Long Range Active RFID Tag for Asset Tracking
Mastiff™ Long Range Asset Tag is a active RFID tag ideal for monitoring assets, cargo or any moving or stationary objects. Enterprises can use this tag to do real-time tracking and monitoring of assets, cargo in fleets or items in a warehouse. The periodic data sent by the tag can be captured by a compatible Mastiff™ active RFID reader. The captured data is sent to software for reporting or analytical reasons. The tag comes along with the user configuration utility which allows configuration of many parameters of the tag wirelessly. The utility is an easy to use software interface, through which the user can read and write the configuration data to the tag. Configuration data includes the tag ID, time interval of transmission, RF data rate, active/sleep mode and the signal strength of the transmission.

The tag design has been optimized for very low power consumption to give a higher battery life of up to 1.5 years with two AA batteries. The tag sends a low battery warning to the software which will enable us to replace the tag before it dies down.

The tag is built with a power amplifier which gives a maximum RF output power of +26 dBm which makes it highly suitable for long-range tracking. The typical tracking range offered by the tag is around 1000 meters (or 1 km) line of sight.

The tag is completely sealed inside an IP65 flame retardant polycarbonate enclosure which protects it against dust and water. The tag comes with mounting flanges on both sides and it can be easily mounted using a cable tie. The silicone rubber gasket makes the tag ideal for outdoor use in a wide range of adverse conditions. The batteries can be easily changed without removing the tag from the mounted position.

Applications

  • Real-time tracking and monitoring of cargo in trucks
  • Real-time tracking and monitoring of assets in warehouses, hospitals, enterprises etc.
  • Access Control
  • Safety and Security
  • Emergency Response and Evacuation
  • Energy Management



Parameters Value
Operating Temperature -20°C to + 50°C
Dimensions 2.28 x 2.52 x 1.38 (L x W x H) in inches
Color Light Gray
Casing Material Flame Retardant Polycarbonate
DC Source 3VDC, 2300 mAH Battery
Battery Life 1.5 Years
Operating Frequency 865 to 870 MHz, 902 to 928 MHz
Modulation GFSK
RF Output Power +26 dBm
Data Rate 1.2 kbps to 250 kbps (Default is 1.2 kbps)
Air Protocol Proprietary
RFID Tag Compatibility Asset, Cargo in Vehicles and Warehouses
Maximum Range Around 1000 meters line of sight
Data Sheet Download
User Manual Download