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The Alien ALR-9800 Enterprise Reader.

  • General Info
  • Specs

The Datamax M-Class Mark II.The Alien ALR-9800 is the RFID reader based on the Alien Enterprise RFID Platform, designed from the ground up for EPC Class 1 Gen 2 compliance. The ALR-9800 sets new standards for RFID readers through its:

  • Enterprise-scalable architecture
  • Highest performance read capability
  • Superior dense reader management

The result is a new-generation reader ideal for efficient implementation of RFID on a small or large scale with high level performance, lower initial and ongoing costs, and accelerated return-on-investment (ROI).

Enterprise-ready
The ALR-9800 is designed for scalable, streamlined, easy-to-manage data collection with a low total cost-of-ownership across any number of installed units. Implementation costs are kept low through the reader's simplified configuration and through its integrated industrial-class general purpose I/O capability that eliminates the need for costly external programmable logic controllers. Powerful remote monitoring and management functionality, including SNMP support, reduces ongoing costs of ownership while a ruggedized physical design ensures reliable, low-maintenance operation in demanding environments.

Highest Read/Write Across Multiple Protocols
The ALR-9800 supports all current EPC protocols, including Class 1 Gen 2 and Class 0/0+, with virtually no switching latency between protocols. Ultra-high read rates are supported across all protocols, making the ALR-9800 an ideal solution for demanding mixed population applications such as high-speed conveyors. The ALR-9800 combines high sensitivity with low cost through its advanced "multistatic" antenna design, whereby each antenna transmits and receives in turn. This enables the ALR-9800 to deliver exceptional conveyor and dock door results using only half the number of antennas required by most other readers.

Enhanced Reader Coordination
The ALR-9800 is compliant with the Gen 2 specification for Single, Dense and Multiple Reader modes. Dense Reader mode enables the ALR-9800 to make efficient use of the available RF spectrum when large numbers of readers operate in the same space. The ALR-9800 also employs a broadband listen-before-talk capability to avoid interference with close proximity readers, and leverages its general purpose I/O capability to reduce the on-time of each reader and thus enable larger numbers to co-exist in the same facility.


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ALR-9800 Specs

  • Architecture:
    • XScale processor, Linux, 64 Mbytes RAM, 32
  • Mbytes:
    • Flash
  • Supported RFID Tag Protocols:
    • EPC Gen 2; ISO 18000-6c
  • Reader Protocols:
    • Alien Reader Protocol, SNMP, firmware upgradeable
  • LAN Protocols:
    • DHCP, TCP/IP, NTP
  • Dense reader management:
    • Dense Reader Mode, Event triggering
  • Frequency:
    • 902.75 MHz – 927.25 MHz
  • Channels:
    • 50
  • Channel Spacing:
    • 500 KHz
  • RF Power:
    • Max 4 watts EIRP with Alien Antenna
  • Power:
    • Tri-voltage AC/DC power converter; 45 Watts maximum 120 or 240 VAC
  • Communications:
    • RS-232 (DB-9 F), LAN TCPI/IP (RJ-45)
  • Antennas:
    • 4 ports; multistatic topology; circular or linear polarization, reverse polarity TNC
    • Requires minimum of 2 antennas or external circulator
  • General Purpose Inputs/Outputs:
    • 4 inputs, 8 outputs, optically isolated, 0.5 amp,
    • Requires external power source of no more than 24 volts
  • Dimensions:
    • (L) 11” x (W) 9.0” x (D) 2.2”
  • Weight:
    • 2.0 kg (4.4 lb)
  • Operating Temperature:
    • -20°C to +50°C (-4°F to +122°F)
  • Dust and Moisture:
    • IP53
  • LED Indicators:
    • Power, Link, Active, Ant 0-3, CPU, Read, Sniff, Fault (red)
  • Software SDK:
    • Java and .NET APIs
  • Compliance Certification: Emissions:
    • FCC Part 15
  • Safety:
    • UL 609

Download ALR-9800 Enterprise Reader Product Overview