By Times 7, Jan 10, 2019
The A5020 is designed to simplify customers’ lives, and its robust nature and superior performance make it the best quality for price antenna in the market.
The numerous features of this compact 150 mm/5.9 inch square antenna enable it to be a vital component in a large number of applications.
The A5020 antenna’s significant benefits are:
It has a 1.5ft (0.45m) wider read range than most other antennas of similar size in the market, as well as a more extended read range than these competitors.
Its VSWR (voltage standing wave ratio) of less than 1.4 is better than the industry standard. VSWR is a measure of how efficiently radio-frequency power is transmitted from the power source to the antenna.
Finally, the A5020 has built-in Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) protection.
A5020’s tech specs and RF performance benefits are:
Comparative tests prove it outperforms competitors, and especially at lower power levels, the A5020 achieves twice the read rates of similarly sized antennas.
Where deployment requires long antenna cables, power levels at the antenna itself may be lower, and the A5020’s advantages then become most apparent.
Advantages of the A5020’s tag reading performance are:
The A5020’s reflection protection guarantees uninterrupted high read performance.
This means when metal and metallic objects are present, reflective power does not pass directly through the antenna to the RFID reader.
Other antennas usually pass this reflected power directly, which causes most readers to reduce power or shut down completely to protect themselves.
However, advanced A5020 circuitry absorbs the reflected power within the antenna, shielding the RFID reader, so it does not need to shut down.
Equally, while the VSWR (voltage standing wave ratio) of most other antennas is highly degraded by reflective environments, the A5020’s reflection protection provides consistently good VSWR.
The A5020’s reflection protection benefits are:
The compact, attractive A5020 is made from UV-Resistant ABS and possesses the physical strength of traditional, rugged industrial antennas.
Its IP68 rating makes it one of the few antennas in the RAIN (UHF) RFID market which is fully waterproof, dustproof and corrosion resistant.
This makes the A5020 suitable for indoor and outdoor use, including in damp and wet conditions.
The A5020’s ruggedness and environmental performance are useful because:
With its unique design feature of fully-through mounting holes, the A5020 offers many mounting options, which makes it suitable for space-constrained environments, without affecting the RF performance.
The A5020 has integrated mounting holes, supports flush as well as VESA mounting, and its reverse side is slightly recessed for smooth deployment on uneven surfaces - all in one SKU.
Its low profile (14mm), small size (150mm x 150mm) and lightweight (0.25kg) dramatically decreases the A5020’s storage volume - reducing transport, warehousing and installation costs.
Finally, it is unobtrusive and blends well into any decor.
The A5020 mounting and design benefits are:
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