The Kathrein IoT Business Unit provides AutoID Turnkey Solutions including hardware, software, services, and support. From the first proof of concept up to the go-live implementation, Kathrein supports customers in applications for logistics, industrial automation, retail, and vehicle identification. The possibility of offering all needed components and tools from one source enables us to give our customers the most powerful solutions. From track and trace visualization to seamlessly incorporating any kind of identification technology – including solutions like barcode readers, active RFID systems and wide area network technologies – we combine the best suitable features and generate interfaces with all kinds of ERP systems. First class service and customer-oriented support round off our portfolio. We provide RF simulation, application support, software integration, and implementation as well as operation and maintenance – all from a single source.
From track and trace visualization to seamlessly incorporating any kind of identification technology – including solutions like barcode readers, active RFID systems and wide area network technologies – we combine the best suitable features and generate interfaces with all kinds of ERP systems. First class service and customer-oriented support round off our portfolio. We provide RF simulation, application support, software integration, and implementation as well as operation and maintenance – all from a single source.
Kathrein’s passive UHF RFID hardware includes stationary and mobile readers, antennas with a read range from a few centimeters up to several meters, and security transponders. Our high-end devices allow the realization of logistics, industrial automation, retail, and vehicle identification applications.
CrossTalk, Kathrein’s integration software layer, is a modular IoT suite for different identification applications. Passive UHF RFID, barcode, GPS, RTLS, sensors and various other technologies can be handled with CrossTalk. We provide centrally controlled integration – from device management right through to customized backends.
At Kathrein we can rely on our outstanding reputation when comparing the quality of our hardware and software components at an international level. Adhering to the highest standards, we offer you a high-quality portfolio of various services and support to bring you seamlessly throughout the entire life cycle of your project.
Their products are developed and produced in compliance with the strict automotive norm ISO TS 16949 and the DIN EN ISO 9001 guidelines. This guarantees their customers a high level of quality and a long service life. Their new cutting-edge Test and Application Center in Stephanskirchen provides more space for new challenges and for specific solutions designed to meet customer requirements.
Contactless GS1 UHF RFID Gen2 v2.0 provides long-range identification and cutting-edge cryptographic security implementation for tag authentication which also work at highest speed of more than 200 km/h.
ARU 3570 and CrossTalk IoT Platform at Ismaning-based company.
Automatic Access Control - ARU 3560.
RFID UHF AVI Infrastructure at Munich Airport
The ARU 3000 series includes an integrated 65° wide range antenna and a powerful reader unit and has the capacity for three additional external antennas to be connected.
The Kathrein ARU 3000 antenna reader family is the next generation of RAIN RFID readers with an integrated 65° wide range antenna and is the first choice for professional IoT solutions like industrial automation and vehicle identification in ruggedized environments. Its best-in-class 33 dBm UHF RF unit, optional connectivity modules like PoE+, Wi-Fi, 3G mobile interface and the powerful scalable processing unit will change the way how identification works. Based on the latest RFID standards like EPC Gen2v2 / ISO 18000-63 Kathrein ARU 3000 Series supporting all market leading transponder chip features for security, authentification, and encoding.
CrossTalk is the most advanced software suite for AutoID and IoT device management and Track & Trace visualization.
CrossTalk DeviceManagement delivers Plug and Play integration for most of the AutoID devices and backend systems on the market. It allows a mix of technologies from major RFID/AutoID, RTLS, barcode, and sensor providers.
CrossTalk AppCenter provides many visual Track & Trace applications out of the box. CrossTalk‘s highly configurable, modular and customizable approach fits into any customer scenario.
The Kathrein-RFID Reader ARU-CSB-ELC-ETSI offers an Ethernet communication interface and an integrated 30° Wide Range antenna with three selectable read zones.
Active and passive RFID tags can be read out in the frequency range from 865 to 868 MHz (865 to 867 MHz for India). The device can read and write tags conforming to the EPC Gen2v2 standard (ISO 18000-63C). The three well-defined read zones of the integrated 30° Wide Range antenna will be controlled by the reader, offering an optimized solution for logistics, intralogistics, and retail application. An EAS anti-theft protection system is also possible with this unit. Due to an embedded Linux-based module, the reader can be used as a stand-alone system, running applications and parameterization directly on the reader without the need for a remote PC.
With the integrated ©KRAI interface the properties of antennas can be dynamically controlled by Kathrein´s RFID Reader.
Due to the flexibility of the ©KRAI antennas, the system can be adapted and optimized for a particular application.
With their unique antenna properties such as Circular Switch Beam, Switch Pol or Cascade completely new solutions can be realized.