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Sentry Cable

Sentry Cable

Dimensions: 1.43” x 0.43” x 0.11”

Tag overview

Product Number: US: AST1-163-0300 | EU: AST1-163-0310
* This tag can be upgraded for high temperature exposure.

A quantum leap in the performance of our widely used tag for tracking cable assemblies.

Improvements in RF chip design and Vizinex’s expertise at matching the new chips to highly efficient antennae, is improving the performance and reducing and cost of RFID. The Sentry Cable is the third generation of Vizinex’s highly successful tag for tracking cable assemblies. The new generation is exactly the same package as its predecessor but packs 25% more read range with no increase in cost.

The tag has a low profile, just 2.8mm tall and a relatively small footprint of 36mm x 11mm. Despite this small package, it provides a read range of 18-20’ when mounted on insulated metal. Like its predecessor, the cable tag fits perfectly in Vizinex’s line of tag holders, deployed by many companies that use large, expensive cable assemblies. The additional read range of the new generation product will provide more reliable reads and more complete reads even when cables are piled together for transport.

Vizinex’s Cable tag can be easily and securely mounted on cable assemblies using one of Vizinex’s cable tag holders, which include a rope holder.

Industries & Applications

Industries Using the Sentry Cable
  • Rental equipment
  • Video/movie production
  • Power generation and backup
  • Events production
  • Government/Military
  • Data centers
Sample Cable Applications
  • Cable tracking for metal conductor cables
  • IT devices

Features & Benefits

  • Read distances of 18-20 feet when mounted on insulated metal
  • Modest footprint of less than 0.60 in²
  • Rugged: tolerant of repeated exposure to high temperatures, vibration and impact

Sentry Cable Specifications

  • Dimensions: 36.3mm X 10.9mm X 2.8mm (1.43” x 0.43”x 0.11”)
  • Use Case: Mount on insulated metal
  • Weight: 1.6 grams
  • Attachment Method: High-performance, acrylic adhesive, or site applied epoxy
  • Typical Read Range: 18-20 Feet
  • Frequency: 902-928 MHz or 856-868 MHz
  • IC Platform: Impinj m750
  • Memory: EPC of 96 bits with 32 bits of user memory
  • Classification: IP68
  • Operating Temperature: -50° C to 85° C (-58° F to 185° F)
  • Temperature Tolerance: -50° C to 185° C (-58° F to 365° F)
Part Number
  • US: AST1-163-0300

  • EU: AST1-163-0310

About the Sentry Platform

Vizinex RFID’s Sentry™ line of high performance, cost-effective, and application-specific RFID tags are based on a printed circuit board platform. This well-established manufacturing process offers unsurpassed reliability and consistency in read range performance. At the core of the tag is a fiber-reinforced composite material that gives the Sentry its innate ruggedness. The innovative, patented tag design enables fast prototyping and affordable customization – essential to the expanding requirements of the RFID industry.