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December 3, 2013 - Able to capture multiple transponder tags in production control and internal logistics applications, SIMATIC RF290R 13.56 MHz reader complies with ISO 15693 air interface protocol and integrates into automation or IT levels. Supported connections include Profinet, Profibus, Ethernet, and RS232. Up to 6 antennas can be connected to reader, delivering coverage range up to 60 cm with one antenna and 1 m in gate design with antenna duplexer or multiplexer.
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Siemens Corp.
153 E. 53rd St.
New York, NY, 10022

Siemens Simatic RF290R RFID Reader Ideal for High Operating Ranges

Captures Multiple Transponder Tags
Complies with ISO 15693
Easily Integrates into Automation and IT Levels

The new high-performance SIMATIC RF290R RFID Long Range Reader from Siemens Industry Sector reliably captures multiple transponder tags in production control and internal logistics applications requiring high operating ranges.

The compact, 13.56MHz reader complies with ISO 15693 air interface protocol and easily Integrates into the automation or IT levels, including connections to Profinet, Profibus, Ethernet or directly with the RS232 interface.

Trigger and indication signals are enabled with onboard digital I/O. Status is indicated by four LEDs on the reader housing -- operation, data transmission, transponder available and error signal.  Up to six antennas can be connected to reader delivering a large coverage range up to 60 cm with one antenna and up to 1 m in gate design with antenna duplexer or multiplexer.

Easy to use parameterization and diagnostics features via the function block FB45/55 or SIMATIC RF290 parameterization software simplifies commissioning.

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Siemens Industry Sector is the world’s leading supplier of innovative and environmentally friendly products, solutions and services for industrial customers. With end-to-end automation technology and industrial software, solid vertical-market expertise, and technology-based services, the sector enhances its customers’ productivity, efficiency and flexibility. With a global workforce of more than 100,000 employees, the Industry Sector comprises the Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services Divisions as well as the Metals Technologies Business Unit. For more information, visit
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