Alien Technology  

San Jose,  CA 
United States
  • Booth: 1015

Founded in 1994, Alien Technology, LLC is a passive RFID industry pioneer and leading provider of high-quality RFID innovations, technologies and products. Alien solves the Identification of Things™ (IoT) through the provision of UHF passive RFID transceiver chips, tags, inlays & labels, fixed & mobile readers and a full range of related professional services. 


  • ALR-F800
    Alien® ALR-F800 is a best in class, self-optimizing Enterprise class reader that enables users to deploy best-in-class EPC Gen 2 RFID solutions for retail, supply chain, manufacturing, mobile asset tracking and asset management applications....

  • Feature                                         Enabled By                                                    Benefit

    Ease of Use

    • Alien GateScape enhanced built-in configuration tool (via web interface)
    • Alien Reader Protocol or LLRP
    • Smart reader/autonomous mode
    • Alien Reader Control Architecture & Ruby
    • Power over Ethernet
    • Built in confutation tools
    • Easy to set up and deploy
    • No additional costly controllers
    • Less maintenance and overhead

    Industry leading PoE transmit power & power source agnostic

    • Under PoE power, outputs 31.5dBm – significantly more than other readers
    • Dynamically switches between power sources when power fails
    • No power supply expense or bulk
    • Uses standard PoE
    • Best read sensitivity when plenum/ceiling mounted
    • Increased reliability

    DSA Capability: Dynamically Self-Adapting for best possible real-world performance

    e.g. noisy or multi-reader environments

    • Dynamic “Smart-throttling” in adverse RF environments
    • Intelligent real-time Phase Cancellation
    • Maximizes the sensitivity and interference rejection in all environments
    • Other confidential techniques
    • Robust against significant tag collisions
    • Maintains optimal sensitivity even in highly reflective environments
    • More likely than competitors to read tags in high interference environments (other readers and RF sources)

    Extensible and obsolescence proof

    • Reconfigurable RF subsystem – Enables RF performance upgrades
    • MicroSD slot
    • USB Host
    • Firmware modernization
    • Enables virtually any amount of memory to be added
    • Add external peripherals including cellular, WiFi or BT
  • ALR-F800-X with Emissary™
    Reinventing RFID with the ALR-F800-X, a Revolutionary Solution That Simplifies RFID Infrastructure Installation, Operations and Maintenance by Combining an Enterprise RFID Reader and Edge Service....


    • Simplifies multi-read-point installations to speed TTM, lower configuration and installation costs and provide a logical, easy to understand
    • Let you focus on the business process needs and not managing the hardware


    • Simple RFID installation and configuration
    • Simplifies the complex description of a read- point network and attached non-RFID devices
    • Provides an infrastructure that Alien partners can leverage from
    • Speeds time to system realization


    • Reader + Multiple Reader Configuration and Management in one device
    • Class leading Global EPC Gen 2 4-port RFID Reader
    • Same footprint as Alien’s ALR-F800 UHF Enterprise Reader
    • Built in handling of common chores
    • DSA (Dynamic Self-Adapting) real-time read optimization
    • Feature-rich Alien Reader Protocol
    • Dynamic Authentication of Higgs™ ICs
    • Exceptional sensitivity and performance
    • Automode, with on-board state machine
    • RoHS EU 2002/95/EC compliant
    • Plenum Rated (EAHS) per UL 2043
  • LR-F3700 “Hydra” Series
    UHF Passive RFID Reader solution designed to lower RFID implementation and running costs, enabling the realization quality read zones. It combines a full- power 30dBm UHF reader, 8dBic antenna and a patent pending “Hydra” power/data router technology....


