Super Elite: UHF Reader

Flagship reliability for competitive timers. This UHF reader builds on a decade of research and development of our flagship platform and expands the Super Elite premium features to a new frequency: UHF.

Capture a large volume of reads with the high-speed processing of the Super Elite. Detailed on-reader display and extended battery life make this reader perfect for any size road race.

Key Features

  • Extended battery life
  • Easy-to-use interface
  • High volume reads
  • Enhanced Connectivity
Learn More Tech Specs

Features

  • Compliant with USA, European, Australian, and RSA spectrum allocations
  • Robust anti-collision protocol (up to 120 tags simultaneously)
  • Simple to use – only one ON/OFF switch for all systems
  • Real time clock
  • Valid tag read and status indicators
  • Battery management circuit beeps on low voltage or incorrect input polarity
  • Power input connector for 12V DC external supply
  • Automatic antenna tuning; tunes out environmental influences can be manually invoked
  • Connects to 4 (2×5m) antenna mats
  • Range 0.6m using shoe tag (57×43mm)
  • Storage capacity > 400,000 tag reads
  • Ethernet port for computer connection; cellular data optional
  • Daisy chain connectivity shares internet across devices

Super Elite Reader Specifications

Power

Power Requirements: 12 V DC, 6 A max

Internal Battery: 17 A-h, gives 3 to 4 hours of use (external battery capability)

Transmit Power: 62 dBuA/m @ 10m on axis of one antenna (complies with ETSI EN300–330 limit)

Output

Antenna Type: 2×2.5m loops, 4 turns for TX, 1 turn for RX; 2 loops can be connected

Operating Frequencies: 125–127 kHz transmit; 6.8 MHz receive tag signal

Auto-tuning: Operates on switch-on; can be invoked manually by push-button on front panel

Controls: On switch, auto-tune push-button, sync push-button (inserts digital marker into data stream)

Real-time Clock: Time set by PC, NTP or GPS

Communications: USB 2.0 (x2), ethernet (x2), serial

Indicators

Tuning LED (Green–Yellow–Red) indicating “good” – “medium” – “bad” for each transmit output

Valid ID received & sent; Reader ready status

Module power

CPU heartbeat

Battery voltage level LED (Green–Yellow-Red), indicating “high” – “medium” – “low” charge states

LAN (Ethernet) activity

Receiver data received

OLED feedback screen

Data Output

Continuous flow of tag IDs as they are read, with time stamps

First-seen / Last-seen tag output with time stamps

First-seen / Last-seen tag output in XML with time stamps

Maintenance / Diagnostic data output

Performance

Read Range: 1.3m to 1.5m depending on tag type(57×46×1.8 mm laminated)

Max Tag Speed: 10m/sec

Physical

 

Dimensions: 370×325×285 mm

Weight: 24.0 kg (approx 53 lb) without antennas

Double throw latches

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