Idesco® innovates again: Idesco EPC Reader is now wireless and secure

Product Profile

With Idesco's redesigned wireless EPC reader you can create secure, cost-effective and user-friendly identification applications for vehicle identification (AVI), logistics systems, access control and even limited inventory control.  The Idesco® EPC Reader is a passive long-distance UHF RFID reader, compliant with European UHF (ultra-high frequency) standards.

In its basic configuration, Idesco's EPC Reader employs an internal, circularly-polarized antenna for interrogating tags presented at any angle. However, this reader may also be configured with either an external antenna or both the internal and external antenna. When the EPC Reader is configured with two antennas, both may transmit and receive data/information simultaneously - or one antenna may be programmed to transmit while the other receives.

True to form, Idesco's EPC reader is configurable to a variety of communication interfaces (e.g. Wiegand, RS232-485, Ethernet-IP67, 6LowPan, etc.) and with an enviable array of security options for easier integration into your existing system. The EPC Reader provides four I/O ports for addressing peripherals and is engineered to allow reliable deployment both indoors and outdoors. Additionally, Idesco® EPC tags can be customized with both EPC and MIFARE® enabling a single card to provide both vehicle and personal identification.

Easy to install, the EPC Reader initiates polling automatically (by default) upon being powered up; it does not require polling commands to be entered first. However, it is also configurable to await an activating command from an external system. Some ideal deployments for the Idesco® EPC Reader include - but are not limited to - automatic vehicle identification (e.g. parking access control, toll tracking, entry gates, harbour moorings), logistics centers (pallet and case tracking), long distance access control (sequestered reader) and certain inventory control applications.

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Technical Specification

Make Idesco
Manufacturer Idesco
Model code Cardea Wireless Locking System
Standalone/ Networked/ PC Standalone / Networked
Max No. of Controllers 10 controllers/system
Environmental Specifications Operating Temperature oC: -20 ~ +50
Protection: IP67
Electrical Specifications Voltage: 12 V DC / 24 V DC
Additional info

Idesco's Cardea Wireless Locking System, containing controller, up to 10 readers, up to 50 tags and ready-made database, is a complete and comprehensive system designed for small to medium-sized lock management installations, where control over a maximum of 10 locks is required.

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