CS203 RFID Integrated Reader and Antenna
The CS203 is an EPCglobal UHF Class 1 Gen 2 and ISO 18000-6C integrated UHF reader and antenna from Convergence Systems Limited. Recently upgraded, this unit is IP68 rated for indoor or outdoor applications and has a Mil Standard 810 rating for shock and vibration. Designed with versatility in mind the CS203 reader can be used in a variety of environment including warehouse, parking lot gate, livestock farm, or any location where asset visibility is essential. It also has the lowest price point we've seen for a durable UHF reader on the market.
This Starter Kit is offered exclusively through The RFID Network and includes:
The next series of tests involved two different CS203 units and a variety of passive – RFID labels, metal mount, and battery-assisted – tags. Overall, the results were good with the reader showing a very respectable read range, especially given the unit’s low price point.
ATTRIBUTES OF THE CS203
CS203 RFID Integrated Reader/Antenna Benchmark Testing
Our team performed benchmark testing using a variety of commercially available tags affixed to cardboard and metal.
RFID Read Performance Miscellaneous
Using the CS6820-2 CSL on a person and the CS6710 CSL on our van’s windshield as it drove by the reader at various speeds our team found the CS203 does have a fairly comparable read distance to other fixed readers.
RFID Read Performance on Cardboard
For our RFID tag performance benchmarks on cardboard, we used several recently released tags which we have not tested before. We utilized the UPM Raflatac DogBone, AD-826 and the PowerID PowerG tags. As you can see below the PowerID PowerG achieved and amazing 56ft of read distance with the CS203.
RFID Read Performance on Metal
Height: 30 cm; Width: 30 cm; Thickness: 7.5 cm; Weight = 2 Kg
ISO18000-6C, EPC UHF Class 1 Gen 2, Dense Reader Mode available
One of the following: 865-868 MHz, 902-928 MHz, 952-954 MHz, 919-928 MHz, 910-914 MHz.
Circular Polarization Antenna, choice of LHCP or RHCP.
2 x GPO and 2 x GPI.
12 Volt DC supply, or use POE.
1W (30dBm) Conducted.
The CS203 has obtained the regulatory certifications from the FCC (USA and most South American nations), Industry Canada, CE (Europe), and Telec (Japan).
We found the CS203 to have strong performance compared to similar integrated readers. Its compact form factor – containing both the reader and antenna and ease of installation, make it an ideal solution in tight spaces. The IP68 rating for indoor or outdoor use combined with a Mil Standard 810 rating for shock and vibration make it an ideal choice for harsh environments. Finally, given the low price point, the CS203 is an RFID reader to be considered no matter what your requirements.
Order Code: CS203ETHER-NXHCP N=1: 865-868 MHz (CE for Europe, India), N=2: 902-928 MHz (FCC for USA, FCC ID: UB4CS203ETHERC1G2), N=3: 952-954 MHz (Telec for Japan), N=4: 919-928 MHz (NCC for Taiwan, ACMA for Australia, also for Malaysia, Hong Kong), N=7: 920-925 MHz (SRRC for China) X=L: LHCP; X=R: RHCP
Telephone and email support is provided with a 24 hour response time.
The CS203 has a street price of around $700.00, making it one of the Lowest Cost RFID integrated readers on the market. To purchase click here.
If you’re not familiar for Convergence Systems Limited, CSL is a global company that designs and manufactures a complete line of high performance RFID products that solve a variety of customer needs in a fast and affordable manner. CSL has won numerous awards including the Gold Award for the Most Innovative EPC RFID product from GS1 as well as the prestigious Hi-tech award in China.
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