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KATHREIN Solutions

is revolutionizing the way of working with RFID, AutoID, sensors and RTLS technologies and has become a recognized innovator and market-leader in the AutoID sector.

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We Are Kathrein Solutions!

“Kathrein Solutions offers a modular AutoID-Turn-Key-Portfolio including Hardware, Software, Services and Support to business partners. The Kathrein sales and business model is based on the innovative technology leadership and a very strong and global partner ecosystem with highly motivated and experienced AutoID and IT specialists.”

Thomas Brunner, Kathrein Solutions

Thomas Brunner

Managing Director

IoT Technologies Provider

Kathrein Solutions is revolutionizing the way of working with RFID, AutoID, sensors and RTLS technologies and has become a recognized innovator and market-leader in the AutoID sector.

Kathrein Solutions offers a modular AutoID-Turn-Key-Portfolio including Hardware, Software, Services and Support to business partners. From the initial proof of concept up to global rollouts, Kathrein supports customers and partners in applications for Manufacturing & Logistics, Healthcare and Intelligent Transportation Systems.

The Kathrein Solutions sales and business model is based on the innovative technology leadership and a very strong and global partner ecosystem with highly motivated and experienced AutoID and IT specialists.

  • Hardware: The Kathrein UHF passive RFID hardware portfolio comprises first-class stationary and mobile readers, UHF antennas with a read range of a few centimetres up to several metres, and security transponders.
  • Software: The Kathrein “CrossTalk” application software integrates any kind of AutoID, RTLS, or sensor device into IT applications and IoT platforms. The modular CrossTalk suite therefore reduces complexity through standardization and many pre-configured features, visualization, and business content.
  • Service & Support: Kathrein offers a wide portfolio of blueprinting, implementation, rollout, and maintenance & support services, as well as project management and training courses.

From the first proof of concept up to the go-live implementation, Kathrein and its integration partners support customers in applications for logistics, industrial automation, healthcare and vehicle identification.

From track and trace visualisation 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.

We are the leading AutoID hardware and software provider for

  • Manufacturing & Logistics
  • Healthcare
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems

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Products from Kathrein Solutions

RRU 7700 Reader

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RRU 7700 RFID Reader

52010592 ETSI | 52010294 FCC

The Kathrein RAIN RFID reader RRU 7700 is the leading IoT device for all professional ITS solutions, in vehicle identification in harsh environments. The Kathrein ITS reader offers modularity for high-speed identification and end-to-end security at the same time. With its best-in-class +33 dBm UHF RFID unit and PoE+ powering capability, the reader is the first choice for vehicle identification in harsh environments.

Based on the latest RFID standards, such as EPC Gen2v2/ISO 18000-63, Kathrein RRU 7700 reader supports all market-leading transponder chips for security, authentication and encoding. This makes the reader compliant to the Crypto Suite requirements for road tolling of ISO/IEC 29167-10. The reader fulfill as well the performance test for ISO/  IEC 18046-2 and conformance test for ISO/IEC 18047-6.

New High Performance Solution with the RRU 7700 Reader

With the new RFID Reader RRU 7700 a new generation of High Security Readers is now available, which allows highest security standards in terms of integration into backend systems. It also enables unprecedented speed in the processing of encrypted transponder data both on the network side and on the air interface.

  • high-speed vehicle identification
  • accelerated data decoding
  • efficent key handling on edge level with embedded High Secure Memory (HSM) module
  • Crypto Suite compliant for road tolling ISO/IEC 29167-10
  • compliant with ISO/IEC 18046-2 performance test and ISO/IEC 18047-6 conformance test
  • ruggedised high-end RAIN RFID reader
  • powerful IoT gateway
  • enhanced RF design
  • 4 antenna ports
  • +33 dBm port power
  • GPIO
  • PoE+
  • basic computing module
  • embedded dual-core 800 MHz PC
  • open source Linux OS
  • advanced LED visualisation
  • IP67 outdoor use
  • type approval for Europe, in preparation vor US

Applications:

  • Smart City Applications
  • Vehicle Identification
  • Tolling Applications
  • Electronic Vehicle Registration

ARU 3500 Antenna Reader Unit

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  • ARU 3500 Antenna Reader Unit
  • ARU 3500 Antenna Reader Unit

52010292 ETSI | 52010300 FCC

The Kathrein ARU 3000 antenna RFID reader series is the most innovative RAIN RFID edge device with integrated 65° wide-range antenna. Its best-in-class 33-dBm UHF RF unit and 800 Mhz Dual Core processor it provides highest performance in ruggedized environments. Scalable connectivity with PoE+/LAN and a second Ethernet port provides modularity and cost efficiency due to less infrastructure requirements.

