The i4 reader is a high performance 4-port UHF RFID reader. It supports Power over Ethernet (PoE), TCP/IP connectivity and General-purpose input/outputs (GPIO) with two inputs and two outputs. BLE support can be added as an option.
- 1x Intellifi i4 reader
- 2x Intellifi i4 reader L shaped mounting brackets
- 4x M3x10 bolt + ring
- 1x Product brief
- 1x 12V DC Power Supply with Euro/US/UK style plug
- 1x GPIO Pluggable terminal block
- 1x Sim removal tool
The image below shows the backside of the i4 reader with all the available inputs and outputs.
- Antenna ports (ANT1 - ANT4)
Female SMA antenna connectors for UHF RFID. The device will automatically detect connected antennas at startup.
Always power off the device before connecting or disconnecting any antenna(s)!
- Status LED
The status LED will blink when there are RFID Tags present.
- Powering the device (12V DC/Ethernet)
There are 2 options to power the device: by using Power over Ethernet (IEEE 802.3af) or by using the DC port. The DC connector connects to the bundled 12V DC wall adapter, your own 12V power supply or a 12V battery for mobile operation. Power consumption is below 10W, typically around 8W.
IEEE 802.3af compliant Power over Ethernet port. Used for connecting the device to the internet and/or powering the device. See: "First time setup and how to connect to your i4 reader" for more information.
- Pinhole button
The pinhole button can be used in two ways:
- GPIO ports
For applications that require inputs or outputs, there are two optocoupler inputs and two optocoupler outputs. Click here to download documentation
- BLE receiver port (only on BLE version)
A female SMA antenna connector that is connected internally to a three-channel BLE receiver. You can connect a 2.4 GHz antenna directly to this port, or you can extend it with a 50 Ohm coax cable.
- BLE master port (only on BLE version)
This female SMA antenna connector should be connected to a 2.4 GHz antenna. This antenna port supports the use of BLE relays or microspots to extend the range and to improve location accuracy.
Installation / mounting
Read the How to install the i4 reader using the supplied L shaped brackets for instructions regarding the mounting and installation of the i4 reader.
- Declaration of Conformity: Click here to download the Declaration of Conformity i4 reader