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Fixed RFID reader

Fixed RFID reader

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IF2B Network Reader
IF2B Network Reader
  • Description
  • Cable Structure
  • Technical Data
  • Application


The Honeywell IF2B is a compact, cost-effective network reader designed to support diverse RFID applications in both enterprise and industrial environments that require a scalable RFID system with a low cost per read point. The IF2B is based on an Honeywell-designed radio frequency (RF) platform that offers best-in-class read performance and includes support for Honeywell’s exclusive Advanced RFID Extensions (ARX), helping customers achieve a new level of visibility to the identification of RFID tags for greater accuracy of reading tags of interest over readers utilizing lessversatile commodity chipsets.

Packaged in a small and lightweight, yet durable enclosure, the IF2B is suited for nearly any environment, including industrial warehouse and manufacturing operations and enterprise environments for asset and inventory management applications.

With a focus on keeping the cost of ancillary equipment and installation low, the IF2B Network Reader includes features that reduce the costs and complexity of the overall solution. Not only does the low-profile enclosure with integrated mounting slots allow the IF2B to be easily installed in virtually any environment, the IF2B also supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) for scalable deployments without the cost of adding electrical drops where AC line power is not available or practical. An optional DC converter is available to support conventional wall power. Either power method supports the full RF output power capability of the IF2B (up to 30 dBm).

Because the general purpose input/output (GPIO) circuitry can be powered directly through either PoE or the DC power converter, the IF2B allows for direct monitoring and controlling of peripherals such as presence detectors and signal lights without requiring extra devices and power supplies to facilitate the connection.

Further reducing installation and equipment costs, the IF2B’s four antenna ports can be configured to transmit in either mono- or bi-static mode, increasing the flexibility of the system to achieve the best results for the application and environment. A variety of antennas from Honeywell’s extensive product line supports diverse applications, versus integrated antenna readers that include one type of antenna and limit the flexibility of applications and deployment.

Cable Structure

Technical Data

Length: 18.85 cm (7.42 in)
Length w/splash guard: 19.9 cm (7.87 in)
Width: 16.31 cm (6.42 in)
Height: 4.32 cm (1.70 in)
Weight: 1.0 kg (2.2 lbs)
LED Status Indicators: RFID service, power, PoE,Ethernet, tag detection, and antenna port connection status

Operating Temperature: -25 to 55°C (-13 to 131°F)
Storage Temperature: -30 to 70°C (-22 to 158°F)
Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Enclosure: IP53 sealing, Die cast magnesium base, Lexan plastic cover

Communications: 10/100 BaseT Ethernet RS-232, USB for configuration
Input Power: PoE (802.3at compliant) DC power input (12 VDC +/-5%, 30W), sealed/locking connection.
Requires optional Honeywell 100/240 VAC converter

Input/Output (GPIO): Four input (0 to 40 VDC) and four output (0 to 48 VDC, 0.25 amp) circuits, powered via PoE or DC input (500 mA, 12 VDC)

Antenna Connections: Four reverse-polarity (RP) TNC ports configurable for mono- or bi- static operation.Antenna fault detection and auto tuning for best performance
Output Power: 1 to 30 dBm, configurable in 1 dB steps (calibrated above 9 dBm)
Frequency Ranges: FCC (902-928 MHz) and ETSI (865-868 MHz), factory configured

Passive UHF Tag Protocols:
ISO 18000-6B
ISO 18000-6C
EPCglobal UHF Class 1 Gen 2
Tag Features:
NXP G2X, Impinj Monza 4QT extensions
High memory tags (Fujitsu, Tego, ATA)
Host Application Protocols:
EPCglobal LLRP
Honeywell Advanced RFID Extensions (ARX)
Honeywell Basic Reader Interface (BRI)
Honeywell Developer Library (IDL) resource
kit for BRI (Java, C# .NET)
Management and Configuration:
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)
Honeywell SmartSystems client
Honeywell Web Services and Web Configuration Interface
Network Protocols:
IPv4, IPv6
DHCP, DNS, NTP, Syslog

Support for embedded C# .NET and Java applications
96 MB of flash application memory
96 MB of flash data storage
64 MB of available RAM

FIPS 140-2 compliance for HTTPS, LLRP-secure, and
Web Services (DCWS)-secure
RADIUS client support
SSL Certificate support

Honeywell approved antennas, antenna cables

Model: IF2
Safety: IEC/UL 60950-1

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