The TR-1000-AAR Harsh Environment

RFID Reader For Rail (S918a)

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The TR-1000-AAR is a state-of-the-art S918a AAR-compliant RFID reader solution for rail applications. The TR-1000-AAR provides excellent tag reading capabilities, an intelligent application development platform and support for optically isolated GPIO in a rugged, compact and easy to service package.

Built using state-of-the-art electronics, with TCP/IP networking capabilities and advanced DSP algorithms for fast and reliable RFID read performance, the TR-1000-AAR is an excellent choice for integrators needing a high-performance AEI reader capable of supporting both smart and pass-through reading functionality.

The TR-1000-AAR is RoHS compliant. Made in USA..

Use Cases

  • AAR S918A Rail Applications
  • Pass-through mode
  • On-reader application support allows local processing for “smart reader” applications.


  • High Performance

    Completely TCP/IP based with all the functionality that goes along with today’s network appliance. Telnet, FTP, Direct File Transfer and Email options for file and system health information. All functions can be managed through the web browser, eliminating the need for special software or training.

  • Versatile

    Multiple operating and data reporting modes allow great flexibility. GPIO triggering allows reader to operate only when needed, saving power and extending product life.

  • Low Cost

    Significantly less expensive than traditional systemsto own and operate.

  • Developer-Friendly

    With a simple and powerful control protocol and well-documented APIs for Java, Ruby, and C# the TR-301 is easy to integrate into your application.

    Units can be configured to deliver data in a variety of formats, including text, XML and custom formats. The API supports device configuration, tag reading, as well as firmware upgrade for units in the field.

    Local buffering of tag reads preserves data through power outage. 10000 Tag buffer.

  • Powerful

    Four antenna ports allows for better coverage with minimal added cost.

Technical Specifications

ModelThinkify TR-1000-AAR
ArchitectureXscale(r) processor, Linux, 64MB Ram, 64MB flash
Frequency902~928MHz (Depends on regulatory region)
Physical(L) 4.75”, (W) 8.33”, (H) 1.6” (Weight) 2.1 lbs.
EnvironmentalDust and Moisture: IP-53
Regulatory ComplianceFCC Part 90, RoHS
RFID ProtocolsAAR S918A
Read Rateupto 85 rps with single antenna
Read RangeApprox. 5m with 12 dBi linearly polarized antenna
Antenna ConnectionFour (4) 50 Ohm port, RP-TNC connectors
RF Power Output15 to ~31.6 dBm adjustable in 0.1 dB steps on each active antenna
Host ConnectionsRS232, Ethernet: TCP/IP, HTTP and DHCP support Web interface available for configuration.
GPIO(Opticallly Isolated) 4 inputs, 8 outputs
PowerStandard, NEMA 5-15 125 V Wall power
Power Consumption~25 Watts
Remote Management ProtocolsSNMP, HTTP, Telnet, (Compatibility Mode for Alien Reader Protocol)
Software SDKC#, JAVA, RUBY, VB6