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By Rich Handley

SensThys Offers New RFID Antennas

SensThys, a designer and manufacturer of RFID solutions, has announced that it is launching a new variant of its SensRF-101 antenna. This IP67-rated polycarbonate radome, the company reports, is a 9dBic antenna with performance equivalent to that of the major industry players, with a list price of $63.

The first version, a right-hand circular-polarization (RHCP) antenna, was released last year. This is the default used by many in the industry, the firm explains, as it can read tags in random orientations. However, when these types of antenna are used in a portal, SensThys notes, two RHCP antennas facing each other can deteriorate their ability to be read well.

Thus, SensThys is introducing a companion antenna which is left-hand circular-polarized (LHCP). The benefit, according to the company, is that LHCP and RHCP antennas can face each other and transmit radiation at each other, and any tags in the middle can be read by either antenna.

The SensRF-101 line of antennas has a form factor of 10 inches by 10 inches. The antennas measure approximately 0.8 inch in thickness and include a mounted SMA connector. The LHCP antenna can be paired with its RHCP version when situated in a portal or used in other applications for which antennas directly face each other. The antennas will be made available on Sept. 9, the company reports, at a starting price of $73 for the LHCP model and $63 for the RHCP version.

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