STARflex™ RFID Reader

Details

RFID reader provides high performance inventory tracking and analytics for retail, ambulatory healthcare and other complex environments

The STARflex™ RFID reader combines the unmatched performance and location capabilities of the STAR receiver architecture with a highly flexible new interface design optimized for cost effective, easy-to-deploy solutions for enclosed environments such as real-time retail inventory tracking, ambulatory patient flow management and indoor asset tracking.

STARflex outperforms in indoor applications where reflections from metal shelves and fixtures interfere with line-of-sight between the reader and the tag, reducing read rates. Thanks to the exclusive distributed excitation architecture, the STARflex RFID reader can detect tag signals up to one hundred times less intense than traditional 4-port readers, making it easier to read tags after multiple reflections. The result is more tags captured faster.

The STARflex RFID reader software architecture is optimized for simplicity and resilience in order to enable fast deployment of robust distributed systems. For tag data, the STARflex reader features native support for the lightweight MQTT device protocol, which was developed expressly for the Internet of Things (IoT). To simplify and speed integration, STARflex is the first major RFID reader featuring a RESTful interface for control and status. Users can implement business logic software directly on the reader using this RESTful interface, or by using the modern and ubiquitous node.js web framework that enables use of over 200 thousand open source packages for easy integration with virtually any enterprise system. Out-of-the-box the reader connects to ViZix, enabling users to have their STARflex RFID reader up and sending tag data into the cloud in minutes.

Features

HIGH PERFORMANCE HARDWARE DESIGN

  • Distributed excitation architecture scales efficiently to 48 antennas per reader
  • Dual receivers provide the highest sensitivity available in a 4-port reader
  • Compliant with EPC Gen2V2, ISO 18000-6c and ISO 18000-6c
  • TrueRTLS™ location precision when used with the Mojix RTLS MCON appliance

FLEXIBLE SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE

  • RESTful API
  • JSON and MQTT payload options
  • js support
  • Support for local execution of user code via RESTful API or shell access (expert)
  • Automatic phone-home registration process speeds
  • Compatible with ViZix IoT platform solution
  • Easy automatic “phone-home” setup process out of the box
Specifications
FrequencyUS / Canada: 902 – 928 MHz
EU: 865 – 868 MHz
Japan: 916.8 – 923.4 MHz
Brazil: 902 – 907.5 MHz, 915 – 928 MHz
Singapore/Hong Kong/China/Vietnam: 920 – 925 MHz
Korea: 917 – 920.8 MHz
Australia: 920 – 926 MHz
Taiwan: 922 – 928 MHz
Maximum Power Consumption35 Watts
Power Supply115/230 VAC
STARflex Dimensions (L x W x H)13.4” x 6.8” x 1.9” (34.0 cm x 17.3 cm x 4.8 cm)
Power Supply Dimensions (L x W x H)5.6” x 2.5” x 1.3” (14.2 cm x 6.4 cm x 3.3 cm)
STARflex Weight4.0 lb (1.8 kg)
Power Supply Weight1 lb (.45 kg)
Operating Temperature -30°C to +60°C
Storage Temperature-40°C to +85°C
Humidity95% non-condensing
Environmental RatingIP65
RegulatoryFCC Part 15, EN 60950, EN 50364, EN 301 489-1
EN 301 489-3, EN 302 208-2
Physical InterfacesAntennas: 4 x TNC-RP Male
eNode Port: 1 x TNC Male
Wi-Fi Antenna: TNC-RP Male (Optional)
Network: 1 100 Base-T Ethernet
GPIO: 5 Pin Circular DIN
24 VDC Input
IndicatorsPower, Standby, Transmit
RFID tag air interface complianceEPC Gen2V2, ISO 18000-6c, ISO 18000-63
FirmwareNetwork upgradeability
Ordering Information
Model #Description
STR-400-F,E,A,KSTARflex Reader with Power Supply for FCC, ETSI, Australia, Korea
STR-400-VIZF-F,E,A,KSTARflex Reader with Power Supply; ViZix bundle discount applied, for FCC, ETSI, Australia, Korea
SWA-SF-EXMojix STARflex eNode Expansion Software Feature Pack** — expands eNode support >2 and antenna support >48
SKT-400-F,E,A,KSTARflex Starter Kit for FCC, ETSI, Australia, Korea
Other regionsCertification for additional regions is in process