Barco launched new esthetic, unobtrusive and pleasing RFID portal solution Flexiray I-Gate 2.X. The portal design can be customized to any interior design & corporate image. Impressive design, thin profile and small footprint make the portal unique option for middle range RFID reading zones in interiors facing the demands on mounting limitations & esthetic appearance.
September 10, 2013, Czech Republic
The Flexiray RFID portal is suitable for tracking assets, equipment, document, files, and people in interior environments passing through doorways, hallways or corridors. RFID portal provides ultra slim profile and small stand footprint saving space features in an attractive esthetically-pleasing design.
The I-Gate SF 2.X portals can be delivered with adjustable customized graphics design in photographic quality to accommodate or highlight its esthetic features and excellent functionality within the office, library, retail, IT & data center, hospital and other interior environments. Esthetic and unobtrusive thin portal design integrated with modular Flexiray antennas provides flexible solution yet with outstanding performance and great read ranges.
The RFID portal I-Gate can be connected to any external UHF compliant RFID reader allowing the changing use of RFID readers as your hardware requirements change. The Flexiray portal was designed to be used with embedded ultra-slim modular planar Flexiray SF antennas. The Flexiray antennas provide necessary slim profile and unique radiation pattern providing RFID reading zones in entrances, gates, doors and corridors, compliant with EPC Gen 2 or ISO 18000- 6C. Each unit of the portal accommodates one ultra slim Flexiray SF 2:X antenna fitted into protective & esthetic enclosure.
Thanks to narrow horizontal beam width, the antennas reduce the reading of ambient tags in environments where stray tags are in close proximity to the portal, thus significantly reduce and eliminate unwanted reads.
Measuring 1515 x 220 x 35 mm ( 59,6 “ x 8,7” x 1,4”) and weighing less than 9,5 kg (21 lbs), the portal offers compact, light-weight, and low-profile construction. The smart design results in total low cost easy to install solution further simplifying the overall logistics, operations and minimizing the total costs of delivery and deployment.
The portal is supplied without external RFID reader. By connecting four portal units to one four port reader further costs savings can be achieved and thus maximize the overall RFID project ROI.
“Once a customer shall accept RFID in corporate premises, it is expected it will be functional, nice, esthetic and respect the customer corporate image & culture. Thus we are very excited to introduce the new Flexiray I-Gate portal solution. Its overall look and thin unobtrusive construction is just impressive and accommodates to each interior. We believe our Flexiray partners and customers will quickly find it useful for their project success,” highlighted Tomas Kubicek, Marketing & Business Development Manager, Barco.
About Flexiray – RFID Antennas & Portals
RFID UHF antennas & portals Flexiray with ultra thin profile, pleasing, unobtrusive and esthetic design enable creation of UHF RFID reading zones in the interior, entrances, exits and door gate areas. Antennas Flexiray find their utilization in asset tracking, shelf item identification, people access control and time attendance systems across the vertical industries and sectors. Ultra slim 2 mm profile allows deployment in smart shelves, RFID racks, cabinets, smart displays, kiosks and embedded RFID UHF applications. The esthetic rugged high-quality aluminum SFR version is suitable for applications on belt conveyors and production lines. Flexiray RFID UHF antennas are modular, can be supplied in various lengths thus providing flexible mounting options and optimal adaptation to a particular installation.
Barco is a system integrator and developer in the field of barcode applications, RFID, RTLS and wireless technologies. Innovative potential of the company lies in the development of advanced niche AutoID & RFID solutions. We focus on developing RFID, RTLS, on-line data collection, WMS (Warehouse Management Systems) and barcoding systems. Among our key activities belongs development and manufacturing of RFID UHF antennas with ultra thin profile and esthetic design suitable for indoor RFID applications. The corporation was established in 1993.
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