STARflex®

Wide-Area RFID Reader

Unmatched RFID perfermance and a highly flexible software API

The STARflex™ RFID reader combines the unmatched performance and location capabilities of the STAR receiver architecture with a highly flexible new interface design optimized for cost effective, easy-to-deploy solutions for enclosed environments such as real-time retail inventory tracking, ambulatory patient flow management and indoor asset tracking.

 

STARflex outperforms in indoor applications where reflections from metal shelves and fixtures interfere with line-of-sight between the reader and the tag, reducing read rates. Thanks to the exclusive distributed excitation architecture, the STARflex RFID reader can detect tag signals up to one hundred times less intense than traditional 4-port readers, making it easier to read tags after multiple reflections. The result is more tags captured faster.

 

The STARflex RFID reader software architecture is optimized for simplicity and resilience in order to enable fast deployment of robust distributed systems. For tag data, the STARflex reader features native support for the lightweight MQTT device protocol, which was developed expressly for the Internet of Things (IoT). To simplify and speed integration, STARflex is the first major RFID reader featuring a RESTful interface for control and status. Users can implement business logic software directly on the reader using this RESTful interface, or by using the modern and ubiquitous node.js web framework that enables use of over 200 thousand open source packages for easy integration with virtually any enterprise system. Out-of-the-box the reader connects to ViZix, enabling users to have their STARflex RFID reader up and sending tag data into the cloud in minutes.

STARflex®

Visibility to the Edge of Your Business

 

The STARflex reader is the heart of scalable, cost-e ective, wide-area tracking solutions for assets, inventory and people. Combining deep space communications technology and low-cost, maintenance-free, passive RFID tags, the STAR 3000 provides real-time visibility in warehouses, retail stores, factories, outpatient clinics, sporting events and more.

 

High performance hardware design

  • Distributed excitation architecture scales efficiently to 48 antennas per reader
  • Dual receivers provide the highest sensitivity available in a 4-port reader
  • Compliant with EPC Gen2V2, ISO 18000-6c and ISO 18000-6c
  • TrueRTLS™ location precision when used with the Mojix RTLS MCON appliance

Flexible software architecture

  • RESTful API
  • JSON and MQTT payload options
  • js support
  • Support for local execution of user code via RESTful API or shell access (expert)
  • Automatic phone-home registration process speeds
  • Compatible with ViZix IoT platform solution
  • Easy automatic “phone-home” setup process out of the box

STARflex®

Visibility to the Edge of Your Business

 

STARflex Specifications (L x W x H)

SPECIFICATIONS

Frequency

US/Canada: 902 – 928 MHz
EU: 865 – 868 MHz
Japan: 916.7 – 920.9 MHz
Brazil: 902 – 907.5 MHz, 915 – 928 MHz
Singapore/Hong Kong: 920 – 925 MHz

Maximum Power Consumption

35 Watts

Power Supply

Input 115/230 VAC; Output 24 VDC, nom 35W

Dimensions (L x W x H)

13.4″ x 6.8″ x 1.9″ (34.0 cm x 17.3 cm x 4.8 cm)

Power Supply Dimensions (L x W x H)

5.6″ x 2.5″ x 1.3″ (14.2 cm x 6.4 cm x 3.3 cm)

Weight

4.0 lb (1.8 kg)

Power Supply Weight

1 lb (.45kg)

Operating Temperature

-30°C to +60°C

Storage Temperature

-40°C to +85°C

Humidity

95% non-condensing

Environmental Rating

IP65

Regulatory

FCC Part 15, EN 60950, EN 50364, EN 301 489-1, EN 301 489-3, EN 302 208-2, CE

Physical Interfaces

Antennas: 4 x TNC-RP Male
eNode Port: 1 x TNC Male
Wi-Fi Antenna: TNC-RP Male (Optional)
Network: 1 100 Base-T Ethernet
GPIO: 5 Pin Circular DIN
24 VDC Input

Indicators

Power, Status, Transmit

Throughput

Power, Status, Transmit

RFID tag air interface compliance

EPC Gen2V2, ISO 18000-6c, ISO 18000-63

Firmware

Network upgradeability

STARflex®

Ordering Information

 

ORDERING INFORMATION

Model #

Description

STR-400-F,E,A,K

STARflex Reader with Power Supply for FCC, ETSI, Australia, Korea

STR-400-VIZF-F,E,A,K

STARflex Reader with Power Supply; ViZix bundle discount applied, for FCC, ETSI, Australia, Korea

SWA-SF-EX

Mojix STARflex eNode Expansion Software Feature Pack** – expands eNode support >2 and antenna support >48

SKT-400-F,E,A,K

STARflex Starter Kit for FCC, ETSI, Australia, Korea

Other regions

Certification for additional regions is in process

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