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Mount-on-Metal

Sentry Cable II

Dimensions: 1.43” x 0.43” x 0.11”

Tag overview

The Sentry Cable II is the second generation of Vizinex’s highly successful RFID tag for cable assemblies.

The new generation is exactly the same package as its predecessor, but packs 80% more read range with a price that is significantly lower. Tracking cable assemblies can now be implemented more cost effectively than ever, with more reliable read performance at a lower price point.

The new 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 14-18’ when mounted on insulated metal. Like it’s predecessor, the cable tag fits perfectly in Vizinex’s line of tag holders, deployed by many companies that use large, expensive cable assemblies; in industries like events management, video production, portable power generation and construction. The cable tag enables users to quickly identify a specific cable, even when there are many cables present. 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. The cable tag also functions well when mounted on plastic, when metal is in the near background. The cable tag is good for tracking IT devices with plastic bezels, which have metal behind them, when traditional tags for plastic work poorly.

The Cable II will enhance the performance of asset management systems in industries already using the first generation cable tag. Vizinex’s release of additional sizes of cable tag holders, plus the cable version of our Sentry 2802 tag for small cable assemblies, enables users to track a wide range of cable sizes from as small as a USB cable up to high current conductors up to 1 3/8” diameter.

Like all Sentry branded products, the cable tag is built on a robust platform that will tolerate repeated exposures to temperatures up to 185° C, vibration, impact and exposure to many chemicals. The tag boasts an IP rating of 68.

The Sentry Cable II is available in US or EU versions.

Industries & Applications

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

Features & Benefits

  • Read distances of 15-18’ 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 II Specifications

Physical
  • 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
Electrical/RF
  • Typical Read Range: 15-18Feet
  • Frequency: 902-928 MHz or 856-868 MHz
  • IC Platform: Impinj R6-P
  • Memory: EPC up to 128 bits, 96 bit TID and up to 64 bits of user memory
Environmental
  • 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
  • AST1-163-0001

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.