Secura Key Launches New RFID Flat Pad Antenna for Library Applications
Secura Key announces the release of its new Model ET-ANT 13x9 flat pad antenna for read/write desktop applications, such as library checkout, inventory systems, or other track and trace applications, requiring the reading of any articles, documents and books that are identified with HF contactless labels. The ET-ANT 13x9 is an extremely-thin package at 0.30", which makes it easy to slide articles across. It has a Lexan top cover and a rubber cushioned bottom pad to prevent sliding. It has an 8-ft cable fitted with an SMA connector and an MMCX adapter is also included. Impedance is 50 Ohms.
The Secura Key ET9-USB-1 reader is an excellent match for this antenna. It plugs into a standard USB port on a laptop or desktop computer, and provides enough power to read an HF label at 8-9" using the ET-ANT 13x9. This reader is the same size as a USB flash drive and requires no other external electronics or power. The ET9-USB-1 reads and writes to 13.56 MHz ISO 15693 tags or labels. It is a pass-through device, allowing an application to communicate directly with an HF tag or label.