Enabling Technologies for digital Transformation
The Kathrein Solutions GmbH and its integration partner provides AutoID Turnkey Solutions including hardware, software, services and support. From the first proof of concept up to the go-live implementation, Kathrein and its integration partners support customers in applications for logistics, industrial automation, healthcare and vehicle identification.
The new generation of RFID readers is ideal for Industrial Tracking & Tracing applications, Logistics-based material flow solutions or Smart City-based solutions, such as intelligent parking or car sharing solutions to allow customers to access these services easily and seamlessly.
The Kathrein ARU 2000 reader family is a basic RAIN RFID reader with an integrated antenna for indoor applications in logistics, manufacturing and supply chain applications. Its best in class 27-dBm UHF RF unit and connectivity interface PoE and the basic level processing unit allow for a flexible integration into Industry 4.0 and IoT solutions. Based on the latest RFID standards, such as EPC Gen2v2/ISO 18000-63, Kathrein ARU 2000 series support all market leading transponder chip features.
The Kathrein ARU 3000 antenna reader series is the most innovative RAIN RFID edge device with integrated 65Â° wide-range antenna. Its best-in-class 33-dBm UHF RF unit and 800 Mhz Dual Core processor it provides highest performance in ruggedized environments. Scalable connectivity like PoE+/LAN (ARU3500), Wi-Fi and BLE (ARU3560), or 2G/3G (ARU3570) provides modularity and cost efficency due to less infrastructure requirements. Based on the latest RFID standards, such as EPC Gen2v2/ISO 18000-63, Kathrein ARU 3500 antenna reader supports all market-leading transponder chip features for security, authentification and encoding.
The Kathrein RRU 1000 series is a basic RAIN RFID reader for indoor applications in logistics, manufacturing, supply chain and access control applications.Its best in class 30-dBm UHF RF unit and connectivity interface PoE+ and the basic level processing unit allow for a flexible integration into Industry 4.0 and IoT solutions. Based on the latest RFID standards, such as EPC Gen2v2/ISO 18000-63, Kathrein RRU 1000 series support all market leading transponder chip features.
The Kathrein RRU 4000 reader series is the best performance RAIN RFID edge device for multiple purposes. Its best-in-class 33-dBm UHF RF unit and 800 Mhz Dual Core processor provides highest accuracy in ruggedized environments. Scalable connectivity like PoE+/LAN (RRU4500), Wi-Fi and BLE (RRU4560), or 2G/3G (RRU4570) provides modularity and cost efficency due to less infrastructure requirements. Based on the latest RFID standards, such as EPC Gen2v2/ISO 18000-63, Kathrein RRU 4500 supports all market-leading transponder chip features for security, authentification and encoding.
The Kathrein antenna-integrated Reader ARU 8500 is the all-in-one device for direction detection. Based on an Ethernet communication interface and a circular switch-beam technology the reader detects the movement of goods and items. It recognizes dynamic and static RFID tags, avoid wrong stocktaking or protects against theft. Based on the latest RFID standards, such as EPC Gen2v2/ISO 18000-63, Kathrein ARU 8500 antenna reader supports all market-leading transponder chip features for security, authentification and encoding.
Kathrein Solutions, leading manufacturer of RFID identification and RTLS localization systems, offers a wide range of RAIN RFID antennas.
Suitable for a variety of different read ranges by low-range (LORA), mid-range (MIRA) andwide-range (WIRA) antennas. Â©KRAI (Kathrein RFID antenna interface) enables different antenna features dynamically, such as polarization switch or antenna cascading for multiple use cases. Based on this diversity, the best antenna for all kind of application can be found easily.
Kathrein offers a wide range of high-performance transponders for automated vehicle identification and industrial use.
The RFID Windshield Label serves for the automatic, contactless identification of vehicles (Automatic Vehicle Identification, AVI). The label is adhered to the inside of the windshield. The development of the RFID Windshield Label was focused on a very high read range, thanks to special antenna behind glass and a passive function without battery. Tag authentication using AES coprocessor and 128-bit AES unique crypto key. Privacy protection via untraceable command and 128-bit AES group crypto key. Trust Provisioning of Secure Secrets. The label material is a combination of PP and PET layer extra security die-cuts improve security against removal and re-use.
The RFID headlamp tag serves for the automatic, contactless identification of motorcycles and vehicles (Automatic Vehicle Identification, AVI). The label is adhered to the outside of the headlamp. The development of the RFID headlamp tag has been focused on a very high read range due to the special antenna on the headlamp and a passive function without a battery. The UCODE DNA tag authentication uses an AES coprocessor and a 128-bit AES unique crypto key. The privacy protection of this tag is realised via an untraceable command and 128-bit AES group crypto key.
To protect the personalisation, both tags consists of two layers. The label material of the UCODE DNA tag is a combination of a hologram and PET layer, the label material of the the UCODE 7xm tag is a PET layer. The extra fragile antenna layer improves security against removal and re-use.
The universal multi surface transponders from Kathrein are designed to be insensitive to the materials to which they are attached. Equally good performance is expected on both metal and non-metal items. With their robust structure they can be used successfully in harsh environments and have a high class of destruction resistance. With the UCODE DNA the transponders offer combination of long range UHF RFID performance coupled with cryptographic security functionality for tag authentication.
Power supply, connecting cables and mounting sets for Kathrein reader and antennas systems.
The Kathrein Solutions real-time localization system "K-RTLS" combines high localization accuracy in an industrial environment with unique technical features that enable broad use in a wide variety of applications. Precise monitoring of manufacturing progress in a production environment or a transparent material flow in intralogistics are just two of many possible applications. The real-time data available with RTLS on the location and status of objects form the basis for networking processes in the value chain.
Kathrein Solutions supports its customers and partners with a wide range of software tools that facilitate the integration of the Kathrein RAIN RFID and RTLS product families, deliver reproducible results and, if desired, ensure secure production operation. The test and configuration software Reader!Start enables both the beginner and the expert to efficiently work out the ideal configuration. API protocol descriptions as well as the corresponding programming examples support the software integration into partner systems. The latest version of the reader firmware and the internal Linux operating system keep the devices always up to date.
A powerful test and configuration software RTLS!Start as well as an RTLS!Wizard for fast test operation are also available for the new RTLS portfolio. The latest firmware versions as well as API interface descriptions help with integration into higher-level software landscapes and production systems.
With the CrossTalk Auto ID software suite, you can process and analyze raw data from sensor systems, generate a verified event and send it in the desired format to the higher-level software landscape (ERP/MES).
CrossTalk supports all common AutoID devices of different technologies and models as well as RTLS systems.