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RRU 4500 Reader

The Kathrein RRU 4500 reader is a high-performance RAIN RFID edge device for multiple purposes. Its high power UHF RF unit and 800 Mhz dual core processor operate well in ruggedized environments. Scalable connectivity provides both modularity and cost efficiency. Based on the latest RFID standards, the Kathrein RRU 4500 includes all market-leading transponder chip features for security, authentication, and encoding.

RRU 4500 Reader
  • Category:
    Fixed Readers
  • Purpose:
    Manufacturing and automotive, logistics, track & trace, intelligent transportation systems, and healthcare
  • Impinj Product:
    Impinj R2000
  • # of Antenna Ports:
  • Max Power Output (dBm):
  • Environment:
  • Power Source:
    In-Vehicle, PoE+, Power Adapter
  • Reader Form Factor:
  • Additional Info:

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Kathrein Solutions GmbH

Kathrein Solutions GmbH

Kathrein Solutions and its integration partners provide IoT technologies including hardware, software, services and support.

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Kathrein RRU 4500 reader

Leveraging the Impinj Indy R2000 RAIN RFID reader chip, this high-performance reader boasts powerful and reliable tag reads for use in logistics, manufacturing, healthcare, or intelligent transportation applications. 

Kathrein Solutions RRU 4500 RAIN RFID reader overview

The Kathrein RRU 4000 reader series is the best performance RAIN RFID edge device for multiple purposes. Its 33 dBm UHF RF unit and 800MHz dual-core processor provides high accuracy in ruggedized environments. Scalable connectivity provides modularity and cost efficiency, with less infrastructure requirements. The Kathrein RRU 4500 supports all market-leading transponder chip features for security, authentication, and encoding.

High-end RAIN RFID fixed reader for indoor applications.

Powerful UHF RF unit with 800 Mhz dual-core Linux programming interface:

Partner applications and software suite Crosstalk IoT solutions can be implemented on the edge level.

Wi-Fi, BLE, or 2G/4G connectivity options:

The connectivity selections ensure flexibility for incorporation into many kinds of solutions.

Industrial-grade casing with enhanced LED visualization:

Provides ruggedization and assures users of proper  read operations.


Leading-edge IoT functionality reader

The Kathrein RRU 4500 reader provides leading-edge IoT functionality for automatic identification solutions, including an integrated high-security memory module, enhanced RF design, and powerful scalable processing unit.


Partner-built fixed RAIN RFID readers use Impinj chips for performance and reliability

Efficiently use automation to improve visibility into inventory and enterprise assets by using a high-performing RAIN RFID reader built with an Impinj reader chip inside. Manufactured by Impinj partners, these fixed infrastructure readers deliver a range of performance, size, and power consumption designs. Fixed infrastructure RAIN RFID readers can augment systems that include RAIN RFID handheld readers.