Based on the latest RFID standards, such as EPC Gen2v2/ISO 18000-63, Kathrein ARU 3500 antenna reader supports all market-leading transponder chip features for security, authentication and encoding.

  • ruggedised high-end RAIN RFID reader with an integrated antenna
  • powerful IoT gateway
  • enhanced RF design
  • integrated high secure memory module
  • 3 antenna ports
  • +33 dBm port power
  • GPIO
  • PoE+
  • basic computing module
  • embedded dual-core 800 MHz PC
  • open source Linux OS
  • advanced LED visualisation
  • IP67 outdoor use
  • type approval for Europe, US and RoW

Applications:

  • Manufacturing and Automotive
  • Logistics
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems

RRU 4500 Reader Unit

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  • RRU 4500 Reader Unit from Kathrein Solutions
  • RRU 4500 Reader Unit
  • RRU 4500 Reader Unit

52010288 ETSI | 52010296 FCC

The RRU 4500 is the core product of Kathrein’s RRU 4000 RFID Reader family and the best performance RAIN RFID edge device for multiple purposes. Its best-in-class 33-dBm UHF RF unit and 800 Mhz Dual Core processor provides highest accuracy in ruggedized environments. Scalable connectivity like PoE+/LAN (RRU4500), Wi-Fi and BLE (RRU4560), or 2G/3G (RRU4570) provides modularity and cost efficency due to less infrastructure requirements.

Based on the latest RFID standards, such as EPC Gen2v2/ISO 18000-63, Kathrein RRU 4500 supports all market-leading transponder chip features for security, authentification and encoding.

  • ruggedised high-end RAIN RFID reader
  • powerful IoT gateway
  • enhanced RF design
  • integrated high secure memory module
  • 4 antenna ports
  • +33 dBm port power
  • @KRAI antenna support
  • GPIO
  • PoE+
  • basic computing module
  • embedded dual-core 800 MHz PC
  • open source Linux OS
  • advanced LED visualisation
  • IP67 outdoor use
  • type approval for Europe, US and RoW

Applications:

  • Manufacturing and Automotive
  • Logistics
  • Track & Trace
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Healthcare

RRU 1400 RFID Reader Unit

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  • RRU 1400 RFID Reader Unit from Kathrein Solutions
  • RRU 1400 RFID Reader Unit, Minimum Format, High Performance!
  • RRU 1400 RFID Reader Unit - Minimum Format, High Performance!

The Kathrein RRU 1400 is a basic RAIN RFID reader for indoor applications in logistics, manufacturing, supply chain and access control applications.

Its best in class 30-dBm passive UHF RF unit, its connectivity interface PoE+ and the basic level processing unit allow for a flexible integration into Industry 4.0 and IoT solutions. Based on the latest RFID standards, such as EPC Gen2v2/ISO 18000-63, Kathrein RRU 1400 support all market leading transponder chip features.

Unpack, Install, RFID!

The Kathrein Solutions RRU1400 Reader allows global companies that rely heavily on performance and reliability to readily implement IoT applications. With a side length of only 17 cm, the reader is extremely easy to integrate!

The ultra-compact RAIN RFID Reader lets you implement any IoT project at a breath-taking speed and impresses with its high-performance 30 dBm RFID unit and the possibility to operate up to 4 antennas via the integrated FAKRA connectors.

These antenna connectors, known from the automotive industry, are incredibly robust and vibration-proof. With just one click of the snap lock, the coded connectors are connected within seconds, which considerably simplifies the installation in large projects and lowers both hardware and infrastructure costs.

  • Super Slim RAIN RFID reader
  • Easy to install due to open connectors and FAKRA antenna port
  • +30 dBm port power
  • @KRAI antenna support
  • GPIO: 2 inputs, 2 outputs
  • PoE
  • Basic LED visualization
  • IP40 indoor use

Applications:

  • Logistics
  • Production
  • Automation
  • Access Control Systems
  • eKanBan applications

RAIN RFID Antennas

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RAIN RFID Antennas from Kathrein Solutions

RAIN RFID Antenna Range from Kathrein Solutions!

