Networked RFID Reader (FX205)

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The FX205 RFID Reader is our networked reader designed for long range and/or high-count RFID reading puzzle designs. The network it uses is RS-485, which is designed to run thousands of feet. A 4 wire cable connects all of the readers together and provides power.  The FX205 is compatible with EM4100/EM4200 125Khz RFID tags.

While you may find lower-priced third party options, our RFID solution integrates high-quality reader modules and uses industrial-grade networking to deliver superior reliability and capabilities not found elsewhere, particularly as the number of readers grows for a large puzzle.

High reader count: typically used for 1 to 9 readers, but is expandable up to 32.

Long distance communications: The length of cable to the readers and the controller can exceed 1000 feet. This allows the readers to be remotely located from the controller.

Digital output:  Silently control a small magnetic lock or other 12V/1A device directly from the FX205 without running additional long distance wires - no extra relay needed!

Convenient mounting:  Our custom ABS plastic case has two screw holes and a flat bottom that make precisely positioning and installing the reader easy. 

With attached BAC V controller (required):
Single button learning: When you want to initially configure the system or replace a prop or tag, a single button can learn the desired pattern again.

Partial match: With large match puzzles with poor tag/reader alignment, you may want to allow a few readers to be unread and still allow the puzzle to solve.

Auto reset: The puzzle can reset via a remote command or when all the readers return no tag, and could be combined with a time delay.

MQTT/Node-Red Manageable: Depending on the host system, more complex and dynamic logic can be implemented.

Important Note:  To connect the FX205 to a BAC V, you will also need an FX45 expansion module.  One FX45 can accommodate up to 32 readers.

RFID Demo at Transworld
Using the previous generation of this product, the FX201 RFID, to set up a valve game.