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Alien Technology

San Jose,  CA 
United States
  • Booth: 322

For 20 years Alien Technology has proven to be the trusted supplier of EPCglobal Gen2 and ISO/IEC 18000-6c compliant UHF passive RFID transceiver chips, tags, inlays & labels, fixed & mobile readers and related professional services for item tagging, retail/apparel, transportation, life sciences and many other applications.


  • Hydra
    Hydra is a UHF Passive RFID Reader solution designed to lower RFID implementation and running costs. It combines a full-power 30dBm UHF reader, 8dBic antenna and patent pending “Hydra” power and data router technology.


  • Standard features include:

    • 30dBm EPC Gen 2 Class 1 UHF Passive RFID Reader
    • 8dBic Slimline Antenna
    • Built-in Mulitple-PoE Switch to Network Readers Together
    • “Hydra” Power and Data Routing
    • Low-Cost Reader Installation and Management
    • Works seamlessly with the ALR-F800-X with Emissary
    Feature Enabled By Benefit
    Lowers Implementation and Running Costs
    • Low-cost read point with integrated antenna
    • Simply connect PoE for data and power
    • Just connect each reader to it’s nearest neighbor minimizing long cable runs.
    • Less up-font cost for capital equipment
    • Smaller cable runs (less cable to purchase)
    • Less cable means less installation costs
    Extensible Solution – grows or shrinks with your RFID needs
    • Each reader inputs and outputs both power and data via Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) to the next reader.
    • Low cost per read point
    • Each reader contains an antenna
    • A poor read zone is addresses by adding another low cost read point and connecting it to its nearest neighbor for both power and data.
    • Allows all desired tags to be irradiated and made visible to at least one read point.
    • Bad read zones can be fixed by “daisy- chaining” another low-cost read point without breaking the Return-on-Investment (ROI) model
    • No long cable runs for added read points
    Massively Simplifies Network Connectivity
    • PoE (power and data) in and out
    • ALR-3720 supports two PoE ports for daisy chaining
    • ALR-3733di supports 3 PoE ports for adding more complex topologies for data/power robustness
    • Simple, low cost installation
    • Lowers infrastructure and cable costs
    • Less to maintain
    Designed to Work Seamlessly with the ALR-F800-X with Emissary
    • Like all Alien readers, Hydra’s send a self- discovery heart-beat over the network
    • F800-X with Emissary manages a subnet of Hydra readers directly
    • License free Emissary manages the network and describes the work-flow of any alien reader combination
    • No need for a server to control a reader network
    • ALR-F800-X manages the Hydra network configuration and work flows…no programming required.
    • Self healing network re-configuration on a cable failure
    • ALR-3733di enables more complex network topologies
    • Solution can be configured to tolerate certain network failures and automatically reconfigure both power and data (no human intervention required)
  • F800-X
    The ALR-F800-X is a truly transformational product created by the merging two core capabilities present in any solution. It is an ALR-F800 based 4-port Enterprise Class UHF Passive Reader and it is an Edge Service controller....

  • Features

    • Reader + Multiple Reader Configuration and Management in one device
    • Logical device and place naming
    • Visualize hardware and peripherals
    • Built in Activities
    • Workflow creation tool
    • Automatic Tag Data Standard interpretation
    • Automatic aggregation of data
    • Class leading Global EPC Gen 2 4-port RFID Reader
    • Same footprint as Alien’s ALR-F800 UHF Enterprise Reader
    • Built in handling of common chores
    • DSA (Dynamic Self-Adapting) real-time read optimization
    • Power source agnostic and auto-switching
    • Feature-rich Alien Reader Protocol
    • Dynamic Authentication of Higgs™ ICs
    • Exceptional sensitivity and performance
    • Automode, with on-board state machine
    • RoHS EU 2002/95/EC compliant
    • Plenum Rated (EAHS) per UL 2043
    Need Feature Benefit
    Simplify multi-reader installation, configuration & maintenance
    • Two in one Enterprise Reader and Edge Service Device
    • Multi-reader controller with no additional hardware or boxes
    • Full ALR-F800 enterprise class reader integrated
    • Logical/user-friendly device naming
    • Logical/user-friendly location naming
    • Minimize time to system live date and cost of system realization
    • Less hardware to go wrong/replace
    Simplify multi-reader workflow creation
    • Built in common Activities
    • Simple tool to build Activities into a Workflow (across readers)
    • Built in recognition of RFID data allow interpretation by the correct Tag Data Standard (TDS 1.8)
    • Aggregates multiple-reader data reports
    • Send Consolidated data reports to the cloud (minimizing data transferred)
    • Lowers cost and TTM of job description
    • Flexibility to change the workflow
  • Higgs EC
    High Sensitivity RFID IC with Enhanced Data Quality
    Leapfrog in RFID technology by providing self-correcting memory
    Best-in-Class read and write sensitivity
    Fully backwards compatible with Alien’s other Higgs ICs...

