EX5200R Rugged Outdoor Tag Exciter

Part of Extronics’ AeroScout RTLS solutions, the EX5200R is a low frequency tag exciter for use in outdoor environments. Based on the same technology as the leading EX5200 indoor exciter, the EX5200R adds a robust enclosure to enable use in harsher environments.

  • Rugged reinforced polycarbonate enclosure for outdoor use
  • Long range of up to 5m
  • Detect and manage tags at egress points, zone boundaries, muster points, and other flow control situations
How do exciters work?

The EX5200R exciter transmits low frequency (LF) signals to trigger AeroScout active RFID Tags as they pass through a chokepoint or as they approach the exciter. The tags in turn transmit messages to compatible Wi-Fi access points in the tag’s signal range. In the MobileView software system, this confirms that a tagged asset has passed through a gate, doorway, or some other well-defined area. In this way, you can identify when personnel reach an emergency muster point, enter a dangerous area, or travel between different locations.

Some examples of applications:

Inventory management

Get real-time knowledge of inventory levels without manual checks or barcode scanning. The EX5200R can automatically determine which assets are within each defined area, so inventory records can be updated

Process control

Get a real-time view of your production line; track the location of equipment, carriers, and WIP inventory during the production cycle using EX5200R exciters at key points.

Real-time alerts

You can use the EX5200R exciter to trigger automated events and alerts based on the location of assets and personnel.

Theft prevention

Our customers often have expensive and mission-critical equipment. You can tag valuable assets that are intended to remain within a specified area and use the EX5200R to trigger an alert if those assets pass through an exit point or leave a restricted area.

Security and safety

Prevent unauthorised entry to or exit from restricted areas by placing EX5200R exciters at gateways, triggering automatic alerts if approached by unauthorised personnel.

Automatic Mustering

Get real-time information during emergency evacuations. Place EX5200R exciters at your muster points to see which workers are safe, and which are not yet out of danger.

Key features:

Tag behaviour modification: Tag behaviour can be changed (activated or deactivated) when it comes in the proximity of an Exciter. For example, a Tag can be switched off when it leaves a defined area, thus extending its battery life. In addition, when the Tag enters a new physical space, its transmission rate can be modified either for a temporary period or for an indefinite time.

Message programming functions: Exciters have the ability to store messages on the Tag for subsequent transmission. The message transmission can be triggered by other Exciters, enabling sophisticated process control functions.

Multiple cabling options: Exciters can support Power over Ethernet (PoE) or standard Ethernet to enable centralized programming, monitoring and updates by the AeroScout Engine. In addition, Exciters can work in an offline mode disconnected from the network, thus eliminating the need for a physical network feed. In the offline mode, remote configuration and monitoring is not enabled.

Chaining: in an area where the required LF coverage exceeds the capacity of one Exciter, multiple Exciters can be connected together for complete and precise coverage of areas such as large gates and racks.

Specific location detection: Exciters enable enterprises to locate assets precisely to a specific shelf, rack, room, bay or work cell. They can also assist in difficult searches for specific assets by making the Tag in question identify itself with a specific LED indication.