System manufacturer Kathrein RFID is claiming 100% identification performance with its Krai range which combines a smart antenna with reader technology in an integrated unit. All Krai units are equipped with a microcontroller and its own software which means it is possible to adjust the antenna’s physical properties (the reading zones and the capture of the reading zones) with smart software.
Of particular interest is its ARU-CSB unit which is an RFID UHF identification system with an integrated switch beam antenna. Based on the three different antenna beams the system can not only identify RFID vehicle transponders, it can also detect movement direction and/or static position of vehicles in tolling plaza applications.
Where require, the ARU-CSB-ELC series of wide range antennas can be specified to cover particular situations. These have a read range up to 18m and cover a 40° field of view.