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Alien 9650 Gen 2 RFID Reader

The Alien 9650 Gen 2 RFID Reader with Integrated Antenna (ALR-9650) is the ideal solution for single and two-antenna applications. The reader electronics and a high-performance, circularly polarized antenna reside in a single package, resulting in a simple, inexpensive and low profile RFID installation. A second antenna port enables 2-antenna applications.

The ALR-9650 communicates via the popular Alien Reader Protocol, with support for software platforms such as Microsoft BizTalk and for popular RFID applications provided by Oat Systems, GlobeRanger and others. A well-documented SDK featuring .NET and Java libraries enables easy development of custom interfaces to control the reader if desired. The reader ships with handy Alien RFID Gateway software that enables the user to begin solution development immediately.


  • Simple, low-profile solution for single antenna applications
  • Integrated, high performance circular antenna — only 9”x 9”
  • POE option eliminates cost of AC power drop
  • EPC Gen 2 Dense Reader Interoperable
  • Second antenna port enables 2-antenna applications
  • Manageable and upgradeable

The cost of installing AC power can sometimes rival the cost of the reader. The ALR-9650’s POE capability allows power to be delivered over properly-equipped local area networks, eliminating expensive AC wiring installation. (A standard AC/DC power converter is provided if POE is not available.) The combination of this capability with the elimination of the external antenna significantly reduces the cost and complexity of installing an RFID read point.

The ALR-9650 takes up little space; at only 9 inches square it uses less than half the real-estate of a typical reader and antenna system. Combined with the elimination of messy cables for antennas and power, the ALR-9650 easily fits into a variety of tight spaces and enables neat and tidy placement when it is visible to consumers or the general public.

Product Features:

Supported RFID Tag Protocols EPC Gen 2; ISO 18000-6c
Reader Protocols Alien Reader Protocol
Dense Reader Management Dense Reader Mode, Event triggering
Frequency 902.75 MHz – 927.25 MHz
Channels 50
Channel Spacing 500 KHz
RF Power Max; 4 watts EIRP with internal antenna
Power 24 VDC supplied via an AC/DC converter or POE (IEEE 802.3af).
Unit ships with a Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) module
Communications RS-232 (DB-9 F), LAN TCPI/IP (RJ-45)
Antennas One internal, one external port with RTNC connector
General Purpose Inputs/Outputs 2 inputs, 2 outputs
Dimensions (L) 9.13” x (W) 9.0” x (D) 2.0”
Weight 1.0 kg (2.2 lb) max
Operating Temperature -20°C to +50°C (32°F to +122°F)
LED Indicators Power, LAN Link, LAN Active, RFon, Read, Sniff, Fault
Software SDK Java and .NET APIs
Compliance Certification Emissions: FCC Part 15
Safety: UL 60950

About Alien
Alien Technology provides UHF Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) products and services to customers in retail, consumer goods, manufacturing, defense, transportation and logistics, pharmaceuticals and other industries. Organizations use Alien’s RFID products and services to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and security of their supply chains, logistics and asset tracking operations. Alien’s products include RFID tags, RFID readers and related training and professional services. Alien’s patented Fluidic Self Assembly (FSA) technology and related proprietary manufacturing processes are designed to enable the manufacture of high volume, low cost RFID tags.

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