RFID Readers from Smartrac: Animal Identification Made Easy

RFID Readers from Smartrac: Animal Identification Made Easy

Smartrac's INTRACE® products are well-known as particularly convenient and reliable transponder implanting systems for the electronic tagging of just about all pets and livestock. Now, Smartrac's new INTRACE RH5 and EARTRACE RH7 readers offer capabilities to match the advantages of its animal identification systems.


The idea behind INTRACE® is to make animal identification as easy, effortless and foolproof as possible. Satisfying specific user needs, both CANNULA and SYRINGE are putting that idea into action in terms of the tagging procedure. To ensure the same level of convenience and reliability when it comes to reading the information stored in the implanted RFID tags, Smartrac is now offering handheld readers as powerful and cost-effective components of its INTRACE and EARTRACE electronic animal identification systems.


Compact Handheld and Stick-type Readers


To comply with typical use cases and requirements, the INTRACE RH5 is a compact handheld device ideally suited for Smartrac’s GLASS TAGs while the EARTRACE RH7 is a stick-type reader that allows for a greater distance between the user and the animal. To support typical applications of stick-type devices, the RH7 is also perfectly suitable for reading conventional ear tags normally used for livestock.

For Canaries and Crocodiles


Both readers operate in the LF frequency range (134.2 kHz) and are optimized to read implanted transponders in animals like dogs, cats, horses, birds and virtually all other kinds of pets and livestock. While their low weight and pleasing design allow easy handling, their read performance is remarkable due to the special design of the integrated antennas, sophisticated circuitry and advanced data analysis.

For Superior User Convenience


Four-line OLED displays allow simple and convenient configuration, operation and display of transponder ID data. Seven different language settings (English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portugese and Spanish) are available.

For a Broader Variety of Protocols and Standards

Captured ID data can be stored internally and transferred from the reader’s memory to a smartphone via Bluetooth® connection. To make the most of the Bluetooth connection, Smartrac offers a dedicated smartphone app (iOS, Android) to process the captured ID data on the mobile device or transfer them to a PC. The readers’ battery capacity allows many hundreds of ID numbers to be read over several days without recharging.


Both the INTRACE RH5 and the EARTRACE RH7 readers are compliant with animal identification ISO standards 11784, 11785 and 14223 (FDX-B as well as HDX). Unlike most other competitive models, they support the FDX-A and EM4102 (read-only) protocols. The devices are thus compatible with all relevant international standards for RF applications related to animal tagging, especially those concerning the implanting of transponders with microchips.


Readers from Smartrac – a Glimpse of What's to Come

The current models are only the starting point for a reader portfolio in the making. In the future, Smartrac will also offer readers for other frequency ranges, particularly UHF readers for the latest generation of RAIN RFID ear tags to fully leverage these tags’ superior read range, hence expand its existing portfolio and help to further accelerate all related customer applications.


For further technical and pricing information on the INTRACE RH5 and EARTRACE RH7 handheld readers, please contact our Sales & Customer Service Team.