The Elpas IR Reader is a supervised, fixed infrared locating device. The reader is designed to detect and relay sub-room ‘Location’ and ‘State’ data in real-time from Elpas Active RFID IR-Enabled Asset, Personnel or Infant Protection Tags to Eiris Tracking and Management Software or to other third-party RTLS applications using an IP XML protocol.

The IR Reader is easily surface mounted onto solid ceilings or flush mounted into dropped (false) ceilings. The reader supports large tag populations at read-distances up to 15m/50ft (360° coverage) and is remotely configurable for customized applications. Onboard I/O ports enable the monitoring of one supervised general purpose input and control of two open- collector digital switched outputs.

The IP version (P/N: 5-IRB00880-1) contains a RJ-45 connector for linking the IR Reader to the host RTLS application machine via Ethernet.

The BUS Version (P/N: 5-IRB00880) includes a RJ-11 connector for communication with an Elpas Local Controller, a RF IP Reader or an IR IP Reader in addition to fifteen other Elpas BUS devices (such as other location readers, Elpas Display Panels, LF Exciters I/O Modules and/or Proximity Readers using Elpas RS-485 Junction Boxes..

Product Features

  • Ethernet or RS-485 options
  • Real-time tag monitoring and tracking
  • Read range up to 15m/50ft radius (360° coverage)
  • Sub-Room location detection
  • Handles large tag populations
  • Fully supervised, includes tamper protection
  • Low power consumption
  • Onboard I/O ports
  • XML messaging technology
  • CE, FCC, IC compliant

Applications and Uses

  • Patient identification
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Infant protection
  • Nurse/Patient call
  • Wandering patient supervision
  • Entrance- and exit- based alarming
  • Hands-free access control
  • Asset management & loss prevention
  • Personnel and visitor safety