    • 30dBm EPC Gen 2 Class 1 UHF Passive RFID Reader
    • 8dBic Slimline Antenna
    • Built-in Mulitple-PoE Switch to Network Readers Together
    • “Hydra” Power and Data Routing
    • Low-Cost Reader Installation and Management
    • Works seamlessly with the ALR-F800-X with Emissary

    Feature                                             Enabled By                                                        Benefit

    Lowers Implementation and Running Costs

    • Low-cost read point with integrated antenna
    • Simply connect PoE for data and power
    • Just connect each reader to it’s nearest neighbor minimizing long cable runs.
    • Less up-font cost for capital equipment
    • Smaller cable runs (less cable to purchase)
    • Less cable means less installation costs

    Extensible Solution - grows or shrinks with your RFID needs

    • Each reader inputs and outputs both power and data via Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) to the next reader.
    • Low cost per read point
    • Each reader contains an antenna
    • A poor read zone is addresses by adding another low cost read point and connecting it to its nearest neighbor for both power and data.
    • Allows all desired tags to be irradiated and made visible to at least one read point.
    • Bad read zones can be fixed by “daisy- chaining” another low-cost read point without breaking the Return-on- Investment (ROI) model
    • No long cable runs for added read points

    Massively Simplifies Network Connectivity

    • PoE (power and data) in and out
    • ALR-3720 supports two PoE ports for daisy chaining
    • ALR-3733di supports 3 PoE ports for adding more complex topologies for data/power robustness
    • Simple, low cost installation
    • Lowers infrastructure and cable costs
    • Less to maintain

    Designed to Work Seamlessly with the ALR- F800-X with Emissary

    • Like all Alien readers, Hydra’s send a self-discovery heart-beat over the network
    • F800-X with Emissary manages a subnet of Hydra readers directly
    • License free Emissary manages the network and describes the work-flow of any alien reader combination
    • No need for a server to control a reader network
    • ALR-F800-X manages the Hydra network configuration and work programming required.


    • Self healing network re-configuration on a cable failure
    • ALR-3733di enables more complex network topologies
    • Solution can be configured to tolerate certain network failures and automatically reconfigure both power and data (no human intervention required)
  • Higgs™-EC With Sentinel™ Memory
    Higgs-EC is a ground-breaking next generation single chip EPCglobal Gen 2 UHF RFIDTag IC that provides a huge leap in RFID capabilities and data quality especially in the highest volume applications, demanding best in industry performance and reliability....

  • Product Overview:

    Higgs-EC offers a new approach to RFID. Higgs-EC leverages from the successful and
    proven Higgs family from Alien Technology® and now adds the industry’s most robust
    memory architecture. As RFID tag volumes grow, even the small percentage of bit errors
    inherent to semiconductors becomes problematic. Higgs-EC provides a leapfrog
    in RFID technology by providing self-correcting memory.
    Memory in Higgs-EC is protected by the “Sentinel” architecture that guards memory
    by both detecting single bit corruption regardless of cause and then fixing the error.
    As far as the tag user is concerned, the error never happened. Additionally Sentinel
    detects two bits in error and notifies the reader if this ever happens.
    Higgs-EC also provides class-leading read and write sensitivity enabling smaller
    tags to be designed or tags to be used across longer distances from the RFID reader
    antenna. Both read and write sensitivities are enhanced benefiting both types of applications.
    Higgs-EC is fully backwards compatible with Alien’s other Higgs ICs. For example,
    Alien’s mass-encoding capabilities (QuickWrite™ and BlastWrite™) and Aliens anticloning
    technology (Dynamic Authentication™) are supported.


    • Designed to meet EPCglobal Gen2 (V
    • 1.2.0) and ISO/IEC 18000-6C
    • Worldwide operation in the RFID UHF
    • bands (840-960 MHz)
    • 512-Bits of NVM/RAM Memory
    • Up to 128-EPC Bits (nominally 96 bits)
    • 128 User Bits
    • 8 Bit Unique TID (updated)
    • 32 Bit Access and 32 bit Kill Passwords
    • Pre-Programmed with a unique, unalterable
    • 64-bit serial number
    • User Memory can be Block Perma-
    • Locked as well as read password protected
    • in 32 Bit Blocks
    • Low power operation for both read and
    • program
    • QuickWrite™ / BlastWrite™- High-speed
    • chip & mass programming
    • Dynamic Authentication™ - anti-cloning/
    • anti-counterfeit technology
    • Exceptional operating range, up to 13m
    • with appropriate antenna.

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