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Sentry Cable

The rugged Sentry Cable RFID tag was designed specifically for tracking insulated electrical cables and similar applications.

Diameter-agnostic and easy to install, the Sentry Cable RFID tag can be applied directly to cables of any diameter via a rugged, plastic holder. A read range of 8-10 feet provides complete, accurate readings for all your cable tracking needs.

The Sentry Cable RFID tag is durable enough to last as long as the cable itself and because no restrictive sleeve is required for installation, any cable can be tagged with the same basic RFID tag.

The Sentry Cable can be fastened with our durable plastic holder. This affordable attachment method can withstand significantly cold weather conditions and high impacts. Its clear window provides the opportunity to add a barcode or human readable label in addition to RFID.

Sample Sentry Cable Applications

  • Insulated power cables
  • Laptops
  • IT assets

Industries Using the Sentry Cable

Sentry Cable Features & Benefits

  • Read distances of 8-10 feet on cables
  • Easy installation using plastic cable markers
  • Additional data storage: 96-bit EPC memory plus 512-bit user memory
  • Excellent read performance on other metal-embedded assets

Sentry Cable Specifications

Attachment

  • Vinyl heat shrink or clear electrical tape
  • Plastic cable marker (screw attach with optional lanyard)

Physical

  • Dimensions: 36.3mm X 10.9mm X 2.88mm (1.43” x 0.43” x 0.11”)
  • Use Case: On insulated power cables, other metal embedded assets with appropriate testing and evaluation
  • Weight: 2 grams (tag alone)

Electrical/RF

  • Typical Read Range: 8-10 feet at 36 dBm ERP, on cable
  • Frequency: 902-928 MHz
  • IC Platform: Alien Technology Higgs3
  • IC Memory: 96 bit EPC, 512-bit user memory

Environmental

  • Classification: IP67
  • Operating Temperature: -50°C to +85°C (-58°F to +185°F)
  • Temperature Tolerance: -50° C to +185° C (-58°F to +365°F)*

*Vizinex tags survive hundreds of cycles of exposure to temperatures in the tolerance range. Vizinex tags can survive limited exposure to higher or lower temperatures. Call for more information.

Plastic Holder Features and Benefits 

  • 5 sizes for cables from .5″ diameter up to 1.45″ diameter
  • Any primary color can be specified for runs of 1,000 pcs or more
  • Customizable with your logo for modest tooling charges
  • Very rugged and stands up to high impact and temperature extremes
  • Clear window (a no cost option) for viewing a barcode or human readable label on the RFID tag
  • Integrated tie rope holder

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.

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