Kathrein Solutions, leading manufacturer of RAIN RFID identification and RTLS localization systems, offers a wide range of RAIN RFID antennas.

Suitable for a variety of different read ranges by low-range (LORA), mid-range (MIRA) and wide-range (WIRA) antennas. ©KRAI (Kathrein RFID Antenna Interface) enables different antenna features, such as a dynamic polarization switch or antenna cascading for multiple use cases.

Based on this diversity, the best antenna for all kind of applications can be found easily.

Kathrein Solutions’ RFID Antenna Product Family includes:

  • WRA 3070 Wide-range Antenna
  • WRA 6060 Wide-range Antenna
  • WRA 7070 Wide-range Antenna
  • Mid Range Antenna
  • Low Range Antenna
  • SmartShelf Antenna
  • Variety of reading ranges from a few centimeters up to 20 m
  • High performance even under harsh conditions
  • Best in class performance
  • Smart mounting concepts
  • Resistance to dust and moisture
  • Individual and bulk readings

Applications:

  • Logistics
  • Production
  • Automation
  • Access Control Systems
  • eKanBan applications
  • Healthcare

ARU 8500 RFID Antenna Reader

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Kathrein Solutions ARU 8500 RFID Antenna Reader

Shipping Control by means of precise RFID direction recognition

The new ARU 8500 UHF RFID reader enables a reliable detection of goods and the direction of movement. The antenna beam can be swivelled in three areas to track the direction of movement in a gantry or when the goods pass through a gate.

The reader is able to distinguish the transported goods that pass through all three zones from the unmoved goods that are only detectable in one zone. Thus, it is possible to reliably identify the flow of goods and control and optimise production or logistics processes.

The ARU 8500 reader expands the well-known ARU 3000 reader family and can be easily integrated into existing IT and ERP systems using the CrossTalk AutoID software suite.

  • Integrated circular switch-beam antenna
  • Housing made of industry-standard aluminum injection mold
  • Equipped with four high-performance LEDs
  • Automatic loading verification
  • Integrated direction recognition
  • 3 additional external antenna ports
  • Cost-effective overhead mounting

Applications:

  • Registering goods movement in industrial, logistics, and retail sectors
  • Solution for dock doors to detect goods and their direction of movement
  • Anti-theft system: check whether goods have been paid by customer when leaving the store
  • Asset tracking, e. g. pallets and forklifts in a warehouse or hospital beds in a healthcare facility
  • Shipment Verification
  • Dock Door applications
  • EAS Retail applications
  • Vehicle Logistics

The award-winning RAIN RFID Reader ARU8500 from Kathrein Solutions is an all-in-one device with direction detection and an integrated antenna. Based on an Ethernet communication interface and circular switch-beam technology, the device detects the movement of goods and items.

ARU 2400 UHF RFID Reader

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Kathrein Solutions ARU 2400 UHF RFID Reader

The ARU 2400 reader is a basic RAIN RFID reader with an integrated antenna for indoor applications in logistics, manufacturing and supply chain applications. Based on the latest RFID standards, such as EPC Gen2v2/ISO 18000-63, ARU 2400 support all market leading transponder chip features.

The ARU 2400 controls up to 24 decentralized Smart-Shelf antennas centrally via the ©KRAI interface. This unique antenna bus system is distributed over the existing antenna line and controls the antennas in a daisy-chain arrangement. The antennas with FAKRA connectors have an RF input and output.

For example, each individual reading point selectively detects packages and reports them back with information on the reading position. The usual 7 readers are replaced by one ARU2400, thus reducing the hardware costs by approx. 66%!

All Kathrein Solutions products are “Made in Germany” and are developed, produced and tested to the highest standards of function and quality.

  • Basic RAIN RFID reader with an integrated antenna
  • Easy to install due to open connectors and FAKRA antenna sockets
  • Ready for shelf mounting with ITEM
  • 3 antenna ports
  • +27 dBm port power
  • @KRAI antenna support
  • GPIO: 2 inputs, 2 outputs
  • PoE
  • Basic LED visualisation
  • IP40 indoor use
  • Type approval for Europe, US and RoW

Applications:

  • Logistics
  • Industrial Automation
  • SMSH Master
  • eKanban Applications
  • Healthcare

K-RTLS

Reader RFID Transponder Software
K-RTLS; Process Automation with Precise Real-Time Location

The new real-time location system K-RTLS combines high localization accuracy in an industrial environment with unique technical features. The system consists of mobile transponders, permanently installed nodes and the CrossTalk IoT suite.

