Essen RFID'S Xtenna Covers A Path-Breaking 40 Feet Read Distance For A Parking Management Solution
Essen has formally launched the next-gen RFID device "Xtenna™" that overcomes current RFID shortcomings, extends reach, improves and optimizes operations, and therefore extends functionality beyond existing applications. Essen's Xtenna™ is a ready-to-use integrated RFID device that is both convenient to use and extremely cost-effective.
During the product launch in Mumbai (Bombay), India on April ‘08 at Nariman Point, Essen's Senior Business Development Manager, Shrinivas said "With the value of the RFID market slated to reach US$ 12.3B in 2010 & further to US$26.2B by 2016, we believe that Essen is appropriately positioned to exploit this potential. Key segments that we are currently targeting include Retail, Manufacturing, Logistics & Livestock. Given our portfolio of global partners, we are confident of delivering the best-of-breed solutions to our customers "
Essen's Xtenna™ covers RFID bands across the EU, USA, China, Korea & India through models that operate in the 865-870 MHz, 902-928 MHz, 840–844 MHz, spectrum respectively. Its advanced RFID reader has dynamic multi-protocol capability that is fully compliant with future standards. Along with superior tag reading performance (upto 50 feet) that not only supports Dense Reader Mode but also overcomes multiple sources of signal interference.
One of the Unique Selling Proposition is its ability to be also used in remote locations and over long distances without signal deterioration. By using Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) for transmission and converting sensitive analog RF signals to digital at source, Xtenna™ eliminates any scope of loss or deterioration during data transmission.
Xtenna™'s advantage over an ordinary RF cable is multifold. Xtenna™ requires an inexpensive CAT-6 cable that can carry 48V DC power simultaneously along with data. Unlike the RF cable's sensitive analog signal, Xtenna™ provides a stable digital transmission. Moreover, RF cable has a limited distance of upto 20 ft before signal deterioration. With Xtenna™, this is offset as the distance between Xtenna™ & PoE switch can now be enhanced to 330ft without loss.
Essen has a patent pending with the US & Indian Patent Offices. Essen has partnered with some of the leading players both in India as well as global firms operating in the RFID applications space.
Essen's Xtenna™ is available in two versions namely a Pilot Project Kit & a Mini-pilot project kit & is available directly through Essen Mumbai or through its list of global affiliates spread across US & EU.
About Essen RFID
Essen's constant endeavor has been to identify relevant IT trends and technologies that impact business and provide its customers with world-class solutions that are also innovative and cost-effective.
Essen offers innovative technology in RFID devices that extends reach and scope beyond current usage. With pioneering experience in computer hardware manufacture and integration, as well as enterprise level software development, Essen is well placed and eminently qualified in providing innovative and cost-effective products for its customers. Its offerings are contemporary, adaptable and upgradeable, thereby matching both present and future needs.
With a keen understanding of emerging technology scenarios, Essen helps businesses take the next step forward. Keeping its customers not only in step with a fast-changing present, but also well prepared to be at the forefront in the world of tomorrow.
For more information, visit: www.essenrfid.com