Access Control

RFID reader

by Mark Rowe

At Intersec Dubai Nedap launched the uPASS Target, pictured. This RFID reader offers the Dutch firm says long-range identification, of vehicles and people, using the Rain RFID (UHF EPC Gen II) standard. The company says it’s their reply to the demand for UHF readers in applications where vehicles and other moving objects should be identified automatically using passive RFID tags. The new UHF RFID reader offers a read range of up to 10m (33 ft), suitable it is claimed for industrial sites and logistic depots.

Maarten Mijwaart, General Manager of Nedap Identification Systems, says: “We have promised our partners and clients that we would actively support the Rain RFID (UHF) standard and that we would maintain our position as a market leading innovator in the RFID arena. This new release is proof of that. The uPASS Target offers the performance and functionality that our clients can expect from a modern and high-end RFID reader, but it also is compatible with the interfacing engine that is available for all our readers. This makes it effortless to integrate with the access control, parking management and other systems of our partners.”


The reader identifies vehicles and drivers at a travelling speed of up to 200 km/h (125 mph) by using passive UHF RFID. The product features configurable three-colour LED indication, support of common industry interfacing standards (IP, Serial, Wiegand), optional connection of second external antenna, read range limitation option, and reader output formatting. The circular polarized antenna offers orientation freedom when offering tags, the makers add. The product offers a variety of industry-standard communication interfaces. It offers integration with third party products for access control, logistic operations, security and parking.

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