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Anterus

RFID Solution

ANT-RDRReader

ANT-BDGBadge

ANT-TAGDevice/Asset Tag

Control System Accessories

Last Updated: 10/22/2008

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

 

Anterus™ RFID Solution .....................................................................................

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Overview ..................................................................................................................

1

ANT-RDR RFID Reader..............................................................................................

2

ANT-RDR Product Specifications.....................................................................................

3

ANT-RDR Mounting/Installation ......................................................................................

3

Anterus RFID Tags ....................................................................................................

4

RFID Tags - Internal Battery ............................................................................................

4

ANT-TAG Device/Asset Tag......................................................................................

5

ANT-TAG Product Specifications ....................................................................................

5

ANT-TAG Mounting/Installation......................................................................................

6

ANT-TAG Antenna Orientation .......................................................................................

6

ANT-BDG ID Badge Tag ...........................................................................................

6

ANT-BDG Product Specifications ....................................................................................

7

ANT-BDG Mounting/Installation .....................................................................................

7

ANT-BDG Antenna Orientation.......................................................................................

7

Signal Strength Behavior of AMX RFID Tags and Readers .......................................

8

Environmental Factors ..............................................................................................

8

Non-Ideal Antenna Gain..................................................................................................

8

Antenna Elevation ...........................................................................................................

8

People and Objects.........................................................................................................

9

Multipath Fading.............................................................................................................

9

Analysis.....................................................................................................................

9

Measured Data................................................................................................................

9

Conclusions ...................................................................................................................

10

Installation ........................................................................................................

11

Overview ................................................................................................................

11

Connecting the ANT-RDR To a NetLinx Master ......................................................

11

Connecting Additional ANT-RDRs...........................................................................

11

Wiring Guidelines..........................................................................................................

12

Cable Types and Maximum Distances.....................................................................

12

Pre-manufactured AXlink cable .....................................................................................

12

Power Distribution ........................................................................................................

12

Calculating AXlink wiring distances...............................................................................

12

Assigning the ANT-RDR Device Address ................................................................

13

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Anterus Configuration Manager .......................................................................

15

Overview ................................................................................................................

15

Accessing the RFID Configuration Manager ...........................................................

15

RFID Configuration Manager (Main page) ..............................................................

17

Global Register Page ..............................................................................................

19

Global Reader Configuration Options ...........................................................................

20

Adding a Tag to the System..........................................................................................

21

Removing a Tag from the System..................................................................................

21

Anterus Tags Configuration Options.............................................................................

22

Viewing Tag Details.......................................................................................................

23

Reader Configuration Pages ...................................................................................

24

Reader Configuration Options ......................................................................................

25

Programming ....................................................................................................

27

Anterus Duet Module - Overview ...........................................................................

27

Implementing the Anterus Duet Module.......................................................................

27

Port Mapping ................................................................................................................

28

Channels........................................................................................................................

28

NetLinx Send Commands ..............................................................................................

28

AxLink Programming Overview ..............................................................................

28

Send Commands ...........................................................................................................

28

AXLink Channels............................................................................................................

30

AXLink Levels ................................................................................................................

31

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Anterus™ RFID Solution

AnterusRFID Solution

Overview

The Anterus™ RFID Solution provides a Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) solution from AMX that extends the capabilities of the integrated A/V or control system. Anterus provides the ability to monitor devices for asset control, as well as to define control system functionality based on the presence of an RF Tag.

ANT-RDRReaders interface to the NetLinx Master via the AXLink bus. Anterus Tags actively send RF messages communicating their information toANT-RDRReaders at a distance. By design, the Tags are active at all times. TheANT-RDRfilters RF messages to ensure only messages from RF Tags in the AMX system are forward to the control system.

Each ANT-RDRReader detects Anterus RF Tags within its monitored zone of up to 100 feet (30 m).

Anterus products are designed to not interfere with WiFI and Zigbee frequency spectrum used by other AMX products

The Anterus RFID Solution is intended for asset tracking and system control. It is not to be used as a primary asset or personnel security system.

Anterus components include:

ANT-RDR Reader (FG5172): TheANT-RDRconnects to the NetLinx controller to initiate system events when an Anterus RF asset tag or ID badge passes into its zone. See theANTRDR RFID Reader section on page 2 for product details.

ANT-TAG Device/Asset Tag(FG5172-01):TheANT-TAGdevice/asset tag attaches to devices to identify and track their location and trigger system events. See theANT-TAG Device/Asset Tag section on page 5 for product details.

ANT-BDG Badge Tag(FG5172-03):TheANT-BDGbadge tag is worn by personnel to identify them, track their location within a facility, and trigger system events while in proximity to an Anterus reader. See theANT-BDG ID Badge Tag section on page 6 for product details.

Anterus Duet Module: The Anterus Duet Module interfacesANT-RDRReaders with

NetLinx controllers. See the Programming section on page 27 for details.

Anterus RFID Solution

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