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The Alien ALR-9650 Single-Antenna RFID Solution

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ALR-9650 Complete, Easy, Single-Antenna RFID Solution
The ALR-9650 is the ideal solution for single and two-antenna applications. The reader electronics and a high-quality, circularly polarized antenna reside in a single package, eliminating external antenna cables, resulting in the simplest and least expensive installation. A second antenna port enables 2-antenna applications.


Easy to Integrate
The ALR-9650 communicates via the popular Alien Reader Protocol, with out-of-the-box support from platform vendors such as Microsoft BizTalk and from software vendors such as Oat Systems and GlobeRanger, and a number of others. A well-documented SDK featuring .NET and Java libraries enables easy development of custom interfaces to control the reader if desired. The reader ships with handy Alien RFID Gateway software that enables the user to begin solution development immediately.

Low System Cost
The cost of running AC power can sometimes rival the cost of the reader. The ALR-9650’s POE capability allows power to be delivered over properly-equipped local area networks, eliminating expensive AC wiring. (Where no AC power is available, a standard AC/DC power converter is provided.) With the added cost savings due to the elimination of the external cabling, the ALR-9650 significantly reduces the cost and complexity of installing an RFID read point.

Small Footprint
The ALR-9650 takes up little space; at only 9 inches square it uses less than half the real-estate of a typical, separate reader and antenna system. Combined with the elimination of messy cables for antennas and power, the ALR-9650 easily fits into a variety of tight spaces and enables neat and tidy placement when it is visible to consumers or the general public.

Easy, Quick-Start Solution
The ALR-9650 is the ideal tool for new users of RFID. With its integrated antenna and out-of-the-box software compatibility, the reader enables new users to quickly start reading tags and developing solutions.


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ALR-9650 Specs

  • Supported RFID Tag Protocols
    • EPC Gen 2; ISO 18000-6c
  • Reader Protocols
    • Alien Reader Protocol
    • LAN Protocols
  • Dense Reader Management
    • Dense Reader Mode, Event triggering
  • Frequency
    • 902.75 MHz – 927.25 MHz
  • Channels
    • 50
  • Channel Spacing
    • 500 KHz
  • RF Power
    • Max; 4 watts EIRP with internal antenna
  • Power
    • 24 VDC supplied via an AC/DC converter or POE (IEEE 802.3af).
    • Unit ships with a Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) module
  • Communications
    • RS-232 (DB-9 F), LAN TCPI/IP (RJ-45)
  • Antennas
    • One internal, one external port with RTNC connector
  • General Purpose Inputs/Outputs
    • 2 inputs, 2 outputs, TTL compatible
  • Dimensions
    • (L) 9.13” x (W) 9.0” x (D) 2.0”
  • Weight
    • 1.0 kg (2.2 lb) max
  • Operating Temperature
    • 0°C to +50°C (32°F to +122°F)
  • LED Indicators
    • Power, LAN Link, LAN Active, RFon, Read, Fault
  • Software SDK
    • Java and .NET APIs
  • Compliance Certification
    • Emissions: FCC Part 15Safety: UL 60950

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