The real-time data about the location and status of the objects available with the RTLS form the basis for networking the parties involved and the logistics processes in their value-added chain.

Vehicles, forklifts, load carriers – if you have a precise view of mobile objects in real time, you increase business process transparency and save costs and time. K-RTLS from Kathrein Solutions presents itself with innovative features.

K-RTLS Transponder

  • Transponder for contactless localization in industrial and logistics applications
  • Localization accuracy of up to 25 cm
  • Outdoor housing IP67
  • Integrated UHF RFID and NFC interfaces connected to RTLS controller via I²C
  • Programmable multicolour LED
  • Easy and universal use due to mounting slide
  • Firmware update and configuration via the air interface
  • Battery life: Replaceable battery: 3V/1,500 mAh, up to 5 years runtime depending on localization accuracy and frequency of use

K-RTLS Node

  • Fixed reference node for contactless localization in industrial and logistics applications
  • Distance between the individual nodes up to 40 meters
  • IP40 indoor version
  • IP67 outdoor version
  • Programmable multicolour LED
  • Power supply via PoE or local supply
  • Service interface for configuration and firmware updates via LAN and 2.4 Ghz communication, IEE 802.15.4

Applications:

  • Intelligent control of production processes through precise localization of objects and load carriers
  • Optimized warehouse management through automatic recording of the storage locations
  • Smart recognition of material flows for production automation
  • Precise tracking of vehicles in production and service

IoT Suite CrossTalk

Software
kathrein Solutions's IoT Suite CrossTalk IoT Software Integration Platform / Data Capturing

The CrossTalk IoT Suite ensures the efficient implementation of automated logistics processes. The AutoID technologies required for this, such as RFID or RTLS, are seamlessly integrated by CrossTalk into existing back-end systems (e.g. ERP systems) or implemented directly into new applications for the transparent control of material flows.

The modular approach of the software allows for the simple use of new IoT technologies in small goods or container cycles, up to the group-wide productive operation of the systems. Here, the cloud-enabled decentralised concept helps with the seamless monitoring of all devices (device management), as well as the many existing software modules, which can be quickly implemented through template-based customization. This allows our partner to visualize and control material, goods or container flows in real time.

With the latest version 3.4, CrossTalk has been enhanced with numerous new and improved features.

  • New Look and Feel
    The web user interface has been further separated from the core of the software and has been given a new modern design. This further simplifies the use of the system for the user and customer-specific adjustments to the interface will be possible in the future.
  • Automated Documentation
    With the help of the new “System Documentation App”, the entire installation of the software with all applications, configurations, parameters, and settings can be saved to a PDF at the touch of a button. This helps to document the status of a productive installation seamlessly and very easily.
  • ITS App
    The “ITS App” is an important integration module for applications in the area of Intelligent Transportation Systems. The combination of RAIN RFID and intelligent camera solutions (ANPR) for vehicle identification at speeds of up to 220 km/h is thus greatly simplified. The highly secure UCODE DNA technology is supported, which prevents the counterfeiting of RAIN RFID transponders.
  • Android Support for CrossTalk Mobile
    The CrossTalk mobile technology “Mobile Application Framework” was ported to Android. All of the applications already implemented also run in the Android version. As the new devices are usually launched with new hardware (drivers) and a modified screen resolution, adjustments to the applications are necessary.

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Emre Gürbüz, Kathrein Solutions

Emre Gürbüz

Chief Sales Officer

Global market

Manuel Reichl, Kathrein Solutions

Manuel Reichl

Head of Professional Services

Michael Kaiser, Kathrein Solutions

Michael Kaiser

Director Product Management & Innovations

Global market

Onur Yildiz, Kathrein Solutions

Onur Yildiz

Senior Sales Manager

Peter Feldmann, Kathrein Solutions

Peter Feldmann

Senior Sales & Partner Manager

Salih Kaplan, Kathrein Solutions

Salih Kaplan

Sales & Partner Manager

Thomas Brunner, Kathrein Solutions

Thomas Brunner

Managing Director

Global market

Thomas Heijnen, Kathrein Solutions

Thomas Heijnen

Head of Marketing & Partner Programm

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