Choosing the Right RAIN RFID Reader Antenna for Your Solution


January 17, 2019

We recently added two new RAIN RFID antennas to the Impinj platform. The Compact Outdoor antenna by Times-7 is designed for rugged use in tough conditions. It has a read range of up to 6 meters, perfect for asset and inventory management both indoors and outdoors. The Slim Outdoor antenna by Times-7 is a low-profile antenna for use indoors and outdoors. It also has the longest read range of any of our antennas with a range of up to 9 meters.

At Impinj, we have a family of antennas that will help you create a solution for any situation. But, how do you know which is right for you? You can see all of the options available and how they can work for you in our newest Reader Antenna Selection Guide. This guide explains the ins and outs of:

  • Specialized Antennas: Highly specialized and designed for a limited range of use cases including race-timing and threshold tracking.
  • Proximity Antennas: For situations that require a short-read range such as small equipment cabinets and small inventory loss prevention.
  • Distance Antennas: Deliver a long read range and a rugged enclosure for general-purpose use in industrial or outdoor environments.

Download the Reader Antenna Selection Guide today!


Impinj (NASDAQ: PI) wirelessly connects billions of everyday items such as apparel, medical supplies, and automobile parts to consumer and business applications such as inventory management, patient safety, and asset tracking. The Impinj platform uses RAIN RFID to deliver timely information about these items to the digital world, thereby enabling the Internet of Things.

© 2012 - 2019 Impinj, Inc. All rights reserved.,