FEIG Announces Antenna Multiplexer to Support Industrial Machines, Contactless Payment Kiosks and Ticketing Systems

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Adding up to NFC antennas is very useful for industrial machines, medical devices, vending and ticketing kiosks.

4-Channel Multiplexer ID CPR.MUX.M4

4-Channel Multiplexer ID CPR.MUX.M4

Our customers in the payment industry want the flexibility to utilize multiple NFC antennas to one reader, thereby reducing hardware costs and complexity in vending machines and kiosks

Today FEIG Electronics, a leading global supplier of RFID readers and antennas, introduced the 4-Channel Multiplexer ID CPR.MUX.M4, an evolution in supporting industrial machines, secure contactless payment and ticketing for vending and municipal fare collection.

“Our customers in the payment industry want the flexibility to utilize multiple NFC antennas to one reader, thereby reducing hardware costs and complexity in vending machines and kiosks,” describes Klaus Schoeke, vice president of technical sales and support for FEIG,. “FEIG designed the 4-Channel Multiplexer ID CPR.MUX.M4 as the best way to add up to four NFC antennas without adding additional NFC readers for maximum cost-efficiency.”

FEIG’s 4-Channel Multiplexer ID CPR.MUX.M4 is a small, inexpensive four-channel antenna multiplexer designed to connect multiple antennas to the HF Reader Module ID CPR74 NFC reader module. Matching hole patterns permit the modules to stack compactly above or below one another.

ID CPR74 represents the latest development of RFID reader modules from FEIG. The reader has an internal antenna and a multiplexer on board that allows already two reading points by using an additional external antenna. Designed for different kinds of machines where more than two reading points exist, the 4-Channel Multiplexer ID CPR.MUX.M4 reduces cost and complexity when compared to individual readers/encoders by amortizing hardware functions across multiple use points.

Antennas are connected to the multiplexer’s 50-ohm compatible outputs using thin, coaxial cables up to two meters in length. The selection of the multiplexer output is controlled through the digital outputs of the HF Reader Module ID CPR74. FEIG offers two standard size antennas, 40mm x 30mm or 100mm x 100mm, and offers custom antenna design services.

The new 4-Channel Multiplexer is currently available for purchase and will be on display in Booth #412G at the RFID Journal LIVE! in Phoenix, AZ, May 9-11, 2017, as well as in Hall 2 Booth #D108 at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit, May 15-17, 2017, in Montreal, Canada. For more information, contact FEIG ELECTRONICS directly at info@feig-electronics.com.

About FEIG ELECTRONICS, Inc.

FEIG ELECTRONICS, headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, is internally developing and managing all products and services related to the Identification and Payment business segment of FEIG ELECTRONIC GmbH to the North American Market. Reader systems from FEIG were developed according to international standards in close cooperation with leading manufacturers of transponder chips, supporting all major types of transponder tags.

FEIG has more than 50 years of industry experience and sold well over 1 million RFID readers that meet specifications with over 99.99 percent reliability. FEIG delivers both standard and customized solutions to system integrators and resellers in access control, automotive, healthcare, library, payment, supply chain management and more.

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