Each RFind RFID solution is custom designed to meet the specific demands of your business. We have a full line of Gateways that ensure that you are always getting the right product to suit your application needs. The RFind Gateway is the bridge between the wireless world of our tags and the wired world of your network. One or more Gateways are deployed on site, and can have overlapping coverage. The Gateway is not involved in locating asset tags (as is typical of sensors or readers in other RTLS). This means that line of site communication is not required, as long as a sufficiently good signal can be exchanged between at least one Gateway and the tags deployed on site.
The RTLS Gateway is used when trilateral, slot & sequence, zonal and point to point locating are used in an RFind system, as well as applications which require blinking the LED on asset tags.
The Presence Gateway is capable of detection of asset presence at a site, or within a defined area. It functions by receiving signals from asset tags and does not host a transmit capability.
Presence Gateways are used to identify if a tagged asset is detected and does not support more advanced locating functions.
A Gatepost is a stand alone device that does not require networking. Used as an element in conjunction with another Gateway on-site, its primary function is to transmit to tags to identify their presence in a specific location. A Gatepost is typically deployed at site or facility entry/exit points (also called ‘chokepoints’ or ‘portals’). It causes any asset tag passing within range to immediately report into the system. The asset tag also identifies the Gatepost that triggered it so that the asset can be immediately located to that entry/exit point..
Gateposts are used to monitor chokepoint & ingress/egress points where ultra-long range may be desired (up to 500m / 1500ft). Also look up RFind’s Gatepost Tags (a variant of a Reference Tag). These have the same function as a Gatepost, but are smaller and battery powered. They are ideal for chokepoints where ultra-long range is not required (less than 50m / 150ft).
A Gate Master gets you connected in places where you thought it may be impossible. The Gate Master is used to extend both the RTLS and the corporate WLAN to another remote area on, or nearby to the main RTLS site. Now those remote lots can have the RTLS deployed and allow your employees to access the corporate network via mobile devices.
The Gate Master incorporates an RFind Gateway, a standard 802.11b/g/n Wireless Router and a ultra-long range WLAN backhaul repeater. The repeater offers up to 10 km / 6 mi range to a base station on your main site (depending on topography and location).