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ThingMagic Mercury 6 (M6) - 4-Port Enterprise UHF RFID Reader

Driven by ThingMagic's Powerful Mercury 6 UHF RFID Reader Module

ThingMagic Mercury 6 (M6) - 4-Port Enterprise UHF RFID Reader
Key Features
RFID enterprise grade reader module
Multiprotocol support
5 dBm to 31.5 dBm (1.4W) transmit power
4 antenna ports, 30ft read range
Ethernet/USB interfaces, 400 tag/sec read rate
19 cm x 17.8 cm x 3.4 cm, PoE/Wifi option
-20C to +50C temperature operation

Introduction

The Mercury6 (M6) is a low profile, high-performance 4-port RFID reader designed for both indoor and outdoor applications. Driven by ThingMagic's powerful Mercury6e UHF RFID reader module, the M6 Power over Ethernet (PoE) and WiFi options allow for flexible, low cost, installations. With full support for ThingMagic's enterprise-class MercuryOS software, M6 is compatible with both corporate IT infrastructures and sheltered outdoor environments.

  • Small form factor – Dimensions of 3.4 cm (Height) x 19.0 cm (Length) x 17.8 cm (Width) allow for the integration of enterprise-grade RFID into low profile portals, read stations, displays and a variety of other indoor and outdoor structures and environments. 
  • Environmental rating – The M6 has an IP52 rating, providing dust ingress protection and water resistance for industrial, outdoor and rugged service requirements.
  • Transmit power – The M6 operates at +5 to +31.5 dBm in both AC and PoE powered options, delivering superior performance for a wide range of applications.
  • Tag read performance – Configuration flexibility supports high sensitivity and high throughput operations. Superior receive sensitivity allows for a long read range (30 ft) and a RFID tag read rate of 400 tags per second. 
  • Power over Ethernet – Power over Ethernet (PoE) support provides ease of installation and low total cost of ownership savings. 
  • Wi-Fi network connectivity – An integrated Wi-Fi network option provides low cost integration with existing enterprise Wi-Fi networks and Wi-Fi security standards. 
  • Application Interface:

Mercury6 (M6) RFID Reader Introduction Video

Specification

RFID Specifications

RFID Protocol SupportEPCglobal Gen2 (ISO 18000-6C) with DRM
ISO 18000-6B (optional)
IP-X (EM 412x) (optional)
Max Tag Read RateOver 400 tags/second
Max Tag Read DistanceOver 30 feet (9 m) with 6 dBi antenna (36 dBm EIRP)
Max EPC ID LengthUp to 496 bits
HardwareCisco-certified DHCP & DNS-based configuration and firmware management, TCP/IP networking stack
SSL/SSH-based security
Control Configuration and Monitoring from a web browser (HTTP/HTTPS)
Wireless/LANInternal 802.11 b/g (optional)
WEP 40-bit and 104-bit keys; WPA & WPA2 with TKIP and AES algorithms with pre-shared keys or EAP-TLS
USB type A interface permits future support for external wireless technologies.
PoEPower over Ethernet 802.3af in both modes A and B (Supports 100m cable).
Antenna ConnectorFour RP-TNC connectors
RF Power OutputSeparate read and write levels, adjustable from 5 dBm to 31.5 dBm* (1.4W) with +/-0.5 dBm accuracy above +15 dBm
*Maximum power may have to be reduced to meet regulatory limits, which specify the combined effect of the module, antenna and cable
Regulatory/Frequency902-928 MHz (FCC; NA, SA)
865.6-867.6 MHz (ETSI; EU)
865-867 MHz (MCIT; India)
ConnectorRJ45 (10/100 Base-T Ethernet)
USB Type B (console port)
USB Type A (accessory port)
HD15 (GPIO interface)
5.54 mm sealed connector (DC power)
Reverse polarity SMA jack (optional WiFi antenna)
GPIO Sensors and Indicators1 two-color LED status indicator
Reset switch
Isolated GPIOs
4 Inputs & 4 Outputs plus +5 VDC and grounded references
OtherDust and water immunity: IP52

General

Electrical10- 30 VDC supply voltage. Maximum DC power: 15 W
Mechanical19 cm L x 17.8 cm W x 3.4 cm H (7.5 in L x 7.0 in W x 1.3 in H)
SoftwareRefer to the ThingMagic Mercury API page for further information
TemperatureTemperature range (operation): -20C to +50C
Temperature range (storage): -40C to +85C
Weight2 lbs (0.9 kg)
Safety/CertificationFCC 47 CFR Ch.1 Part 15
Industrie Canada RSS-21 0
ETSI EN 302 208 V1.2.1
Warranty1 Year
RoHSCompliant

Ordering Details

BoardM6-NA-POE M6 - POE, Gen2, North America
M6-EU-POE M6 - POE, Gen2, Europe
M6-IN-POE M6 - POE, Gen2, India

M6-NA-WIFI M6 - WiFi, Gen2, North America
M6-EU-WIFI M6 - WiFi, Gen2, Europe
M6-IN-WIFI M6 - WiFi, Gen2, India

Note: If no prior Development Kit has been purchased, customer MUST purchase the M6 Reader Development Kit
Note: The M6 reader requires a PWRADP-M6 AC power adapter unless the reader is powered over Ethernet
AccessoriesM6-DEVKIT M6 Dev Kit (does not include reader or AC adapter)
PWRADP-M6-NA Power Adapter - NA for M6 (indoor use)
PWRADP-M6-EU Power Adapter - EU for M6 (indoor use)
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