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Kathrein RFID launches new long-range readers ••• HID Global offers visitor-management solution ••• Ubisense appoints TransTech Systems as AngleID distributor in North America ••• A.C.C. Systems intros multiple-protocol UHF desktop reader ••• Auburn University RFID Lab certifies Tageos products.
By Rich Handley
Dec 15, 2016

The following are news announcements made during the past week by the following organizations: Kathrein RFID; HID Global; Ubisense, TransTech Systems; A.C.C. Systems; the Auburn University RFID Lab, and Tageos.

Kathrein RFID Launches New Long-Range Readers

Kathrein RFID, a manufacturer of radio frequency identification systems, has launched a new generation of its RFID readers: the ARU3000 and RRU4000 series. The new readers allow for fast vehicle identification, provide options for connectivity to a company's back-end system, and can connect using a PoE+, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 2G or 3G mobile interface.

The new readers can also connect to additional sensors, such as LNPR cameras, via an Ethernet switch. The company's main development target was to reduce installation and infrastructure costs, Kathrein RFID reports.

Kathrein RFID's ARU3000 reader
The ARU3000 and RRU4000 series are suitable for intelligent parking and car-sharing solutions, the company reports, such as Car2Go, DriveNow, ParkNow and evopark, allowing customers to easily access these services. An integrated Linux operating system allows for software-based integration into existing parking infrastructure solutions, such as Skidata.

In addition, Kathrein's new readers are designed to boost the safety and efficiency of traffic and freight management. The solution has an integrated NXP Semiconductors Ucode DNA Security Transponder Chipset, and can also be used for tolling plazas, for free-flow access and with a barrier or gate solution.

According to the company, the ARU3000 and RRU4000 series can be utilized for smart-city applications. Both readers enable cities and operators to save on infrastructure costs, Kathrein reports.

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