  • Highlights

    • Highly Integrated and Cost Effective
    • Designed to meet EPCglobal Gen2 (V 1.2.0) and ISO/IEC 18000-6C
    • Worldwide operation in the RFID UHF bands (840-960 MHz)512-Bits of Memory
    • Up to 128 EPC Bits (nominally 96 bits)
    • 128 User Bits
    • 48 Bit Unique TID
    • 32 Bit Access and 32 bit kill passwords
    • Low power operation for both read and programming
    • QuickWrite™ / BlastWrite™- High-speed chip & mass programming
    • Dynamic Authentication™ – anti-cloning/anti-counterfeit technology
    • Exceptional operating range, up to 13m with appropriate antenna

    Sentinel™ Memory

    Sentinel Memory

    unique and robust error correcting memory architecture. This architecture detects and fixessingle bit errors and detects and flags dual bit errors.

    The most robust memory in the RFID industry. Immune to single bit errors (cosmic rays, chip damage etc). Provides customers reassurance the stored data is protected and data loss/corruption minimized.

    Best in class read sensitivity

    -22.5 dBm

    Allows smaller tags to be designed or larger read & write distances to be realized.

    Best in class write sensitivity

    -19 dBm

    Best in class memory reliability

    200,000 write cycles, two times that of competitors

    More robust memory for high-write applications

    96 and 128b EPC

    Support EPC size up to 128b for flexibility.

    Additional 32b allows storing of larger identifying information.

    128b user memory

    User memory for storage of additional application data.

    Enables Higgs-EC to be used in applications where more memory is required unlike many competitive IC’s.

  • ALR-S350 Sled Handheld
    The ALR-S350 is a robust, simple to use UHF passive RFID sled designed for intensive use. The sled offers the flexibility to use your preferred operating system type and version while selecting the latest generation in communications infrastructure.

  • Unlike many competitors, the Alien ALR-S350 sled handheld reader is provided inclusive of all peripherals required to get started. The only item that is required and not included in the kit is your preferred smart device whether it is a phone, tablet or a simple media player such as an iPod Touch. Included are:

    • ALR-S350 RFID sled
    • Li-Po double capacity 7000mAh 3.7V battery
    • Multi-national power adapter/charging kit
    • Cradle/dock with spare battery charging slot
    • Micro USB cable for charging your smart device when the ALR-S350 is docked and charging


    • Retail
    • Warehouse
    • Work in Progress
    • Transportation
    • Missing item location

    Feature                                              Enabled By                                                        Benefit

    • Double-capacity single battery
    • Low power electronics
    • Up to 24 hours of intensive use

    • Dust and water ingress protection (IP54)
    • Solid drop tested design (1.5m/4,9ft)
    • Quadlock® robust phone mounting
    • Robust to normal knocks and drops despite being a sled form-factor

    • Effortless Bluetooth 4.2 (Low Energy) connectivity
    • Single battery operation - only one battery to manage
    • Simple smart device pairing
    • No battery swapping required
    • Dual battery systems may not operate when one of the batteries is weak

    • Sled design splits RFID from Comms and O/S
    • Apps dowloadable from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store
    • Use Android or iOS
    • Use LTE of next gen 5G services
    • Use latest WiFi 802.11ac, ad etc
    • Use a phone, tablet or media player (e.g. iPod Touch)