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By Rich Handley

Elatec RFID Systems Expands Reader-Writer Product Range

Elatec RFID Systems, a manufacturer of RFID reader-writer modules, has announced two new additions to its TWN4 MultiTech product range. The TWN4 MultiTech 2 HF and TWN4 MultiTech 2 LF are multi-standard RFID readers, which give device manufacturers flexibility when it comes to the transponders used by their customers. The TWN4 MultiTech 2 LF supports all common RFID standards for the 125 kHz and 134.2 kHz frequency ranges, with the TWN4 MultiTech 2 HF covering 13.56 MHz standards, including Near Field Communication (NFC).

The number of interfaces has been increased in comparison to the company's previous models. In terms of USB and RS232, the PCB now features 5V TTL, I2C, Wiegand, clock/data and four GPIOs. The new TWN4 MultiTech 2 supports CCID and PC/SC 2.01 operating modes. The readers are available as a PCB measuring 76 millimeters by 49 millimeters by 9 millimeters, or pre-installed in a desktop reader housing.

A special feature, which reduces configuration effort in large projects, is the centralized reconfiguration of the readers via the network. As such, previously integrated devices do not need to be individually disassembled and reassembled following the conversion.

The TWN4 MultiTech 2 HF can be reconfigured via the air interface using a contactless configuration card (TWN4 CONFIG card) only. When it comes to the two new reading modules, Elatec facilitates the sale of solutions implemented with them. The RFID readers come equipped with all essential country approvals, the company adds, and can thus be sold and used worldwide.

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