CS468-16 Port Reader

CS468-16 Port Reader RFID

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CS468 16-Port RFID Reader

CS468 16-Port Reader is an Ethernet POE connected UHF EPC C1 G2 RFID reader with long read range and high read rate. This 16 port reader has fine grain control of RF output from the 16 ports that enables very high speed antenna switching, making it be suitable for fine grain multiport operations including smart-shelf for retails, document control, multi-lanes reading for vehicle tracking, and applications that either continuous monitoring or periodic inventory of a large number of segmented space is needed.  With the same API as CS203 integrated reader, the application development time can be greatly reduced and leading to faster time to market.


  • 16-ports for attaching 16 antennas
  • Long read range 12 meters depending on tag
  • High read rate 300 tags/second
  • Fast antenna switching
  • Dense Reader Mode (DRM) available
  • Ethernet connectivity with Power-over-Ethernet (PoE+ or IEEE802.3at)
  • Same API as that of CS203 integrated reader


Physical Characteristics (LxWxH): Length: 272 mm; Width: 142 mm; Thickness: side by side – 25 mm & 22 mm; piggy-backed – 47 mm

Weight: 1.15 Kg

Read Range: CS468-2 with CS772-2 antenna: 7 meters with AD431 tags from Avery Dennison and 12 meters with Dogbone tags from UPM Raflatec (for FCC version)

Read Rate: 300 tags/second per port maximum and 150 tags/second typical per port

Protocol: ISO18000-6C, EPC UHF Class 1 Gen 2,

Dense Reader Mode available (Class 3 Gen 2 compliant)
Frequency Range: One of the following: 865-868 MHz, 865-867 MHz, 902-928 MHz, 952-956.4 MHz, 919-928 MHz, 910-914 MHz

Output Power: 27 dBm at RF connector (after multiplexer box)

RF Connectors: Reverse Polarity SMA Jack

External Control: 2 x GPO and 2 x GPI

Environment: Operating Temp: -20°C to 50°C (-4°F to 122°F)

Storage Temp: -40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)

Humidity: 95% Non-condensing

Usage: Indoor use only, NEMA enclosure box is required for protection in outdoor environment

Connectivity: Ethernet (with POE), USB

Power Supply: 12 Volt DC supply, or use PoE (PoE+ or IEEE802.3at required)


N=1: 865-868 MHz (CE for Europe) & 865-867 MHz (for India), N=2: 902-928 MHz (FCC for USA), N=3: 952-956.4 MHz (Telec for Japan), N=4: 922-928 MHz (NCC for Taiwan), N=7: 920-925 MHz (SRRC for China, Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, etc.)

CS468-16 Port Reader