ThingMagic Astra

Astra is an easy to install, unobtrusive, integrated UHF RFID reader/antenna designed for office and commercial environments. Driven by ThingMagic’s Mercury5e UHF RFID reader module, Astra’s Power over Ethernet (PoE) and WiFi options allow for flexible, low cost, single cable installations. With full support for ThingMagic’s enterprise-class MercuryOS software, Astra blends in well with corporate IT infrastructures and office lay outs.

"Predictable performance and ease-of-use are essential to broad market adoption of RFID. Astra-EX delivers on both of these measures and more, simplifying integration with enterprise applications and reducing the time for customers to realize better business results."

ThingMagic Division


  • High performance, EPCglobal Gen2 (optional ISO 18000-6B) support with anti-collision Dense Reader Mode (DRM) and advanced anti-jamming functionality.
  • A fully integrated 6 dBic circularly-polarized antenna and an RP TNC connector to support an optional secondary external antenna in small form factor (10.2"H x 10.2"W x 3"D").
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) reduces cabling and electrical outlet proximity requirements.
  • Wi-Fi option, providing low cost integration with existing enterprise Wi-Fi networks. Supports enterprise Wi-Fi security standards including TKIP, AES and EAP-TLS.
  • 16MB of flash and 32MB of DRAM available for reader-hosted applications.
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  • High-performance capabilities and application-specific features include:
    1. A ‘fast search’ mode for reading tags affixed to fast-moving objects.
    2. Read rate over 190 tags per second with high-performance feature settings.
    3. Read range up to 30 feet for Generation 2 UHF RFID tags.
    4. The ability to rapidly adapt to changing tag populations.
  • Ready to deploy application available from Intensecomp.

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