Alien Technology announced its new Gen2 reader, the ALR-9900+, with performance and feature improvements over its predecessor, the ALR-9900.
The ALR-9900+ supersedes previous regional-specific readers with an operational frequency band ranging from 866MHz to 954MHz. The ALR-9900+ also supports standard and extended electronic product code Gen2 commands as well as custom Higgs-3 commands and features, including extended memory and the enhanced security and authentication feature, dynamic authentication.
The reader supports the ability to hide up to 512-bits of password protected user memory – especially useful for high value asset management, fashion apparel or pharmaceutical applications where authenticity or password protected private information is critical in combating counterfeits, to help defer gray market activity, or to conceal private data from unintended public visibility.
The platform supports near-field and far-field coupling and has been compliance tested with various specialty antennas, including low cost, high performance, low profile, robust, indoor, outdoor, near-field, and conventional circularly and linearly polarized far field patch antennas.
The ALR-9900+ is fully software backwards compatible with the previous generations, including the ALR-9780, ALR-8800, ALR-9800 and the ALR-9900. The reader is also compatible with the ALR-9900 enclosure.