compatible TTL-level data interface for easy integration with any serial data device (microcontrollers, Bluetooth modules, Arduino boards, other computers, etc.)

The ZR-10 communicates via the industry standard protocol IEEE 802.15.4. The operating frequency of 2.45 GHz enables this reader to have a range of 100 feet (~30 meters) with a compact integrated antenna. The antenna also has a very good nearly omniidirectional radiation pattern, so it can pick up signals from many orientations without loss in gain.

This reader is designed for use with our ZT-50 and ZT-500 active tags.

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ZR-100

ZR-100

The ZR-100 is a small but powerful embedded reader with open-air ranges of over 1mi.  It is designed for embedded applications (to be plugged into another circuit board), and contains both a UART-compatible TTL-level data interface as well as a higher-voltage RS-232 serial interface for easy integration (USB not used).

The ZR-100 communicates via the industry standard protocol IEEE 802.15.4. The operating frequency of 2.45 GHz enables this reader to have an excellent range of >1mi with an external antenna (not included).

This reader is designed for use with our ZT-50 and ZT-500 active tags.

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ZR-ETH

 

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The ZR-ETH is an active RFID reader with an Ethernet interface.  This reader provides an inexpensive means to stream tag data to other computers on the local area network or to a remote Internet server.  Requires external 5V power AC adapter.

The ZR-ETH is an active tag reader
that communicates via the industry
standard protocol IEEE 802.15.4.
This reader supports Ethernet
interface with PCs/PDAs/laptops.
The operating frequency band of
2.45 GHz enabled this reader to have
a small size antenna and long range
(>1 mi with 3dBi whip antenna shown
in photo).
The ZR-ETH is an active tag reader that communicates via the industry standard protocol IEEE 802.15.4.  This reader supports Ethernet interface with PCs/PDAs/laptops.  The operating frequency band of 2.45 GHz enabled this reader to have a long range of  >1 mi in open air.

This reader is designed for use with our ZT-50 and ZT-500 active tags.

Read more: ZR-ETH

   

ZR-HUB

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The ZR-HUB is a stand-alone networked reader.  ZR-HUB implements the TagSense API for interfacing with active tags and other devices using the various wireless networks.

The ZR-HUB is a rugged enterprise solution designed to function as the central hub of a industrial network with remote access. The ZR-hub runs a custom Linux kernel designed for use with all TagSense products. The ZR-HUB has 4 Ethernet ports, optional cell phone data modem, and can serve as both a Wi-Fi client and Wi-Fi access point.

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ZR-USB

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The ZR-USB is designed for desktop applications. The USB interface provides both power and data, making the device plug and play compatible.

The ZR-USB is a versatile longrange active tag reader that
communicates via the industry
standard protocol IEEE 802.15.4.
This reader supports USB to
interface with PCs/PDAs/laptops.
The operating frequency of 2.45
GHz enables this reader to have a
long range (>1.5 kilometer) with a
small size antenna shown in photo.

The ZR-USB is a versatile longrange active tag reader that communicates via the industry standard protocol IEEE 802.15.4.      The operating frequency of 2.45 GHz enables this reader to have a long communication range range of over 1 mile (~1.6 km) in open air.

The ZR-USB Reader is designed to communicate with the TagSense ZT-50 and ZT-500 active RFID Tags.   

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