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Beijing Silion’s SIM Readers Offer Ideal Mid-Range Solution

Five new RAIN RFID modules give manufacturers options for building mid-range readers — without breaking the bank.

While RAIN RFID has the ability to locate and identify up to 1,000 tagged items per second from long distances at lightning speed, all without requiring a direct line of sight, most users of the wireless tracking technology don’t need a system that powerful. 

The image displays a sleek, modern Impinj RFID reader module, model SIM

Five new RAIN RFID reader modules from Impinj partner Beijing Silion Technology Corp. deliver mid-range performance and power for a wide range of use cases — satisfying requirements at a cost much lower than more robust reader modules. 

“Not every job requires an ultra-high-performance, enterprise-grade reader module designed for devices reading densely packed or fast-moving tagged items,” said Richard Cai, vice president of operations for Beijing Silion. “This series is ideal for industries that demand mid-range read performance at a price to match.” 

The new SIM5100, SIM5200, SIM5300, and SIM5400 reader modules, powered by the Impinj E510 RAIN RFID reader chip, fit devices such as handheld devices, printers, and fixed readers used to track the location of items in applications such as smart cabinets, automated self-checkout, assembly lines, and dock doors where ultra-long read range isn’t required. The smaller SIM3110 reader module joins four other Beijing Silion reader modules based on the Impinj E310 RAIN RFID reader chip and is designed for close-range tag reading. 

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Flexible and affordable reader modules, based on Impinj 

Beijing Silion’s five new Impinj-powered modules range in size, power output, and number of antennas, making them appropriate for manufacturers serving nearly every industry, from healthcare to retail to manufacturing to supply chain and logistics.  

The image displays a Silicon RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) module, model SIM

There’s a Beijing Silion module that meets the requirements of just about any RAIN RFID reader or printer, and because they are designed to withstand harsh industrial environments and extreme weather, they can be used externally. 

  • SIM5100: Features a single antenna port for use in handheld devices and mobile readers to scan one or multiple tags at a time. 
  • SIM5200: Features four antenna ports for use in high-performance devices and fixed readers for inventory, personnel, and livestock management.  
  • SIM5300: Features eight antenna ports for use in multiple-antenna, time-sharing applications for accessory tracking, livestock management, tracking retail inventory, and smart cabinets. 
  • SIM5400: Features 16 antenna ports for longer range and multiple tag reading in large smart cabinets, in large spaces such as stockrooms, or on moving pallets. 
  • SIM3110: Features two antenna ports for use with printers, readers, and small devices for close-range tag reading. 

More powerful modules for high-performance applications  

For more demanding use cases, Beijing Silion offers the SIM7100, SIM7200, SIM7300, and SIM7400 RAIN RFID reader modules. This line is based on the Impinj E710 RAIN RFID reader chip, which is designed for high-performance readers in shelves, cabinets, and conveyors to enable real-time inventory and asset tracking. 

Learn more about RAIN RFID and how industries such as retail, healthcare, and supply chain and logistics can benefit from the power of the Impinj platform

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Asset Management Blog Healthcare Inventory Management Manufacturing Impinj Reader Chips Retail Supply Chain & Logistics Supply Chain Automation

Friday, January 19, 2024