ELATEC offers you high-performance multi- and single-frequency RFID readers and writers. We have readers with or without a housing and with or without an integrated antenna. Choose a configuration that suits your individual project requirements and standards for flexibility and integration.
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Every customer project is different, and requirements often change over time. Selecting the right device, therefore, calls for foresight. ELATEC products have the advantage that their behavior can always be modified to suit the relevant authentication scenario. Thanks to our universal solutions and competent sales team, you'll find the right device in the right version. We'll make sure your project will work even better than you could have imagined.
With or without a housing
Depending on the profile and demands of your project, a reader/writer with a housing may be better suited than one without. Both require IT-based configuration and physical integration in your overall solution – but the complexity varies greatly and key aspects of their use are also different. But the best part is that you have a choice – because most ELATEC products are available in both versions. As a rule, a device with a housing can be deployed faster; it comes with a larger scope and therefore higher cost. Devices without a housing come with lower cost and greater flexibility but require more modification effort. When making your decision, put your trust in the advice from our experienced experts.
When considering devices with a housing, we differentiate between plug-in desktop readers such as the TWN4 Slim and devices such as the TWN4 Palon Compact Wall, which must be mounted in a wall. In both cases, you’ll get products with numerous certifications that are ready for immediate integration in your project environment. Our consultants are happy to discuss the details with you.
If you prefer a device without a housing, you can choose from products such as the TWN4 MultiTech 3 BLE, nano modules such as the TWN4 MultiTech Nano, or almost any device in a version without a housing. For example, the TWN4 Palon OEM module. The optimal solution for your individual project depends on your requirements. Our sales team can help you find the right one for you.
With or without an antenna
Depending on the conditions and requirements of your project, devices with or without an antenna may be suitable. The criteria to be considered include specifics of the installation space and the surrounding area of the reader antenna, as well as factors related to transponder geometry and security aspects. As a rule, devices with antennas can immediately read all transponders; in other words, they are quickly ready for use. Reader modules without antennas require a motherboard to provide the energy supply and data communication as well as to enable the use of the reader antenna. The antenna must be installed directly on the motherboard or connected with a cable from its detached position. Our sales team is ready and available to help you through the decision and integration process.
Devices with antennas are products that can be used to read all transponders immediately upon initial operation. This product version is ideal when the reader is operated as a desktop device. For example, when there are no special integration requirements and the reader must get to market quickly. Contact our sales team to discuss your particular application and needs.
Devices without antennas require a motherboard to provide the energy supply and data communication. The reader antenna must also be integrated into the motherboard. It can be installed directly on the motherboard or connected with a cable from its detached position. This device version is indispensable if there are special requirements for the installation area, such as space limitations; if an adjustment to or optimization in the transponder geometry is necessary; if there is any metal immediately surrounding the reader antenna; or if there are certain security requirements (e.g., to enhance protection against eavesdropping with encrypted communication). Talk with our sales team about whether our TWN4 MultiTech Core Module or the TWN4 MultiTech Nano is the best solution for your needs.
Multi- or single-frequency
The decision whether to use a multi- or single-frequency device in your project depends on your specific requirements. As a rule, the advantage of an ELATEC multi-frequency solution is that it works with all major technologies used worldwide. When viewed over the product life, it provides substantial cost benefits despite its higher initial investment.
The single-frequency solution is suited for projects where there is a defined “must” and not much need for “can” – but let our sales team tell you more about the details.
ELATEC is the absolute specialist when it comes to multi-frequency devices. All products support all of the market’s common technologies. You can depend on maximum security flexibility and reliability. The universal solutions are essential when considering international use. Since our devices can read all major transponder technologies. Smooth communication is assured. In this respect, your investment in multi-frequency devices quickly pays off. The specialists in our sales team can tell you more about the strengths and special features of our multi-frequency devices.
Single-frequency devices are suited for projects that have a single, specific application. The best candidates for this solution know what they will require – and what they won’t. The devices dependably do exactly what they should. Individual modifications and extras are not provided for, nor are they required in the project definition. Product prices are correspondingly lower. All of the details about our single-frequency devices can be explained to you by our sales team.