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By Beth Bacheldor

IDTronic Intros Solution for Race Timing and Event Management

IDTronic has introduced a new ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID solution for race timing and event management, as well as industrial asset tracking. The solution combines Times 7's Slimline RTAS linear-polarized mat antenna combined with IDTronic's Bluebox Advant LR reader.

The Slimline RTAS system
The Slimline RTAS has a rugged dust- and water-resistant molded polyurethane housing with an IP 66 rating, enabling the antenna to be installed on the ground, withstand road traffic and operate in all weather conditions. It has an ultra-low profile, measuring 1,220 millimeters by 600 millimeters by 12 millimeters (4 feet by 2 feet by 0.5 inch) and weighing 8.4 kilograms (18.5 pounds).

The Slimline RTAS antenna is designed to be portable and easily set up, the company reports, and has an interconnecting system enabling customers to connect as many as seven antennas together, end to end. It features integrated cable channels to protect and hide the cables (all of which are included), with each mat antenna having 2 meters (6.6 feet) of clear cable free for the reader connection. The Advant LR reader has four antenna ports and supports the FCC UHF frequency band (902 to 928 MHz), as well as the ETSI UHF frequency (865 to 867 MHz). Its rugged IP67 aluminum housing provides reliable protection and resistance to environmental influences, the company says.

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