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. Bluetooth support can be added as an option.
- 1x Intellifi i4 Reader
- 2x Intellifi i4 Reader L-shaped mounting brackets
- 4x M3x10 bolts and washers
- 1x Product Brief
- 1x 12V DC Power Supply with Euro/US/UK style plugs
- 1x GPIO Terminal Block
- 1x Sim removal tool for Factory Reset and Web server activation.
The image below shows the backside of the i4 Reader with all the available input and outputs (GPIO).
- 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 port
For applications that require up to two in- and two outputs. All connections are isolated using optocouplers. Click here to download documentation
- Bluetooth receiver port (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.
- Bluetooth master port (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 and 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