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ReachID v1.0 $60.92US
 
2 - 6 : $57.88US ( save 5% )
7 - 19 : $54.83US ( save 10% )
20 + : $48.74US ( save 20% )
excl. sales tax

This sensor implements a basic RFID tracking protocol, where RFID stands for Radio-Frequency Identification. Track your assets on stage by attaching an RFID tag to them and use the ReachID sensor to identify them. A digital I2C sensor, that outputs high resolution, low-noise signals. Comes with 7 RFID tags - one creditcard-sized, one in the shape of a plastic disc of about 3 cm diameter that can be easily attached to a keychain and 5 in the shape of a paper-thin disc of about 3 cm diameter with adhesive backing for easy attaching on all kinds of objects.

Requires a WiDig, or USB-microDig running firmware v7.5 or higher.

Application examples

  • Allow an actor on stage to trigger an event by placing his/her hand (to which an RFID tag is attached) on a specific object that's instrumented with the ReachID sensor.

Other human, animal and object sensors

We offer a number of sensors to detect motion and/or presence and/or proximity of humans, animals and objects in a space:

  • For a motion sensor with variety of sensitivity and output configuration options, view the MoveOn v1.8.
  • If you need a motion sensor of which the output changes each time any motion is detected so that it can be smoothed to give a signal that roughly represents the amount of activity, checkout the MoveOn v1.4.
  • A smaller version which output stays high while motion is detected and during a fixed length of time afterwards, try the MoveMiniOn.
  • Want to detect motion through walls ? See the MoveThruOn.
  • Need to detect presence as well as body temperature ? Try the HotSpot2D.
  • The Advance-645 detects the distance of a person in a 50° cone.
  • Need pin-point distance detection ? The ReachFar and its digital, laser-accurate cousin ReachFarD detect distance up to 4 m within a cone of a few degrees. The ReachClose and its digital, laser-accurate cousin ReachCloseD do the same but up to 2 m.
  • Setup perimeters with break-beams made from a SeeLaser-Red or the invisible SeeLaser-IR (or any of our SeeLaser products) and a Flash.
  • Place TapTile sensors on the floor to detect a person stepping or standing on it, and even get a measure of the exerted force.
  • To know exactly who is present, use the ReachID and let each visitor be detected through their RFID tag.

Technical specifications

Product ReachID sensor
Version 1.0 (September 2017)
Sensing parameter RFID (ISO/IEC 14443)
Sensing method RFID sensor
Detection range 2 cm (0.1 inch)
Power supply 4.75 to 5.25 V DC, 47 mA at 5 V
Sensor dimensions 43 x 41 x 5 mm (1.5 x 1.5 x 0.2 inch)
Weight 14 g (0.49 oz), incl. cable
Cable 1.0 m (39 inch), shielded, red wire = power, white wire = sensor output, black wire = ground, maximum extension 20 m (66 ft)
Connector male plug with 3 pins in a row spaced 2.54 mm (0.100 inch)
Software support
  • Our EditorX software allows you to configure the digitizer to process and map the sensor data of multiple sensors simultaneously.
Application notes
  1. Make sure the sensor is plugged into the digitizer with the red wire connected to power. Reversing the plug may cause damage to the sensor.
  2. Requires a WiDig or USB-microDig running firmware v7.5 or higher.
  3. The default I2C address is 36 (0x24). Both I2C lines have 10 kOhm pull-up resistors.
  4. In standalone mode, eg. when using EditorX, the ReachID setting configures the detection of multiple tags or just one tag.
    If the method is greater than zero, a summed value of the tag's Unique ID bytes is output, which will allow you to distinguish between multiple tags. Change the mapping to pitch-bend messages if the value appears to be the same for some tags. Given the loss of bits as a result of the summation, it's possible that the summed value is the same for some tags even when mapping to pitch bend messages. In this case use another tag.
    To detect just one tag and have it output a specific value when detecting the tag, set the method to the desired output value and then hold the tag over the sensor for a moment to allow it to be detected by the ReachID. Then remove the tag and set the method number to zero. The desired value is now output whenever the tag is detected.
    To obtain the Unique ID bytes of the tag to match, switch to hostmode and, with no tag present, set the method to any value greater than zero but not 127 and the the Unique ID bytes of the tag to match in standalone mode will be output. To reset the Unique ID bytes of the tag to match, with no tag present, set the method to 127 and the Unique ID bytes of the tag to match in standalone mode and its mapped value will be set to zero.
  5. In hostmode, eg. when using Connect, set the method to 0 (zero) to output the tag's Unique ID bytes. When enabling OSC output, the OSC message will contain the bytes as an array.
    Extra features for standalone mode operation: With no tag present, if the method is greater than zero but not 127, the Unique ID bytes of the tag to match in standalone mode will be output. With no tag present, if the method is 127 the Unique ID bytes of the tag to match in standalone mode and its mapped value will be set to zero.
  6. See the ReachID function description in the firmware documentation for more details about the various methods available in host and standalone mode.
  7. For more technical specs, and to find out how to access the sensor data in detail, please consult this datasheet.
  8. The number of ReachID sensors that can be used with one digitizer is determined by the maximum current that can be supplied to all sensors by the USB-microDig, ie. about 250 mA, divided by the maximum current required by the ReachID, ie. about 50 mA. Hence, at most 5 ReachID sensors can be used with the USB-microDig.
  9. To extend the cable, use ExtendCableD-01 and/or ExtendCableD-10.

This page was updated on Wednesday 28 August 2019.
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