Red Cell Innovation Inc.

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CS468 16-Port Reader is an Ethernet PoE+ connected UHF EPC Class 1 Gen 2 RFID reader with long read range and high read rate. This 16-port reader has fine grain control of RF output from the ports that enables very high speed antenna switching.

With the same API as the CS203 integrated reader, application development time can be greatly reduced.


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  • Work-in-process tracking


  • 16-port reader with long read range and high read rate
  • Fine gain control of RF output for fast antenna switching
  • Dense Reader Mode (DRM) available
  • Global frequency coverage
  • Ethernet connectivity, with Power-over-Ethernet (PoE+ or IEEE802.3at)
  • Same API as that of CS203 integrated reader
  • 2 mounting methods: with multiplexer box piggy-backed on top of main unit or side by side with the main unit


Physical Characteristics Length: 272 mm; Width: 142 mm; Thickness: side by side – 25 mm & 22 mm; piggy-backed – 47 mm; Weight = 1.15 Kg
Read Range CS468-2 with CS772-2 antenna: 7 meters with AD431 tags from Avery Dennison O and 12 meters with Dogbone tags from UPM Raflatec (for FCC version)
Read Rate ~ 300 tags/second per port for selected Gen2 profile (max.)
~ 150 tags/second per port (typical)
ProtocolISO18000-6C, EPC UHF Class 1 Gen 2, Dense Reader Mode available
Frequency Range One of the following: 865-868 MHz, 865-867 MHz, 902-928 MHz, 952-956.4 MHz, p919-928 MHz, 910-914 MHz
Output Power27 dBm at RF connector (after multiplexer box)
RF ConnectorsReverse Polarity SMA Jack
External Control2 x GPO and 2 x GPI
Environment Operating Temperature: -20°C to 50°C (-4°F to 122°F)
Storage Temperature: -40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)
Humidity: 0% to 95% Non-condensing
UsageIndoor use only, NEMA enclosure box is required for protection in outdoor environment
ConnectivityEthernet (with PoE+), USB
Other Connectivity Compatible with Ethernet-to-USB bridge, Ethernet-to-WiFi bridge, Ethernet-to-GSM/CDMA bridge
Power Supply 12 Volt DC supply, or use PoE+


ModelOrder Code1 unit2+ unitsIn-stock
16-port ReaderCS468USD 1400Contact usNo
Cable for CS468 to CS790 (1 metre)CS812-1MUSD 30Contact usNo
360mm ultra-thin antennaCS790-X-M-360USD 200Contact usNo
700mm ultra-thin antennaCS790-X-M-700USD 300Contact usNo
990mm ultra-thin antennaCS790-X-M-990USD 400Contact usNo
Cable for CS468 to CS790 (1 metre)CS812-1MUSD 30Contact usNo
Circular directional patch antennaCS771-X-L/RUSD 200Contact usNo
Linear directional patch antennaCS772USD 200Contact usNo
Near-field patch antenna (round)CS777USD 250Contact usNo
Near-field patch antenna (square)CS778-X-S/BUSD 250Contact usNo
Cable for CS468 to CS77x (1 metre)CS812-1MUSD 35Contact usNo
¹ subject to currency variance