Trimble introduced the ThingMagic Astra-EX, an addition to its integrated ultra-high frequency RFID reader/antenna product family.
Driven by ThingMagic’s high-performance Mercury6e (M6e) module and designed for enterprise and commercial applications, Astra-EX is easy to install and integrate with corporate IT infrastructures and blends well with enterprise lay-outs.
Astra-EX builds on the capabilities of the first generation Astra reader and includes several new high-performance and application-specific features, including a “fast search” mode for reading tags affixed to fast-moving objects and support for the full cool-Log command set for IDS SL900A sensor tags.
Trimble’s new Astra-EX features also EPCglobal Gen2 (optional ISO 18000-6B) support with anti-collision Dense Reader Mode (DRM) and advanced anti-jamming functionality. Its integrated form factor, Power over Ethernet (PoE) and Wi-Fi options, and support for enterprise application integration make it a popular choice for automating workflows and improving business processes across markets.