Reel-Reel RFID Encoder Specifications

The Reel-Reel RFID Encoder is a hardware add-on to the Destop App to automate encoding and reading barcodes, NFC tags and UHF RFID tags. The Reel-Reel is designed as a benchtop class device; able to be lifted by two persons and when placed on a mobile workbench, easily moved around the work facility to increase productivity.

The Reel-Reel’s software and hardware is under continual development for improved features, ease of use and bug fixes. Specifications subject to change without notice.

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The following are general hardware specifications for the Reel-Reel:

Dimensions1000 mm (W) x 520 mm (L) x 400 mm (H)
Weight50 kg (110 lbs)
Power– 110 or 220 VAC (set by GoToTags)
– 2 phase
– 50 – 60 Hz
– Cable C13 to US, EU, UK, or AU plug
Operating Temperature10° to 30° C
Humidity5% to 60% non-condensing
Cleanliness– Office or clean warehouse
– Dirt, water and oil free
Transport Speed– Maximum of 375 mm/sec (~14.76″ /sec)
– Tag encoding and reading speeds are less and highly situationally dependent
Network– 2.4 or 5 GHz Wi-Fi WPA2
– Ethernet
– IPv4
– Internet access

What’s Included

The following are included with the Reel-Reel RFID Encoder:

  • Reel-Reel RFID Encoder
  • Computer (internal to Reel-Reel); Ubuntu and Windows pre-configured; Ubuntu is used for daily operations
  • Touch screen monitor
  • Monitor stand to mount monitor to table
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Webcam
  • Speakers
  • Small USB hub
  • Cables (computer, power)
  • Label join tape
  • Heavy duty transport case
  • Toolkit
  • Grease
  • Small parts for adjustment
  • Stainless steel surface wipes
  • Dust cover

The following are not included and must be sourced locally:

Operator Requirements

The Reel-Reel has been designed to be easy to use by a trained professional; a dedicated, in-house RFID expert is not required. As a part of the service, GoToTags is available for any setup or project help needed. A working understanding of the following is required to use the Reel-Reel:

  • Fluent in reading, writing and speaking English; the Desktop App is partially translated into several languages
  • General computer setup; connecting cables, monitor stand, USB, power…
  • Ubuntu Linux; the transition from macOS or Windows to Ubuntu Linux is straightforward (learn more)
  • Data driven desktop apps
  • Excel, CSV, JSON, Property file formats
  • Tag technologies; barcodes, NFC and UHF RFID
  • Physical tags; rolls, layout, materials, tag detection, joins, …
  • Benchtop class devices such as paper printers, 3D printers, label rewinders, …